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Friday, March 16, 2018

Live TV Viewing Strong Among Millennials

In a study that examines live TV viewing, Parks Associates says consumers who have never had pay TV -- so called “cord nevers” -- spend about one-third of their TV viewing time watching live content, primarily from over-the-air TV channels.

Looking at all TV viewing among young consumers 18-34, over one-quarter comes from live TV-video services This includes pay TV, over-the-air channels, and live streaming.

From the article "Live TV Viewing Strong Among Millennials" by more

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Over 70% of TV viewing by young not TV or live-streaming

TV-viewing research from Parks Associates finds that live TV viewing among all video consumption has continued to decline overall among US broadband households – nearly 60 per cent of video viewed on the TV is on-demand, non-linear content. The research shows that the trend is particularly pronounced among young consumers. Just over one-quarter of TV viewing by consumers ages 18 to 34 is of live sources, including pay-TV, over-the-air channels, and live-streaming.

From the a more

Thursday, March 15, 2018

20% of Broadband Homes Now Get TV Via Antenna

While many of our regulars have realized the benefits of an over the air antenna for years, it's a phenomenon that more recently has caught on among Millennials and younger broadband subscribers looking to avoid over-priced and bloated cable TV bundles. And according to a new study by Parks Associates, one in five US broadband households now use an antenna as their primary mode of consuming television. That's up from 16% back in 2015, and the phenomenon shows no indication of sl more

Thursday, March 15, 2018

About 20% of U.S. broadband households get live TV through an antenna, Parks Associates says

The percentage of U.S. broadband households that use digital antennas in their homes increased to 20% near the end of 2017, up from 16% in early 2015, according to Parks Associates.

"Increasingly, consumers are cobbling together their own bundles of content sources. Digital antennas are experiencing a resurgence as consumers consider over-the-air TV and OTT video services as alternatives to pay TV," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates, in a more

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Research: Increase in Digital Antenna Use Indicates Cord Cutting

The percentage of U.S. broadband households that use digital antennas in their home has steadily increased, reaching 20% near the end of 2017, up from 16% in early 2015, according to new consumer research by Parks Associates.

The increase coincides with a steady decline in pay-TV subscriptions and an increase in OTT video subscriptions, according to the report, “360 View: Access and Entertainment and Broadband Households.”

“Increasingly, consumers are cobbling together t more

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Nest, now a Google subsidiary, starts selling video doorbell

Nest’s doorbell, called Nest Hello, marks its first entry into the $334 million video doorbell market, according to 2017 data from research firm Parks Associates. Last month, Amazon announced it had purchased video doorbell company Ring. Companies are battling to get the most access to the front door, according to Dina Abdelrazik, a Parks Associates research analyst.

From the article "Nest, now a Google subsidiary, starts selling video doorbell" by Wendy Lee.

Monday, March 12, 2018

2018 Market Report: Security and the Smart Home Installation Channel

More than 60% of installing dealers now report that DIY systems are biting into demand for their services, according to the fifth annual Residential Security Market Report (2018) from the research firm Parks Associates and CE Pro sister publication Security Sales & Integration. The survey reflects business conditions for the 2017 calendar year.

Despite the encroachment by DIY, though, residential security dealers are still doing well, especially given all the doomsday predic more

Monday, March 12, 2018

Alphabet Inc Takes One More Step Toward Becoming a TV Powerhouse

The irony is that YouTube TV may well get the growth it’s seeking sooner than anybody expects. Late last year a Parks Associates survey determined that the nascent YouTube Red was consumers’ seventh-favorite over-the-top subscription service. Not bad for a newcomer that’s not even really trying.

The kicker: Yes, Netflix, Prime from, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and then Hulu claimed the first, second and third spots, respectively. In the fourth spot in terms of streaming te more

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