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Friday, December 01, 2017

OTT Churn Rates Pass 50%

TV customers have a high rate of starting and stopping many new OTT services.

Parks Associates says that with the exception of Netflix and Amazon Prime, OTT services experience churn rates exceeding 50% of their subscriber base.

Research also shows that more than 50% of U.S. OTT subscription homes subscribe to multiple OTT video services. Of these multi-OTT households, 81% use Netflix plus some other service or combination of services -- mostly Amazon or Hulu.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

3 Stocks That Look Just Like Google in 2004

Yet just like Google in 2004, Roku dominates its market. According to market researcher Parks Associates , Roku boasts a 37% market share in "over the top" streaming devices. Amazon's Fire TV, Apple TV -- even Google's own Chromecast -- don't even come close.

Will Roku maintain its lead in the years to come? Can it translate wild consumer popularity into cold, hard cash profits? That remains to be seen. But if Google's performance offers any example, I'd say Roku's chances l more

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

More than 10 million smart home devices will be sold in the U.S. by 2021

Most people buy smart blinds, lights and thermostats physical stores today, looking for a bit of handholding with their smart home purchase. But that could change over time as consumers expectations grow to make purchases from wherever they are, whenever they want, according to a new report from research firm Parks Associates.

Today, more than one quarter of people who own smart home devices in the U.S. bought their products at a physical store, such as Best Buy, Home Depot more

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

2017 SSI Residential Market Report Reveals Smart Home Opportunities for Security Dealers

However, familiarity has at least tripled since the introduction of smart home devices through the residential security industry — real progress. New market entrants and improved iterations of existing smart home device types continue to emerge at a quick clip.

SSI’s annual Residential Market Report, researched in conjunction with Parks Associates and now in its fifth installment, analyzes the current state of smart home device awareness, interest, penetration and associated more

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Report: U.S. Households Will Buy More Than 10 Million Smart Home Controllers in 2021

Parks Associates announced new smart home research today showing 26% of smart homeowners purchased their devices from brick-and-mortar retail stores such as Best Buy, Home Depot, or Walmart, making this channel the most commonly used among U.S. consumers. By 2021, more than 10 million smart home controllers will be sold in the U.S., and more than eight million will be sold through retail or other related channels.

The firm's U.S. Smart Home Tracker: Market Sizing & Trends no more

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hulu adds live TV and new UI support for Samsung smart TVs

In the meantime, the service can rest assured of its popularity in the U.S. New numbers from Parks Associates put Hulu as the third most popular U.S. SVOD, behind Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Although insurgent competitors could be nipping at Hulu’s heels.

“While the top three are no surprise, the big story over the past year has been the rapid subscriber growth for OTT video services from HBO, Showtime, and Starz,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research for P more

Monday, November 27, 2017

Amazon, Google, Wal-Mart Fight For Your Smart Home

The hottest smart-home purchase this holiday season is likely to be a smart video doorbell.

As many as 14% of U.S. households with broadband access say they're pretty likely to buy the device that lets you see who's at the door and communicate with them, according to a recent survey by research firm Parks Associates.

From the article "Amazon, Google, Wal-Mart Fight For Your Smart Home" by Jed Graham.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

YouTube TV's about-face on TV apps is the right move

Rather, I believe that the Google-run property realized the strategy tipped a little too far toward millennial viewing patterns, thus shunning a growing audience of older cord-cutters who weren’t ready to embrace such a radical shift to their TV viewing experience.

Though 18-to-33 year-olds are cutting the cord at higher rates, the behavior for people 34 and older is on the rise, growing from 8 percent of U.S. broadband households in the demographic group in 2015 to 12 perce more

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