Written by: Roshan Dwivedi
The number of TV sets connected to the online video on demand streaming services will reach 876 million by 2020, up from 105 million at end-2010 and the 415 million expected at end-2015, according to a new report from Digital TV Research.
According to the report, the proportion of TV sets connected to the Internet will rocket to 29.9% by 2020, up from only 4.5% at end-2010 and the 15.5% expected by end-2015. By 2020, South Korea (55.0%) will have the highest proportion. At the other end of the scale, the proportion will only be 11.4% in India.
The global total of connected TV sets via streaming/retail settop boxes such as Chromecast and Apple TV will reach 207 million in 2020 (with 42 million in the US and 39 million in China), up from fewer than 4 million in 2010. The expected 58 million total by end-2015 is up from 37 million a year earlier.
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