More TV viewers in the UK are using DVRs, and the number of UK households with access to HDTV channels is growing, according to the latest figures from UK communications regulator Ofcom.
In its latest quarterly report on the progress of DTV, Ofcom reports that a total of 8.9 million DVRs have been sold in the UK. The Digital Progress Report reveals that nearly 1 million DVRS were sold in the UK in the first quarter of 2009.
In the aggregate, DVR customers in the UK include:
· Nearly 5 million Sky customers using the Sky+ service;
· More than 2.6 million Freeview DVRs, such as Freeview +;
· About 600,000 Virgin Media subscribers with a V+ service; and
· About 600,000 households with BT Vision and Top Up TV.
The report, released June 29, finds that 1.9 million UK households now also have access to HDTV channels.
Other highlights of the report include:
IBC2009 in Amsterdam, Sept. 10-15, will offer several conference sessions on DTV including: