Press Release

Dutch digital TV penetration grows to 85 percent in Q2 2013

Houten, The Netherlands, 21 August 2013 - The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 1.0 percent during the second quarter of 2013 to 6.543 million on 30 June 2013. According to Telecompaper's quarterly Dutch Television Market report, digital TV is now used by almost 85 percent of TV subscribers in the Netherlands including 3.68 million cable subscribers that also have an analogue TV connection.

Cable still accounted for over half (56.2%) of digital TV subscribers in Q2, despite losing market share due to the growing adoption of IPTV services over DSL and FTTH networks. DSL was the second most common way to receive TV, followed by satellite and terrestrial, which are both losing market share.

Ziggo was the largest TV provider at the end of the second quarter of 2013, both in the total TV market and the digital TV market. KPN, UPC and CanalDigitaal followed in the rankings.

“The digital TV market is expected to grow by 7.2 percent during 2013 to around 6.83 million connections at year-end,” said Telecompaper analyst and report author Kamiel Albrecht. “While growth is slowing somewhat at the cable operators, the DSL and fibre providers continue to increase their TV customer numbers.”

Telecompaper estimates the retail revenues* for the consumer TV market totaled EUR 393 million in the second quarter of 2013, little changed compared to the first three months of the year. The number of connections on the total TV market is expected to grow 0.5 percent over the full year 2013.

Notes to editors: *The reported retail revenues include revenues from basic TV subscriptions (digital/analogue), pay-TV services and video-on-demand service. These exclude revenues from installation fees and set-top box sales. Due to continuous improvements in our calculations, the numbers in this press release cannot directly be compared with numbers from earlier press releases sent out by Telecompaper on previous studies of the Dutch television market.


Telecompaper is an independent research company. We publish the latest information about the global telecom industry and provide our international customers with need-to-know information and market insight via news feeds, newsletters, research and advisory services. Telecompaper has its main office in Houten (Netherlands). The company was established in June 2000. DTV201302 "Dutch TV Market Q2 2013" is a research product from Telecompaper. Price for 10 users is EUR 595.00. Single-user price for the report is EUR 325.00.



Kamiel Albrecht - Senior Research Analyst
Phone: +31 30 6349661
Fax: +31 30 6349699

Categories: Broadcast
Countries: Netherlands

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