HD in 1 in 5 Freeview houses
Freeview, the UK’s largest digital TV service, has sold more than three million Freeview HD devices.
Freeview broadcasts a terrestrial delivery platform using DVB-T for SD services and DVB-T2 for HD services
Around 18 million homes across the UK now have Freeview, with 10.2 million on a main television set. Of these main sets, 1.75 million are currently connected to the Freeview HD service.
A total of 3.1 million HD televisions and boxes were sold, 90% of which were televisions.
Most Freeview HDTV’s and some Freeview+ HD recorders now offer smart features giving viewers access to more entertainment such as BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Facebook.
Currently 80% of the UK can receive HD through Freeview which will increase to the whole country when digital switchover is completed in October 2012.
Source: Broadband TV News and digitaltvnews.net
Item added: 29th October 2011