The newly released IMS Research report reveals that Internet video device shipments will experience global growth of 78% year-over-year from 2009 to 2010.
The device categories that will see the most significant uptake in the short term are connected TVs and connected Blu-ray players, according to the research.
Rebecca Kurlak states "With the Blu-ray Disc Association releasing the Blu-ray 3D specification a month ago, and the continued decline in the device category?s average selling price, IMS Research expects consumers to welcome Blu-ray players into their homes. And, with nearly all Blu-ray players manufactured with IP connectivity enabling access to VOD libraries like Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, and CinemaNow, Blu-ray players are more compelling for purchase consideration than they have been since their market debut."
Kurlak continues "At the Digital Living Room Conference, it was announced that 10% of the 2009 box office sales were attributed to 3-D movies. Our forecast accounts for this growing preference, and we expect global connected Blu-ray shipments to exceed 28 million devices in 2011."
This report builds onto IMS Research?s first Internet Video household and device study that was released in December 2008. This update extends the forecast period through 2015, at which time households with the ability to view Internet video on the TV are expected to exceed 473 million.