Half Spanish homes have HD
March 31, 2014
From David Del Valle in Madrid
HD is gaining momentum in Spain with 7.8 million homes out of the total 16.8 million TV households enjoying HD transmissions, a growth of 8.7 per cent, according to SES Astra.
Most of HD broadcasts are received through DTT, with 5.83 million homes, up 6.4 per cent, and an offer of 6 HD channels. HD satellite transmissions are present in 1.04 million homes, up 8.3 per cent, 630,000 homes through pay-TV Canal Plus with 34 HD channels. HD cable reaches 670,000 homes with an increase of 34 per cent and IPTV 310,000 homes with a growth of 10.7 per cent.
Overall, Spaniards prefer to watch TV through DTT with a reach of 12.06 million, up 71.6 per cent, followed by satellite with 2.66 million homes (1.62 million on pay TV and 1.04 million FTA) and a penetration rate of 15.4 per cent, cable with 1.42 million and IPTV with 710,000 homes.