Thursday 18 December 2014

TV sales double for tournament

Published 12/06/2014 | 02:30

THE number of televisions being sold has doubled in many electronic stores compared to this time last year, as fans gear up for the World Cup kick-off today.

Harvey Norman, Currys and PC World have seen sales of 50-inch TVs and larger models double in the past month. Currys reported a 200pc increase in the sales of Ultra HD TVs.

Category manager for large-screen TVs at Currys and PC World John Mitchell said: "With the football approaching, more and more people are keen to watch the tournament on the best products around."

The pick-up in revenue has been welcomed by retailers after a drop-off in figures following last years' digital switchover.

Irish Independent

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