TS News - Record July For UK Cable Industry
From: email@example.com (Martyn Williams)
Date: Thu, 05 Sep 1996 11:31:58 +0900
From firstname.lastname@example.org Wed Sep 4 22: 47:33 1996
TELE-satellit News, 5 September 1996
Record July For UK Cable Industry
LONDON, England, 96/09/05 (TS) -- At 21.3%, the latest cable television
penetration rate is the highest yet recorded level for the July quarter,
with a year on year increase of 0.3%. July figures, released by the
Independent Television Commission, have historically reflected a seasonal
slump in television viewing interest.
Other headlines from the ITC's statistics for 1 July are:
Cable service penetration - homes which take either cable television or
cable telephone or both - remains over 30%.
Both broadband cable television and telephony services are now being
subscribed to by over one and a half million households throughout the UK,
with residential telephony lines outstripping television connections by a
There are now 114 operational franchises in the UK, almost 20% of which
have become active over the past year.
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