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Connected TVs will top 550 million by 2016

The number of TVs connected to the internet will top 550 million by 2016, according to new research. That will mark an enormous increase on the 124 million sets that were connected at end-2010.

The forecast, from Digital TV Research, suggest that South Korea will be the market leader, with 43% of homes having a connected TV by 2016.
The most popular method of connecting a TV to the internet is currently via a games console. However, Digital TV Research forecasts that the number of connected TV sets will outstrip the number of connected consoles by end-2012.