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  • May
  • 22

The number of high definition channels broadcasting to Europe increased by nearly 50% during 2011, and has trebled since 2009, according to research from the Mavise TV database developed by the European Audiovisual Observatory for the EC.

Sports channels are the most popular, accounting for approximately 20% of HD channels, with films and general entertainment in second and third places, respectively, each with about 15%.

More than 330 HD channels are broadcasted via ASTRA satellites at 19.2°E, 28.2°E, 23.5°E, 5°E and 31.5°E.

 Visit www.obs.coe.int for further information

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