Share of TV households in Germany 2008-2019, by reception channel

This statistic shows the distribution of different types of TV reception in households in Germany from 2008 to 2019. As households can use more than one type of reception at the same time, the sum for each year can exceed 100 percent. In 2019, roughly 45 percent of German TV households used a satellite connection.

Distribution of different types of television reception in households in Germany from 2008 to 2019

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Release date

October 2019



Survey time period

2008 to 2019

Special properties

Private households with TV reception

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, more than one channel of TV reception can be used in one household which may result in a sum exceeding 100 percent.
The figures for 2018 were based on 38,697 million TV households in Germany.
The source adds the following information: "Since this survey is focused on the method of TV reception in households, TV sets that are connected to a shared satellite TV device and do not have a separate receiver (SMATV-CH households) are counted as cable TV. Accordingly, only TV sets with an individual satellite receiver are considered using satellite reception."

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