Satellite TV take-up continues to outgun cable, with 1.12 million consumers having opted to take pay-TV services through a dish over the past 12 months compared with 310,000 cable subscribers, according to the latest Independent Television Commission quar
The figures, which also showed that digital terrestrial television (DTT) attracted 440,000 subscribers over the period, revealed that while cable TV take-up has risen by 6.5 per cent year on year, its share of the pay-TV market has fallen by more than 3 per cent, standing at 35.2 per cent as of 12 October.

There are 3.65 million cable subscribers - 15 per cent of all TV households - with cable customers representing a 21 per cent share of the digital pay-TV market.

The figures also show that NTL has 2,326,755 subscribers with 95.2 per cent subscribing to premium channels such as Sky Moviemax and Sky Sports 1. Telewest has 1,314,697 subscribers with 77.8 per cent taking premium services.

- The number of UK households with access to broadband services is set to triple to more than 400,000 next year, according to a report from internet research firm Jupiter MMXI.