Spain - 37.4% of households have DTT reception

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008 

37.4% of dwellings have DTT reception, almost 15 points up on 2007

According to a recent ‘Survey on the Equipment and Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Households. Year 2008’ from Spain’s Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE), television coverage in the country is practically universal (99.7% of households).

21.4% of dwellings with a television can receive television channels via a satellite dish (one half of a point more than one year ago), 15.0% via cable and 4.6% via ADSL or a telephone line.

Two years from analogue shutdown, planned for April 2010, 37.4% of households have terrestrial digital television reception (TDT – Televisión Digital Terrestre), almost 15 points up on 2007. Of these, 32.5% have a television with TDT incorporated, though it is more common to receive the signal via an external decoder (two out of every three dwellings receive the TDT signal this way).

Household equipment regarding ICT products – Years 2007 and 2008
(% of households):

              2007    2008
              ----    ----
DVD           75.6    78.3
Television    99.5    99.7
TDT           22.8    37.4

78.3% of households have DVDs. This increase is to the detriment of VCRs, which have reduced their coverage by four points in the last year.

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