43.9% of French TV households have TV-over-ADSL

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 
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France’s Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) has reported the latest results from its survey on the penetration of audiovisual equipment in French households.

Highlights for the first half of 2014:

• The number of homes with a television declined slightly for the second time in a row, with 96.7% of households having at least one TV, down 1.4 percentage points year-on-year. The TV remains the most popular screen in French homes, ahead of the PC (80.3% penetration), smartphone (59.3% of people over 15 years of age) and tablets (32% penetration).

• DTT remains the most common TV reception mode, being available in 59.1% of TV households, up 1.2 percentage points since the beginning of the year. 43.9% of TV households have TV-over-ADSL, 24.7% have satellite and 8.4% have cable TV.

• Fewer than one in three households are reliant only on DTT reception, down 4 percentage points over the survey period.

• DTT reception equipment, either via an integrated digital TV or a set-top box, is present in 73.5% of homes.