O Ofcom divulgou números sobre a TV digital no Reino Unido, referentes ao quarto trimestre de 2007. Os principais resultados são:
- 22.2 million households had digital TV equipment connected to their primary television set by the end of the period.
- DTT sales reached over four million over the period, making Q4, the strongest quarter for sales so far, 69% higher than in the preceding year. Of these, integrated digital television sets (IDTVs) accounted for almost 2.3 million units – up 132% on Q4 2006 – and set top boxes accounted for almost 1.8 million, up 25% on the previous year. Across the whole of 2007, DTT sales exceeded 10.2 million, compared to around 6.2 million in 2006.
- DTT-only households accounted for almost half (49%) of all growth in digital TV homes in Q4, rising by 243,000 to around 9,575,000 by the end of the quarter.
- With just over 1 million homes using free-to-view digital satellite services by the end of Q4, 10.6m homes now watch free-to-view digital television (satellite or DTT) on their main set.
- The number of BSkyB subscribers rose by 145,000 to reach almost 8.3 million by the end of the year. Taking account for free-to-view satellite, there were over 9.3 million satellite homes by the end of Q4 2007.
- Net cable households overtook analogue terrestrial during the quarter to become the third most commonly used platform on main sets. This followed cable’s fastest growth rate for seven years, with 61,100 net additions during the quarter, taking the total subscriber base to 3.5 million, also the highest level of take-up since 2002. Digital cable subscribers increased by over 86,500 in Q4 to nearly 3.3 million; meaning 94% of all cable subscriptions are now digital.
Confira o relatório completo: Ofcom 2007 (pdf)