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As COVID-19 continues to impact the shuttering of movie theaters and the changes within content windowing, device manufacturers have raced to deliver premium home entertainment experiences as a supplement to audiences that regularly attend theaters. An announcement at CES indicates that Sony is leveraging its smart TV technology to generate interest in legacy and recent theatrical titles and its new line of Bravia XR TVs.   At CES 2021, Sony unveiled Bravia Core, a...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Jan. 14, 2021
Tags: CES, digital media, OTT, smart TV, streaming, ultra HD
Parks Associates' upcoming Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media conference will be held virtually on December 14-16 and will bring together industry leaders to share insights on new trends in the video and connected entertainment industries, with insights on consumer behaviors and preferences and the challenges for the video industry in meeting these expectations. Ahead of the conference, Renato Bonomini, VP, Global PreSales, ContentWise , shared with us his thoughts on...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 11, 2020
Tags: COVID-19, OTT, streaming
Although the theatrical distribution model of new films has been threatened for years by the success of streaming services, the effects of COVID-19 has accelerated studios’ pivot towards streaming. In 2020, many films intended to earn substantial box office receipts ended up serving as gateways to a companion streaming service. Studios have been forced to weigh their options when it comes to recouping profits spent on large, mass market films. Shortly after WarnerMedia’s...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Dec. 9, 2020
Tags: OTT, streaming
Since launching in May, WarnerMedia’s flagship streaming service HBO Max has underperformed in converting existing users, with only 30% of current HBO subscribers activating HBO Max. Some of this underperforming is due to the service’s lack of distribution on leading streaming video platforms such as Amazon and Roku. Despite the expansive content library, that includes content from HBO, Warner Brothers, DC Entertainment, Turner, Crunchyroll, Studio Ghibli, and other media...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Dec. 4, 2020
Tags: OTT, pay TV, streaming
Parks Associates recently announced Amdocs Media  as a sponsor for the upcoming Future of Video conference. Massive consumer demand for media and constant shifts in technology are continuously driving digital service providers to re-imagine their products and features. Amdocs Media, a division of Amdocs, combines the strategic capabilities of best-in-class acquired companies to provide end-to-end or modular solutions for the rapid deployment of new media services...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 2, 2020
Tags: OTT, pay TV, streaming
The OTT space has been bolstered recently with the launch of high-profile services such as Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock. Each is taking a different approach to gaining market share in a crowded OTT landscape, and their effect on the CE platform ecosystem is significant. At the same time, many services need to adjust near-term content strategies to compensate for production shutdowns in original content.  Don't miss the opportunity to attend the first Future of...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 2, 2020
Tags: digital media, OTT, pay TV, streaming
As the presence of OTT services has increasingly grown over the past few years, free trials have been an effective tool for these services to engage and acquire customers. These free trials allow potential customers the opportunity to explore a service’s content offering as well as other aspects of the user experience that the free trial period and the user experience are compelling enough to convert those trialing the service to paying customers. Considering how effective free...
 
by Steve Nason | Nov. 19, 2020
Tags: OTT, streaming
vMVPDs, online pay-TV services that offer bundles of live channels, entered the video services market in 2015 with a promise of lower monthly costs and more customizable channel packages than traditional pay-TV, and no restrictive contracts. The goal was to capture dissatisfied traditional pay-TV subscribers and those interested in an online live/linear TV experience. vMVPDs largely delivered on that promise by building a solid base of subscribers across several different providers, like...
 
by Steve Nason | Aug. 13, 2020
Tags: OTT, pay TV, streaming

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