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Monday, September 21, 2020

Comcast’s Peacock is now streaming on Roku devices after months of negotiations

Although the Peacock app was on Apple, Android, and Microsoft devices at launch, it wasn’t carried by Roku, which controlled 39% of the streaming device market as of last year, according to Parks Associates, a Texas market researcher. The big sticking point between Comcast and Roku was reportedly ad inventory. Roku typically takes 30% of available ad space from its partners.

Peacock is still missing on Amazon devices, which made up 30% of the streaming media player market as ...read more

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Providers Fine-tune Their Business Models As A La Carte Streaming Services Proliferate

Those who prefer streaming video-on-demand aren’t shy about sharing passwords. About 6 percent of U.S. broadband households use an over-the-top video service paid by someone living outside of the household, according to a 2015 report from the research firm Parks Associates.

From the article "Providers Fine-tune Their Business Models As A La Carte Streaming Services Proliferate" by Maria Sciullo.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Your smart-home devices might be smart, but are they secure?

“As we purchase more smart devices, they increase the number of entry points an intruder could exploit. ... Some of the developers entering the IoT market, unlike hardware and software companies, have not spent decades thinking about how to secure their products and services from hackers,” she said.

According to a recent Consumer Electronics Association and Parks Associates survey, 48 percent of those surveyed who own a smart-home device are under 35 years old. For many, the ...read more

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Research is key to purchases in new technology

Once content is created, consumers — many of whom jumped on the HD bandwagon only a few years ago — will have to upgrade cable boxes and possibly streaming plans. Netflix has been streaming a handful of movies and television shows using the upgraded technology, but its help center warns consumers they will need an HD Streaming plan and an Internet connection of 25 megabits per second or higher.

Dallas research Parks Associates predicts 4K Ultra HD will take over 80 percent o ...read more

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