Worldwide 28.6 million HDTV sets will be in viewers’ homes by year’s end and that number will reach more than 106 million by 2010, according to a new report from Informa Telecoms & Media.
While millions of HD sets are in use, only about a third are being used to watch HDTV programming. According to the report, entitled “HDTV,” about 9.8 million have the necessary set-top box or built-in HD tuner to allow viewers to receive HD programming. Informa projects that figure will grow to 75 percent by 2010 when 80 million homes will be able to receive high-definition programming.
The Informa report projects the top five global HD countries by sets in homes as follows:
|Country ||2004 ||2005 ||2010 |
|United States ||11,353 ,000 ||16,488 ,000 ||48,262,000 |
|Japan ||5,604,000 ||7,627,000 ||19,938,000 |
|China ||509,000 ||1,203,000 ||10,034,000 |
|Germany ||60,000 ||174,000 ||5,338,000 |
|Canada ||1,650,000 ||2,164,000 ||4,289,000 |
For more information, visit www.informamedia.com/hdtv?src=itmpr.
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