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Digital TV subscriber growth continues to slow in 2003: new Decima Publishing report

News | 05/06/2004 4:00 am EDT

Canada’s broadcast distributors added fewer net digital TV subscribers in 2003 compared to 2002, the fifth consecutive year of slower subscriber growth, according to new research from Decima Publishing Inc. The number of Canadian households subscribing to digital TV services increased by 12% or approximately 417,000 in 2003 (November/December 2002 to November/December 2003), compared to 21% or about 588,000 the previous year (November/December 2001 to November/December 2002). The latest digital TV subscriber numbers are contained in the newly published latest installment of the quarterly digital TV market overview report series, entitled THE DIGITAL DOMAIN: Tracking the Growth and Development of the Canadian Digital TV Distribution Market.

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