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France: Over 43m on cable, DTH or IPTV

July 7, 2016

From Pascale Paoli Lebailly in Paris

Some 43.7 million people now receive TV by satellite, cable or IPTV in France, representing 75 per cent of the country’s population.

According to figures released by Mediamétrie in its bi-yearly pay-TV audience study, DTH reception has declined over the last four years to 15.2 million people, while cable is on the rise with 5.6 million viewers, up from 5.3 million in the previous report. IPTV reception, which includes the Canalsat Adsl service, is also growing, up marginally to 28.5 million from 28.4 million six months ago.

The number of pay-TV subscribers via IPTV, satellite or cable now totals just over 12 million people, with the majority (just over 9 million) belonging to Canalsat via satellite or IPTV.

Over the last 6 months, the individual daily viewing time for pay-TV subscribers has decreased by one minute (to 3 hours 39 minutes), and by three minutes (to 3 hours 51 minutes) for all FTA TV households.

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