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Thursday, December 23, 2021

19% Of Households Have vMVPDs, 49% Have Four+ Streaming Services

Virtual multichannel video providers (vMVPDs) are now in 19% of U.S. broadband households--nearly double the saturation level as recently as 2019, according to Parks Associates data.

Many households that cut the traditional pay-TV cord or never subscribed in the first place “are looking for a live and more linear video viewing experience via online options, which is driving vMVPD service uptake,” confirms Parks Associates Senior Analyst Paul Erickson.

“These service more

Tuesday, February 09, 2021

60% Of Pay-TV Users Want Subs To Include Streaming Content From Online Video Services

Sixty percent of pay-TV subscribers, or nearly half of U.S. broadband households, are interested in streaming movies and TV shows from an online video service as part of their pay-TV subscriptions, according to new consumer research from Parks Associates.

Rather than doubt OTT’s permanence as in the past, pay-TV providers are starting to respond to the demand: The number of pay-TV subscribers who receive online video services has jumped nearly 50% in a year.

“In late 201 more

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

HBO Max Finally Comes To Amazon Fire Devices; No Deal Yet For Roku (But There's A Workaround)

WarnerMedia has yet to clinch a deal to get the service on Roku, the other dominant streaming device — although Roku users now have a workaround for that (more on that below). Together, Amazon and Roku have a 70% share of U.S. streaming devices, according to Parks Associates.

From the article "HBO Max Finally Comes To Amazon Fire Devices; No Deal Yet For Roku (But There's A Workaround)" by Karlene Lukovitz.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

TVOD Use Up Significantly In Q1

NBCUniversal and other entertainment giants are looking to establish new premium video-on-demand business models — and making waves by challenging the traditional theatrical release window in the process, in some cases.

Some new data from Parks Associates offers more context as to the opportunities behind this push.

In this year’s first quarter, 14% of U.S. households with broadband reported using transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) within the past 30 days — up by 5 per more

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

35% Of Large Builders Adding Smart Tech To New Homes: Study

“All builders report smart home technology is highly popular with consumers, and connected products are rapidly replacing non-connected models as standard in the home,” stated Brad Russell, research director, connected home, Parks Associates. “New consumer experiences, such as the current impact of COVID-19 on working at home, will increase the value proposition of smart home tech among consumers.”

The majority of large-scale home builders offer smart home technology to incr more

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

TV Platforms Benefit From Easy Cancellation Policies

Month-to-month digital media analysts continue to follow “churn” issues — entertainment consumers who drop or add services. A 2018 Parks Associates report says about 18% of U.S. broadband households cancel an OTT video service over a 12-month period — a rate held steady for the past three years.

From the article "TV Platforms Benefit From Easy Cancellation Policies" by Wayne Friedman.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

43% Plan To Purchase A Smart Home Device This Year: Study

“Having smart home devices pre-installed in the home creates an immediate opportunity to demonstrate specific value propositions in safety, energy management and convenience,” stated Patrice Samuels, senior analyst, Parks Associates. “It also opens avenues for ongoing services, such as tech support and data management, that are key to ensuring a positive user experience.”

Nearly a quarter of broadband households own at least one smart home device, according to Parks. Of cons more

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Saving Money Top Driver For Smart Home Device Purchasing

The majority (61%) of households that do not own and do not intend to purchase a smart home device could be persuaded by reduced household bills or insurance discounts, according to the study, comprising a survey of 10,000 broadband households conducted by Parks Associates.

Here are the drivers of likelihood to purchase smart home devices by those who do not have any, according to Parks:

61% -- Ability for the product to save money on bills
61% -- A discount on home in more

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