Press Releases

Monday, November 24, 2014

Smart watches and streaming media devices forecasted to be hot gift items for holidays, according to Parks Associates

Functionality, health benefits, and low price points help drive consumer sales

New analysis and insights from Parks Associates predict smart watches and connected entertainment devices, including game consoles and streaming media devices, will be the most popular gifts for the holiday season. Among connected CE devices acquired in 2014, 37% of smart watches, 25% of streaming media devices (including players like the Roku 3 and sticks like the Google Chromecast), and 20% of gaming more

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pay-TV service adoption higher in the U.K. and Germany than in Spain

International market research firm announces new pay-TV research and recommendations at CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Consumer

Parks Associates announced new research today at CONNECTIONS™ Europe showing pay-TV adoption in Germany and the U.K. has reached 86% and 78% of broadband households, respectively. Spanish adoption is much lower, with 47% of broadband households receiving only local broadcast channels.

“Spanish broadband households show more

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

iYogi to present strategies for the connected home ecosystem at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Sandeep Kalsi, CMO, iYogi, will participate as a speaker at the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home, hosted by Parks Associates, 18-19 November at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam. Sandeep Kalsi, CMO, iYogi, will participate in the "Consumer Tech Support in the Smart Home" session on Wednesday, November 19 at 10:45.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe examines the impact of connected devices and services, including entertainment, controls, more

Monday, November 17, 2014

Industry Leaders to Address IoT and Smart Home Market at CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home

Parks Associates announces new research showing CE adoption across Germany, Spain and, the U.K.

In advance of Parks Associates’ CONNECTIONS™ Europe conference, 18-19 November at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam, the market research firm announced international data today showing connected CE adoption rates in Germany, Spain, and the U.K. are on a strong upward trend.

Spain leads adoption rates in desktops, smartphones, MP3 players, and e-readers. The U.K. and Spain are tied for more

Friday, November 14, 2014

Parks Associates and Verisure address partnership strategies for smart home services at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

One-third of German, U.K., Spanish broadband households interested in smart home systems

Parks Associates today announced that Verisure will host the special session “Driving Smart Home Value through Partnerships” on Tuesday, 18 November, 13:30 at CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home. The interactive session features smart home industry executives from Anticimex, ASSA ABLOY, and Verisure Securitas Direct addressing the speed of innovation and options more

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Smart home, Internet of Things, and connected CE key topics at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Parks Associates announces speakers and sponsors for European technology conference, 18-19 November

Top-level executives in the connected home technology industries will participate in the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home, 18-19 November at the Mövenpick Hotel, Amsterdam. Hosted by Parks Associates, the conference features keynotes from Sky Deutschland and Ericsson and a special fireside chat with Deutsche Telekom and Icontrol more

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Parks Associates: PC-to-TV connections in Europe outpace U.S.

ARRIS, Roku, Viaccess-Orca, DLNA/Intel, and Orange explore ways to leverage pay-TV offerings at CONNECTIONS™ Europe

New European entertainment and Internet of Things research from Parks Associates shows adoption of PC-to-TV connections in Europe exceeds adoption in the U.S. Among broadband households, 54% in Spain and 38% in the U.K. and Germany have a PC connected to the TV, compared to 32% in the U.S.

The research firm will explore the long-term impacts of connected CE more

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Over 80% of Spanish broadband households experience problems with connected devices

Parks Associates highlights global tech support research at CONNECTIONS™ Europe and CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

New international research from Parks Associates finds over 80% of Spanish broadband households regularly experience problems with their connected devices such as PCs, home networks, smartphones, and tablets. Common problems include viruses, malware, and the resulting poor performance of the device. By comparison, 70% of German and U.K. broadband households and only 57% more

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