25 Million U.S. Broadband Households Regularly Watch Full-Length TV Shows Online

No big surprise here, but Parks Associates confirms that U.S. households watching premium online content has doubled in the past year. According to the latest report put out by the research firm, "25 million U.S. broadband households regularly watch full-length TV shows online, and over 20 million watch movies online." What's intersting from the findings, [...]

Parks Associates Confirms: Web-Connected Game Consoles Outpace HTPCs in U.S. Households

Parks Associates' Digital Lifestyle: 2010 Outlook report finds that web-connected game consoles outpaced PC-to-TV connections in 2008, 2009, and most likely again in 2010. The report states from 2008 to 2009 household web-connected games consoles increased by 64%, while PC-to-TV connections increased by 36%. Interestingly, though, Kurt Scherf at Parks Associates states: "Over three-fourths of [...]

Study Finds: Less Than 8% of U.S. Households Would Consider Canceling Pay-TV Service in Favor of Online Video

Good news for cable companies. Parks Associates' All Eyes on Video study finds that the primary threat to the cable/satellite TV business is their traditional competitors — not online video portals or file sharing sites. In fact, the percentage of household who would consider discontinuing TV service in favor of online video only has dropped [...]

33% of U.S. Broadband Households Interested in Widget-ized HDTVs

Parks Associates took a survey recently – for their white paper: From Boob Tube to YouTube: Consumers and TV — and found that 33% of Americans with a broadband connection showed interest in purchasing (possibly even at a premium) an HDTV that supports Internet powered, on-screen widgets (think: Yahoo! TV Widget Engine). The survey also [...]

Parks Associates Finds Free Content Main Lure to Watching Video Online in Western Europe

Parks Associates is out with a new report that applies to Western Europe, but could very well pertain to all Internet users. The study found that 31% of broadband households in Western Europe downloaded / streamed movie and TV content on their PC in the last 6 months while only 8% of those households actually [...]

Wireless and Powerline Controls Market to Exceed $3 Billion in Revenues by 2012

Consumer demand for intelligent control applications will push U.S. revenues for wireless and powerline controls from $740 million in 2008 to over $3 billion in 2012, according to Opportunities for Wireless & Powerline Controls. This new report from Parks Associates forecasts the installed base for these technologies will skyrocket to nearly 60 million in 2012, thanks [...]

Consumers Listening to Music More and More on TVs

In a new survey by Parks Associates, roughly two-thirds of U.S. and Canadian broadband households reported regular use of a PC to play music while at home, and one-third said they use a television to listen to music. MP3 players ranked equal to TVs, with one-third of households using these platforms for music, in the [...]