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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Annual Set-Top Shipments Worldwide to Exceed 200 Million by 2013 as Service Providers Seek Competitive Edge

The demand for interactive and personalized television services will push annual worldwide set-top box shipments over 200 million by 2013, as providers overhaul their current base with next-generation models, according to Parks Associates.

"Consumers are attracted to the concept of connected CE, with one-third of U.S. broadband households very interested in a set-top box that connects to their PC and Internet service as well as their TV," said Jayant Dasari, research analyst, ...read more

Thursday, July 23, 2009

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe to Discuss Implications, Strategies as Digital TV Subscribers to Exceed 650 Million Worldwide by 2013

Parks Associates today announced the topics for CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summit, taking place November 4, 2009, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Summit, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, features executive insight and worldwide consumer and industry research for broadband and value-added services, connected CE, digital content, and IPTV.

"Over 650 million households worldwide will have digital television service by 2013," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, pri ...read more

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Telco/IPTV Subscribers to Total Almost 40 Million Households Worldwide in 2009, With Significant Implications to Digital Home Development"

DALLAS, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The number of subscribers worldwide to telco/IPTV services will approach 40 million by year-end 2009, according to international research firm Parks Associates. The strong growth in telco/IPTV services is due partly to aggressive provider deployments, according to the firm's new white paper IPTV and the Digital Home, but the most successful rollouts will incorporate multiple services, such as home networking, convergence in entertainment and commun ...read more

Thursday, July 16, 2009

CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES Addresses Challenges, Opportunities as Connected Consumer Electronics Take Center Stage

Parks Associates today announced the Call For Papers for its upcoming CONNECTIONS(TM) Summit at CES, taking place January 7, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV. The international research firm, which forecasts unit sales and installations of connected consumer electronics worldwide will exceed 100 million units annually by 2013, will host the Summit during the first day of 2010 International CES.

"The growth in digital services has implications for both consumer electronics manufacturers ...read more

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Personalization and Unique Value of Smartphones to Push Global Sales to 310 Million Units in 2013

DALLAS, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The consumer appetite for smartphones is skyrocketing and will push annual sales worldwide from 131 million units in 2008 to over 300 million by 2013, according to international market research firm Parks Associates.

"Consumers have a personal connection to their phones," said Harry Wang, Director, Health and Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates. "Apps like T-Mobile's Sherpa will learn from its user's preferences in order to make personaliz ...read more

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Parks Associates' Digital Den at ESCA to Discuss Innovations in Digital Content Delivery and Home Entertainment

Parks Associates today announced the participants for the second-annual "Digital Den" at the Entertainment Supply Chain Academy (ESCA), June 23-24 at the Luxe Hotel in Los Angeles. The Digital Den, June 24, 1:30-3:15 p.m., features an introduction from Blair Westlake, Corporate Vice President, Media & Entertainment Group, Microsoft, followed by a short presentation from Parks Associates' President Stuart Sikes. The Digital Den, hosted by Parks Associates, includes presentations f ...read more

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Parks Associates Survey Identifies Impact of Education and Income on Consumer PC Purchase Habits

For each $1,000 in income, U.S. households will pay on average $1 more for a PC, according to the Consumer Decision Process Annual Survey, which has quantified the influence of income and education on the amount consumers spend on specific CE products.

International research firm Parks Associates recently completed this survey of over 5,000 U.S. consumers on their 2008 purchases and 2009 purchase intentions. The research, part of the Consumer Decision Process Service, examines ...read more

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Parks Associates Addresses Connected CE, Digital Home Support, Controls, and Advanced Media and Services at CONNECTIONS

"This year's event is especially important given the current economy," said Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Over 60% of U.S. Internet households indicated they would cut out-of-home expenses first, including travel and dining, and we are already seeing these changes, with 35% now watching fewer movies in the theater compared to two years ago. This recessionary shift in consumer habits could benefit service providers and CE companies, provided th ...read more

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