According to a report from Parks Associates, by the end of 2011 almost 60 million people will be using the Internet to watch television. Parks says that Tier 1 telephone companies "will reach solid numbers by the end of the forecast period," but does not provide specifics.
A survey from Accenture provides some interesting metrics, however: Of 350 telecom executives, sixty percent said that significant revenues from IPTV are likely within three years. Fifty-two percent said they were not confident in IPTV's ability to generate "significant" revenues within 12 months.
For more on these studies:
- see this IT Business Edge write-up