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Friday, March 17, 2017

20% of US pay-TV subscribers dissatisfied

20% of US pay-TV subscribers say they are dissatisfied with their pay-TV service, representing a 100% increase since early 2013.

Parks Associates’s new report TV Services: Changing the Channel Package shows only one-third of pay-TV subscribers are very satisfied with their pay-TV service, a drop from 57% who indicated very high satisfaction levels in 2013.

“High satisfaction with pay TV has dropped across all providers,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research ...read more

Thursday, February 02, 2017

OTT Churn-Rate In US Homes Is 19%

The figure is reveadled in Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker service, which notes that the overall churn rate for OTT services has been stable for the past year, with top services Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu all reducing their churn rates. At the end of 2015, 20% of US broadband households had cancelled at least one OTT video service in the past 12 months.

“The churn rate has held steady, with one-in-five broadband households canceling an OTT video service in the past ...read more

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

15% Of US Broadband Homes Have Antenna-Only TV

New cord-cutter consumer research from Parks Associates shows the percentage of US broadband households that use only antennas to receive TV has steadily increased since 2013 to reach 15%.

360 View: Entertainment Services in US Broadband Households reveals this increase coincides with a drop in pay-TV subscriptions and an increase in Internet-only video subscriptions.

“Pay-TV subscriptions have dropped each year since 2014, falling to 81% of US broadband households in Q3 ...read more

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Nearly 50% of OTT Subs Take More Than One Service

Parks Associates will present new connected entertainment research at CES 2017 in January. The international firm will host the 11th-annual Connections Summit: IoT and the Smart Home on January 5 at the Venetian Hotel, Level 4, Marcello 4405, in Las Vegass. The IoT firm will also be at Booth #41073 in Sands A-D throughout CES 2017.

“Parks Associates, through our OTT Video Market Tracker service, has identified the service-stacking phenomenon as an important step in the growt ...read more

Friday, December 09, 2016

5% Of Consumers Who Try A VR Headset Buy One

A new market snapshot by Parks Associates reveals 50% of consumers who try a VR (virtual reality) headset enjoy it and make plans to purchase one, while 15% who try one enjoy the experience and then buy a headset.

This research, from Consumer Strategies and Use Cases for Virtual and Augmented Reality, highlights the importance of personal experience in driving the success of virtual reality headset sales and the need to expand demos beyond industry events such as CES® and in ...read more

Monday, October 31, 2016

Smart Home Concept Is Expanding Across Europe

Leading IoT research firm Parks Associates will host over 200 industry executives this week at the 11th-annual Connections Europe: Smart Home, IoT, and the Connected Consumer. The executive conference takes place 2-3 November at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

From the article "Smart Home Concept Is Expanding Across Europe" by www.broadbandtvnews.com

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Majority Of OTT Viewing On Internet-Connected TV

Parks Associates has released its updated top 10 list for subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services, based on number of subscribers, with Netflix retaining its top position while services Sling TV, Showtime, and CBS moved up or entered the list over the past year.

Parks Associates’ list of top 10 OTT video services, ranked by number of paid subscribers, excluding transactional or ad-based services, is based upon reported figures and estimates from Parks Associates’ OTT ...read more

Monday, October 24, 2016

Voice Recognition Software Drive New IoT Use Cases

“Over 70% of voice-recognition users are satisfied with the experience of using this solution on their smartphones, which is driving experimentation with this functionality on other platforms, including home assistants like the Amazon Echo, Tap, and Dot,” said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates.

From the article "Voice Recognition Software Drive New IoT Use Cases" by www.broadbandtvnews.com

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