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Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Super Bowl Commercials: Check Out All The Best Ads From Sunday

The game has set audience records four times since then, the last being Super Bowl XLIX, watched on NBC by 114.4 million viewers in 2015.

Below are all the ways you can tune in.

Denver-area residents will get a better Fox signal than people who live west of Lookout Mountain because Fox uses a directional antenna to shoot the broadcast toward downtown.

If you want to watch this showdown of football titans from your iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV, as always there are a few ...read more

Monday, February 06, 2017

Smart Home Systems Slow To Gain a Toehold

According to a study by Parks Associates, reported by Brad Russell from an article originally appearing on IoT Agenda, “the IoT space is expanding to provide more targeted service offerings with vertical-specific capabilities. Cloud-connected devices function more like software than hardware, creating changes in product development models.

From the article "Smart Home Systems Slow To Gain a Toehold" by Jack Loechner.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Why TV Antennas Are Making A Comeback

In fact, since 2013, the percentage of broadband households in the nation using only antennas to watch linear TV has jumped from 9 percent to 15 percent, according to data released this month by Parks Associates.

“That’s a significant increase and a steady trend upward,” said Brett Sappington, who as senior director of research at Parks Associate tracks trends in TV viewing. “There is a bit of a renaissance for the antenna. For many years, the trend in the U.S. was i ...read more

Friday, February 03, 2017

Intel, New Balance Team Up For Smartwatch

The market for fitness trackers seems saturated; Fitbit announced plans this week to lay off off 6 percent of its workforce. But Harry Wang, senior director of Research at Parks Associates, said newcomers like the RunIQ could still succeed.

From the article "Intel, New Balance Team Up For Smartwatch" by Benny Evangelista.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Five Factors For Connected Video App Success

With the advent of near-ubiquitous broadband and increasing connected TV (CTV) penetration, over-the-top (OTT) video apps are multiplying rapidly to meet consumer demands for more viewing options on both large and small screens today.

By the end of next year, there will be around 759 million CTV sets worldwide, supporting this speedy uptick in video app rollout.

Ooyala recently examined connected video app activity in a report from Parks Associates and found that among U ...read more

Friday, February 03, 2017

Antennas Get A Good Reception Again

In fact, since 2013, the percentage of broadband households in the nation using only antennas to watch linear TV has jumped from 9 percent to 15 percent, according to data released this month by Parks Associates.

“That’s a significant increase and a steady trend upward,” said Brett Sappington, who as senior director of research at Parks Associate tracks trends in TV viewing. “There is a bit of a renaissance for the antenna. For many years, the trend in the U.S. was i ...read more

Friday, February 03, 2017

Fifth Of US Broadband Households Cancel OTT Service In Last 12 Months

According to Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker service, the overall churn rate for OTT services has been stable for the past year, with top services Netflix, Amazon and Hulu actually reducing their churn rates. At the end of 2015, 20% of US broadband households had cancelled at least one OTT video service in the past 12 months.

“The churn rate has held steady,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates. “These are not free trials, ...read more

Friday, February 03, 2017

OTT Annual Churn Rate Dips Slightly

This suggests that the all-important churn rate for services such as Netflix, Amazon Video and Hulu isn’t fluctuating — with 8 out of every 10 U.S. broadband household that has such a service sticking with it.

The data comes from an annual review of U.S. broadband households by Parks Associates.

“The churn rate has held steady,” said Parks’ Senior Director of Research, Brett Sappington. “These are not free trials but instances where consumers are spending rea ...read more

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