Since the launch of high definition in Europe in 2005, Eutelsat has been the industry innovator. The number of HD channels broadcast via our satellites has increased from 10 in 2006, to 1600 in 2019.
According to Screen Digest, more than 103 million homes in Europe are equipped with HD-Ready displays, making HD available in over 60% of households. Euroconsult forecasts that the share of HD channels in the worldwide satellite broadcasting market will increase from 23% in 2016 to 46% in 2026.
This trend is accelerating in leading satellite television markets in Europe, including in Italy and Poland where the number of HD channels rose during the year by 70% and 30% respectively, reflecting the premium offers of anchor pay-TV platforms.
Eutelsat provides end-to-end broadcasting solutions, including encoding, encrypting, multiplexing and uplinking, via our teleports in France and Italy or our worldwide network of partner teleports.