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Monday, May 21, 2018

PeerLogix sees momentum from demand-side integration

TV audiences have fractured, with over half of US households streaming OTT content daily, according to recent Parks Associates research. Advertisers have followed suit, and 2016 marked the first year where digital ad spend surpassed that of conventional TV ad spend. This says PeerLogix presents a big opportunity.

From the article "PeerLogix sees momentum from demand-side integration" by Michelle Clancy.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Smart Home Hub is not dead, but evolving

Smart home technologies are beginning to enjoy their day in the sun, with adoption levels rising across the board. One recent research report from Parks Associates claims that 17% of US broadband households own an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device, with an additional 13% of consumers owning both a connected health device and a smart home device. In ancient history these figures would ignore the inevitable hub required to connect these devices, but t ...read more

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

What to expect from T-Mobile’s future disruptive, Denver-based TV service? “Listening to customers” TV head Jeff Binder wants to disrupt the cable TV industry, much like T-Mobile did with the wireless industry

But more importantly, he said, T-Mobile wants to remake the cable TV industry much like it did mobile service. The company upended the mobile industry, getting rid of two-year contracts and offering unlimited data plans when few others would.

In the TV world, however, the company faces fierce competition, as evidenced during sessions of The Pay TV Show, which attracted panelists from Sling TV, Amazon, Hulu and others. According to market researcher Parks Associates, there ar ...read more

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cord nevers don't know what they're missing, and pay TV needs to show them, says Parks' Sappington

Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates, kicked off the first annual Pay TV Show detailing some of the emerging challenges and opportunities for the pay TV space.

He broke out the virtual MVPD space by operators (DirecTV Now, Sling TV), content producers (Hulu and Philo), online brands (YouTubeTV), consumer electronics makers (Playstation Vue) and OTT services (FuboTV). But he also pointed to the growing number of premium channels, sports networks, ...read more

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

US online pay-TV households set to double

“In 2017, 14% of non-pay-TV households were planning to subscribe to a service in the next 12 months, a notable increase from 2015 and 2016,” said Parks Associates senior director of research Brett Sappington.

“Over 60% of these households are planning to subscribe to an online pay-TV service, either standalone or as part of a service bundle, so consumers are showing a willingness to test alternate pay-TV offerings. While OTT gives subscribers the opportunity to pick and cho ...read more

Monday, May 14, 2018

Research: 6% US homes will have pay-TV OTT in 12 months

New research from analyst firm Parks Associates shows that 6 per cent of US broadband households are highly likely to subscribe to an online pay-TV service within the next 12 months, which would more than double the number subscribing today.

From the article "Research: 6% US homes will have pay-TV OTT in 12 months."

Monday, May 14, 2018

3 in 4 Resi Security Installs Included Smart Home Controls in 2017, Report Says

Indicating the continued adoption of smart home products, Parks Associates’ Home Security: Channel Insights reports 75% of home security installations in 2017 included smart control features.

In addition, 90% of U.S. security dealers now offer at least basic interactive services with their systems, 36% report security systems sales with a networked camera and 16% report sales with a smart thermostat.

From the article "3 in 4 Resi Security Installs Included Smart Home Con ...read more

Friday, May 11, 2018

Roku beats Q1 estimates as linear TV dies out

Broadly, Roku has been able to capitalize on the secular viewership shift from linear TV to OTT platforms. In August 2017, Parks Associates found that Roku had a 37% share of the streaming media player market, higher than any other company.

From the article "Roku beats Q1 estimates as linear TV dies out" by Kevin Tran.

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