Positive views on Hungarian digital transition

The majority of Hungarians take a positive view of the transition to digital broadcasting, according to a study undertaken by Ariosz Ltd for the country’s National Communications Authority (NHH). In a report on the Broadband TV News website, Chris Dziadul goes on to say that according to the study, cable remains the most popular way of receiving subscription TV services, with 59.8% (2,392,100) homes being connected in H2 2009. Although 820,000 homes rely principally on terrestrial TV, the majority of viewers are located in under-populated areas.
In Budapest, cable or IPTV services were received in 84% of homes and DTH in 6%.
By the end of 2009 over a quarter (26%) of all Hungarian homes were receiving some form of digital TV according to the report.
Analogue switch off in Hungary is planned to take place in 2011.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 15th March 2010