European households with digital at 12%

Six EU countries fall below 2% of households

BRUSSELS -- Only 12% of European households have digital television, according to figures released by the European Commission on Friday. The figures reveal that while Sweden has a 36% rate, six member countries are stuck at less than 2%.

One-third of European households, 34%, receive television via a cable network, but this figure ranges from zero in Greece to 87% in Belgium.

Satellite TV is received by 22% of households, but it varies from 2% in Romania to 42% in Austria. There is a 41% EU average for aerial reception, with Belgium at 2% and Greece at 98%.