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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’."

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Research: 6% US broadband homes have gigabit-speed services

New research from Parks Associates finds that 22 per cent of US broadband households have a service speed of 100-999 Mbps, the most common service tier, although 39 per cent of US broadband households do not know their broadband speed. The report – Modern Broadband: Competition and Retention at Gigabit Speeds – notes that only 6 per cent of US broadband households have gigabit-speed services and interest in upgrading to that speed of service has declined over the past two years. ...read more

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Research: 97% smart speaker homes own one device brand

Research from Parks Associates finds smart speakers inspire strong brand loyalty among owners – 97 per cent of smart speaker households own only one brand in this device category.

The research reveals two-thirds of smart speaker households own an Echo device, while almost one-third own a Google Home. Low-end models such as the Echo Dot and Google Home Mini are the most common products owned, but the trend of brand loyalty in this early market creates opportunities for device ...read more

Monday, May 14, 2018

Research: 6% US homes will have pay-TV OTT in 12 months

New research from analyst firm Parks Associates shows that 6 per cent of US broadband households are highly likely to subscribe to an online pay-TV service within the next 12 months, which would more than double the number subscribing today.

From the article "Research: 6% US homes will have pay-TV OTT in 12 months."

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Analyst: 52% US households dual pay-TV/SVoD

According to the latest Market Snapshot: OTT and Pay TV: Partnerships and Competition, from research and consulting firm Parks Associates, which examines competition in the US entertainment marketplace as partnerships between pay-TV and OTT within the video space become more common, over half of broadband households have a combination of pay-TV and at least one OTT service.

From the article "Analyst: 52% US households dual pay-TV/SVoD."

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Over 70% of TV viewing by young not TV or live-streaming

TV-viewing research from Parks Associates finds that live TV viewing among all video consumption has continued to decline overall among US broadband households – nearly 60 per cent of video viewed on the TV is on-demand, non-linear content. The research shows that the trend is particularly pronounced among young consumers. Just over one-quarter of TV viewing by consumers ages 18 to 34 is of live sources, including pay-TV, over-the-air channels, and live-streaming.

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Wednesday, December 06, 2017

User experience key focus for smart TVs and SMPs

A Parks Associates report finds that makers of smart TVs and streaming media players (SMPs) are shifting strategies to focus on the user experience (UX) as device sales start to flatten out.

According to Parks Associates’ Market Snapshot – Smart TVs & the User Experience, 45 per cent of US broadband households have a smart TV, which is now the most commonly used platform among US broadband households for accessing online video content.

“Parks Associates’ holiday data fin ...read more

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Connected CE purchases show steady decline since 2008

“Today, consumers are satisfied with many of their existing products, provided they are working well,” said Tricia Parks, President, CEO, and Founder, Parks Associates. “Many product categories are following predictable patterns. Consumers value their connected CE products, but there is no big purchase buzz except for personal assistants with voice, particularly the Amazon Echo. Its ‘wow factor’ is translating into true consumer excitement, interest, and adoption.”

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