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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.”

From the article "Tivo Drops New TV Pl ...read more

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Cord-Cutting: How Far Will It Go?

In another telling study late last month, Parks Associates found that more than half of all US OTT households now subscribe to multiple OTT services, up from just 20% three years ago. Of these multi-OTT households, 81% take Netflix plus some other service or combination of services, typically Amazon or Hulu, according to the survey.

From the article "Cord-Cutting: How Far Will It Go?" by Alan Breznick.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Parks Associates: Nearly 60% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to Netflix, Amazon or Hulu

Parks Associates revealed today that 59% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. The firm's OTT Video Market Tracker service notes that only 6% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to any other OTT service without also having a subscription to one of the top three services, while 3% subscribe to one or more sports OTT video service, including MLB.TV, NFL Game Pass, NBA League Pass, or WWE Network. The OTT Video Market Tracker ongoing service provide ...read more

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cable Gaining in a Shrinking Pay-TV World

The current state of the video market is hardly cause for celebration, however, as streaming video continues to take hold. In fact, more consumers now subscribe to either free or paid streaming services than subscribe to traditional pay-TV services overall, Breznick noted, and that trend is building up a head of steam.

Breznick cited other market data indicating that US pay-TV providers lost 1.7 million video customers in 2016, up from a loss of 1.1 million in 2015, accordin ...read more

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Return of Offload: Sticking Plaster or Preventative Medicine?

Indeed, in a recent survey carried out by industry analysis provider Parks Associates, two thirds of consumers who were considering switching mobile providers rated managed access to WiFi as part of the mobile service as "very important" to their decision. Within the survey that ranked WiFi a more appealing prospect than a loyalty rewards program or the chance of an early handset upgrade, and equally attractive as the ability to retain unused data.

From the article "The Retu ...read more

Monday, July 04, 2016

Eurobites: Germany Finds Another €1.3B for Broadband

The number of smart home controllers used in western Europe is set to soar, from just 100,000 in 2015 to more than 9 million in 2020, according to new research from Parks Associates . The growing use of such devices in smart TVs and other household appliances is largely behind their anticipated growth, says the company.

From the article "Eurobites: Germany Finds Another €1.3B for Broadband" by Paul Rainford.

Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Comcast Launches 24/7 Video for Xfinity Home

Comcast announced today that 24/7 video recording, a cloud- and motion-based video monitoring solution, is now available for Xfinity Home customers. The company is the nation’s largest residential home security provider to offer a continuous video recording service. According to Parks Associates, security cameras are the most popular smart home device, and more than 40 percent of people who own one, access the devices daily or almost daily through an app.

From the article "C ...read more

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Comcast Eyes Global Moves, BYOD & More

The best CES interviews take place in the hallways and byways of the Las Vegas Convention Center and its surrounding hotels. Such was the case with Comcast Vice President of Product Development and Planning Scott Boyarsky, who stopped to answer a few questions after participating on a panel at the Parks Associates Connections Summit hosted at CES.

From the article "Comcast Eyes Global Moves, BYOD & More" by Mari Silbey.

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