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Friday, January 05, 2018

30% of US homes like to use single remote

Research from Parks Associates shows that 67% of US broadband households find receiving alerts when someone enters the home appealing; 54% of broadband households find at least one tested energy management use case for the smart home highly appealing and 60% of security system owners find the ability to control their security systems using voice appealing.

From the article "30% of US homes like to use single remote" by Robert Briel.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

European smart home market awakens

According to Parks Associaties in their new report IoT Connectivity in Europe: Value of Connected Products, companies in this space across the globe are exploring strategies to overcome market inhibitors and realise the opportunities emerging from the power of connectivity.

“Some European companies have been hesitant to jump into the IoT space due to their sense that this area suffers from overhype and gadgetry,” said Tricia Parks, founder, president, and CEO, Parks Associat ...read more

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Parks: The role of TV in the home is evolving

Parks Associates estimates smart TV penetration will reach 57% in Western Europe this year.

This growth comes as the connectivity rates for smart TV are also increasing; in the US, 82% of smart TV owners connect their device to the Internet. New use cases for connected CE, including smart home applications, are helping device owners find new value in their connected devices.

“The TV’s role in the home is evolving,” said Brad Russell, research analyst, Parks Associates.

...read more

Friday, March 17, 2017

20% of US pay-TV subscribers dissatisfied

20% of US pay-TV subscribers say they are dissatisfied with their pay-TV service, representing a 100% increase since early 2013.

Parks Associates’s new report TV Services: Changing the Channel Package shows only one-third of pay-TV subscribers are very satisfied with their pay-TV service, a drop from 57% who indicated very high satisfaction levels in 2013.

“High satisfaction with pay TV has dropped across all providers,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research ...read more

Thursday, February 02, 2017

OTT Churn-Rate In US Homes Is 19%

The figure is reveadled in Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker service, which notes that the overall churn rate for OTT services has been stable for the past year, with top services Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu all reducing their churn rates. At the end of 2015, 20% of US broadband households had cancelled at least one OTT video service in the past 12 months.

“The churn rate has held steady, with one-in-five broadband households canceling an OTT video service in the past ...read more

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

15% Of US Broadband Homes Have Antenna-Only TV

New cord-cutter consumer research from Parks Associates shows the percentage of US broadband households that use only antennas to receive TV has steadily increased since 2013 to reach 15%.

360 View: Entertainment Services in US Broadband Households reveals this increase coincides with a drop in pay-TV subscriptions and an increase in Internet-only video subscriptions.

“Pay-TV subscriptions have dropped each year since 2014, falling to 81% of US broadband households in Q3 ...read more

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

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