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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Study: OTT Streaming Hours Grew by Over 100% Last Year

The company’s data also revealed that TV-connected streaming devices were the most popular for streaming OTT services. Most videos were consumed through devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and gaming consoles. The Roku, however, proved to be the most popular device with the highest levels of engagement. Notably, Conviva’s data supports a Parks Associates report that also found the Roku to be the most popular streaming device on the market.

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Tivo Drops New TV Platform Ahead of CES

User experience defines the operator’s video services for consumers,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates. “Every pay-TV service and streaming video service is working to capture and maintain consumer attention in order to drive ongoing use and monetization. As a result, operators need a flexible platform that allows them to innovate rapidly and meet or surpass connected experiences offered elsewhere.”

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

TiVo Introduces Next-Gen Platform, a Game-Changing TV Solution

“User experience defines the operator’s video services for consumers,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates. “Every pay-TV service and streaming video service is working to capture and maintain consumer attention in order to drive ongoing use and monetization. As a result, operators need a flexible platform that allows them to innovate rapidly and meet or surpass connected experiences offered elsewhere.”

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Netgear unveils $330 Orbi Outdoor Satellite for backyard Wi-Fi

The Orbi creates a dedicated 5-gigahertz, 1.7-gigabit per second channel between the base Orbi and the extended unit so you can get full internet access for devices that connect to the satellite Orbi unit. And it delivers maximum internet speeds no matter how many devices are connected. That’s important, because the average broadband household has more than seven connected devices that can stream video, and smart home devices are increasingly common, according to market research ...read more

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Netgear unveils $330 Orbi Outdoor Satellite for backyard Wi-Fi

The Orbi creates a dedicated 5-gigahertz, 1.7-gigabit per second channel between the base Orbi and the extended unit so you can get full internet access for devices that connect to the satellite Orbi unit. And it delivers maximum internet speeds no matter how many devices are connected. That’s important, because the average broadband household has more than seven connected devices that can stream video, and smart home devices are increasingly common, according to market research ...read more

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Canny and Connected

A recent Parks Associates market snapshot noted the explosion of smart home services, with more than one-quarter of U.S. broadband households reporting to own at least one connected device, a number surely to grow. The multiple-option survey showed nearly equal parts enthusiasm and anxiety, with 70 percent of respondents indicating interest in buying smart home technologies, but a combined 66 percent either overwhelmed, confused or worried about it.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

10 Reasons Smart Home Devices Will Be Everywhere in 2018

In the period of just one year, big-box retailers including Best Buy, Lowe’s, Apple, Target and Sears, dramatically increased shelf space and visibility for smart-home devices. Even Whole Foods, acquired by Amazon, now sells Echo and other smart things, right alongside fresh produce. The visibility increases impulse buys by consumers who hadn’t done their homework. According to Parks Associates, roughly 40% of consumers spent less than one day shopping for smart house products.

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Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Canny and Connected

A recent Parks Associates market snapshot noted the explosion of smart home services, with more than one-quarter of U.S. broadband households reporting to own at least one connected device, a number surely to grow. The multiple-option survey showed nearly equal parts enthusiasm and anxiety, with 70 percent of respondents indicating interest in buying smart home technologies, but a combined 66 percent either overwhelmed, confused or worried about it.

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