France has become the largest market for broadband in Europe (7.7 million connections at the end of Q1 2005) as a result of the aggressive price competition unleashed by local loop unbundling (LLU) since 2002. In addition, ADSL2+ line speeds have become standard in densely populated areas (where customers are within 2 kilometres of the exchange).
Digital TV growth trends following the record surge of Freeview homes in December 2005;
Financial assessment of Sky’s broadband/telephony strategy following the acquisition of Easynet;
ITV1 audience and advertising revenue prospects for 2006 in the wake of more than a 10% decline in commercial viewing share in 2005.