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Digital TV Service Subscribers in China

Subscribers to digital TV services in China will grow in number from just over 1 million in 2004 to 50 million by the end of 2008 -- representing a 165 percent compound growth rate -- according to a report from Research and Markets.

There are currently 5.35 million digital TV subscribers in China. Research and Markets predicts that China's digital TV industry will enter a rapid development era over the next three years, when government agencies will set standards on transmission technologies and other areas, encouraging accelerated investments.

The number of digital televisions sold in China between 2004 and 2008 is expected to exceed 25 million, while the volume of digital TV set-top boxes during the period is expected to exceed 21 million.

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