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Monday, July 01, 2019

5% of Broadband Users Likely to Cut the Cord in the Next 12 Months

"Many are satisfied with their current provider overall, but these subscribers are aware of the other options available to them and could become actual cord-cutters if their current service does not continually meet their needs,” Brett Sappington, senior research director and principal analyst for Parks Associates, said in a statement.

The group likely to flee the eco system next, according to Parks, are somewhat heavy mobile users — they watched six hours of videos on their ...read more

Thursday, June 27, 2019

21 Smart Speaker Superpowers

Almost unheard of as recently as five years ago, smart speakers are on their way to becoming as ubiquitous as the microwave. As of early 2019, a third of U.S. homes with high-speed internet access had at least one such device, according to the market research firm Parks Associates.

From the article "21 Smart Speaker Superpowers."

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

A ‘move-in-ready' house now means smart home devices are inside

For a home or apartments to be move-in-ready today, smart devices of all kinds need to be part of the space for 25 percent of U.S. broadband customers, according to new research from Parks Associates. That interest may point to why builders are looking to add smart products and connectivity to new construction projects from homes to apartment buildings.

From the article "A ‘move-in-ready' house now means smart home devices are inside" by Lauren Barack.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

43% Plan To Purchase A Smart Home Device This Year: Study

“Having smart home devices pre-installed in the home creates an immediate opportunity to demonstrate specific value propositions in safety, energy management and convenience,” stated Patrice Samuels, senior analyst, Parks Associates. “It also opens avenues for ongoing services, such as tech support and data management, that are key to ensuring a positive user experience.”

Nearly a quarter of broadband households own at least one smart home device, according to Parks. Of cons ...read more

Friday, June 21, 2019

What Shifting Data Use Means for Pay-TV and Video Services

As changes in the pay-TV industry continue to disrupt traditional providers, organizations will begin to incrementally establish a new data-centric culture. In large, established organizations, cultural changes are some of the most difficult to implement.

The bottom line is that operators need to begin now, knowing that changes will take years to accomplish. Companies must begin with specific goals and objectives in mind, with appropriate expectations of results and timing. ...read more

Friday, June 21, 2019

What Shifting Data Use Means for Pay-TV and Video Services

The bottom line is that operators need to begin now, knowing that changes will take years to accomplish. Companies must begin with specific goals and objectives in mind, with appropriate expectations of results and timing. The strategy needs to be top-down, with commitments of executive management driving the change. 

From the article "What Shifting Data Use Means for Pay-TV and Video Services" by Brett Sappington.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

‘Subscription Fatigue’ Not Slowing OTT Proliferation After All: Research Firm

The popular “subscription fatigue” narrative is that consumers have topped out on the number of over-the-top services they’re willing to pay for and are now in pruning mode.

But Parks Associates—which was one of the first research outfits to put the notion of subscription fatigue into the lexicon—now says that the number of OTT services in the average home is still expanding, and it’s traditional pay TV that’s getting the pruning.

According to some of the latest Parks re ...read more

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Top Retailers in Home Entertainment 2019: The Golden 12

Amazon also offers transactional (both purchase and rental) and subscription streaming through Amazon Prime Video, continuing to forge partnerships with cablers such as Cox, which added the service to Contour, and Comcast, which added it to the X1 platform. Amazon Prime also has been a supporting retailer of the digital library service Movies Anywhere since its 2017 launch. Keeping an eye on the hot ad-supported streaming trend, Amazon launched an AVOD service through its subsid ...read more

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