This report looks at the availability of HD channels in Europe. The evolution of HD channels in Europe has been driven by pay TV, although free-to-air (FTA) launches have gained some momentum. Major pay TV operators are placing mainly FTA HD channels in basic packages, although a closer examination of HD channel placement in the big five shows that pay HD channels are continuing to be used as part of upselling strategies.
Tables and charts included:
- Net HD channel launches by business model;Total active HD channels by business model;Availability of HD channels by genre, August 2013;Net HD channel launches by genre;Evolution of HD channels in the big five;Platform availability of HD channels in the big five, August 2013;Positioning of HD Channels in the Big Five
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