The annual Consumer Electronics Shows kicked off this week in Las Vegas, and already manufacturers such as Panasonic and Samsung have struck deals to include more online video ads in their connected TVs, the latest sign that the Internet TV market is poised for rapid growth.

Last year alone, connected TVs accounted for about 52 million sets sold and that number should rise this year. Many manufacturers are showing new sets at the show with additional "smart capabilities" built in, said research firm Retrevo. For more details, check out this week's New Media Minute.

-Daisy Whitney

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