Freeview hits 60 million landmark

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Freeview hits 60 million landmark

Post by maximus » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:47 am

Closing in on 250,000 Freeview HD homes

Freeview is celebrating big landmarks, with sales of boxes, TVs and DVRs that carry the service reaching the 60 million mark and Freeview HD expected to hit its 250,000th home this month.

Although the Freeview figure is, of course, boosted by the fact that a number of televisions sold today have Freeview tuners as standard, the landmark is a significant one, especially going into the period of great importance in British television as video on demand becomes more widespread.

Ilse Howling, Freeview's Managing Director says "From recording your favourite TV series in high definition to giving you access to the most watched TV channels, Freeview offers essential TV for everyone, for free."

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The rise of Freeview HD has also been fascinating to watch and, impressively, 15 per cent of all televisions sold this summer carried Freeview HD tuners, according to the company's press release.

That brings the total amount up to a quarter of a million, although still only a drop in the ocean compared to standard Freeview, but a very decent start.

Interestingly, despite 60 million pieces of kit being sold, the total number of houses that have Freeview as the primary service on their main television set is 10.2 million.

That figure rises to 18.7 million when you factor in secondary televisions, so nobody could doubt that Freeview is a vital UK television platform.

Plus, YouView is set to arrive in the UK this year, bringing catch up television and video on demand through the broadband connection but also, crucially, the Freeview linear channels as well.


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Re: Freeview hits 60 million landmark

Post by jthspace » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:04 pm

And the new joint freeview system using the web will require NEW TV's, set top boxes . . .

Milk the punter.

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Re: Freeview hits 60 million landmark

Post by maximus » Fri Oct 08, 2010 6:05 pm

Always going to be that way it seems. Punters are getting fleeced for every new bit of technology they "need".

Still, I guess if you want to move forward there is always a price to pay. Nearly bough a 40" LED set last week but we made the wise move of leaving the store and having a think about it. Amazing how you lose those "buying signals" once the thing is not in front of you :)
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