April 5, 2005
U.K. Digital TV Penetration Approaches 60 Percent
United Kingdom telecommunications regulator Ofcom reported that by Dec. 31, 2004, a total of 59.4 percent of U.K. households received digital television, a 3.5 percent increase from Sept. 30, 2004. This number includes households receiving digital TV by satellite, terrestrial transmitters or cable TV. The number of digital terrestrial television (DTT)-only households at the end of December 2004 was estimated to be around 4,592,920, up from 3,914,920 at the end of September 2004, according to Ofcom. Digital cable TV accounts for 2.5 million of the total number of digital of the total number of U.K.'s digital households, or 17 percent of the total.
For additional statistics, refer to the Ofcom Ofcom press release or see the complete report, Digital Television Update - 2004 Q4.