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

Friday, April 27, 2018

Consumers May be Overestimating the Security of Home Security

Consumers may be overestimating the security of home security. While 64% of American broadband households worry about security and privacy when they use their connected devices, 63% think the signals from their monitored homes are encrypted – though they usually are not, according to a whitepaper from Parks Associates.

The whitepaper, “Residential Security and Encryption: Setting the Standard, Protecting Consumers,” points out that encrypting signals is not a standard securi more

Friday, April 13, 2018

With 50% of X1 Subscribers Accessing Netflix, Comcast and Netflix Expand Their Business Relationship

Recent research from Parks Associates reveals the important sales channel relationship legacy pay-TV providers like Comcast have become to Netflix. Just over 20%, or one in five, of pay-TV subscribers also subscribe to OTT services like Netflix through their pay-TV provider.

The expanding relationship between Comcast and Netflix demonstrates the shifting video business landscape. In the not too distant past, Comcast and Netflix weren’t as friendly. They were involved in a hi more

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