Blog articles from 08/2010

As Project Canvas moves closer to reality, those that have the most to lose are mounting their opposition to the initiative. The Wall Street Journal today writes that Six TV, the largest holder of local TV licenses in the UK, has requested an investigation of Project Canvas by Ofcom. Six is not one of the member companies involved in Canvas and fears that the initiative will reinforce the dominance of the UK's traditional broadcasters. Virgin Media and IP Vision have also lodged...
 
by Brett Sappington | Aug. 31, 2010
Tags: Europe
Parks Associates is supporting the NY Games Conference in New York on September 30th. The most influential decision-makers in the digital media industry gather at NY Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. NY Games Conference – now in its 3rd year – features lively debate on timely cutting-edge business topics. Executives from publishers, developers, advertising, investment firms, social networks,...
 

Hillcrest Labs' Freespace® in-air pointing and motion-control technology has been chosen by LG Electronics for implementation in 3D- and Internet-ready televisions. The "Magic Wand" remote, which is powered by Hillcrest Labs' technology, will be included in some LG models. Also, Hillcrest announced that Sony has licensed some technology, although terms of the deal were not disclosed.
 
by | Aug. 30, 2010
Tags: connected CE
We can expect to hear about a number of announcements related to online video, Web applications, and connected consumer electronics, particularly in Europe. We are entering several weeks in a row of major European consumer electronics and media events, highlighted by IFA in Berlin, IBC in Amsterdam, and Connected Home World Summit in London, where Parks Associates will be presenting a one-day workshop on Monday, 20 September. In last week's Webcast - Connected TV Outlook - I...
 
by | Aug. 30, 2010
Tags: Europe, industry event, set top

Apple has invited the media to a music-themed event on September 1 , leading to much speculation about what might be announced. Here are the potential announcements being kicked around: * Revamp to the iPod lineup; * TV show rentals for $0.99; and * An "iTV" product that might be a stand-alone set-top box like the Apple TV or an integrated connected TV. The big question regarding Apple is whether it will continue to pursue the development of a stand-alone...
 
by | Aug. 30, 2010
Tags: connected CE
Parks Associates' groundbreaking consumer survey Uptake of Personal Health Tools & Services reveals important consumer insights on personal health technologies. Almost 20% of U.S. consumers who care for an ill family member are willing to pay out-of-pocket for a home health monitoring service, almost double the number who would purchase the service for themselves, according to Parks Associates. Uptake of Personal Health Tools & Services finds consumer motivations for adopting...

Kurt Scherf, VP & Principal Analyst, Parks Associates will be participating on the panel, "TV retakes center stage" at EuroSummit '10 on Thursday, September 23 at 10 AM in Budapest, Hungary. Parks Associates is also a supporting organization of EuroSummit '10 . This two-day interactive marketing event is featuring the latest innovations in cable marketing and technology, branding and product trends, best practices, competitive strategies, customer care,...
 
Parks Associates is supporting the Digital Media Pipeline on September 15 in Los Angeles, CA. Brett Sappington , Senior Research Analyst, Parks Associates will be presenting on TV Services and consumer habits during the Research Session on Wednesday, September 15 from 11:40 AM – 12:45 PM. Digital Media Pipeline offers an opportunity for digital retailers, content owners and aggregators, and technology and service providers to share learnings and experiences in the...
 


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