More than 90% of TV households digital-only in Germany

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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The German media authorities (die medienanstalten – ALM GbR) have published the 2017 edition of their Digitisation report.

According to the report, at present, fewer than 5 percent of households in Germany still resort to analogue signals for television reception. The number of analogue only homes now totals around 1.8 million. The figure went down by more than one million over the last year. Digital TV households, on the other hand, have experienced an increase to 36.5 million including 1.4 million households still receiving analogue signals alongside digital reception, e.g. via the second set. Counting these homes as digital households, the rate of digitisation of television reception has risen to 93.5 per cent. The rate of digital-only households has also passed the 90 per cent mark and now stands at 91.7 per cent; full digitisation is thus within sight.