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DTT in Europe in 2012: Trends and Developments

posted on 12 March, 2013   (public)

the European Audiovisual Observatory, based on figures from the Yearbook 2012 and the MAVISE database, has published a press release highlighting the salient trends and developments of digital terrestrial television in Europe in 2012. According to the Observatory:

  • 22 - out of the 27 -  EU Member States are now switched over to digital, thus complying with the EU recommended deadline.
  • Switch-off is also complete in Croatia, Switzerland, Norway and Iceland.
  • Pay DTT services are available in 17 EU countries and 21 European countries.
  • 86 new DTT channels were launched in 2012, many of them local and regional channels.
  • HD channels are available on DTT networks in 22 European countries.
  • In 2012, 369 new TV channels were launched (on all platforms) in the EU and 40% of these broadcast in HD
  • At the end of 2012, there were more than 8,270 TV channels available in the EU compared to 7,600 in 2011.

For further information:
Press Release of 11 March 2013 of the European Audiovisual Observatory
MAVISE Database on TV channels and TV companies

Source: European Audiovisual Observatory