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TV shipments up 11% in North America

August 25, 2008

North America enjoyed particularly strong growth in Q2 with total TV shipments surging 28 per cent year on year after just 5 per cent growth in Q1 of 2008 and negative growth during most of 2007. The strong shipments in North America reflect introduction of new, lower-cost, flat panel TV models to the US market by top-tier brands in the latter part of the quarter and a consumer that was very receptive to these lower price points.

Globally, flat panel TV share rose from 52 per cent in Q1 to 57 per cent in Q2 as

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