Courtesy once again of AndrewM (the first!), updated sales figures/ratio’s for Quarter 2 – 2009.
Ofcom today published their Digital Television Update for Q2 of 2009 (news release: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/media/news/2009/9/nr_20090929). Including the information you previously published (http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/index.php/freesat-sales-sdhd-ratio and http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/index.php/freesat-sales-sdhd-ratio-update), here are the updated sales figures:
Freesat unit sales – 2008
Q2 2008: 39,000 units (15,000 SD and 24,000 HD) (61% HD) 
Q3 2008: 69,000 units (20,000 SD and 49,000 HD) (71% HD) 
Q4 2008: 125,000 units (26,000 SD and 99,000 HD) (79% HD) 
Total sales for 2008: 233,000 units (61,000 SD and 172,000 HD) (74% HD) 
Freesat unit sales – 2009
Q1 2009: 117,000 units (26,000 SD and 91,000 HD) (78% HD) 
Q2 2009: 98,000 units (79% HD) *
Total sales since launch
So a drop in sales from Q1 to Q2 (the impact of the recession and poor availability of boxes?), however given the recent announcement of 600,000 units sold (http://www.joinfreesat.co.uk/index.php/freesat-achieves-600000-sales-since-launch), it looks like Q3 sales are on track to set a new quarterly record of more than 150,000 units (even higher than the quarter which included last Christmas!). As for the percentage of HD receivers sold, it looks like it has reached a plateau for the moment at almost 80%.
*Note that for this quarter Ofcom reports the percentage of HD receivers sold, rather than giving a number of units, so it isn’t possible to give the units breakdown of SD and HD receivers.Enjoyed this post? Help support the site by clicking the ad below: