Thursday, June 06, 2019

Deeper Dive—Hopefully, Quibi knows what it’s doing

There are figures that support Quibi’s decision, like Cisco’s forecast that 79% of global mobile data traffic will be video by 2022, up from 59% in 2017. But there is also data showing that the TV screen is still a key source of entertainment for many people. Parks Associates found that 52% of U.S. broadband households surveyed now watch online video (SVOD, AVOD, etc.) on a connected TV. Conviva said connected TV viewing hours increased 121% in 2018 and that connected TVs repres more

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

CBS sees consumers taking as many as 10 OTT video subscriptions

If DeBevoise’s 10 OTT service prediction comes true, and Parks Associates’ latest top 10 U.S. OTT video service rankings hold up, then All Access and Showtime OTT have a good shot at making the cut as adoption of OTT services expand. Parks ranked Showtime and CBS All Access at seven and eight, respectively, behind Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Now, Starz and MLB.TV.

From the article "CBS sees consumers taking as many as 10 OTT video subscriptions " by Ben Munson.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Apple TV will die so TV+ can live

Apple TV is another example of the company’s hardware strategy falling flat. According to Parks Associates figures from the first quarter of 2018, Amazon and Roku combined control more than 50% of the streaming device market among U.S. broadband households. Apple has about 15% of the market. A big contributing factor to Roku and Google’s market dominance over Apple TV has to do with their $30 price points compared to Apple’s $180.

From the article "Apple TV will die so TV+ c more

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Lots of people are canceling HBO Now and Amazon Prime, study says

Last month, Parks Associates released new research suggesting cancellation rates for over-the-top services have held steady at about 18% for the past three years.

“With OTT service penetration starting to plateau at around 65% adoption among U.S. broadband households, the OTT video market is reaching a level of saturation for the services currently available to consumers,” said Hunter Sappington, research analyst at Parks, in a statement. “In an increasingly crowded and comp more

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Amazon rumors show ad-supported video picking up steam

Roku is still ahead of Amazon Fire TV in the U.S. streaming player market, according to May 2018 figures from Parks Associates. And Roku is taking advantage of that through the launch of its own ad-supported Roku Channel. So far, it’s been having a positive effect.

Roku’s second-quarter platform revenue grew 96% year-over-year, with advertising revenue representing the largest driver. The company said ARPU in the second quarter increased 48% year-over-year to a record $16.60 more

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Finding OTT's Tipping Point: Three Factors Could Push It Past Pay-TV Subscriber Totals

The evolution of content distribution and the consistent growth of over-the-top (OTT) streaming generates industry predictions of the inevitable decline and fall of pay TV. As video ecosystems collide, the industry remains in a state of great change.

While streaming continues to grow, the number of pay-TV subscriptions in the U.S. is expected to remain relatively stable and to continue to grow elsewhere in the world. While media coverage focuses on cord cutting, the impact h more

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

End Of A Device: ESPN, Verizon Remove Xbox 360 App Support

The move by both ESPN and Verizon is interesting in light of the fact that gaming consoles are still very popular devices for streaming media, according to Parks Associates. The Xbox console outpaced Sony PlayStation as the most-used streaming device, in fact.

From the article "End Of A Device: ESPN, Verizon Remove Xbox 360 App Support" by Samantha Bookman.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

What Can Yahoo's Online Video Assets Do For Verizon?

Distributing its video out to its various websites could be a boon to Yahoo. Parks Associates' Brett Sappington predicted that traditional magazines may make a leap to presenting their content via online video platforms, going one step beyond the current trend of putting select videos onto their main websites. Yahoo is in a good position to present its own video magazines -- competing directly with stalwarts like Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, and Cosmopolitan, should t more

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