Industry Press Releases

Thursday, January 04, 2018

TiVo Introduces Next-Gen Platform, a Game-Changing TV Solution

“User experience defines the operator’s video services for consumers,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates. “Every pay-TV service and streaming video service is working to capture and maintain consumer attention in order to drive ongoing use and monetization. As a result, operators need a flexible platform that allows them to innovate rapidly and meet or surpass connected experiences offered elsewhere.”

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Quorvo HelloTech Brings Tech Support Home for the Holidays to Ensure Stress-Free Smart Home Setup and Installation

According to a recent survey from Parks Associates, the leader in smart home industry research, approximately 50% of consumers in U.S. broadband households report problems with setting up a smart home device. Parks Associates research also reveals that with access to on-demand in-home setup assistance, 28% of broadband households are inclined to purchase smart devices.

From the press release "Quorvo HelloTech Brings Tech Support Home for the Holidays to Ensure Stress-Free Sm ...read more

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group Address IoT Industry Fragmentation with the Availability of the Dotdot Specification over Thread’s IP Network

“We’re at an exciting point in the Smart Home where the broader consumer market is embracing mainstream connected products; 26% of consumers own a smart home device according to our new research,” said Tom Kerber, Director of IoT Strategy at Parks Associates. “To be competitive in a market where consumers will rely on these devices for years to come, companies must take a long-term view, aligning with technologies that will enable innovation and interoperability, and continue to ...read more

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

DIRECTV NOW Has 1 Million Reasons to Celebrate 1 Year of Service

"To reach 1 million subscribers is an important benchmark for any OTT video service, but to go from zero to 1 million subscribers so quickly is quite an achievement," said Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates.

From the article "DIRECTV NOW Has 1 Million Reasons to Celebrate 1 Year of Service."

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Xfinity Home Customers Now Have More Connected Door Lock Options From Kwikset to Remotely Manage Access to Their Home

According to Parks Associates, nearly a million smart door locks will be sold in 2017 and they are forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 15.5% to 1.7 million units by 2021.

"Smart door locks are among some of the most strongly adopted smart home devices with eight percent of U.S. broadband households reporting ownership in 2017," says Brad Russell, Research Director, Parks Associates. "Smart door locks not only serve the recognized home security use case but ...read more

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

New Ooyala Live Enhancements Bring Broadcast Reliability Closer to the OTT World

“While VoD has been a dominant part of OTT video services, live video is now enjoying a renaissance in the online space. Livestreaming from Facebook and Twitter, live sports broadcasts by Amazon and sports leagues, and the rapid growth of online pay-TV services with live broadcast channels are a testimony to the strength of this resurgence. In fact, 17% of U.S. consumers that watch live broadcasts on a TV use an online video service to do so,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Direc ...read more

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sleep Number to Address Sleep Tech at Connected Health Conference 2017

While consumers are beginning to understand that poor sleep detracts from quality of life and contributes to chronic health problems, they have a difficult time knowing what to do to improve their sleep. Moderated by Jennifer Kent, director of research, quality and product development at Parks Associates, the interactive panel session will discuss how to integrate sleep technology into a smart home experience and how to engage consumers a more meaningful way. Barra will leverage ...read more

Monday, October 16, 2017

Greenwave's AXON Predict Deployment Delivers Real-Time Analytic Insight to Kaon Gateway and Set-Top Box Products

"The need for improved, real-time analytics capabilities at the edge of the network is real and increasing, and embedding real time analytics provides multiple benefits in performance and efficiency," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates. "Consumers rely on their home and mobile networks to support a growing number of high bandwidth, performance-sensitive applications. Two-thirds of U.S. broadband households subscribe to Over The Top (OTT) video ...read more

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