US based IMS Research forecasts relatively strong growth in 2010 for some consumer electronics goods, particularly smartphones, portable media players, set-top boxes, LCD televisions and refrigeration appliances. They are expected to significantly contribute to global CE revenues of $406 billion (€296.3 billion) this year.
US consumers want their internet TV, according to market research firm In-Stat. Already, 26% of respondents report viewing internet TV more than once per week. However, rather than a substitute for traditional pay-TV services, consumers want their Over-the-Top (OTT) internet video to compliment their traditional TV offerings.