Blog articles from 11/2019

Prior to Parks Associates’  14 th -annual  CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home ,  Gabriel Wetzel , CEO, Robert Bosch Smart Home GmbH gave his insights on the smart home market with the firm's analyst team. Gabriel will participate on the expert panel  Evolution of the Smart Home: Gaining Traction  on Tuesday, 19 November at  8:30 . Panelists who will join him on this session include: Bernd Grohmann,...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 14, 2019
Tags: connected CE, europe, smart home
Prior to Parks Associates’  14 th -annual  CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home ,  Oskar Lampel , Partner Manager, Skyresponse AB gave his insights on connected health platforms with the firm's analyst team. Oskar will participate on the expert panel  Connected Health Platforms and Independent Living Solutions  on Wednesday, 20 November at 11:15. Panelists who will join him on this session include: Paul Berney,...

Prior to Parks Associates’  14 th -annual  CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home ,  Stephen Goldstein , SVP, Business Development & Partnerships, Cirrent gave his insights on the smart home market with the firm's analyst team. Stephen will participate on the expert panel  Partnering for Success: Next Stage of Growth  on Wednesday, 20 November at 15:00. Panelists who will join him on this session include:...
 
by Parks Associates | Nov. 13, 2019
Tags: broadband, smart TV, Wi-Fi
Usage of US ad-based OTT services has traditionally lagged far behind adoption of SVOD services. However, with Viacom’s high-profile acquisition of Pluto TV, Sony’s reboot of Crackle, and NBCUniversal’s announcement of an AVOD service to launch in 2020, momentum for ad-based services is picking up some serious steam. As video consumers continue to stack OTT subscriptions in order to round out their online video content portfolio, their wallets have taken a severe hit. As a result,...
 
by Steve Nason | Nov. 13, 2019
Tags: OTT, streaming

Connectivity in the home and the addition of connected devices continues to expand year-over-year. These products provide an increased level of convenience for consumers through home automation and home security applications, energy management and energy efficiency services, and the ability to control and monitor the home remotely. Smart thermostats have been around since the early 2000s; however, the introduction of the Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011 brought a greater level of...
 
by Lindsay Gafford | Nov. 11, 2019
Tags: Internet of Things, smart home
Over-the-Top (OTT) video streaming services compete based on content. User experience, price, brand and marketing are all important, but consumers pay for services in order to have something to watch. Increasingly, services are relying on exclusive or original content as a key success factor. Escalating investment in original content continues as services seek sustainable differentiation. At the same time, TV networks are launching their own OTT services, often with content that they...
 
by Seth D. Yockey | Nov. 6, 2019
Tags: digital media, OTT

During AT&T’s WarnerMedia Day on October 29, the company announced details of its upcoming streaming service, HBO Max. Previously, sparse information existed regarding the SVOD, with only an idea of its name, a general launch date, and limited knowledge of its content library. However, event presenters uncovered highly anticipated details that have remained speculative until now. HBO Max joins others in an attempt to steal some of the thunder from the “big three”...
LG has announced that its new appliances will be equipped with “Proactive Customer Care.” The feature is designed to improve user experience and help customers maximize the lifespan of their products. The feature will first be enabled on the new bottom-freezer refrigerators and front-load washing machine. The Proactive Customer Care feature will support consumers in the following ways: Sends tips to prevent misuse of appliances – For example, for refrigerators the...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Nov. 4, 2019
Tags: smart home, tech support


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