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Timeline for digital switchover, by country and date

Since Ofcom began publishing this international benchmarking study, in 2006, seven countries have switched off their analogue terrestrial television service, including the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, the US, Spain, Canada and Japan.

In Spain, the terrestrial TV platform has always been very popular, unlike other countries where cable or satellite have proved more popular. The completion of DSO in Spain has therefore been a significant achievement. In 2010 terrestrial television accounted for nearly 70% of all main television sets in Spain, with take-up of digital terrestrial having risen by 10 percentage points during 2010.

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