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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Apple TV adds CNBC, Fox Now

Apple TV has been adding more content lately as the company has had to fight a handful of competitors -- including Roku, Amazon, and Google -- in the streaming-media device market. Spurring interest in video-streaming is more content migrating to the Internet, with companies including Netflix and Amazon developing more original online content.

Last year, nearly half of all purchases of set-top boxes by US households were for Roku devices, while Apple TV was a distant second, according to ...read more

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chromecast at year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy (Q&A)

The Chromecast wasn't the first wireless streaming-media dongle to come along -- Roku had one long before -- but the $35 price and the initial offer of three months of free Netflix sparked a flurry of interest. The Netflix promotion sold out in four hours on Amazon and 24 hours on Google Play, and the Chromecast itself was out of stock online within two days. Even now, the Chromecast remains on top of Amazon's electronics best-seller list.

While Chromecast's runaway sales leave no doubt ...read more

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Parks Associates: 78% of connected car owners will demand connected features in their next vehicle

Parks Associates announced a new industry report today showing connected car features are rapidly gaining consumer acceptance. Over 75% of U.S. vehicle owners with at least one connected car feature indicate these services will influence their next vehicle purchase, and over 50% rated connected services as “very important” in guiding their new vehicle purchase, according to Connected Cars: Revenue Opportunities.

"Over 80% of U.S. broadband households with a mobile phone service ...read more

Monday, July 28, 2014

Pay TV Could Find a Silver Lining in the Looming OTT Cloud

The video content industry long has relied on pay-TV services as a significant revenue source, but digital technologies -- namely over-the-top, or OTT, services -- are impacting pay-TV rights and revenues.

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. broadband households now own one or more devices capable of delivering online content to TV sets, and younger viewers have altered their video consumption habits in response to these new technologies.

Live/linear broadcast TV accounted for just 51 percent ...read more

Monday, July 28, 2014

zBoost Presents Complimentary Guide Showcasing Tips, Tools and Tech for The Integrated Home

zBoost, a leading provider of cell phone signal booster kits, is showcasing its Tips, Tools and Tech -- Guide for Staying Connected, Organized and Entertained, at CEDIA Expo 2013 in booth #1255. This resource for electronic installers, resellers and consumers highlights tips, technologies and tools focused on the role of wireless in the integrated and connected home. Parks Associates projects that more than 20 million U.S. households will have some type of central control or home automation ...read more

Monday, July 28, 2014

Broadband Industry Leaders Sign on to Share Expertise at BroadbandVision Show

BroadbandVision is also supported by a group of Association/Media Sponsors including, Broadband Communities, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceWirelessTech, HomeGrid Forum, HomePlug Alliance, IPTV Magazine, ITTA – the Voice of Mid-Size Carriers, MoCA, NTCA- The Rural Broadband Association, Parks Associates, Team Lightbulb, Telecompetitor, The Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas, The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and Wi-Fi Alliance.

From the press release ...read more

Friday, July 25, 2014

ACO enrollment expected to top 130M by 2017

According to the firm, the healthcare industry's increasing emphasis on performance-based metrics and payment will boost usage of the ACO business model along with the supporting technologies that aim to improve care outcomes, including data analytics and home monitoring. "Reforms to the healthcare financial model tie compensation to care outcomes, and ACOs, built on the coordinated care model, align well with this new emphasis," said Harry Wang, Parks Associates' director of ...read more

Friday, July 25, 2014

CEDIA Regions 1 Invites UK Installers to Participate in 2014 Market Research Project

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association) has appointed international market research company Parks Associates for a third consecutive year to conduct significant and unique industry research on the residential custom installation market in the UK.

From the article "CEDIA Regions 1 Invites UK Installers to Participate in 2014 Market Research Project." 

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