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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Over half of US broadband households watch internet video on TV

More than half of US households with broadband are consuming internet video through their TVs, per research from Parks Associates. Seventy-two percent of households without a pay-TV subscription have an over-the-top video service, with 49% of broadband households reporting that they subscribe to Netflix.

From the article "Over half of US broadband households watch internet video on TV."

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Everyone Is Sharing Passwords And Streaming Services Know It

While it doesn’t appear that streaming networks are going to crack down on sharing just yet, that could change if revenue from subscriptions decrease.

In fact, industry analyst Parks Associates tell Reuters that by continuing to allow password sharing service providers stand to lose an estimated $550 million in 2019.

Stopping the flood of password sharing wouldn’t actually be too difficult for some services. In fact, many have already limited customers’ ability to share. ...read more

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Research: over 50% of U.S. broadband households stream content on TV screens

Parks Associates, a market intelligence and consulting company, yesterday released research showing that over 50% of U.S. broadband households stream content on TV screens.

“For years, the television has been the stronghold for the traditional TV industry,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates. “Today, more televisions are connected to the Internet than ever, either directly or through connected devices like game consoles or streaming media pl ...read more

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Kickstarter Darling Challenges Blue Apron--With a Hardware Twist

To this point, Patrice Samuels, a senior analyst at Parks Associates, a marketing research and consulting company, says that Tovala has to prove the food tastes good enough to offset the cost of purchasing the oven and the meal plan.

Tovala is working on that: It is relying on word-of-mouth from its initial Kickstarter backers, who received their ovens in April after a shipping delay due to Tovala's desire to make sure both the hardware and the meals were ready, and a f ...read more

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

People Sharing Passwords Are a Growing Problem For Netflix

Industry analysts say companies are missing a chance to grow revenue. An analysis by Parks Associates estimated streaming providers will lose $550 million in 2019 from password sharing.

"There has been this kind of cavalier attitude about it," Parks Associates analyst Glenn Hower said. "It hasn't been a priority."

From the article "People Sharing Passwords Are a Growing Problem For Netflix."

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

More Than Half of Consumers Are Watching Internet Video on Their TV

Here’s the rundown: Parks finds more than half of U.S. broadband households now watch internet video on a television screen, while less than a quarter don’t watch any video content on a TV set at all. The firm also says 88 percent of computer-based viewing is from non-linear sources, while nearly three quarters (72 percent) of non-pay-TV customers subscribe to an OTT video service as their primary source of content. The market leader there is Netflix, with just under half (49 pe ...read more

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Anime fans' hard streaming choices

The unusual deal is seen by industry experts as a sign that anime distributors won’t be able to survive alone against Amazon and Netflix.

CrunchyRoll, based in San Francisco, is the most popular dedicated anime streaming service in the U.S., according to a 2016 ranking by Parks Associates, a market research firm. The platform even ranks in the top 10 overall subscription services, just below HBO Now and ahead of Showtime.

“There’s no question that consumption is changing ...read more

Friday, June 30, 2017

Alexa Poised To Play A Bigger Role This Amazon Prime Day

In a press release, Amazon singles out “voice shopping” more “Alexa-exclusive deals” for members with an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Amazon Tap, compatible Fire TV or Fire tablet.

“Amazon is exclusively targeting its consumers who have an Alexa-enabled device, offering early-bird access to their Prime Day deals,” notes Dina Abdelrazik, Analyst, Parks Associates. “This will mark the second year that Amazon pushes ‘voice shopping’ with Alexa-exclusive deals.”

From th ...read more

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