Boom time for Hybrid and HD

Meanwhile, according to a report from Digital TV Research, across the 40 most developed nations of the world, the level of penetration of HD-ready TV sets is set to more than double from 300 million  at the end of last year to 652 million (almost 51%) in 2016. However, in the top 18 countries, the report predicts that HD-ready penetration will be over 80%, which Digital TV Research estimates will be high enough for broadcasters and pay TV operators to consider ending standard definition transmissions.

ASTRA satellites at 19.2°E, 28.2°E, 23.5°E, 5°E and 31.5°E currently broadcast over 330 high definition channels.

Visit www.instat.com and www.digitaltvresearch.com for more information