Which Country Has the Highest Cable Television Penetration?

Cable Television Subscribers (As % of Population) (%), 2007 or latest
Telcos & Hi-Tech | December 31, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 24 countries in 2007, Belgium ranked the highest in cable television subscribers as a percentage of population with 38.2% followed by Netherlands and Switzerland. On the other end of the scale was Italy with 0.426%, Turkey with 1.62% and Spain with 4.29%.

Data for more countries are available at Cable Television Subscribers (As % of Population) indicator page.

Cable Television Subscribers (As % of Population) Unit 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Austria % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.1% 16.2% 16.1% 16.3% 16.0%
Belgium % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 37.0% 36.4% 36.4% 36.3% 38.1% ...
Canada % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 25.3% 24.4% 24.0% 24.0% 23.8%
Denmark % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 20.1% 21.2% 29.8% 29.3% 28.8%
Finland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.2% 16.0% 17.1% 19.9% 19.3%
Germany % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 24.3% 24.7% 24.0% 24.7% 26.4%
Hungary % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15.6% 19.0% 19.7% 20.4% 20.8% ...
Japan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 16.9% 18.5% 19.5% 20.5% 21.6%
Luxembourg % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 31.4% 31.1% 31.3% 31.2% 32.3%
Netherlands % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 39.6% 39.2% 39.6% 39.5% 39.0% ...
Norway % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 18.5% 18.5% 18.7% 18.6% 19.6%
Portugal % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 10.8% 12.1% 12.8% 12.8% 13.3%
Sweden % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 25.9% 26.2% 26.1% 26.3% 26.4%
Switzerland % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 37.3% 37.5% 37.9% 38.1% 38.3%
USA % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 23.3% 22.8% 22.5% 20.4% 19.7%