DTT remains highly popular in France, with nearly seven out of ten (68%) of the population accessing services directly via a TV or box connected to DTT (‘TNT’).
A study commissioned by TDF and conducted by the IFOP polling institute shows that 34% of respondents say that TNT is the main method of reception in their homes and they do not use ADSL or a fibre box. Twenty nine per cent are ADSL or fibre subscribers but have connected either their TV or box to the TNT antenna socket, while the remaining 5% have hooked up another TV, rather than their main one, to TNT.
TDF says that the study shows that a large majority of households connected to an ADSL or fibre TV box are also connected to TNT either via the box or the TV directly. While this trend is most marked among ADSL subscribers (61%), it is also seen among fibre subscribers (55%), who particularly appreciate its quality of reception.
Households identified the attributes of TNT as being the simplicity of use, along with its reliability, the fact that it is free, the number of channels and independence, not requiring an internet connection.