Press Releases

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Over 50% of Canadian broadband households have a connected CE device to watch online video via a television

Emerging Power of IoT in Canada reveals adoption and usage trends among Canadian connected consumers

New Parks Associates research reveals 58% of Canadian broadband households have at least one connected CE device that allows online content to be accessed through a TV set, up from 48% in 2012. Nearly 40% have a gaming console connected to the Internet, 25% have a connected smart TV, and 14% have a connected streaming media device.                 ...read more

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CONNECTIONS™ features keynotes and sessions on cloud-based video services, connected cars, and the extension of connected entertainment in the IoT

The 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™ opened yesterday with a keynote from Farooq Muzaffar, Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Development, Verizon, “Taking a Mobile-First Approach to the Smart Home,” which addressed the significant impact of the mobile market on the Internet of Things and the connected home ecosystem. CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, hosted by research firm Parks Associates, is taking place May 19-21 at the Hyatt San Francisco, with over 600 ...read more

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Nineteenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference addresses Internet of Things and the Connected Consumer

Comcast, Panasonic, Nest, and Verizon Keynote Parks Associates annual event

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates, today is welcoming over 600 industry executives to the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™ in the opening session Defining the Connected Home: Entertainment, Security, Health, Smart Home,” where he will discuss the role of the connected consumer in the Internet of Things (IoT). The conference, May 19-21 in at the Hyatt San Francisco, features keynote speakers from ...read more

Monday, May 18, 2015

Parks Associates Hosts 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Three-day executive conference in San Francisco, May 19-21, focuses on Internet of Things and the Connected Consumer

International research firm Parks Associates will bring together more than 500 industry leaders for the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. The three-day executive conference features keynotes from Comcast’s Xfinity Home, Panasonic, Verizon, and Nest, analyst presentations on new ...read more

Friday, May 15, 2015

Nearly 60% of U.S. broadband households use OTT video services, but “Account Sharing” is prevalent

Industry Leaders Including Roku, Verizon and Sharp to Discuss Streaming Media Strategies at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21

Digital media consumer research from Parks Associates reports 57% of U.S. broadband households access an OTT video subscription, but account sharing is a lingering challenge. According to a 3Q 2014 survey of U.S. broadband households, 8% are using a subscription OTT video account held by someone outside of their home, and 6% are ...read more

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Comcast, Nest, Samsung, and Verizon Keynote Parks Associates’ 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Parks Associates event focuses on Internet of Things and the Connected Consumer

Parks Associates today confirmed the keynote lineup for the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference. Executives from Comcast’s Xfinity Home, Nest, Samsung, and Verizon will address the impact of the Internet of Things on the industries developing products and services for the connected consumer.

“These influential companies are driving the industry’s agenda,” said Stuart ...read more

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Smartphone ownership exceeds desktop ownership in U.S. broadband households

CONNECTIONS™ agenda features over 100 executives discussing connected entertainment, smart home, and Internet of Things

More U.S. households now own a smartphone than a desktop, according to new research that Parks Associates will discuss at the 19th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 19-21, in San Francisco. In the last five years, desktop adoption declined from 90% to 69% among U.S. broadband households, while smartphone adoption increased from 36% to ...read more

Monday, May 11, 2015

Parks Associates estimates 1.6 billion video viewers worldwide in 2015

Industry Report and NUMBERS™ highlight Connected Product Forecasts and Consumer Trends Worldwide 

There will be1.6 billion video viewers worldwide at end of 2015, increasing to 1.9 billion in 2019, according to Parks Associates’ NUMBERS™ research service. The global LTE user base will top 700 million in 2015, led by substantial subscriber gains in the U.S., Europe, China, and Latin America. The research firm reported these findings in the industry report Global Connected ...read more

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