Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Parks Research: Technology Perceived Value Spikes During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the perceived value of technology in 53% of broadband households, according to a Parks Associates’ survey.

The study, “COVID-19: Impact on Consumer Spending and Behavior,” was in the field from March 8 to April 3. The broad study explores heads of households’ reactions “to social distancing and shelter-in-place orders in terms of their use of technology, their subscriptions to entertainment and security services, and their perceptions of s more

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Report: Increasing Mobile Video Usage is a Leading Indicator for Cord Cutting

People who use their smartphones to watch more than six hours of video per week are more likely to cut the cord during the next year than those who watch 2.5 hours, according to Parks Associates.
The report, “Examining Broadband Cord Cutters,” suggests that fixed broadband providers without mobile services may suffer more from cord-cutting. This possibility, Parks says, has led Comcast and Charter to introduce mobile services.

“Roughly 10% of broadband subscribers are lik more

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Charter to Offer Enhanced Smart Home Security with Apple HomeKit

We reported last week that more consumers were adding home security systems. The number of U.S. broadband homes with security systems ticked upward – from 26% to 28% — as of the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, according to Parks Associates.

From the article "Charter to Offer Enhanced Smart Home Security with Apple HomeKit" by Phil Britt.

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Parks: OTT Viewing Migrating to the Largest Screen in the Home

OTT viewing is increasingly taking place in the living room, with more than half (52%) of U.S. broadband households now watching online video on an internet-connected television, according to a new report from Parks Associates.

Additionally, more than half (55%) of U.S. broadband households indicated that among their top favorite leisure activities is watching movies or television at home.

From the article "Parks: OTT Viewing Migrating to the Largest Screen in the Home" more

Monday, November 26, 2018

Smart Home Monthly Revenue Growth is Flattening

The home security sector is experiencing flattening recurring monthly revenue (RMR) growth as adoption of interactive services has passed the 50% mark, according to new smart home monthly revenue research from Parks Associates.

“Today, over three quarters of new security subscribers have interactive services, paying $9 per month on average for the service,” said Tom Kerber, the Senior Director of IoT Strategy for Parks Associates in a press release. “As adoption of interacti more

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Parks: Broadcast TV Decline Continues, Representing Less Than Half of Viewing on TV Screens

Live broadcast TV has plummeted to 44% of consumption on televisions at the end of last year, down from 60% five years earlier, according to new research from Parks Associates. The research firm said that the broadcast TV decline continues in 2018, with broadcast television accounting for only 42% of all video consumption on TV by the end of the third quarter of 2018 as consumers continue to shift to over-the-top (OTT) services.

According to the newly released Parks Associat more

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

That Sound You Hear is Smart Speaker Sales Growth, Dominated by Amazon

That uncertainty figures to make the category interesting because it is increasing in popularity. Parks Associates said this week that 11% of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a smart speaker within the next year. That projection complements findings by IDC in June. The firm said that the smart speaker segment was on pace to grow 26.8% between 2017 and this year and that 549.5 million devices will ship this year.

From the article "That Sound You Hear is Smart Speaker Sal more

Monday, June 25, 2018

Millennial OTT Penetration May Have Topped Out, More Than Half Subscribe to Two Services

More than 85% of millennials in U.S. households subscribe to one or more OTT video services and penetration among Baby Boomers and older people grew more than 10% between 2016 and last year, according to OTT video demographics research from Parks Associates.

“Overall penetration of subscription OTT video services among millennials has topped out, suggesting that those households that want such a subscription already have one or more. The more interesting and important questi more

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