Thursday, July 01, 2021

The Triple-Play Bundle Is Dead, But This Surprisingly Popular Bundle Just Might Stop Cable Companies' Bleeding

Market research outfit Parks Associates offers up a glimpse of the bundle's penetration: As of the end of the first quarter of this year, 19% of U.S. broadband subscribers also enjoy wireless/mobile service offered by the same provider.

It's not a lot, admittedly. But put it in perspective. Charter's Spectrum only began offering mobile phone service in mid-2018. It now serves nearly 2.7 million mobile customers. Comcast's Xfinity Mobile platform only launched in mid-2017, an more

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Consumers' Dependence on Broadband Gives Comcast a Streaming Opportunity

Most Americans would likely agree that access to high-speed internet makes life much easier and more enjoyable. Technology market research firm Parks Associates has quantified the gut feeling. As of last year's third quarter, 76% of the U.S. broadband customers it surveyed indicated it "would be difficult" to lose access to their broadband service. The research outfit suspects the figure has grown further in the meantime in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that's stranded mi more

Sunday, January 20, 2019

3 Stocks to Tap the Connected TV Boom

One of the biggest beneficiaries has been connected TVs. As the move from linear TV to streaming gains steam, consumers are increasingly relying on dedicated devices to deliver the best experiences. The number of households with streaming players is up 400% since 2014 according to Parks Associates.

From the article "3 Stocks to Tap the Connected TV Boom" by Danny Vena.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

How Roku Morphed From a Quirky Hardware Startup to a TV Streaming Powerhouse

Roku has kept its eye on simplicity ever since that first player while also making products that often are far more affordable than those of its competition. "People underappreciate how important price is," Wood says. "At the end of the day, $10 at retail makes a huge difference." Parks Associates senior research director Brett Sappington agrees that low prices were key to the company's success. "That really helped Roku," he says.

From the article "How Roku Morphed From a Qu more

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Apple (AAPL) and Hollywood Clash Over Pricing of 4K Content

Apple TV was launched in Jan 2007. It is a digital media player and HDMI compliant set top device that needs to be connected to TV to work. Apple TV also gives access to Apple's iTunes content as well as some third party content.

However, with increasing competition in the space, Apple TV has started to lose ground to Roku and Amazon. Per a Verge report, citing a survey by Parks Associates, while Roku's market share, in the first quarter of 2017, jumped from 33% to 37%, Appl more

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

How Apple Lost TV

Even with solid growth from Apple TV last year, research firm Parks Associates estimated it to be fourth behind Google, Amazon, and Roku in streaming device sales last year. Of the 42 million streaming devices sold last year, Google's Chromecast was the leader, according to Strategy Analytics, with a 35% market share.

From the article "How Apple Lost TV" by

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) Apple TV Is Back In The Game

A report just released by Parks Associates says that Apple TV sales in the U.S. increased by a whopping 50% in 2015 compared to 2014. That's the largest gain of any of the big players and brought AAPL up to 20%, despite the fact that the new hardware was only available for the final few months of the year. That's within spitting distance of Amazon and Google, which were tied for second place with a 22% share.

This is good timing for an AAPL living room resurgence, especially more

Friday, April 01, 2016

Sprint (S) Offers Access to Amazon Prime for $10.99 a Month

Interestingly, a recent report by Parks Associates has revealed that 68% of smartphone users stream music on a daily basis, while 71% watch short video clips. Meanwhile, roughly 40% of smartphone users stream lengthy video clips like TV shows and movies.

Clearly, with the increasing adoption of larger screened smartphones and LTE-enabled tablets, American consumers are spending more time on mobile platforms for entertainment. 

From the article "Sprint (S) Offers Access t more

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