The current affordability of broadband around the world highlights a stark contrast in broadband prices, which will challenge the industry as it looks to increase global penetration, according to research by Point Topic.
While many of the HDTV markets in Western Europe are relatively mature, US based ABI Research suggests Germany still has plenty of room for growth. There is also considerable interest in connected TV sets.
Over the Top video viewing in the US has grown dramatically in just a year, both streamed and downloaded, on stationary as well as mobile platforms.
Interest in online videos and web TV is growing. Two thirds of all internet users in Germany are already watching videos online at least occasionally, according to Berlin-based Goldmedia.
IFA 2011 – BERLIN. PriceWaterhouseCoopers has said that five million German households will own a connected TVs at the end of the year. This year alone, three million connected sets will be sold.
The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 2.9% during the second quarter of this year to 5.73 million, according to Telecompaper’s quarterly update on the Dutch TV market.