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Broadcasting: Digital Switchover

Volume 703: debated on Friday 18 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 2 June (WA 4), whether the Government market transformation are able to supply (a) the number of analogue radios currently in use; (b) the number of digital radios that are likely to be in use by the end of 2011; (c) the number of digital televisions likely to be in use by the end of 2011; and (d) the number of plasma screens likely to be in use by the end of 2011; and, if so, what the figures are. [HL4492]

Audio equipment, including analogue and digital radios, is not modelled separately by the Government’s market transformation programme (MTP), which is thus unable to provide numbers for radios in use in 2011.

Integrated digital television (IDTV) stock—of a range of viewing technologies from liquid crystal display (LCD) to organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and plasma—is projected to be around 34,500,000 in 2011. This is expected to represent 51 per cent of all TVs.

Plasma TV stock is projected to be around 7,250,000 in 2011 and is expected to represent 11 per cent of all TVs. It is projected that 85 per cent (around 6,200,000) of plasma TVs will have an integrated digital tuner.