Digital TV big in Europe.


New statistics show that digital TV service (which includes digital cable, digital satellite and digital terrestrial television) in Western Europe has reached over half of the population. London-based research firm Informa Telecoms and Media recently published its 12th annual Western European TV Report, which reflected that around 54 percent of households in the region received one of the three kinds of digital television services as of the end of 2007. This figure is up from 42 percent penetration in 2006. Informa also announced predictions that the number of digital television homes in Western Europe will grow to 104 million by the end of this year, and that by 2013, it will reach a 90 percent penetration rate.

Though digital TV services (not to be confused with digital TV sets) is expected to take...

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