A fifth of TV sets connected to the Internet by 2016

02 November, 2011


The number of TV sets connected to the Internet will reach 551 million by 2016 for the 40 countries covered in a new report from Digital TV Research, up from 124 million at end-2010. The Connected TV Forecasts report states 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 directly connected to the Internet by 2016 (the others will be connected via other devices). 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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