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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

HBO Now And Starz Enter Top 5 In Ranking Of U.S. SVOD Services

In an update today of its ranking of subscription OTT services in the U.S., Parks Associates said HBO Now and Starz have entered the top five, trailing only streaming giants Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Showtime and CBS All Access are now Nos. 7 and 8 on the list, respectively, and the WWE Network has fallen out of the top 10 as original scripted fare proves a strong draw for subscribers. While Parks does not include subscriber tallies along with its rankings, there is a signif ...read more

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Despite YouTube Music’s Relaunch, YouTube Premium Falls Out of the Top 10 Streaming Services In the U.S.

YouTube’s latest music subscription service is failing to boost YouTube Premium in any substantial way, according to recent research. According to Parks Associates, YouTube Premium — which includes the YouTube Music premium service — is no longer ranked among the top 10 video streaming services in the U.S.

As you might expect, Netflix is topping the US-based ranking, with Amazon following in second. YouTube Premium failed to make the top 10 ranking after placing 7th last yea ...read more

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

YouTube Premium No Longer Among Top 10 Streaming Services in the US

The Parks Associates — a market research and consulting company — released an updated version of its top 10 subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services in the U.S. market Wednesday morning.

And while the top players like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu remain in the same position as last year, smaller players like YouTube Premium, which came in 7th place in 2017, have completely fallen off the list.

From the article "YouTube Premium No Longer Among Top 10 Streaming Services ...read more

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

YouTube Premium No Longer Among Top 10 Streaming Services in the US

The Parks Associates — a market research and consulting company — released an updated version of its top 10 subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services in the U.S. market Wednesday morning.

And while the top players like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu remain in the same position as last year, smaller players like YouTube Premium, which came in 7th place in 2017, have completely fallen off the list.

From the article "YouTube Premium No Longer Among Top 10 Streaming Services ...read more

Monday, November 05, 2018

Report: How Consumers Stream

A new reports from Parks Associates named “Streaming Device Use and Setup in the Connected Home” takes a look at the amount of streaming entertainment that is streamed in the home, and the ways it is done.

The report finds that 60 percent of internet-connected entertainment device owners own multiple devices, and that their viewing habits often vary by device as well as by room, with some devices and rooms over-indexing in terms of content type watched.

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Monday, November 05, 2018

Can We Outsmart Technology In The Race To Smarter Homes?

Right now, consumer use is all over the map. Homeowners lose interest in some technologies in a matter of months, and with others, like speakers and Google Home, usage doesn’t pick up until after the homeowner has had it installed for six months, according to Brad Russell, research director of connected home at Parks Associates, a market research company focused on emerging consumer technology. And, at the same time that many technologies have super short life spans, it can take ...read more

Sunday, November 04, 2018

The Internet of Medical Things Gold Rush (And My Grandfather's Wooden Leg)

Equally important is the demand side of the equation, symbolized by an aging population with high rates of chronic disease. According to Parks Associates, nearly half of U.S. households with broadband own some sort of connected health device. Partners HealthCare vice president Joseph Kvedar cautioned that there won’t be enough doctors and nurses for that elderly population without embracing appropriate use of technology.

From the article "The Internet of Medical Things Gold ...read more

Friday, November 02, 2018

How can service providers shift into the center of the smart home experience?

According to research from Parks Associates, the majority of American consumers (60%) buys or leases their residential gateway from their internet service provider (ISP). However, existing gateways are not perceived by consumers as an important part of the connected home experience. So long as the gateway provides good Wi-Fi coverage and speed, most consumers are satisfied.

From the article "How can service providers shift into the center of the smart home experience?" by Mi ...read more

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