SES-Astra claim 9.75 million DTH homes

SES-Astra say the total number of DTH homes in Germany has now reached 9.75 million.
In total, Germany had 36.98 million analogue and digital TV homes last year.
The number of satellite households remained stable at 16.7 million amounting to 45% of all TV households. Cable serves 17.9 million TV homes (48.4%). Terrestrial television alone is watched in 2.3 million homes (6.3%).
Cable households declined by 600,000 in 2007 whilst the number of digital terrestrial TV households increased by 400,000 .
Digital TV penetration increased to 15.61 million households, with 9.88 million receiving DTV signals from satellite.Three million six hundred thousand TV homes (23.1 percent) receive TV via. digital cable, 2.06 million homes (13.2 percent) receive DTT and  50,000 households (0.03 percent) are currently being served via DSL, compared to 40,000 in 2006.
The share of analogue TV households continues to decrease and currently amounts to 21.4 million.
Source: Broadband TV News
Item added: 23rd March 2008