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Television UK cable television subscribers
The first UK cable relay system opened in Gloucester in 1951.

 
cable subscribers
% of TV households
1951 326 0.04
1952 1,283 0.09
1953 2,686 0.13
1954 7,737 0.24
1955 28,418 0.63
1956 53,637 0.93
1957 108,019 1.55
1958 196,165 2.42
1959 322,604 3.49
1960 451,224 4.31
1961 544,728 4.83
1962 677,815 5.76
1963 767,520 6.26
1964 866,712 6.79
1965 978,885 7.39
1966 1,082,774 7.81
Source: Briggs & Roberts: Aerial Handbook (Bradford: Rank Wharfdale, 1968)

 

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