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Monday, August 09, 2021

Streamer Acorn TV is an Anglophile favorite, but can it help AMC compete with Netflix?

“They are trying to walk a tightrope,” said Steve Nason, director of research for Parks Associates, a consulting company that tracks consumer technology services. “They don’t want to sabotage the traditional TV business — that’s their bread and butter. But they realize streaming is going to be their bread and butter five years from now.”

From the article "Streamer Acorn TV is an Anglophile favorite, but can it help AMC compete with Netflix?" by Stephen Battaglo. 

Thursday, August 05, 2021

‘We Found A Way To Extract DC Directly From AC:’ Amber Signs Deal With Infineon To Make Electricity Smart

“This alliance between Infineon and Amber is a next level example that the solid-state transformation of our electrical products and infrastructure is at hand,” says Elizabeth Parks, President of Parks Associates, a market research firm. “The implications are significant and can help support current and emerging applications in the commercial and residential markets, which continue to evolve with connectivity as a foundation for the future.”

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Thursday, August 05, 2021

Roku Pays to be a Player

Roku still inhabits an enviable position in the streaming wars. The company powers about 38% of streaming devices and connected TVs in the U.S., according to Parks Associates, representing a leading market share over platforms backed by tech titans Amazon , Apple and Google. That share provides valuable advertising real estate to tech and media giants pushing their own streaming services as well as other advertisers cutting back on traditional TV spending. Roku said Wednesday th ...read more

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

DirecTV breaks free from AT&T

“Although AT&T starts with a 70% stake in DirecTV, they will likely wind down their investment over time,” said Steve Nason, research director for Addison, Texas-based consulting firm Parks Associates. “For all intents and purposes, AT&T is now out of the pay-TV space.”

From the article "DirecTV breaks free from AT&T" by Meg James. 

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Study: 82% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to at Least One OTT Service

The margins between households who subscribe to traditional TV and those opting to cut the cord continue to widen, according to new research from Parks Associates. The number of households adopting streaming services keeps growing, while pay-tv subscriptions continue to fall. This year, 82% of US broadband households subscribe to at least one OTT service, up six points year-over-year, while 58% subscribe to a traditional pay-TV service, down four points year-over-year.

“The ...read more

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Most Apartment Residents Would Pay Higher Rent if Internet was Included

Internet connection has become almost as important as oxygen in today’s world, and people living in apartment buildings would be willing to pay a higher monthly rent if broadband was included. A new survey by Parks Associates finds that 40% of U.S residents who live in multi-dwelling apartments (MDU) are open to bundling internet services with their monthly rent. And 77% of those are willing to pay higher rent for the included service.

“Consumers need broadband to live, work ...read more

Thursday, July 01, 2021

The Triple-Play Bundle Is Dead, But This Surprisingly Popular Bundle Just Might Stop Cable Companies' Bleeding

Market research outfit Parks Associates offers up a glimpse of the bundle's penetration: As of the end of the first quarter of this year, 19% of U.S. broadband subscribers also enjoy wireless/mobile service offered by the same provider.

It's not a lot, admittedly. But put it in perspective. Charter's Spectrum only began offering mobile phone service in mid-2018. It now serves nearly 2.7 million mobile customers. Comcast's Xfinity Mobile platform only launched in mid-2017, an ...read more

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Home Security Company ADT Betting on Google Partnership to Build Revenue

Home security systems have historically required professional installation, but the rise of smartphone-connected and do-it-yourself products in recent years has expanded the market, according to Jennifer Kent, vice president of research at Parks Associates, a market research firm.

Approximately 34% of U.S. households with broadband access had a home-security system last year, up from 27% five years earlier, according to Parks Associates.

From the article "Home Security C ...read more

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