Blog articles from 06/2013

Brett Sappington , Director of Research, Parks Associates presented "Who is Watching TV Everywhere" during the Imagine Park's "TV on the Device You Like" on Tuesday, June 11 from 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM in Washington D.C.. Click here to see the entire presentation. The Cable Show puts you at the nexus of what's happening in entertainment, information and communications. You'll see it all: the infrastructure, services, people and strategies that are coming together...
CenturyLink has announced its acquisition of the company AppFog , a cloud platform for web applications.  The acquisition shortly follows CenturyLink's decision to extend its network to connect two independent, third party data centers.  However, this marks CenturyLink's first stake in the profitable platform-as-a-service (PaaS) market.   CenturyLink will absorb AppFog into the telecom's subsidiary, Savvis , which provides hosted IT and cloud infrastructure...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 14, 2013
Tags: apps

French ISPs now have the opportunity to provide their users with Canal+ movie channels for the first time.  Now ISPs will be able to include the channels when they market to consumers.  This move followed invention from the French Competition Authority looking into the reauthorization of the merger between Canal Satellite and TPS. For more information, click here .
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 13, 2013
Tags: Europe
Brett Sappington , Director, Research, Parks Associates , will present consumer research on multiscreen services during the session “Who is Watching TV Everywhere” at The Cable Show’s Imagine Park on June 11 at 12:45 P.M. As cable operators are adding TV Everywhere services, a question arises: Who is actually using TV Everywhere services? This presentation provides a profile of TV Everywhere users and how they differ from average pay-TV subscribers. TV Everywhere has...

Comcast , has launched a new product under the Xfinity Home umbrella of services called Xfinity Home Control. This product is for customers who want smart home solutions like video monitoring and the ability to either schedule or remotely access lighting and thermostat controls, but do not choose the professional security monitoring that is offered with other Xfinity Home services, which are now called Xfinity Home Secure. Xfinity Home Control provides customers with the...
 
According to John Chambers, CEO at Cisco , the Internet of Things (IoT) will create $14 trillion in profits over the next 10 years by putting objects like cars, door locks, appliances, and smart meters on the Internet. Cisco believes that by 2017, there will be about 2.8 billion machines on the Internet, which is about 30% of the devices connected to the internet worldwide, up from 960 million devices and 17% in 2012. These devices will lead to the creation of new apps,...
 

Time Warner Cable’s home automation and security system, IntelligentHome , will appear in the cable operator’s Ohio and Wisconsin service areas this month and then New York City the next couple of months. After these launches, IntelligentHome will be deployed across all of the major markets in Time Warner Cable’s footprint. The company’s executives have said on earnings calls this year that the company planned on having IntelligentHome launches wrapped up by the end of...

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