Blog articles from 10/2009

Kurt Scherf , Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates, will present a special session “Cloud Media & Connected TVs: The New Face of Digital Entertainment” at Digital Hollywood Fall on Wednesday, October 21. This research presentation, sponsored by Rovi Corporation will start at 10:45 a.m., in the Escondido Room, at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel, Santa Monica, Calif. Kurt will present Parks Associates’ latest consumer research, detailing demand and...
France’s Orange is in talks with TV manufacturers Samsung, LG and Panasonic to integrate its services with TVs connected to the internet, according to a report in French financial daily Les Echos . The number of actors attempting to bring the connected TV vision to reality in Europe is quite diverse. I am organizing my analysis of the market by the following categories: * Operators acting independently (Orange); * Operators acting within the framework of the Open IPTV Forum...
 
by | Oct. 16, 2009
Tags: connected CE, smart TV

Given the highly-aggressive nature of companies such as VIZIO (whose products are widely distributed at retail warehouses such as Costco) and now Funai Electric Co., which makes products branded Sylvania, Philips, Magnavox, and Emerson-branded HDTVs and Blu-ray Disc (BD) players, I'm thinking that connected and Web-enabled consumer electronics products will quickly move from the early-adopter to a more mainstream market. Today, Sonic Solutions announced that it will provide access to its...
 
by | Oct. 15, 2009
Tags: connected CE
Parks Associates to host Residential Energy Management event in Austin International research firm Parks Associates announced plans to host the inaugural Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer , in cooperation with Austin Energy, on January 25-27, 2010. The event will feature expert speakers and analysts discussing the latest developments in residential energy management (REM) and the successful strategies capable of engaging consumers in new programs for energy...

I found a well-written article from CED titled "The Ascent of LAN" that examines the role of home networks and connected home services from the perspective of the broadband and pay television operator. Many of the thoughts expressed in the article are consistent with findings from our 2009 research, including: * Home Networks for Consumer Electronics; * Set-top Boxes: Outlook; and * Connected Home: Global Outlook. I think we're on the cusp of a rapid roll-out of...
 
by | Oct. 14, 2009
Tags: connected CE, home network, set top, smart home
There will be a new feature available to Wi-Fi devices in 2010, allowing them to connect directly to each other to share or display content. The Wi-Fi Alliance today announced that is is nearing completion of a new specification to enable Wi-Fi devices to connect to one another without joining a traditional home, office, or hotspot network. The Wi-Fi Alliance expects to begin certification for this new specification in mid-2010, and products which achieve the certification will be...
 
by | Oct. 14, 2009
Tags: connected CE, Wi-Fi

You betcha. Following the HomeGrid Forum's announcement last Friday regarding the ITU-T's work in agreeing to key components of the G.hn specification, agreements reached within the ITU-T for G.hn, Entropic (MoCA) and Intellon (HomePlug) today announced their own collaboration to accelerate the availability of home networking solutions combining coaxial cable and powerline communications.
 
by | Oct. 14, 2009
Tags: home network
The pay-TV industry will start to see success in advanced TV advertising beginning mid-2010, with U.S. revenues topping $130 million by year-end, according to the new Parks Associates report Addressable, Interactive TV Advertising in the U.S. Consumer demand for time-shifted TV viewing on VOD and DVR service platforms, combined with the broad deployment of Canoe Ventures’ national addressable TV advertising platform, will drive the growth in advanced TV advertising. By 2014, U.S....
 
by Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein | Oct. 14, 2009
Tags: pay TV


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