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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Icontrol Sponsors CONNECTIONS Europe

Parks Associates welcomes and thanks Icontrol Networks for sponsoring the 2014 CONNECTIONS Europe Conference, November 18-19 in Amsterdam.

Icontrol Networks’ vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household, so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. Icontrol is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper Home ...read more

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Future of Multiscreen Video: New Whitepaper

Over half of U.S. broadband households subscribe to an online video service, but less than a quarter know that their pay-TV provider offers online services.

Operators face several new questions regarding the direction of multiscreen services and the role of the operator in video services overall. How operators address these challenges will determine their future competitiveness and success in the OTT marketplace.

In this new whitepaper sponsored by ACCESS, Parks Associates analysts ...read more

Monday, June 23, 2014

Zipato Joins CONNECTIONS Europe as Sponsor

Parks Associates would like to welcome and thank Zipato for sponsoring CONNECTIONS Europe 2014. Zipato will be joining the connected home conference as a breakfast sponsor.

Zipato is cloud-based home security and automation system allowing customers to make their home safe, comfortable, and energy efficient. Using both wired and wireless technology for connecting home devices, Zipato provides great flexibility for installers and complete peace of mind for homeowners.

For more ...read more

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The Seven Key Consumer Groups in Multiscreen Video

New consumer research from Parks Associates identifies seven key groups of consumers based on their consumption habits across multiple screens. Revealed in the research report 360 View: Entertainment Services in U.S. Broadband Households, these segments are designed to help service providers, content producers, and CE makers better refine service offerings and product features to appeal to particular groups of consumers.

The segments identified are as follows:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ayla Networks Sponsors CONNECTIONS Europe

Parks Associates wishes to thank the newest sponsor of the CONNECTIONS Europe Conference: Ayla Networks. Ayla Networks is joining the two-day conference as a breakfast sponsor.

Ayla Networks provides the industry’s first Agile IoT Platform, accelerating development, support, and ongoing enhancements of connected products for the Internet of Things. Ayla’s software fabric runs across devices, cloud, and apps to create secure connectivity, data analytics, and feature-rich customer ...read more

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Despite cord-cutting fears, pay-TV subscriptions holding steady

Parks Associates research shows, despite cord-cutting fears inspired by connected CE and OTT video, pay-TV adoption rates are holding steady. In the U.S., 90% of OTT service subscribers also subscribe to a pay-TV service. Furthermore, pay-TV adoption is higher among connected CE owners than among those without; 97% of U.S. broadband households with three or more connected CE devices have a subscription. 

However, operators will face increased competition from Netflix as the ...read more

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Streaming Media Usage Up, Use of Chromecast Declining in 1Q 2014

Parks Associates today announced the results of a new nationwide consumer study targeting consumer usage, spending, and adoption of connected CE. The results are included in a new 360 View report called 360 View: CE Adoption and Trends, available now.

Notable data within the survey's 10,000 results includes that the usage of Google Chromecast appears to be declining, while adoption of streaming media players has increased to nearly 20% of U.S. broadband households, up from 14% in ...read more

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Top Four Activities on Smartphones Revealed: New Consumer Data

New mobile industry research from Parks Associates reveals that smartphone users spend more than four hours a week text messaging and social networking on their device. The report, Smartphone: King of Convergence (Third Edition) also notes that email and listening to music or audio programs follow closely behind texting and social media, with 3.8 and 3.6 hours spent per week, respectively.

Report topics include:

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