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Friday, March 25, 2022

YouTube Enters "Free TV" Streaming Wars, Adds Access To Nearly 4,000 Free Classic TV Episodes

Consumer adoption of connected TVs continues to skyrocket. Insights from Parks Associates suggest that more than 56% of American households own a “Smart TV.” This is while cable and satellite providers continue to see subscribers “cut the cord” in droves, with over 4.6 million Americans canceling their pay-TV subscriptions in 2021.

From the article "YouTube Enters 'Free TV' Streaming Wars, Adds Access To Nearly 4,000 Free Classic TV Episodes" by Johan Moreno. 

Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Smart Home Tech Enters The Privacy Of The Bathroom, Redefining The Experience

Parks Associates, a research and analytics group focused on IoT and smart homes, shares that consumer demand for this type of product exists. The group’s research shows that one-third of consumers now look for providers who will enable them to share data from a connected health device or app. 

From the article "Smart Home Tech Enters The Privacy Of The Bathroom, Redefining The Experience" by Jennifer Castenson. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

CES 2022 Recap: The Show Must Go On…And It Did

It’s also important to point out that CES is a showcase for actual product vendors and an event to learn about what’s happening in the consumer technology space. For example, it was immensely gratifying to see esteemed research firm Parks Associates conduct an in-person event on the smart home for the first time in 2 years, which attracted more than 200 participants and was joined by numerous top-echelon industry leaders. In many ways, this was the most heart-warming thing to he ...read more

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

How Meaningful Is The Broadband Element Of The $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Package?

According to Parks Associates, this conservative definition has contributed to a “have nots” segment of the U.S. population (about 13 million homes). This segment tends to be disproportionately less educated, less educated with lower income levels compared to more affluent, fully connected (e.g., higher broadband speeds) households.

In that sense, the law is a step in the right direction as it propagates some level of broadband usage with the entire U.S. population, especial ...read more

Monday, October 18, 2021

The Fastest Growing Video Advertising Platform Is Now CTV

As media conglomerates such as Disney DIS -3.3% and Comcast place a greater content priority on streaming it has promoted consumers canceling their cable subscription. A study from Parks Associates says over one-third of U.S. broadband (38 million households) are cord-cutters. Over the next five years, Kagan projects cord cutting will result in a revenue loss from $91.1 billion in 2021 to $64.7 billion by 2025.

From the article "The Fastest Growing Video Advertising Platform ...read more

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tomorrow’s Communities Are Smart And Urban, Where Everything Acts As A Concept

And, looking at more current, household level trends, market research firm Parks Associates forecasts that mobile-only households will decline as fixed broadband networks expand. Mobile-only probably won’t disappear completely, because it’s easy and affordable, but Parks believes it will not grow beyond 13% of US households, and the percentage of mobile only households may decrease with the growing availability of affordable home broadband options enabled by new wireless technol ...read more

Thursday, August 05, 2021

‘We Found A Way To Extract DC Directly From AC:’ Amber Signs Deal With Infineon To Make Electricity Smart

“This alliance between Infineon and Amber is a next level example that the solid-state transformation of our electrical products and infrastructure is at hand,” says Elizabeth Parks, President of Parks Associates, a market research firm. “The implications are significant and can help support current and emerging applications in the commercial and residential markets, which continue to evolve with connectivity as a foundation for the future.”

From the article 'We Found A Way ...read more

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Steven Spielberg Shuns Movie Home In Streaming Deal

Still, Peacock ranks eighth among the major subscription streaming services, with only 10% of broadband households reporting that they pay for one of Peacock's two subscription services, according to researcher Parks Associates. That leaves it well behind the likes of Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, all of which have had more than a dozen years’ head start in streaming.

From the article "Steven Spielberg Shuns Movie Home In Streaming Deal" by Dawn Chmielewski. 

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