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Ofcom finally lets Freeview pass Sky

Ofcom's quarterly figures finally allow Freeview to glide past Sky as the UK's favourite digital TV system.

Ofcom's quarterly figures finally allow Freeview to glide past
published on UK Free TV

Ofcom's three-monthly figures for digital TV take up are published again today.

Finally Ofcom have - by March 2007 - et Freeview's figures pass those of Sky. This is because Ofcom say that of the 16.7 million DTT sets/settop boxes sold only 11.7 million are in use and 8.4 million are in use in "Freeview only" homes.


Vigin Media is up 75,000 (2.5%) to 3.09m, BSkyB is up 32,020 (0.4%) to 8.01m, Homechoice/BT Vision up 19,000 (44.2%) to 62,000. Analogue cable dropped 39,100 (-11.2%) to just 310,054.

Free to air TV

Freeview only homes up 673,000 (8.7%) to 8.38m and Freesat homes are up 70,000 (7.9%) to 743,000.

Main set figures

Freeview is now 33.0%, BSkyB is 31.6%, Analogue terrestrial 18.3%, Virgin Media 13.4%, Freesat 3.5% and ADSL 0.2%.

All sets figures

Analogue terrestrial 49.0%, Freeview is now 27.8%, BSkyB is 15.5%, , Virgin Media 6.2%, Freesat 1.5% and ADSL 0.1%.

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