The number of TV households with pay TV access and free access to UHD linear channels marked a turning point in 2018. In IHS Markit’s latest survey of UHD channel carriage, in 8 of the 28 countries where pay TV operators provided linear UHD channels as part of a package, 25% or more of total TV households had access to linear UHD. Portugal was the country with the highest penetration of linear UHD availability, 82% of all TV households had the potential to receive a linear UHD broadcast as part of their pay TV package.