Traditional TV will prevail, say tech predictions.

The Internet didn’t kill the TV industry, says Duncan Stewart.


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If anything, it helped boost television’s status as the current super media, and will propel an increase in the number of couch potatoes across the globe in 2011.

“Somebody forgot to tell the TV industry (the Internet) is destroying everything,” said Stewart, the research director for Deloitte Canada. “There are websites that are devoted to nothing but the shenanigans of people who are on TV . . . TV is the hub around which many other media revolve.”

The consulting firm on Tuesday released its Top 10 Canadian TMT (Technology, Media and Telecommunications) Predictions for 2011.

TV has defied dire predictions it would become obsolete, the report says, and viewership and advertising revenue will increase over the next 12 months.

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