Study: Connection Between Smart TV Shipments And Smartphones

Nearly 20% of all TVs shipped worldwide in Q1 2012 were smart TVs, which connect the Internet with traditional televisions. The highest shipments were in Japan with 36%, followed by China with 30%, according to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Smart TV Shipment and Forecast Report. The research firm notes smart TV in Western Europe equaled 29%, with North America lagging at 18%. Analysts note that smartphones also "far outnumber fixed lines" in countries where smart TVs shipped most. Sony, Skyworth, Philips, Sharp and Konka round out the top five manufacturers.

Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications