Connected TV: hits and misses

TMT Media Predictions 2013

In 2013, Deloitte predicts that tens of millions of connected TV sets will sell globally, and the installed base of TV sets with integrated connectivity should exceed 100 million.

A note from the authors

In 2013, because of the volumes of connected TV sets sold around the world, the implications of connected TV – chief among which is the ability to disintermediate traditional broadcasters, or even traditional TV content – will likely be the subject of intense, and occasionally under-informed, debate at conferences focused on the TV sector. But the bottom line is that unless must-see content at a competitive price point is made exclusive to connected TVs, for example via a channel or portal that is only available via connected TVs, the need for connectivity in televisions is likely to remain marginal

The base of households supporting two-way connectivity is already vast; the usage of that connectivity has remained sparse. Connected TVs will sell, but most likely primarily for the thinness of their bezels, the sharpness of their screen or their value for money. Read the report to explore more.

Connected TV: hits and misses

Consumers will buy tens of millions of connected TV sets in 2013, but broadcasters should not be concerned they will be painted out of the viewing landscape; connected TV is for many a secondary priority and seldom a key driver of purchasing decisions. Listen in as the TMT Predictions 2013 co-authors discuss connected TV.


Duncan Stewart, Director of TMT Research, Deloitte Canada, and co-author of TMT Predictions.

Paul Lee, Head of Global TMT Research, co-author of TMT Predictions.


Stephen Heasley, Global Online Communications, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Connected TV: hits and misses
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