Future digital TV/video consumption will shift to tablets from PCs. Scottsdale, Ar.-based media researcher In-Stat says 65% of the U.S. population will own a smartphone and/or tablet by 2015 — that comes to over 200 million people in total. The survey says this estimate will have a impact on how video entertainment is acquired and consumed.
New bells and whistles on Internet-connected televisions aren’t going to waste, according to a new survey. Turns out they are being used regularly. Over 60% of Internet-connected TV Households use TV apps at least once per week, according to Scottsdale, Ariz. based In-Stat. New wave TVs allow consumers to connect with Netflix, YouTube, Facebook, and more.
Although competition from other digital devices is growing, shipments of new TV set-top boxes will continue to climb — to more than 1 million units in 2011.
Neither the availability of online video content nor the adoption of OTT services will keep pace with the growth of the installed base of devices that support online video, according to new findings from research firm In-Stat.