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US TVs Get Connected

The Diffusion Group announced it reckons that 56% of all US broadband households have at least one TV connected to the Internet.

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TDG: Connected TVs Now Present in Six of Ten US Broadband Households

New Report from TDG Assesses In-Home Ecosystem by Device, Location, and Net Connectivity

Frisco, TX — May 01, 2013 — According to a new analysis by TDG, 56% of all US broadband households have at least one TV connected to the Internet, either directly via smart TVs or indirectly via ancillary devices like game consoles and Blu-ray players.

“Whether your goal is delivering OTT services to the TV, or expanding the level of control pay-TV subscribers enjoy, the reality that six in ten broadband households use a connected TV is encouraging news,” notes Michael Greeson, TDG Founding Partner.

In-Home CE and Home Network Ecosystem – 2013, TDG’S latest report on the connected consumer and digital media space, also found that close to a fourth of these consumers now have two or more net-connected TVs in their home, suggesting that connected TVs are moving beyond the living room and into master and secondary bedrooms.

Among US broadband households, the study also found that:

• HD penetration increased to 82%.

• Smart TV penetration doubled in the last year from 12% to 25%.

• 69% of Smart TVs are now connected to the Internet.

• Close to a fourth of net-connected game console time is spent viewing video, a rate highest among Sony PS3 users (29%).

The basis of this report is Benchmarking the Connected Consumer, an online study of 2,000 adult broadband users ages 18 to 75 as to their ownership of specific consumer electronic and personal computing devices, the rooms in which these devices were usually located, and the net-connectivity status of each device. Respondents were selected at random from an online consumer panel of several million opt-in respondents.

TDG’s new report, The In-Home CE and Home Network Ecosystem – 2013, is now available for immediate purchase by contacting TDG’s Customer Service at or by phone at 469-287-8050. Current TDG Members have immediate access to the report in the Member Portal.

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