Digital living products and services to generate $229 bln by 2010

Rapid consumer adoption of Internet and mobile services will boost US spending in digital living services and products to nearly $300 bln by 2010, according to Parks Associates. The company reports a steady rise in US household spending for these advanced products and services over the next five years, fueled by adoption of broadband and communications services, which will account for $229 bln in 2010. Between 2006 and 2010, revenues from media servers will grow 140%, and the number of connected entertainment solutions will increase substantially during the same time period. By 2010, more than 30 mln households will have a network that bridges numerous products and extends the entertainment experience to multiple rooms in the home.