Thursday, May 26, 2022

New Trends Driving Growth in Streaming Services

It is important to understand the different types of services offered and how Parks Associates defines them, as well as examples of some of the major players in each category.

OTT services experienced significant growth during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Parks Associates research reports that in Q3 2021, 80% of US internet households reported subscribing to at least one OTT service. Meanwhile, just 57% said they subscribed to a traditional pay-TV service, continuing more

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Planning for the Smart Home Explosion

When it comes to smart home technology, it’s no longer a question whether customers will get on board. It’s just a matter of time. Over 50% of broadband households intend to purchase a smart home device in the next 12 months, according to Parks Associates, and a conversation at NCTC’s Winter Education Conference had members exploring their place in the connected home and IoT.

From the article "Planning for the Smart Home Explosion" by Sarah Winegardner.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Netflix Tops OTT Services, Amazon Prime and Hulu Follow

Amazon Prime and Hulu follow, based on an estimated number of subs from Parks Associates. HBO Now and Starz round out the top 5. MLB.TV took sixth followed by Showtime and CBS All Access. Parks Associates noted that online pay-TV services Sling TV and DirecTV Now surpass Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue to make the top 10.

OTT video sub penetration has reached 64% of US broadband households, according to Parks’ OTT Video Market Tracker, with 36% of broadband more

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Esports Invasion: Overwatch League Finds Distribution on Disney XD, ESPN

It’s further evidence of the gap between esports and the mainstream coming to a close. The demand for esports content is only rising, with 10% of US broadband households watching it, according to recent Parks Associates research.

“While viewership of many traditional sports is waning, esports is well positioned to capture the attention of a generation that grew up playing video games,” Hunter Sappington, Park Associates research analyst, said. And if they’re not watching, ch more

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

CFX Tech: Roku Branching Out with Smart Speaker FCC Filing

All signs show the smart home market is heading for a boom. It’s expected to hit $53bln in 2022, according to Zion Market Research. That doesn’t just mean smart speakers. That includes everything from smart TVs, connected thermostats and even certain refrigerators. More than 50% of US broadband households own a smart TV, according to a new report from Parks Associates. Products are moving into the mainstream and everyone’s vying for a piece of pie.

From the article :CFX Tech more

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

WEC 2018: SVODs Not the Enemy of Pay-TV

Instability in pay-TV through the evolution in video has been at the top of concerns across cable, but the fall in subscribers isn’t totally unexpected considering other shifts in the US. Industry researchers are finally getting the chance to look back and decipher when consumer behavior began to change.

“A lot of what’s going on is no one really knows what the rules are anymore,” Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Park Associates, said at NCTC’s Winter Educati more

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Can ISPs Help Expedite Adoption of Smart Home Devices?

Mainstream consumers don’t seem eager to connect their garage doors and light bulbs to the internet, according to data presented by research firm Parks Associates during a Tuesday webcast. With ease of installation and use a chief concern among prospective users of IoT-enabled smart home devices, ISPs could play a role in moving the category forward.

The connected thermostat leads smart home devices with penetration into 11% of US households, with other devices yet to crack more

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Trends Impacting Premium Pay-TV Services

While a variety of global technology and market trends are reshaping the face of the TV industry, some have a unique impact on the design, marketing, and uptake of premium services. Those that involve major shifts in the business or revenues of pay TV are causing significant market disruptions, as are trends that define substantial changes in viewing habits. Not all of these disruptions work against the uptake of premium video services—several serve to encourage consumer use or more

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