"The study was commissioned by DG XIII of the European Commission in support of the reporting on Directive 95/47 on the use of standards for the transmission of television signals. Its objective is to provide market data and to monitor the development of digital TV in the 15 countries of the European Union, but not to formulate any policy advice.
The report covers 4 major issues: * the availability of digital television in Europe, * the analysis of services made available to the consumer, * the market structure of digital television, * technological issues, including conditional access.
This report constitutes the 2000 update of the two previous editions of the study. This update has been based on a series of national surveys conducted in June and September 2000. ..."