New European HD Forecasts
IMS Research unveiled its latest forecasts for High-Definition TV (HDTV) in Europe, predicting a significant upsurge in HD takeup. Ian Weightman, senior vice president at IMS Research, said, “We are forecasting that the number of European homes receiving digital TV will grow from around 47 million today to 108 million in 2009. In 2009, we predict that almost 14 million of these digital-TV households will be receiving broadcast HD programming, which would represent around 7 percent of all European homes with a TV.”
IMS Research also revealed it expects eight million HDTVs to be sold in Europe in 2009, accounting for almost 17 percent of all TVs sold in the region.