Over 75% of UK households watch Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), according to figures released by Ofcom for the fourth quarter of 2012. The number of DTT homes has increased by 0.5% since end of 2011.
There was an estimated 2.12m free-to-view digital satellite households in Q4 2012, up from 2.04m in 2011, according to Ofcom’s Digital Television Update report.
The report also identified that 37% of households subscribed to pay satellite in Q4 2012, the same proportion as in Q4 2011. Thirteen per cent of households subscribed to cable in Q4 2012, which was also the same proportion as in Q4 2011, according to Ofcom.
Ofcom reported that multichannel platforms other than DTT, satellite and cable, such as BT Vision, were up by 1.4% from 2011.
Overall 98% of households receive digital television over any platform, the remaining 2% of households watch TV through a connected device such as a games console or did not have a TV set that could receive digital signal, according to report findings.