Number of HD homes, by platform and country, end 2010

Across countries, a variety of platforms have been responsible for bringing HD content into homes. In the US, cable was the most popular platform, followed by satellite and then DTT. Together with IPTV, there were around 62 million HD US homes in 2010.

Among the larger European territories, DSat was the most popular route to HD, accounting for 13.4 million households. DTT was the second most popular platform, with a further 10.8 million homes; digital cable and IPTV commanded a further 9.3 million between them.

In Japan, cable's contribution to HD homes was very small in 2010. But of the 20 million total, 11 million received HD content through the satellite platform, with DTT accounting for just under 9 million.