UHD TV penetration seeing ‘phenomenal’ growth in UK, says SES

UHD TV set penetration is growing phenomenally fast in the UK, according to satellite operator SES’s latest Satellite Monitor survey, an online presentation of which was webcast this morning.

Satellite remains the leading platform in the UK, surveyed for the first time since 2016. Some 12.9 million homes use OTT TV as a complement to linear TV.

In the UK market, 87.9% of homes receive HD TV while UHD TV has seen a “phenomenal rise”, with UHD TV screens now in 30% of homes, said Mike Chandler, managing director of Astra GB.

SES reaches 17 million homes in the UK market including 10.7 million DTH homes, a decline year on year. Satellite has a 40.9% share of the market, compared with 16.7% for cable, 7.7% for IPTV and 34.7% for digital-terrestrial TV.

Of HD homes, 45.2% are satellite and 17.3% are cable while IPV and terrestrial account for 8.3% and 29.3% respectively.

Some 3.4 million of 7.9 million UHD homes are satellite, compared with 1.5 million cable, 0.6 million IPTV and 2.1 million terrestrial homes, according to SES.

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