Digital TV in 99.3% of French households at end-2011

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 
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France’s Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has reported latest results from its survey on the penetration of digital TV in French households.

At the end of 2011, 99.3% of French households had at least one TV connected to a digital TV source such as DTT, satellite, ADSL or cable. DTT at 61% of homes was the most popular with TV-over-ADSL second at 30.8% of households. Satellite was received by 22.5% and cable TV by 8%.

Digital TV households with:

                                       Share
                   -------------------------  Households
                   2H 2010  1H 2011  2H 2011  (millions)          
                   -------  -------  -------  ----------
DTT                  60.2%    62.6%    61.0%        16.3
ADSL (IPTV)          23.9%    27.5%    30.8%         8.2
Satellite (pay)      15.2%    13.2%    12.5%         3.3
Satellite (FTA)       7.2%     9.6%    10.0%         2.7
Cable                 8.2%     8.5%     8.0%         2.1

88.9% of homes were entirely digital, with cable the only remaining significant source of analogue TV.