Dutch digital TV market grows to 5.26 million

The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 3.4 percent or 174,300 net additions by the end of the third quarter of 2010, according to Telecompaper’s quarterly update.
At the same time, digital TV increased its share of the entire TV market to 65.7 percent, as the total number of Dutch TV connections increased to 8.01 million by the 30th September. Most consumers receive digital TV via cable networks. Cable accounted for 54.8 percent of digital TV connections, followed by satellite with 18.2 percent, terrestrial with 17.1 percent and IPTV with 8.4 percent winning 0.7 percent during the third quarter. FTTH has a market share of 1.4 percent on the digital TV market. Telecompaper expects the digital TV market to grow to between 5.5 and 5.6 million by the end of this year. Cable operator Ziggo is still the largest provider on the digital TV market with a share of 32.9 percent, followed by KPN with almost 22 percent, cable operator UPC with 16.3 percent and satellite TV provider Canal Digitaal with 15.7 percent.
Source: Telecompaper
Item added: 6th December 2010