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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

More Than Half of Consumers Are Watching Internet Video on Their TV

Here’s the rundown: Parks finds more than half of U.S. broadband households now watch internet video on a television screen, while less than a quarter don’t watch any video content on a TV set at all. The firm also says 88 percent of computer-based viewing is from non-linear sources, while nearly three quarters (72 percent) of non-pay-TV customers subscribe to an OTT video service as their primary source of content. The market leader there is Netflix, with just under half (49 pe ...read more

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Streaming TV Channel Market Share Has Nearly Doubled, Study Says

News tracking the rise of over-the-top streaming services is nothing new. Parks Associates recently found that only about a third of traditional pay TV customers are happy with their service. Some 63 million U.S. broadband households already subscribe to an OTT video service, the firm added. Fluent LLC piled on to those stats earlier this month with findings that indicate around two-thirds of U.S. internet users overall watch or have access to a streaming service, as do 61 perce ...read more

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

IoT Research Says More Than 100 Million U.S. Households Don’t Have a Smart Home Device

Broadband operators have heard about the massive opportunities around providing smart home services to subscribers for many years, and while the market is growing, it remains in a nascent stage. Research from Parks Associates suggests that more than 100 million U.S. households did not have a smart home device at the end of 2016, and the firm’s analysts say that reaching those households requires continued investments to create unique and personalized consumer experiences.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wireline Substitution: How Much of a Threat Are Unlimited LTE Data Plans?

As wireless providers continue to up their unlimited data plan options, more predictions are flowing around how many wired broadband subscribers might abandon their service in favor of full-on dependence to mobile data. For example, in February, Parks Associates suggested in its “360 View: Mobility & the App Economy” report that 10 percent of U.S. broadband households might cancel their fixed broadband service in the next year or so, and lean on wireless services alone.

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Friday, February 03, 2017

Five Factors For Connected Video App Success

With the advent of near-ubiquitous broadband and increasing connected TV (CTV) penetration, over-the-top (OTT) video apps are multiplying rapidly to meet consumer demands for more viewing options on both large and small screens today.

By the end of next year, there will be around 759 million CTV sets worldwide, supporting this speedy uptick in video app rollout.

Ooyala recently examined connected video app activity in a report from Parks Associates and found that among U ...read more

Monday, January 09, 2017

IoT Security Challenge Announced by FTC

Around 60 percent of U.S. broadband households are concerned about the security of smart home devices, including 45 percent who are very concerned, according to a recently released white paper from Parks Associates, “Top 10 Consumer IoT Trends in 2017.”

“Privacy and support concerns are outpacing smart home adoption, which is currently at 26 percent of U.S. broadband households, and companies need to address these concerns to continue growth in these sectors. 2017 will offer ...read more

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Z-Wave Alliance Announces Board Member and New Security Mandate

"Ownership of smart home devices continues to increase, with some products passing 10 percent penetration in broadband households," Stuart Sikes, president at the research firm Parks Associates, observes. "Major technology providers including those using Z-Wave like Samsung and Honeywell, as well as tech giants like Amazon and Google, along with others are experiencing strong sales of smart home products, adding to awareness and excitement of this category."

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Briefs: CES, Universal Electronics, BT, Parks Associates

“Health and wellness applications and services will play a large role in the smart home in 2017, driving innovations in security, wearables, and interoperability,” Harry Wang, senior director of research at Parks Associates, says. “The growing maturity of the smart watch ecosystem will fuel innovations through many of these applications and services. Apple watches and other fitness devices are popular gifts this holiday season and beyond, so their role in the connected home will ...read more

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