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TV Channel Distribution in Europe

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Management Report
Published: September 2013
Pages: 516
Research from: digital TV research
Sector: Media & Entertainment

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The Discovery Channel is the widest distributed network in Europe. Covering 270 international channels/networks across 212 major operators in 43 EMEA countries, the TV Channel Distribution in Europe report concluded that the Discovery Channel was available on 171 platforms. 

HD channels are growing in importance as operators are eager to give subscribers something new. Of the 270 total tracked, 86 channels (32%) transmit in high definition (HD). National Geographic provides the most distributed HD channel. The UK’s BSkyB leads in HDTV provision, by offering more than 67 HD channels. 

This report covers 270 international channels/networks (up from 238 in the previous edition) across 212 major operators (up by 39% from 152 in the previous edition) in 43 EMEA countries (up from 34 in the last edition). From the total, 86 channels (32%) transmit in high definition (HD).
The report shows the reader which international channels are carried by which operator – and which tier or package the channel appears on. 

The report allows for easy comparison between operators, revealing the gaps and showing the different tiers on different operators that a channel appears on.

Published in September 2013, this 516-page electronically-delivered report comes in four parts:
A 96-page PDF giving an executive summary and comparison tables;
An 85-page PDF covering 22 countries from Albania to Lithuania;
An 85-page PDF covering 23 countries from Luxembourg to the UK;
A 250-page excel workbook allowing you to manipulate the data between countries and by channel. 

Top 10 channels by carriage

Group

Channel

No of operators

Discovery

Discovery Channel

171

Fox

National Geographic Channel

169

Eurosport

Eurosport

164

Viacom

MTV

160

Turner

CNN

157

Disney

Disney Channel

154

BBC

BBC World News

153

Turner

Cartoon Network

149

Eurosport

Eurosport 2

145

Discovery

Animal Planet

140

 

Top 10 HD channels by carriage

Group

Channel

No of operators

Fox

National Geographic Channel HD

126

Eurosport

Eurosport HD

122

Fox

Nat Geo Wild HD

85

Discovery

Discovery HD Showcase

74

AETN

History HD

65

Viacom

MTV Live HD

62

Discovery

Animal Planet HD

61

Eurosport

Eurosport 2 HD

59

Fox

Fox HD

46

HBO

HBO HD

38

 

Source: Digital TV Research

Companies stress the importance that a stable of channels has for pan-European success. In this report, 14 groups contributed 257 channels – or 95% of the total. In fact, these groups provided 83 of the 86 HD channels covered.

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