Press Releases

Friday, November 16, 2018

56% of U.S. broadband households highly value an energy-efficient home

Advisory Board for Smart Energy Summit features DTE Energy, ecobee, EnergyHub, Itron, Nest/Google, Powerley, Simple Energy, and sonnen

Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda and Advisory Board for its tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, held February 18-20, 2019, at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown in Austin, Texas. The research firm notes 56% of U.S. broadband households believe it is very important to have an energy-efficient household, ...read more

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Live broadcast TV represented 60% of video consumption on televisions in early 2012 but only 44% at the end of 2017

MediaKind sponsors Parks Associates’ inaugural Future of Video conference 

A new whitepaper from Parks Associates reports live broadcast TV represented 60% of video consumption on televisions in early 2012 but only 44% at the end of 2017. The firm, which will host Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media on December 10-12 in California, notes that live viewing continues to decline, with survey data from 3Q 2018 showing live broadcast video now accounts for 42% of all ...read more

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

50% of consumers 50 and older very interested in emergency panic button service or home emergency system

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES® to features session on independent living with speakers from Alarm.com, Centrica Hive, Medical Guardian, MobileHelp, and Uber Health

Parks Associates research shows that 50% of consumers ages 50 and older in U.S. broadband households are very interested in an emergency panic button service or home emergency system. The international research firm will address how solutions that improve quality of life for seniors are expanding market opportunities ...read more

Thursday, November 08, 2018

More than 50% of consumers who set up smart home devices themselves report setup problems

Webcast to address tech support opportunities through automated cognitive and intelligent technologies and automated connected devices

Parks Associates research finds most smart home owners set up their devices on their own and more than 50% of these consumers report setup problems. These issues have not translated into greater adoption of tech support services—one-fifth of U.S. broadband households have a subscription. The research firm will examine opportunities to improve ...read more

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Parks Associates Announces 2018 Top 10 U.S. Subscription OTT Video Services

Top five includes Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO, and Starz, all propelled by original content

Parks Associates today released its updated list of the top 10 subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services in the U.S. market, based on estimated number of subscribers. Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu continue to hold the top-three slots, with HBO Now and Starz moving into the top five.

1              Netflix

2              Prime Video Users (Amazon Prime)

3              Hulu ...read more

Monday, November 05, 2018

Smart TVs the leading device U.K. households want to control with their smart speaker with personal assistant

CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses smart home, security, energy management, and independent living solutions

New research from Parks Associates finds 24% of U.K. broadband households that own a smart speaker with personal assistant would like to control their smart TV via this device, nearly twice as many as any other device. The international research firm will host the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT on 13-14 November at the Amsterd ...read more

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

32% of U.S. broadband households will not purchase a smart home device due to security and privacy concerns

New Parks Associates industry report analyzes blockchain applications for connected consumer markets

A new industry report from Parks Associates shows the percentage of broadband households not intending to purchase a smart home device due to security and privacy concerns has increased from 21% in Q1 2017 to 32% in Q1 2018. Blockchain for Connected Home and Entertainment analyzes security concerns, their impact on smart home adoption, and the potential for blockchain to decr ...read more

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Nearly 60% of U.K. broadband households prefer hardware-as-a-service option to acquire smart thermostat

CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses energy management and independent living solutions

New research from Parks Associates finds strong interest in the U.K. for hardware-as-a-service options for smart thermostats, with 58% of broadband households willing to pay five pounds per month for a hardware and service bundle. Parks Associates will host the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT on 13-14 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel to discus ...read more

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