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Annual shipments of televisions with wireless Web connectivity will jump at least fivefold over the next two years as technological advances shrink the cost of adding the feature, according to a report released today.

Television manufacturers will ship about 20 million wireless-networked TVs globally in 2011, ABI Research said today. That year, wireless-networked TVs will account for about 11% of total flat-screen shipments, up from about 2% this year, said Michael Inouye, industry analyst with ABI.

The expected jump in Web-connected home-entertainment components reflects both falling TV prices as well as an expanding amount of television and film content available for either downloading or video-streaming from companies such as Netflix, Blockbuster and Amazon.com. Last month, Boston-based research firm Yankee Group estimated that annual sales of Web-connected TVs would surge to about 50 million in 2013 from about 6 million this year, with next year's Super Bowl being a key demand catalyst.
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