Germany Sticks With Satellite

According to the ASTRA TV Monitor 2012 report, over 18 million households received their TV directly from satellite at the end of 2012, an increase of 524,000 homes from the previous year, and satellite TV is the dominant TV delivery platform in Germany with some 47% of all TV homes viewing via satellite.

High definition is a major attraction of ASTRA satellite TV and 7.9 million German homes (44% of all satellite households) were watching HD at the end of 2012, a third more than in 2011. More than 20 new German HD channels started last year, making a total of 63 HD channels available to German viewers at the end of 2012.

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