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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Parks Finds Smartwatch Adoption in 14% of U.S. Broadband Households

Smartwatches are increasingly popular while tablets may have peaked, according to research from Parks Associates. The “360 View: Mobility & The App Economy” report found that smartwatch adoption reached 14% among U.S. broadband households in the second quarter and that smartwatch adoption has been steady since 2016. The tablet category, however, may have reached its high water mark during the first quarter of last year with a penetration rate of 72%.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Parks: OTT Video Churn Holds Steady At Around 20 Percent

Roughly 1 in 5 U.S. broadband households (19%) have canceled an OTT video service in the past 12 months, according to new market research from Parks Associates. The rate of OTT video customer churn has remained stable overall during the past year, even as market leaders Netflix, Amazon and Hulu all have reduced their rates of customer churn, Parks highlights.

Parks culled the market data from its latest OTT Video Market Tracker service.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

ABI: Pay-TV Provider OTT Will Fuel $7 Billion Live Linear OTT Market By 2021

Parks Associates just yesterday (Jan. 18) releaesed market research that lends further evidence of the challenges incumbent pay-TV providers face from competing OTT services.

Parks determined that the share of “antenna-only” TV households with broadband connections has reached 15 percent. Coincidentally, Parks found that the share of pay-TV subscriptions had declined and Internet-only video subscriptions had increased.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Parks: Antenna-Only TV Households Are 15% of Broadband Households

Parks also found a coincident decrease in pay-TV subscriptions and an increase in Internet-only video subscriptions in antenna-only households.

“Pay-TV subscriptions have dropped each year since 2014, falling to 81% of U.S. broadband households in Q3 2016,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates, in a press release.

From the article "Parks: Antenna-Only TV Households Are 15% of Broadband Households" by Andrew Burger.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Parks Finds 71 Percent of Broadband Households With Wi-Fi or Apple AirPort

There are 30 percent more computing devices, as well as 45 percent more connected devices, on average in U.S. broadband households with Wi-Fi access as compared to those without it, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Parks found 71 percent of broadband households with Wi-Fi or Apple AirPort networks.

“[T}he convenience of this access technology encourages households to acquire more connected products,” pointed out Parks’ senior research director Brett Sa ...read more

Monday, December 12, 2016

Parks: Just 15 Percent of Those Who Said They Intend to Buy a VR Headset Actually Do

Half of the people who try a virtual reality (VR) headset say they intend to buy a VR headset. But just 15 percent actually do, according to new market research from Parks Associates.

Retailers and manufacturers would do well to expand public outreach and demos beyond industry events, especially during the holiday shopping season, the market research provider says.

From the article "Parks: Just 15 Percent of Those Who Said They Intend to Buy a VR Headset Actually Do" by  ...read more

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Attitudes Toward IoT, Virtual Reality: Do Rewards Outweigh Risk?

Eight percent of U.S. young adult Millennials (1.5 million) intend to purchase a VR headset this year, according to market research from Parks Associates released in September. That’s more than double that of other age groups.

From the article "Attitudes Toward IoT, Virtual Reality: Do Rewards Outweigh Risk?" by Andrew Burger.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Parks Sees Apple Watch Market Share Gains Ahead Amidst Greater Device Engagement

New market research from Parks Associates reveals Apple Watch owners are more engaged with their connected wearable devices than other brands. Three in 10 Apple Watch owners (31%) use voice commands to search for information online on a weekly basis as compared to 19 percent of those who own other smart watch brands, according to Parks’ ¨Leading Smart Watch Apps: Insights into Wearable Use Cases.¨ Trends such as these are contributing to substantial Apple Watch market share gain ...read more

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