Press Releases

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

12% of smart home device owners report unresolved technical problems in 2018

New Parks Associates data reveals spike in unresolved problems among smart home device owners

New consumer data from Parks Associates shows 12% of smart home device owners in U.S. broadband households report technical problems going unresolved in 2018, compared to approximately 5% in the previous three years. 360 View: Supporting the Connected Consumer examines consumer appetite for self-help, professional, and premium support services, as well as consumer adoption of extend ...read more

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

16% of U.K. broadband households familiar with smart video doorbells

CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses smart home, security, energy management, and independent living solutions

International research firm Parks Associates finds 16% of U.K. broadband households are familiar with smart video doorbells, while 14% are familiar with networked cameras. Increased familiarity and awareness are helping drive adoption of connected products in the U.K. and throughout Europe. The firm will host the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home a ...read more

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

34% of U.S. pay-TV subscribers changed their service in the past year

Ahead of inaugural Future of Video conference, firm releases new research showing consumers experimenting with new OTT services.

Leading entertainment research firm Parks Associates reports approximately one-third of pay-TV subscribers in U.S. broadband households changed their pay-TV services between 1Q 2017 and 1Q 2018. Fifteen percent of pay-TV subscribers, slightly less than half of all who made changes in the past year, downgraded to a less expensive TV service.  The fi ...read more

Thursday, October 11, 2018

47% of U.S. broadband households watch user-generated content more than once per month

New Parks Associates industry report addresses state of live broadcast video and the shift to online broadcasts

A new industry report from Parks Associates finds that as U.S. broadband households spend less time per week watching video on a television, they are watching more user-generated content online, which increasingly includes live broadcast video. The Future of Live Entertainment reports 47% of U.S. broadband households watch user-generated content more than once per ...read more

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

One in six U.S. broadband households now owns a smart watch

Parks Associates to host workshop on smart home solutions at Connected Health Conference in Boston with speakers from Alarm.com, AT&T, Comcast, IBM, Verizon, and more

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the list of IoT, health, and smart home executive for the workshop “Connected Health and IoT: Impact of Smart Home Solutions,” which will take place on October 17 in Boston, prior to the start of the Connected Health Conference,hosted by the Personal ...read more

Monday, October 08, 2018

Six million smart plugs will be sold in the U.S. in 2023

Smart Home Tracker offers insights as device manufacturers incorporate energy monitoring capabilities in smart home plugs

New research from Parks Associates’ Smart Home Tracker: Market Sizing and Trends estimates six million smart plugs will be sold in the U.S. in 2023, with sales revenues nearing $200 million. The firm notes device manufacturers such as Whisker Labs and Jeeo have launched multifunctional smart plugs that include energy monitoring capabilities and additional ...read more

Thursday, October 04, 2018

6% of U.K. broadband households own a smart thermostat

Research firm announces speaker lineup for CONNECTIONS™ Europe

International research firm Parks Associates finds 6% of U.K. broadband households own a smart thermostat, compared to 13% in the U.S. The firm will host the 13th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT on 13-14 November at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Smart Home and Consumer IoT will feature multiple sessions with research and executive insi ...read more

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

27% of U.S. broadband households bought most recent CE purchase through an online retailer

Research firm releases new consumer research on connected consumer electronics market 

Parks Associates today released new consumer research showing more than 25% of U.S. broadband households made their most recent CE purchase through an online retailer, boosted in large part by smart speaker sales. 360 View: Connected CE and Trends shows national or local brick & mortar retailers account for nearly 50% of recent CE purchases, while service providers such as AT&T and Comcast ...read more

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