DTT main choice for French TV

Pascale Paoli-Lebailly ©RapidTVNews | 28-06-2012

99.3 % of French homes receive digital TV on at least one TV set, whether it is via DTT, satellite, cable or ADSL, a 7.7% increase over one year.

These are the findings of a new report on digital reception from TV regulatory bodey CSA. 98.4% of primary TV sets and 82% of the secondary screens are linked to digital TV.

Among the ways of receiving TV, DTT appears as the main provider for 61% of French homes, followed by ADSL with 30.8%. 22.5% of homes rely on satellite, with 10% of homes having no subscription but get a free service to receive DTT channels in blank areas. Digital cable accounts for 8%. Households not connected to digital TV at all are still receiving analogue cable.

Though digital TV has been adopted by most of the population, whatever the age or social origin, according to CSA it seems that ADSL TV attracts more young and urban families, with the biggest share among the 15-49 demo.