87% of EU households received digital television in 2013 with Finland, Greece, Italy and the UK having achieved 100% digital penetration.
In Germany, the share of digital TV households amounted to 69%. The figures are taken from the new study Television International Key Facts 2014 released by IP Network, the advertising sales subsidiary of RTL Group.
DTH satellite (33%) is the most used method to receive digital TV in Europe ahead of DTT (29%) and cable (14%). IPTV penetration amounts to 11%. France leads the way with 40% while in Germany only 5% of households have opted for IPTV.
With 97%, nearly all EU households have a TV set; 56% have at least one additional TV set. 77% of the households (2012: 70%) own a HD-capable TV set and 20% (2012: 14%) a connected TV set (smart TV).
In Germany, the penetration of modern TV technology lies above average: 79% have HD screens and 29% a connected TV set.
EU citizens watched 236 minutes of television per day in 2013 on average, one minute less than in 2012. Romanians lead the way with 340 minutes of daily TV consumption while Germany is in the middle of the field with 221 minutes.