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Number of TV subscriptions by type of access
The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) compiles annual statistics on the Norwegian electronic telecommunications market. From 2007 onwards, the statistics also include the television distribution market. The statistics are published every year on Nkom's website.

The table below shows number of TV subscriptions, private and enterprise, in total and by form of access, i.e. the type of technology used to receive TV signals. Data do not include end users who only receive the DTT distributor RiksTV's 'free channels'. Users who received TV signals from the analogue terrestrial network which was phased out in 2007-2009, are not included either.
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Number of TV subscriptions by type of access 2007 - 2021 (thousand subs.)

Type
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
 
Cable TV-------887933936 
Satellite-------721714691 
Digital terrestrial network-------59175260 
Fibre-------67121172 
DSL-------0106 
Total-------1 7341 9532 064 
Type
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
 
Cable TV945945947935917891846781722692 
Satellite666655637615587566528497469429 
Digital terrestrial network290289288282278273269259245233 
Fibre219263309369436497571667765860 
DSL610108776322 
Total2 1262 1612 1912 2092 2252 2332 2192 2072 2022 217 
Type
2020
2021
 
Cable TV642571 
Satellite377336 
Digital terrestrial network214195 
Fibre9841 081 
DSL10 
Total2 2182 184 

Notes:

Number of registered subscriptions by end of the year. Note that the same person, company, etc. can have more that one subscription. As a result, the number of subscribers can be lower than the number of subscriptions. At the same time one subscriber can have several forms of TV access - for example cable TV at home and terrestrial network at his/her cabin or cottage.

Information on cable TV subscriptions is mainly collected from cable network operators who also offer broadband connections. Thus some smaller cable TV distributors, principally those owned by the users, may not be included in the statistics.