Blog articles from 01/2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the healthcare ecosystem on its head. Care providers and health systems have leaned on technology to provide much needed care to patients at home, through telehealth consultations and remote patient monitoring programs. Similarly, public health officials look to technology to help slow the spread of the virus itself, through smartphone-based contact tracing and proactive wellness monitoring, or televigilance.   Register now...
New product and service announcements at CES 2021 last week revealed that virtual healthcare solutions are at the forefront of healthcare, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic. Extensive regulatory modifications, combined with changing consumer preferences regarding in-person versus remote care, have created a significant shift in the market, and very quickly. In Q2 2020, Parks Associates research found 41% of US broadband households used a telehealth service, a nearly triple...

Recent Parks Associates data finds more than 50% of US broadband households own at least one smart TV and the company’s earlier research found 77% of smart TVs among US broadband households are now connected to the internet. New product announcements from top smart TV brands at last week’s CES 2021 reveal that while 4K TV is still popular, these brands are also focused on new technologies and improved smart TV features that will push the smart TV to the front of the in-home video...
Parks Associates data finds one-third of smart device owners in US broadband households have increased usage of their devices during the COVID-19 pandemic, including 46% of smart door lock owners. Brand announcements at CES 2021 last week revealed companies are continuing to develop products in efforts to drive demand in the smart home ecosystem during COVID-19 and beyond. Among the latest announcements, Parks Associates found these noteworthy: Alarm.com, who...

In a year unlike any other, CES 2021 similarly proceeded unlike any CES before it, with the virtual event bringing the show to arguably its broadest audience yet. One aspect of the show that remained similar to previous years was the high-profile prominence of the latest and greatest television announcements from CE industry leaders. In contrast to years past however, CES 2021 saw the traditional TV market leaders redoubling their efforts to differentiate their sets in the face of...
CES 2021 has wrapped, and this year’s show was unlike any CES events in the past due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the lack of a traditional in-person trade show in Las Vegas, the virtual event showcased thousands of announcements from hundreds of companies. This year, with so many people spending so much time at home, the smart home category came into particular focus. Some of the biggest trends in the smart home space at CES this year were touchless devices, cleanliness and...
 

As COVID-19 continues to impact the shuttering of movie theaters and the changes within content windowing, device manufacturers have raced to deliver premium home entertainment experiences as a supplement to audiences that regularly attend theaters. An announcement at CES indicates that Sony is leveraging its smart TV technology to generate interest in legacy and recent theatrical titles and its new line of Bravia XR TVs.   At CES 2021, Sony unveiled Bravia Core, a...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Jan. 14, 2021
Tags: CES, digital media, OTT, smart TV, streaming, ultra HD
The increasing number of connected devices, massive shift to remote work and education, and high demand for perfectly reliable streaming video services places unprecedented strain on home networks. At the same time, home service providers’ traditional bundles are in decline as more subscribers move to a stand-alone broadband bundle plus OTT video services. Don't miss Parks Associates' final CONNECTIONS Summit session,  Building the New Home Services Bundle ,  on...


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