That’s really not too much of a surprise as Europe has always featured strongly in the uptake of new digital entertainment technology.
I remember my wife’s cousin coming back home from Kansas about four years ago and marvelling at the developments in satellite TV in the UK since he’d left about 20 years ago.
I showed him the American football coverage here with the interactive options (ability to choose camera angles, view stats, watch the best of what you’d missed so far, follow player cams etc.) together with what we’d now regard as all the usual TiVo style functionality and we’ve had all this here since 2001.
The uptake of flat panel TVs in their various guises has been very swift here too and satellite and digital TV transmissions continue to be the driving forces for the increasing demand for HD content and HD capable equipment.
Internet TV is also a big thing here now with all the major broadcasters now providing ‘catch up TV’, new programmes, and other content via their own online services so I suppose it’s only natural that the demand for Internet connected TVs is escalating.