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Friday, April 13, 2018

With 50% of X1 Subscribers Accessing Netflix, Comcast and Netflix Expand Their Business Relationship

Recent research from Parks Associates reveals the important sales channel relationship legacy pay-TV providers like Comcast have become to Netflix. Just over 20%, or one in five, of pay-TV subscribers also subscribe to OTT services like Netflix through their pay-TV provider.

The expanding relationship between Comcast and Netflix demonstrates the shifting video business landscape. In the not too distant past, Comcast and Netflix weren’t as friendly. They were involved in a hi more

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Cord Cutter's Life For Me: Replacing Cable With Internet TV

DirecTV and its competitors, including Google’s (GOOGL, -0.34%) YouTube TV and Dish Network’s (DISH, +1.99%) Sling TV, sure seem like a better deal than cable. The cost is lower, the apps are capable, and the interactive channel guide is great. That’s probably why cord cutting is accelerating. Only 77% of homes with Internet connections subscribed to cable or satellite TV last year, down from 81% in 2016, according to surveys by the research firm Parks Associates.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Voice shopping in retail expected to grow to $40 billion by 2022

While home speakers, as well as the use of AI assistants on smartphones and tablets, figure centrally into the voice shopping market, there is also great potential in the automobile market. A study by marketing research and consulting firm Parks Associates reveals that 57% of US broadband households are interested in voice control features for their car. With a shift to automated cars approaching, a future where consumers shop using the voice control features of their Artificial more

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

NAB 2018 Day Two: Online video, trends in sports business, could podcasts create TV content?

“In 2018, the leading services will be competing based on original content, and companies are already shelling out millions on content creation; and that trend will continue,” Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates, told NAB Show Daily News.

From the article "NAB 2018 Day Two: Online video, trends in sports business, could podcasts create TV content?" by Jenny Priestly

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

NAB 2018: OTT Services Must Differentiate Themselves to Succeed

In an increasingly crowded over-the-top video service market, consumer perception drives purchasing behavior and players must differentiate themselves in order to succeed, according to a research presentation by Parks Associates on Tuesday at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas.

It used to be that one could roll out a video service with some content and consumers would take to it, but now companies need a value proposition, Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates more

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Consumers Want Security Systems With Remote Monitoring

“Smart home adjacencies have helped revitalize the traditional security industry, but also create new competition," stated Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst at Parks Associates. "Consumers can create DIY solutions with category devices such as doorbell video cameras and networked cameras, and alternative approaches to systems and monitoring for the security industry, including a new batch of DIY systems, are emerging.”

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Monday, April 09, 2018

The State of Media and Entertainment 2018

Viewers were willing to open their wallets in 2017 and create their own custom streaming solutions. The promise of SVOD services was that people could save money by cutting the cable cord and signing up for the few targeted plans that offer what they enjoy. But it didn’t feel like anyone was saving money in 2017. At the end of the year, Brett Sappington, senior director of research for Parks Associates, reported that 69 percent of U.S. households with broadband subscribed to at more

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Pay-TV Providers Are Signing Up a Lot of Netflix Subscribers

As of last month, around one out of every five pay-TV households subscribe to an online video service through their pay-TV providers, according to a survey from Parks Associates. That's good news for pay-TV companies like Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA), DISH Network (NASDAQ:DISH), and smaller providers using TiVo's (NASDAQ:TIVO) set-top boxes. It's also good news for Netflix, which is looking to penetrate the next 10 million to 30 million households through the cable box.

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