Slovakia takes to terrestrial TV

June 13, 2014 08.12 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

DVB-T services are growing in popularity in Slovakia and now received in almost a third of households.

Quoting research produced over the course of a year by GfK, Digizone reports that 30% of households, with people aged 15-79, watch DTT services.

The greatest concentration of viewers is found in towns with 20,000-50,000 and 50,000-100,000 inhabitants, at 39% and 38% of the population respectively.

There are several reasons why this may be the case. The first is the introduction of a so-called service charge by the M7-owned DTH platforms Skylink and CS Link.

Secondly, an increasing number of channels, including Wau, RA3 and Slovak Sport 3, are now available to Slovak viewers free of charge on what are three FTA multiplexes.

The fourth multiplex is meanwhile used by Plustelka, Slovakia’s pay-DTT service.