44 mln homes to have HDTV by year-end 2008

HDTV will be seen in 44 mln homes around the world by the end of 2008, with HD homes rising to nearly 180 mln by 2012. According to Informa Telecoms & Media, about 4% of worldwide households will actively watch HD programming by the end of in 2008, up from 2% at the end of 2007.