A quarter of TVs shipped now internet-connected

Approximately 25% of TV sets shipped last year were internet-connected, with the proportion set to rise to 70% by 2016, according to a report by IMS Research.

The internet-connected TV market will produce revenues of US$117 billion by 2016, according to IMS Research. The report predicts that proprietary operating systems will still be in the ascendancy over the next five years, although Android TVs will gain a market presence. IMS Research predicts that over 80% of connected TVs shipped in 2016 will have built-in WiFi and close to 30% will have advanced features such as motion, gesture and voice control.