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Friday, May 17, 2019

Will Arlo Technologies' New Video Doorbell Level the Playing Field With Ring and Nest?

Arlo needs a video doorbell to help continue adding subscribers. Doorbells will ultimately pave the way for upgrades to added devices, which will lead to more subscribers.
A recent Parks Associates survey found 67% of those buying a security system want video alerts when someone is approaching the home, so not having a doorbell along with a separate camera system is a decided disadvantage. 

From the article "Will Arlo Technologies' New Video Doorbell Level the Playing Fiel ...read more

Thursday, May 16, 2019

IFC Films Launches Subscription Streaming Channel Anchored To Start Of Cannes

While the streaming wars are heating up among Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal, more niche services continue to populate the landscape, though the numbers have started to level off. There were 233 subscription services as of April, according to research firm Parks Associates, down two from 2018.
In its nearly two-decade run, IFC has released narrative films such as Y Tu Mamá También, The Thin Blue Line and The Trip, documentaries like How to Survive a Plague and Joan River ...read more

Thursday, May 16, 2019

OTA TV Viewing: Found In Nearly 1 in 4 Broadband Homes

New research from Parks Associates suggests that may be the case, given the percentage of U.S. broadband households that use a digital antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts.

From the article "OTA TV Viewing: Found In Nearly 1 in 4 Broadband Homes" by Adam Jacobson.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

22% of US broadband homes watch terrestrial TV

Approximately 22% of US broadband households use an antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts, according to Parks Associates.

Households with both antennas and pay TV subscribe to multiple OTT video services and are more likely to own connected entertainment devices than are average broadband households or pay-TV-only households.

From the article "22% of US broadband homes watch terrestrial TV."

Monday, May 13, 2019

5 Future Jobs You've Never Heard of But That Your Kids Will Flock to

In 2018 a jaw-dropping 48 percent of U.S. consumers polled by Parks Associates said they planned to buy at least one smart home device; that number constituted an even more astounding 66 percent rise year-over-year. The expanded investments and continued technological improvements we're seeing are evidence of the sales-driven market revolution surrounding connected homes.

From the article "5 Future Jobs You've Never Heard of But That Your Kids Will Flock to " by Tom Popomaro ...read more

Thursday, May 02, 2019

AI Raises the Bar for Home Network Security

Concerns about data security also have been shown to increase with ownership of more connected devices. Currently, U.S. broadband households own an average of 10.4 connected devices -- including entertainment, smart home, smart speaker and connected health devices.

From the article "AI Raises the Bar for Home Network Security" by Brad Russell.

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Blue Cash Preferred Card Adds Streaming and Transit to Rewards

The card's 3% rewards rate on transit-related spending is matched by some other cards, including the Wells Fargo Propel American Express Card. But its 6% bonus rate on select U.S. streaming services leads the industry, according to U.S. News data. Qualifying streaming services include Netflix, Hulu, HBO Now, NBA League Pass and Pandora. Since 2016, households have spent an average of less than $8 a month on streaming services, according to data from market research firm Parks As ...read more

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Parks: ‘UK cord cutters could double’

Research from Parks Associates finds that the percentage of UK broadband households stating that they are likely to cancel their pay-TV service has increased to 24 per cent in late 2018 from 12 per cent in late 2015. The intent to cancel is higher among households that watch online video services.

From the article "Parks: ‘UK cord cutters could double’."

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