58% of TVs sold in Germany are now smartMonday, August 5th, 2013
According to a survey carried out by GfK for Germany’s Federal Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM), 58% of the televisions sold so far this year in the country are capable of being connected to the internet, up from 47% in 2012. GFK expects this figure to reach 70% by the end of the year. Thirty percent of households now have a smart TV.
Many TVs are also connected via an external device such as a cable or satellite receiver. As well as these, one in ten German households are connected via a dedicated OTT set-top box, 8% via a Blu-ray disk player or recorder, and 5% via a games console.