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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

DIY Cameras Account for Majority of Smart Home IP Camera Sales in the U.S.

Research firm Parks Associates estimates 7.7 million standalone and all-in-one IP security cameras will be sold in the United States this year, with an estimated $889 million in revenues.

“IP cameras are key security-related devices and provide peace of mind to consumers. As such, these devices are consistently among the most popular smart home devices,” says Dina Abdelrazik, research analyst, Parks Associates. “Currently 9% of U.S. broadband households own one, but advances more

Monday, September 17, 2018

Mobile Video Viewing Spiked 55% from 2015-2017, Research Group Says

The shift has come, Parks said, as consumers watch less live video on traditional TVs—60% of all video watching took place on TVs in 2012 vs. just 44% at the end of 2017.

Parks’ report is somewhat counterintuitive to data YouTube released over the weekend, suggesting that viewership of its platform on traditional TVs is up 45% year over year in Europe. 

From the article "Mobile Video Viewing Spiked 55% from 2015-2017, Research Group Says" by Daniel Frankel.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

How Can MVPDs ‘Recapture’ Their Primary Provider Position?

OTT video “has reshaped a successful industry,” North Texas-based research firm Parks Associates notes.

With that mindset, Parks released a White Paper that analyzes a key focal point for the pay-TV industry: What should it do to regain their title as the No. 1 provider of video services — including broadcast TV channels — to U.S. viewers?

From the article "How Can MVPDs ‘Recapture’ Their Primary Provider Position?" by Adam Jacobson.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

7-Eleven rolls out Apple Pay, Google Pay to all US stores

Mobile payment apps have gotten off to a slow start and there have been conflicting analyses of their market potential. For instance, customer use of digital wallets stalled in the past year because the services haven't given consumers sufficient incentive to use them, 451 Research said. By some measures, shoppers prefer retailer-specific payment apps, like Starbuck's and Walmart Pay, over Apple Pay, Android Pay and others, Parks Associates reported.

From the article "7-Elev more

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sonos Welcomes Devs With Open APIs

The Sonos Sound Platform allows the company not only to better serve its installed base, but also broaden its product portfolio, making its brand more attractive to high-end customers, said Brad Russell, audio analyst at Dallas-based Parks Assocates, a market research and consulting company specializing in consumer technology products.

From the article "Sonos Welcomes Devs With Open APIs" by John P. Mello, Jr. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Survey: Internet-Only TV Households Reach 17%

In related news, Parks Associates recently reported that the rate of cancellations for internet (a.k.a. OTT) video services among U.S. broadband households has held steady over the past three years at approximately 18%.

Parks pegs the average subscription length at 30 months overall and says “OTT service penetration” is starting to plateau at around 65% among U.S. broadband households. The three top streaming services — Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu — are the most stable in term more

Thursday, September 06, 2018

New Research Shows We’re Now at Peak OTT

According to new research from market research and consulting company Parks Associates, the OTT space presents unique challenges for the dozens of providers in the U.S., ranging from Netflix to Showtime. The research suggests that OTT users, despite the plethora of options, have found the interfaces they enjoy most and use them for long periods of time.

From the article "New Research Shows We’re Now at Peak OTT" by Sara Jerde.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

As Cord Cutting Grows 85% of Americans 22–37 Subscribe to a Streaming Service

This week the research group Parks Associates released an updated look at the state of streaming video. According to the study, 85% of American millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996) now subscribe to a streaming service. That means more millennials subscribe to a streaming service than cable TV. Overall, 65% of American households subscribe to a streaming service.

The study also showed that 82% of subscribers stay with their service and don’t switch. Only 18% of sub more

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