Germany - DTT on course for further success

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008
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Around 8 million units sold in Germany

Five years after the start of digital switchover, digital terrestrial television (DTT) has lost none of its attractiveness. Quite the contrary, sales figures for DVB-T receivers continue to grow rapidly. According to GfK, a total of almost three million units were sold last year. This figure is forecasted to double to over six million in 2008.

Since switchover started in Berlin in November 2002 more than 7.8 million DTT receivers (more than 3 million of which were set-top boxes) have been sold. At the end of 2008 this number is expected to have reached nearly 15 million. In total there are now 1.8 million flat-screen television with built-in DVB-T reception in German households. In addition, GfK reported that around 2.2 million portable and mobile receivers have been sold.