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Monday, April 06, 2020

Consumers' Dependence on Broadband Gives Comcast a Streaming Opportunity

However, that's not the most noteworthy detail of the Parks Associates report for Charter and Comcast shareholders. Curiously, only about one-fifth of those internet users questioned subscribe to a streaming video service from their internet service provider, and only another fifth of those broadband users know whether their internet service provider even offers a streaming option.
Parks Associates Director of Research Steve Nason explained the findings this way:

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Friday, April 03, 2020

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Is Ready to Launch, but Will Viewers Bite?

There’s no doubt people will check out Quibi, particularly with stay-at-home directives set to run through the end of April. “America right now is a captive audience starved for something to do,” says Parks Associates analyst Steve Nason.

From the article "Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi Is Ready to Launch, but Will Viewers Bite?" by Todd Spangler.

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Consumers' Dependence on Broadband Gives Comcast a Streaming Opportunity

Most Americans would likely agree that access to high-speed internet makes life much easier and more enjoyable. Technology market research firm Parks Associates has quantified the gut feeling. As of last year's third quarter, 76% of the U.S. broadband customers it surveyed indicated it "would be difficult" to lose access to their broadband service. The research outfit suspects the figure has grown further in the meantime in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak that's stranded mi ...read more

Thursday, March 26, 2020

TV antenna use surges amid coronavirus outbreak

That’s according to Parks Associates, which said that 25% of U.S. broadband households use an antenna to watch local broadcast TV channels, up from 15% in 2018. The firm said those figures could increase as more people look to local broadcast news sources for updates about the coronavirus.

"Local news matters to most households—local broadcast channels are the most preferred channel types, and news is the most preferred broadcast content," said Steve Nason, director of resea ...read more

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Survey Find Home Builders Embracing Whole-Home Networks as Standard Offering in MDUs

A recent survey from Parks Associates finds builders are starting to provide smart home-ready networking infrastructure in new developments as a standard offering.

From the article, "Survey Find Home Builders Embracing Whole-Home Networks as Standard Offering in MDUs".

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Google's Next Chromecast Could Look More Like a Roku Box

Things have changed. Parks Associates analysis in 2014 found that Chromecast had replaced Apple TV in second place behind Roku. Its market share was 20%. In 2019, though, Parks Associates found that only 11% of all streaming players installed in the United States are Chromecast devices. Meanwhile, Roku has maintained its status as an industry leader, and Fire TV has surged to a 30% market share.

From the article " Google's Next Chromecast Could Look More Like a Roku Box" by ...read more

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Light Reading preps online event on streaming video

The 90-minute session will consist of a research presentation, fireside chat and panel discussion. So far, the speaking roster includes: Steve Nason, director of research at Parks Associates; Mitchell Weinraub, director of product management at Dish Network's Sling TV/AirTV operations; Jim DeChant, VP of technology at News-Press & Gazette Broadcasting; and Rob Holmes, VP of programming at Roku. More speakers are expected to join as well.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

35% Of Large Builders Adding Smart Tech To New Homes: Study

“All builders report smart home technology is highly popular with consumers, and connected products are rapidly replacing non-connected models as standard in the home,” stated Brad Russell, research director, connected home, Parks Associates. “New consumer experiences, such as the current impact of COVID-19 on working at home, will increase the value proposition of smart home tech among consumers.”

The majority of large-scale home builders offer smart home technology to incr ...read more

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