DTT take-up in Spain is a success

The ministry of Industry has reacted to the gloomy assessment of DTT broadcasters by saying that the DTT take-up is a success, according to an item on the Advanced Television.com website.
The telecommunication Secretary of State, Francisco Ros is reported as saying that more than 2.5 million homes (more than 7.5 million people) have access to DTT signals and that more than two million homes (representing 6 million people) are able to receive DTT if they get a Set-Top-Box.
Of the 2.5 million homes, 1.1 million have purchased a DTT, STB, 9% of which are MHP capable. Another 1.3 million receive Digital TV through their cable systems and 200 thousand watch through the Telefónicá Imagenio IPTV service.
”Citizens have positively welcomed DTT and are betting on it,” commented the Secretary of State.
Source: Advanced Television.com 17th March 2006
Item added: 21st March, 2006