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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Quarter Of US Millennials Are OTT-Only

About a quarter (23%) of millennial heads of household in America are over-the-top (OTT)-only households, higher than the national average, according to Parks Associates.

parksottAcross the country, the average is 15% among broadband households. The firm's analysts also note that 61% of millennials subscribe to both pay-TV and OTT services, also higher than the national average of 52%.

"Younger consumers are willing to subscribe to pay-TV service, provided the offerings ...read more

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Apple Mulls Time Warner Takeover; And Possibly Netflix

Parks Associates recently found that Amazon has moved into a virtual tie with Google at 22% of sales for streaming media players (Roku claims the top spot). Apple TV comes in at fourth place with 20% market share.

From the article "Apple Mulls Time Warner Takeover; And Possibly Netflix" by Michelle Clancy.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

VR Primed For US Take-Off As 2.3MN Homes Own Headset

Parks believes that as more households adopt VR devices, and become part of the consumer-based Internet of things (IoT), they will emerge as a new way to experience content streams coming into the home and a new interface for other connected devices throughout the home.

In a call to action, Parks Associates recommends that CE companies that are developing VR headsets provide simple methods to add (and remove) multiple content streams while giving the user the tools to person ...read more

Friday, May 06, 2016

Sixth Of US Broadband Households Subscribe To An OTT Sports Service

Research from Parks Associates has revealed that 16% of US broadband households have a sports video service subscription through over-the-top (OTT) video.

parks 6 May 2016The Subscriptions and Churn in OTT Video Services report showed that NFL Game Pass leads the market with 6% of all sports OTT video service subscriptions, with the NFL Game Pass the most highly adopted service, with 6% of US broadband households having a subscription compared with 4% for the WWE Network and ...read more

Friday, April 15, 2016

Netflix Reports Lowest Churn As Fifth Of US Broadband Households Cancel OTT In 2015

According to research from Parks Associates, a fifth of broadband US households have cancelled at least one over-the-top (OTT) video service in the past 12 months, up two percentage points from a year ago.

Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks, said that Netflix is still the OTT leader in the US, with 52% of all US broadband households subscribing to the service at the end of 2015. Netflix also had the lowest churn rate as a percentage of its total subscribe ...read more

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Changing The Channel On Instant Video Serivces

"Several factors contribute to OTT video service churn by consumers. In some instances, consumers are experimenting with new services, trying a service and cancelling before the trial period ends or within a few months. Popular shows or events, such as HBO's 'Game of Thrones' or WWE Network's 'Wrestlemania,' can be beneficial in terms of attracting users. However, there is a risk that consumers will unsubscribe once they've watched these popular items," Brett Sappington, Senior ...read more

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Tektronix Preps HEVC Test Solutions For 4K

Users have the ability to watch live TV, access past and current seasons, and build personal recorded or watch lists – the Grande2Go app can also be used as an extra remote control at home.

The news comes in the face of suggestions that US TV everywhere development is slowing. But research from Parks Associates has shown usage of authenticated TV everywhere has grown 22% since 2013.

From the article "Tektronix Preps HEVC Test Solutions For 4K" by Michelle Clancy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Euro OTT Growing But Eclipsed By North America

The Parks OTT Video Market Tracker shows that 55% of UK broadband households and 51% in France are watching TV programming and films online and that 30% of broadband households in the former country and 17% across the English Channel subscribe to paid-for OTT video services.

The market in the UK is being fuelled by interest in the BBC iPlayer and OTT video services from Netflix, Sky (NOW TV) and Amazon. Parks identified new services emerging in France, including a new transa ...read more

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