Broadcasting and Cable

Monday, July 01, 2019

5% of Broadband Users Likely to Cut the Cord in the Next 12 Months

"Many are satisfied with their current provider overall, but these subscribers are aware of the other options available to them and could become actual cord-cutters if their current service does not continually meet their needs,” Brett Sappington, senior research director and principal analyst for Parks Associates, said in a statement.

The group likely to flee the eco system next, according to Parks, are somewhat heavy mobile users — they watched six hours of videos on their more

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

More Subscription Streaming Sites Will Soon Go Down, Fox Exec Predicts

Indeed, Parks Associates recently tallied the known universe of subscription streaming services at more than 200. And Fox Networks senior VP of distribution Sherry Brennan said that “only a handful of platforms can support themselves in the niche OTT world.”

From the article "More Subscription Streaming Sites Will Soon Go Down, Fox Exec Predicts" by Daniel Frankel.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Mobile Video Viewing Spiked 55% from 2015-2017, Research Group Says

The shift has come, Parks said, as consumers watch less live video on traditional TVs—60% of all video watching took place on TVs in 2012 vs. just 44% at the end of 2017.

Parks’ report is somewhat counterintuitive to data YouTube released over the weekend, suggesting that viewership of its platform on traditional TVs is up 45% year over year in Europe. 

From the article "Mobile Video Viewing Spiked 55% from 2015-2017, Research Group Says" by Daniel Frankel.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

OTT Subscription Churn Rate Steady at 18%: Parks

About 18% of U.S. broadband households canceled a over-the-top video service, a rate that has held steady over the past three years, according to research from Parks Associates.

OTT video subscriptions are relatively new compared to traditional pay-TV and while they are growing quickly, data about churn rates is still emerging.

From the article "OTT Subscription Churn Rate Steady at 18%: Parks" by Jon Lafayette.

Monday, February 26, 2018

SVOD MARKET: Survival of the Fittest

Perhaps the bigger surprise is that more haven’t exited the market — yet. “We’re finding that there are many services that are … getting enough subscribers just to be able to be sustainable,” Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates, said.

That’s been enough to keep the doors open, but many outlets — particularly smaller, niche offerings — are seeing their subscriber levels plateau.

“They don’t have the marketing knowledge or complexity and the c more

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Most Broadband Homes Have Pay-TV and OTT Subscriptions

More than half of all U.S. homes with broadband subscribe to both a pay-TV service and at least one over-the-top video service, according to a new study by Parks Associates.

In its OTT Video & TV Everywhere: Partners, Alternatives and Competition report, Parks says that 53% of broadband homes subscribe to both pay TV and OTT.

“Many OTT services are evolving to be complementary to the market’s largest players, instead of trying to compete directly against Netflix, Amazon, more

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Roku’s Share of Streaming Market Rising, Says Parks Report

As streaming becomes more popular as a way to consume TV programming, Roku is increasing the number of homes in which its devices are used, according to a new report from Parks Associates.

In the first quarter, Roku increased it leading share of the streaming media player market in the U.S. to 37% from 30% a year ago.

The gain puts Roku further ahead of competitors including Amazon, Google and Apple.

"Roku emerged early as a U.S. market leader for streaming media pla more

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Net Insight Enters New Market to Solve Live OTT Challenges

According to market data (Parks Associates 2015), global OTT video subscription revenues are forecasted to increase from $9 billion in 2014 to $19 billion in 2019. The increasing demand for OTT content is expected to create an incredible market opportunity. This is especially true for live OTT offerings, such as global sports programs and other live events. However, today’s OTT delivery platforms and CDNs’ best effort solutions are not optimized for live. Today there is a delay more

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