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Thursday, March 24, 2016

TV Everywhere Reaches Two-Fifths Of US pay-TV Consumers

“Content providers have been extremely aggressive in promoting their authenticated catch-up services, which is helping create traction for authenticated TV everywhere services in the digital entertainment household,” said Parks Associates Research Analyst Glenn Hower. “As usage increases, service providers and content companies alike will need to expand their big data capabilities, allowing them to create even more personalised services for their subscribers and viewers.”

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Two-thirds Of US Consumers Engage In Second-screen Activity On Monthly Basis

Nearly a fifth of pay-TV subscribers report that they have a mobile app from their service provider, up from 16% in 2014. The highest adoption was found to be among AT&T U-Verse and Verizon FiOS subscribers, at roughly 30%. Parks found that 18-25% of cable subscribers reported having an app from their provider. Only 22% of DIRECTV subscribers and 17% of DISH Network users reported having an app.

"Most consumers favour a passive second-screen experience that complements the a ...read more

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

16% of Spanish pay-TV households become first-time subscribers in 2015

"First-time adoption of pay-TV is up among Spanish broadband households as is the penetration of pay TV overall," said Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates and author of the report. "The Spanish pay-TV market in general has a very active, cost-conscious base of subscribers, with higher-than-average rates of downgrades and upgrades and a substantial population of cord-nevers."

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Majority Of Consumers Watch Long-form And Short-form Mobile Video

Citing leading provider AT&T, Parks analysts also noted that mobile operators will likely continue to explore new and novel strategies to attract mobile data subscribers. "AT&T is looking to leverage its acquisition of DIRECTV to build its mobile data business by re-introducing its offer of unlimited data as a reward to customers who sign up for the satellite TV service," Wang added.

Parks also expects data sharing to play a big role in mobile app usage, Roughly half of US s ...read more

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Third Of UK Broadband Households Have An OTT Subscription

“Overall OTT video usage in the UK favours broadcasters,” said the Parks Director, Research, and Connected Consumer in Europe report author Brett Sappington. “The most popular OTT video sources in the UK include BBC’s iPlayer, ITV Player, All4, and Demand5 – all catch-up or on-demand offerings from broadcasters. New OTT video market entrants, especially those with paid services, will have to provide unique value in order to make substantial gains. However, the demand for interes ...read more

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

CES 2016: 54% of West Euro flat-panel shoppers willing to buy 4KTV

According to research from Parks Associates, among broadband households planning to purchase a flat-panel TV, 59% in the UK, 57% in France, 53% in Spain and 49% in Germany plan to purchase a 4KTV even though content is not yet widely available. This resulted in an average of 54%. Moreover, 17% of such households were planning to buy a flat-panel TV in the next 12 months and over half consider 4K to be an important or very important feature of their next model.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

4KTV prices plunge, spurring uptake

Unlike Japan consumer adoption of 4K TVs in China is expected to be relatively high, with household penetration reaching 24% in 2019. In other emerging countries, where many households either have smaller LCD TVs or CRT TVs, 4K penetration will be lower: 11% in Russia, 8% in Brazil and 2% in India.

Meanwhile, research recently revealed that by mid-2015, more Samsung 4KTV sets were sold than any other brand. Parks Associates found that the Korean CE giant accounted for 28% of ...read more

Friday, December 04, 2015

2015 a blockbuster year for OTT

That over-the-top services (OTT) now permeate the mainstream is beyond doubt, but OTT really hit the gas over the last 12 months says research by Parks Associates.

The OTT Playbook, Part II: Keys to Building Momentum study — co-sponsored by Vindicia and Ooyala — found that the global OTT marketplace comprises more than 65 players either offering video services or about to do so in the coming months.

In addition to active OTT video services from the likes of Netflix, Hulu ...read more

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