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2019 began with 235 OTT video services operating in the US, not including services available through single aggregators such as VRV, Roku, or Amazon Channels. This figure speaks to the massive shift in content consumption since Netflix’s streaming video introduction in 2007. While the net service count in the market has seen a CAGR of 23% from 2013 to 2018, growth has slowed considerably over this time period, from a high of 24% in 2015 to just 1% in 2018. This slowdown in growth...
 
by Michael Tuck | Apr. 10, 2019
Tags: digital media, OTT
Research firm announces CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer IoT Topics Parks Associates today announced the topics for the 14 th -annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer IoT , with a core focus on the advancements and growth of smart home, security, connected health, and energy management solutions in Europe. Parks Associates research shows 12-14% of UK broadband households say they are very familiar with networked...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Apr. 9, 2019
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Parks Associates research shows the average US broadband household owns 10.5 connected devices (including computing, mobile, smart home, and connected health devices), as well as smart speakers with voice assistants. Sixty percent of smart home device purchase intenders find it very important for their future smart home devices to work with the smart products they already own. Smart home platforms help establish order out of the chaos that comes from the steady influx of connected...
 
by Chris O’Dell | Apr. 8, 2019
Tags: interoperability, smart home
Security research from Parks Associates finds consumers who bought their home security system in the past 12 months spend $55 per month on average for their monitoring services, $5 more than the average cost among all security households. 360 View: Residential Security attributes the increase in RMR (recurring monthly revenue) among new subscribers to an increasing adoption rate of home controls and interactive services. Dina Abdelrazik , Senior Analyst, Parks Associates, will...
 
by Dina Abdelrazik | Apr. 4, 2019
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Some people love being scared. Whether the villain is a poltergeist, masked killer, creepy doll, or some rabid beastie, they delight in having their worst fears realized on the screen of their choice. For some OTT services (and their executives), the horror show has been all too real. An increasing number of services are landing in the OTT video graveyard. Just as in many scary movies, the causes are all too predictable. Big competition in a small niche. Many services focus on a...
 
by Brett Sappington | Apr. 3, 2019
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Research firm to present new OTT video research at the NAB Show on consumer perceptions, adoption, and use New research from Parks Associates finds 58% of US broadband households who trial an OTT video subscription service convert to paying subscribers. The firm will present its OTT research at the upcoming NAB Show in Las Vegas, including highlights from OTT Video Services: Purchasing and Perceived Value , which reports that the conversion rate from free trial to paying...
 
by Brett Sappington | Apr. 3, 2019
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Smart Home Tracker analyzes competitive smart home landscape New research from Parks Associates finds consumer familiarity with video doorbells has increased by 57% over the past year. The firm’s Smart Home Tracker reveals video doorbells now have the fourth highest adoption rate among smart home products in the US market, with very high growth potential in 2019. “One-quarter of broadband households report intention to purchase a smart video doorbell in the next 12...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Apr. 2, 2019
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Over the past few weeks, Nest customers experienced a series of hacks including a highly publicized news story where a stranger started talking to a five-year-old boy through the Nest security camera that was mounted on the wall in his bedroom. Google insists that these problems are not the result of problems with their own security protocols or a compromise to their system, but the result of consumers using unsecure login credentials to manage their Nest account, including recycled...
 
by Patrice Samuels | Apr. 1, 2019
Tags: security, smart home

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