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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Connected Cars, Pay TV, and the IoT: Keynotes Announced for CONNECTIONS Europe

Parks Associates today announced the keynote speakers for the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS Europe Conference, taking place November 18-19 in Amsterdam. The conference will focus on entertainment and smart home solutions for the connected consumer, and keynote speakers include:

  • Oliver Lewis, SVP, Product Management, Sky Deutschland
  • Ken Durand, VP, Innovation and Business Development, Ericsson

Two keynote speakers will also be presenting during a fire-side chat, titled ...read more

Friday, October 24, 2014

Amdocs joins CONNECTIONS Europe Advisory Sponsors

Parks Associates welcomes and thanks Amdocs for supporting CONNECTIONS Europe as an Advisory Sponsor. This year's conference will take place November 18-19 in Amsterdam.

For more than 30 years, Amdocs has ensured service providers' success and embraced their biggest challenges. To win in the connected world, service providers rely on Amdocs to simplify the customer experience, harness the data explosion, stay ahead with new services and improve operational efficiency. The global company ...read more

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Non-linear video accounts for 49% of the video consumed on TVs

New research from Parks Associates released today reveals that non-linear video accounts for almost half of video consumers on TV screens in U.S. broadband households. The firm noted that each week, consumers watch nearly 17 hours of non-linear video, compared to only 11.5 hours of linear video.

During CONNECTIONS Summit at CES, Parks Associates director of research Barbara Kraus will lead a discussion on the evolution and future of streaming media. The session, "Streaming ...read more

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Overwhelming Interest in Interoperable Smart Home Products in Europe

New research from Parks Associates this week revealed a growing interest in the Internet of Things in Europe. The firm's primary European study, Emerging Power of IoT in Europe, found that early growth in smart home products and services is significant—11% of broadband households in Spain currently report owning a home control system.

Other research highlights from the study include:

  • 9% of UK and 5% of German broadband households report owning a home control system.
  • 62%
  • ...read more

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Webcast: Market Dynamics Driving Success in the Smart Home

Join Parks Associates and Greenwave Systems for a complimentary industry webcast on October 28, 1 PM CT, examining the market dynamics and the key elements that will drive success in the smart home services market.

Research has found that 13% of U.S. broadband households own at least one smart home device, and the majority of smart home devices are used more than once a week.

As a result, smart home services must be built on a strong foundation. Service providers must deliver ...read more

Monday, October 20, 2014

Qualcomm Joins CONNECTIONS Europe as Advisory Sponsor

Parks Associates would like to welcome and thank Qualcomm for sponsoring CONNECTIONS Europe, November 18-19 in Amsterdam. Qualcomm is joining the ninth-annual conference as an Advisory Sponsor.

Qualcomm is the world leader in next-generation mobile technologies and the world’s largest manufacturer of wireless chipsets. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, connecting people more closely to information, entertainment ...read more

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pay-TV Pathways to European Households

New Parks Associates research released this week reveals the multiple routes pay-TV providers have when trying to reach European consumers in the home.

The firm's primary research study, Emerging Power of IoT in Europe, surveys large, statistically significant consumer samples in multiple Western European countries, focusing on the smart home, enertainment and content, and connected devices and support. The study reveals:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Video and Pay-TV Preferences of College-Age Consumers

College students, or consumers aged 18-22, represent a trendsetting, driving force for new and existing technology. In a recent survey, Parks Associates asked college-age students about their consumption habits and perceptions regarding pay-TV providers. Fifty-two of the study's 57 participants have access to a video service and of those, 17 want more content options from their service.

The firm recently compiled the study's findings into an industry whitepaper. In Uprising: ...read more

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