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Thursday, April 07, 2016

Usage Of TV Everywhere Reaches 40% Of Pay-TV Consumers

New research from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that usage of authenticated video viewing, or TV Everywhere, reached 40% of U.S. pay-TV consumers in 2015, up from 22% in 2013. The data shows the percentage of respondents watching authenticated video at least once a month is 23%, which both broadens and deepens the online video audience for pay-TV providers.

"Content providers have been extremely aggressive in promoting their authenticated catch-up services ...read more

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

70% Of U.S. Households With Smart Energy Devices Report Saving

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that 70% of U.S. households with smart energy devices report saving money due to reduced energy consumption. However, the report also notes the difficulty of selling smart energy devices based on cost savings as 83% of U.S. broadband households do not know the price they are paying for electricity.

"Residential customers today see energy as a necessary expense, and while 62% of U.S. broadband households strongly ...read more

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Adoption Of Broadband Connectivity Fuels Growth Of IoT

"Consumers are embracing connected devices, and companies are looking to expand their presence in the IoT," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Parks Associates' research examines the evolution of IoT and how the concept of the connected home has expanded to influence every aspect of the household and the lifestyle of the connected consumer. Data analytics and personalization in particular are opening new business opportunities in connected entertainment and smart h ...read more

Monday, February 01, 2016

OTT Subscriptions Exceeded 60% Of U.S. Broadband Households In

Content will be key to attract the new video-centric consumer, and these emerging cloud-based businesses will be experimenting with different monetization models in 2016 and beyond, added Glenn Hower, Research Analyst, Parks Associates. Data analytics is one opportunity, but the challenge is turning data into a monetizable form, he said.

From the article "OTT Subscriptions Exceeded 60% Of U.S. Broadband Households In" by mactech.com

Monday, January 11, 2016

U.S. Smartphone Owners Love Their Social Networking Apps

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that more than 70% of U.S. smartphone users watch at least one short streaming video clip every day.

Parks Associates' survey shows consumers are embracing many new use cases as their smartphones become more intelligent and multifunctional. Voice calls and texting are still the dominant activities, but 80% of smartphone owners use social networking apps at least once a day and 35% spend an hour or more on this ac ...read more

Friday, January 08, 2016

OTT And Multiscreen Usage Driving New Bundling Revenues For

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that 25 percent of OTT (over-the-top) OTT video subscribers in U.S. broadband households plan to upgrade their broadband service in the next 12 months.

Only seven percent of consumers who watch video exclusively on television plan to upgrade their pay-TV service in the next 12 months. This compares to 22 percent of consumers with above-average viewing on all platforms, including computers and mobile devices.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Faster Broadband Speeds Drive More Switching Than Lower Fees

New research from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that nine percent of U.S. broadband households switched broadband providers in the past 12 months, with 35 percent of them doing so to get a faster broadband speed. Only 18 percent of switchers changed because a different provider offered a lower price at a comparable speed.

From the article "Faster Broadband Speeds Drive More Switching Than Lower Fees" by mactech.com

Friday, November 20, 2015

U.K. Broadband Households Not Doing A Lot Of Cable Cutting

New data from Parks Associates (www.parksassociates.com) shows that only about three percent of U.K. broadband households cancelled a subscription to an OTT video service in the past 12 months, while 33 percent of U.K. broadband households currently pay for an OTT subscription.

From the article "U.K. Broadband Households Not Doing A Lot Of Cable Cutting" by MacTech.

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