Worldwide 28.6 million HDTV sets will be in viewers’ homes by year’s end and that number will reach more than 106 million by 2010, according to a new report from Informa Telecoms & Media.
While millions of HD sets are in use, only about a third are being used to watch HDTV programming. According to the report, entitled “HDTV,” about 9.8 million have the necessary set-top box or built-in HD tuner to allow viewers to receive HD programming. Informa projects that figure will grow to 75 percent by 2010 when 80 million homes will be able to receive high-definition programming.
The Informa report projects the top five global HD countries by sets in homes as follows:
|United States||11,353 ,000||16,488 ,000||48,262,000|
For more information, visit www.informamedia.com/hdtv?src=itmpr.