German HD Climbs Rapidly

More than 3 million households were subscribed to SES’ HD+ platform in Germany at the end of last year. 1.65 million were paying for the service as of 31st December: a 17% increase compared to 2014. 1.4 million households were in a free trial period. Additionally, SES’ TV Monitor survey has found that the number of HD satellite households in the country rose past 10 million for the first time in 2014. 6.6 million receive HD programming via cable and 1 million via IPTV, putting the total number at 17.6 million (about a 24% rise).