New European entertainment and Internet of Things research from Parks Associates shows adoption of PC-to-TV connections in Europe exceeds adoption in the US.
According to the research, among broadband households, 54% in Spain and 38% in the UK and Germany have a PC connected to the TV, compared to 32% in the US.
“Growth of broadband services and expansion of OTT services are driving systematic changes throughout Europe’s video industry,” explains Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates. “Netflix is expanding, and new entrants are launching video services. Pay-TV providers are introducing their own services to compete with these new players, and broadcasters are expanding access to online video. They will find a receptive audience as European broadband households are very active online. Many are eager to get online content on the television, evidenced by the strong adoption of PC-to-TV connections and smart TVs.”
The research firm will explore the long-term impacts of connected CE adoption on European pay-TV industries at the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS Europe: Monetizing Strategies for the Connected Home, 18-19 November in Amsterdam.