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Nearly half of Western European broadband homes have smart TV

Research from Parks Associates has revealed that 45% of Western European broadband households own a smart TV.

SES-09 Boeing Satellite SystemsGermany is the region's smart TV hot spot with the highest percentage of such ownership. The data found that over 50% of broadband households in the country have this Internet-connected CE device.

"Europe has served as an early market for new online video services," said Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates. "As the wave of OTT video breaks across European markets, new opportunities for partnerships are opening up among OTT services, CE manufacturers, and pay-TV providers ... the unique value of the user interface, the role of devices such as smart TVs and streaming media devices, and future opportunities that will shape the progression of over-the-top (OTT) video services."

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