Three out of four “now watch digital television”

Ofcom has published a report, which reveals that three out of four households now watch digital television. It says 9.3 million houses in the UK have DTT on at least one TV. Sales for boxes have skyrocketed and continue to do so. This is now even more the case as people are snapping up set top boxes for Christmas. The report also details increases in Cable and Satellite subscriptions.

The report is available here.

BBC to trial on-demand content on Freeview

The BBC are to trial a new on-demand idea with 300 Digital Terrestrial viewers across London. This will be a very similar idea to Top Up TV Anytime. The people involved with the trial will receive a PVR box – which automatically downloads 50 hours worth of BBC programming every week – and allows for 50 hours worth of additional programmes, which can be recorded to it from any Freeview channel. It is unknown whether this is related to the recent “hidden” BBC tests (using channel 302 bandwidth) – which were video streams showing a menu-based system indicating choices of programmes. More news as we get it.

Setanta Sports on Top Up TV in 2007 – Register now

It’s now possible to register for the 2007 season on Setanta Sports on Top Up TV. When you register, you will receive information from the official Top Up TV website nearer the date.

Setanta Sports in 2007 will offer;

– 46 live Premiership matches
– US PGA Tour golf
– 60 SPL football matches
– European football

To register for official news from the Top Up TV website, go to