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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Nearly 50% of OTT Subs Take More Than One Service

Parks Associates will present new connected entertainment research at CES 2017 in January. The international firm will host the 11th-annual Connections Summit: IoT and the Smart Home on January 5 at the Venetian Hotel, Level 4, Marcello 4405, in Las Vegass. The IoT firm will also be at Booth #41073 in Sands A-D throughout CES 2017.

“Parks Associates, through our OTT Video Market Tracker service, has identified the service-stacking phenomenon as an important step in the growt ...read more

Friday, December 09, 2016

5% Of Consumers Who Try A VR Headset Buy One

A new market snapshot by Parks Associates reveals 50% of consumers who try a VR (virtual reality) headset enjoy it and make plans to purchase one, while 15% who try one enjoy the experience and then buy a headset.

This research, from Consumer Strategies and Use Cases for Virtual and Augmented Reality, highlights the importance of personal experience in driving the success of virtual reality headset sales and the need to expand demos beyond industry events such as CES® and in ...read more

Monday, October 31, 2016

Smart Home Concept Is Expanding Across Europe

Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates will host over 200 industry executives this week at the 11th-annual Connections Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer. The executive conference takes place 2-3 November at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

From the article "Smart Home Concept Is Expanding Across Europe" by www.broadbandtvnews.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Majority Of OTT Viewing On Internet-Connected TV

Parks Associates has released its updated top 10 list for subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services, based on number of subscribers, with Netflix retaining its top position while services Sling TV, Showtime, and CBS moved up or entered the list over the past year.

Parks Associates’ list of top 10 OTT video services, ranked by number of paid subscribers, excluding transactional or ad-based services, is based upon reported figures and estimates from Parks Associates’ OTT ...read more

Monday, October 24, 2016

Voice Recognition Software Drive New IoT Use Cases

“Over 70% of voice-recognition users are satisfied with the experience of using this solution on their smartphones, which is driving experimentation with this functionality on other platforms, including home assistants like the Amazon Echo, Tap, and Dot,” said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates.

From the article "Voice Recognition Software Drive New IoT Use Cases" by www.broadbandtvnews.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Monetising OTT: The Key Factors

Speaking in a presentation at Broadband World Forum entitled Making money in the new world of video, Brett Sappington, he said that there had been a rush to OTT in the last few years. In the US, for instance, there were 29 established and five new services launched in 2011. By 2015 those figures had risen to 65 and 33 respectively and now there are over 120 OTT services in the US, plus a further 30-40 in Canada.

From the article "Monetising OTT: The Key Factors" Chris Dziadu ...read more

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

35% Of US Broadband Homes Watch User-Generated Video

According to Parks Associates, three-fourths of US broadband households access this content at least once per month.

The research comes from one of three recently released research deliverables by Parks Associates that examine consumer demand for personalized services, entertainment and app strategies, and the impact of OTT and user-generated content on video production and distribution.

From the article "35% Of US Broadband Homes Watch User-Generated Video" by www.broad ...read more

Friday, September 02, 2016

OTT Subscriptions Up 12% In US Since 2014

Netflix, WWE Network, and Hulu have the highest Net Promoter Scores among major OTT video services in the US, according to Parks Associates.

The international research firm notes that adoption of OTT video subscriptions has increased by 12% since Q3 2014, with the number of available services and consumer awareness both increasing, despite password sharing growing by approximately 8% over that same time.

“We have seen a steady climb thus far in 2016,” said Brett Sappingt ...read more

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