'Connected' TV sets to reach 551m in 2016, says research

Staff writer
NextGen TV Asia
The number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 551 million by 2016 up from 124 million toward the end of 2010, a new research report said.
 
The report from Digital TV Research which covered 40 countries also said stated that this translates to 20% of global TV sets by 2016, up from only 6% at end-2010.

Despite all of this rapid growth, only 8.9% of global TV sets will be connected to the Internet by 2016. However, this is up from a mere 1.4% at end-2010. Proportions will vary considerably from one country to the next, with South Korea the market leader in 2016 (boasting 15.0% penetration).

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