Germany TV news: DVB-T2 migration gives big boost to German set-top sales

Germany TV news: DVB-T2 migration gives big boost to German set-top sales 1

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Germany tv has migrated from the DVB-T digital-terrestrial TV standard to the more modern DVB-T2 format provided a bonanza for set-top box sales in the first half of this year, according to the latest figures released by consumer electronics industry association the GFU.

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According to the outfit’s Hemix home electronics market index for the two quarters to June, the value of set-top box sales jumped by 255% to €349 million, while the volume of boxes sold grew by 172% to 3.4 million.

The number of TV sets sold meanwhile grew by 3.4% to 3.4 million, while the value of TV sets sold grew by 3.1%.

In addition to the switch from DVB-T to DVB-T2, sales of boxes and TV sets was boosted by the shutting down of analogue cable transmissions in three Federal states.

Overall, Germanys’ consumer electronics market saw sales growth of 2.4% in the first half to €12.5 billion.

Other categories of CE goods had mixed fortunes over the same period. Videogame consoles saw sales rise by 43.6% in value terms and by 53.7% in unit terms, while audio and video accessories saw sales grow by 21.2% in value terms. Smartphone sales increased by 3.9% in value terms, while the number of units shipped declined by 3.4%. Wearables saw sales grow by 32.9% in value terms, and by 19.6% in units.

The value of digital camera sales grew by 4%, despite a decline in the number of units sold of 16%.

Sales of PCs continue to decline sharply, by 10% in value terms.

(Source from http://www.digitaltveurope.net/733652/dvb-t2-migration-gives-big-boost-to-german-set-top-sales/)

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