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Thursday, August 01, 2019

Average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018

New study identifies key trends in pay-TV and non-pay-tv video entertainment spending

Research from Parks Associates finds the average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018, when consumer-reported monthly spending on pay TV declined from $84 to $76.  According to 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US, pricing pressure for consumer services is forcing increasing conflict in carriage negotiations, which in turn fuels the interest among providers in more

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Connected Health Summit to focus on AI and personalization in special session featuring Ada Health, Validic, and Optum

Parks Associates research finds 23% of US broadband households have either a smart watch with fitness-tracking abilities or a digital pedometer/fitness tracker with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity. The research firm will explore the implications from the proliferation of connected medical devices at the sixth annual Connected Health Summit: Independent Living and Wellness, August 27-29 at the Pendry San Diego in San Diego, California, including how these capabilities can help th more

Monday, July 29, 2019

Nearly 50% of consumers find the ability for their smart access control devices to allow Amazon package deliveries to be valuable

New industry report examines the access control ecosystem and strategies toward home services

New research from Parks Associates finds nearly half of consumers who currently own or intend to buy a smart door lock, a smart garage door opener, or video doorbell value the ability to remotely allow Amazon package deliveries. Battle for the Front Door: The Access Control Ecosystem reports that one-third of owners or future buyers rate this capability as very valuable.

“The gr more

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

39% of US Broadband Households own a Streaming Media Player

Installed base of Amazon and Roku streaming media players is three times greater than competition

Parks Associates announced new research today showing 39% of US broadband households own a streaming media player, a mere 1% increase over 2018, indicating ownership has flattened, although purchase intentions are higher for 2019 compared to previous years. 360 Deep Dive: Adoption and Use of Connected Video Devices notes connected video device manufacturers may need to shift foc more

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

22% of US broadband households have a Wi-Fi network extender and 11% have a Wi-Fi mesh networking product

New study provides comprehensive analysis of connected CE devices within broadband households 

Parks Associates research from the recently released 360 View: CE Adoption & Trends finds 22% of US broadband households have a Wi-Fi network extender and 11% have a Wi-Fi mesh networking product. The firm notes that just over 30% of computing and entertainment device owners report experiencing loss of wireless connectivity, with home network routers identified as the most common s more

Monday, July 22, 2019

13% of seniors 65+ and 30% of caregivers consider voice control a must-have feature for independent living system

Connected Health Summit examines remote patient monitoring solutions to improve health outcomes 

New Parks Associates researchfinds 13% of heads of US broadband households ages 65 and older consider the ability to interact with an independent living system using voice controls as a must-have feature. By comparison, 30% of current caregivers consider voice control a must-have feature. The research firm will address the needs of different players in the connected health ecosys more

Thursday, July 18, 2019

27% of seniors 65+ report safety monitoring is a must-have feature for an independent living system

AT&T, Rapid Response, Reflexion Health, ResMed, and Wellpepper to address remote patient monitoring and smart home solutions at Connected Health Summit 

New Parks Associates research reveals 27% of heads of broadband households 65 and older consider home security devices and services as must-have features for their ideal independent living system. The research firm will examine the growing demand for independent living services, chronic care management, telecare, and wellnes more

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Parks Associates forecasts $12.5B in lost revenue in 2024 due to pay-TV and OTT piracy and account sharing

Consumer research examines consumer preferences for various piracy behaviors 

Parks Associates research forecasts that in 2019, OTT and pay-TV companies will see $9.1 billion in lost revenue due to piracy and account sharing. 360 Deep Dive: Account Sharing and Digital Piracy reports this number will grow to $12.5 billion in 2024, a growth rate of 38%. Currently 27% of US broadband households engage in some form of piracy or account sharing.

“Piracy is a complex issue tha more

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