With the IFA consumer electronics show in progress in Berlin and the IBC broadcast media show due to begin later this week in Amsterdam, connected television is emerging as a common theme. The key question is whether the connected television revolution will be driven by the manufacturers of consumer electronics products or the electronic media industries that provide programming for the screens. So far, it’s been primarily promoted by the former, while the latter have tended to view it as another way of delivering video on demand. Consumers themselves remain confused by the possibilities, but are gradually gaining more control of their viewing experience. Connecting television to the internet may ultimately prove to be more disruptive than most people anticipate. As the chairman of Google recently lectured television executives in Edinburgh, you ignore the internet at your peril.