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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

HBO Max Finally Comes To Amazon Fire Devices; No Deal Yet For Roku (But There's A Workaround)

WarnerMedia has yet to clinch a deal to get the service on Roku, the other dominant streaming device — although Roku users now have a workaround for that (more on that below). Together, Amazon and Roku have a 70% share of U.S. streaming devices, according to Parks Associates.

From the article "HBO Max Finally Comes To Amazon Fire Devices; No Deal Yet For Roku (But There's A Workaround)" by Karlene Lukovitz.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

TVOD Use Up Significantly In Q1

NBCUniversal and other entertainment giants are looking to establish new premium video-on-demand business models — and making waves by challenging the traditional theatrical release window in the process, in some cases.

Some new data from Parks Associates offers more context as to the opportunities behind this push.

In this year’s first quarter, 14% of U.S. households with broadband reported using transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) within the past 30 days — up by 5 per ...read more

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

35% Of Large Builders Adding Smart Tech To New Homes: Study

“All builders report smart home technology is highly popular with consumers, and connected products are rapidly replacing non-connected models as standard in the home,” stated Brad Russell, research director, connected home, Parks Associates. “New consumer experiences, such as the current impact of COVID-19 on working at home, will increase the value proposition of smart home tech among consumers.”

The majority of large-scale home builders offer smart home technology to incr ...read more

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

TV Platforms Benefit From Easy Cancellation Policies

Month-to-month digital media analysts continue to follow “churn” issues — entertainment consumers who drop or add services. A 2018 Parks Associates report says about 18% of U.S. broadband households cancel an OTT video service over a 12-month period — a rate held steady for the past three years.

From the article "TV Platforms Benefit From Easy Cancellation Policies" by Wayne Friedman.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

43% Plan To Purchase A Smart Home Device This Year: Study

“Having smart home devices pre-installed in the home creates an immediate opportunity to demonstrate specific value propositions in safety, energy management and convenience,” stated Patrice Samuels, senior analyst, Parks Associates. “It also opens avenues for ongoing services, such as tech support and data management, that are key to ensuring a positive user experience.”

Nearly a quarter of broadband households own at least one smart home device, according to Parks. Of cons ...read more

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Saving Money Top Driver For Smart Home Device Purchasing

The majority (61%) of households that do not own and do not intend to purchase a smart home device could be persuaded by reduced household bills or insurance discounts, according to the study, comprising a survey of 10,000 broadband households conducted by Parks Associates.

Here are the drivers of likelihood to purchase smart home devices by those who do not have any, according to Parks:

61% -- Ability for the product to save money on bills
61% -- A discount on home in ...read more

Monday, December 17, 2018

Wearables Find Market With 55+ Users, Big Gains Predicted For Next Year

Parks Associates in May estimated that over 10% of the 65+ population will own a PERS -- for Personal Emergency Response System -- device by 2021, and that figure will jump to 15% for seniors 75 and over. By that year, more than 56 million Americans will be 65 and over.

That’s good growth, but still leaves a lot of elderly people who won’t be using wearables. Jennifer Kent, director of research quality and product development at Parks, earlier told Marketing Daily that the “ ...read more

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

83% Of Smart TVs Now Internet-Connected, Up From 70%

Ownership of streaming media players has nearly doubled from 21% of U.S. broadband households in 2014 to nearly 40% now. Meanwhile, smart TV ownership has increased from 34% to 53% during the same period.

"More connected devices open more opportunities for streaming and OTT services in the home, prompting more service announcements such as AT&T's plans to offer a tiered video streaming service," stated Elizabeth Parks, senior vice president of Parks Associates.

From the ...read more

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