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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Parks Associates: Amazon Grows Share of Streaming Video Players, Roku Maintains Lead

As the percentage of U.S. households that own streaming media players climbed to nearly 40 percent at the beginning of 2018, Roku managed to maintain its lead in market share while Amazon is gaining ground, according to new research from Parks Associates.

From the article "Parks Associates: Amazon Grows Share of Streaming Video Players, Roku Maintains Lead" by Bevin Fletcher.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Pay-TV and OTT Subscriptions Not Necessarily An Either/Or Situation: Research

For many TV viewers it’s not an either/or situation when it comes to pay TV and OTT video subscriptions, but rather a this and that, according to new research from Parks Associates.

In its new report, Market Snapshot: OTT and Pay TV: Partnerships and Competition, the firm found that 52 percent of U.S. broadband households have subscriptions to both a pay TV service and at least one OTT video service.

“The nature of competition in video services has changed. Today, it is ...read more

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

NAB 2018: OTT Services Must Differentiate Themselves to Succeed

In an increasingly crowded over-the-top video service market, consumer perception drives purchasing behavior and players must differentiate themselves in order to succeed, according to a research presentation by Parks Associates on Tuesday at NAB 2018 in Las Vegas.

It used to be that one could roll out a video service with some content and consumers would take to it, but now companies need a value proposition, Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates ...read more

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Charter, ESPN Spearheading Efforts to Crackdown on Cable-TV Password Sharing

Parks Associates estimates that the pay-TV industry will lose $9.9 billion in revenue by 2021 from TV multiscreen password sharing, up from $3.5 billion this year. This is an important loss particularly as traditional TV providers are feeling the effects of cord-cutting, with linear video services losing about 3 million subscribers so far this year.

From the article "Charter, ESPN Spearheading Efforts to Crackdown on Cable-TV Password Sharing" by Bevin Fletcher.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Smart Home Adoption Predicted to Hit 55 Million Devices in 2020

U.S. households with existing broadband service will purchase nearly 55 million smart home devices in 2020 if current trends continue, according to a report from Parks Associates.

The report found that although many smart home devices are still in the early adoption stage, the number of U.S. households installing smart thermostats, lights, locks, or networked cameras climbed from 12 percent earlier in the year to 15 percent.

From the article "Smart Home Adoption Predicte ...read more

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Apple Debuts 4K HDR Apple TV

Research from Parks Associates found Roku was strengthening its lead in the streaming media player space, cornering 37 percent of the market, while Apple trailed behind Amazon’s Fire TV, and Google’s Chromecast, with only a 15 percent share. Apple TV’s price point is still well above that of competitors, which gives it a disadvantage. Though one promising development on the content front is more 4K movies becoming available in the iTunes store.

From the article "Apple Debuts ...read more

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu Dominate OTT Market, But Niche Players Gaining Ground

A new report released from Parks Associates shows that 59 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribe to Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.

The three main players have a serious stronghold, with only 6 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribing to any other OTT service without also subscribing to Amazon, Hulu, or Netflix. Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker also found that only 3 percent subscribe to one or more sports OTT video services, such as MLB.TV, NBA League Pa ...read more

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

More Than Half of Consumers Are Watching Internet Video on Their TV

Here’s the rundown: Parks finds more than half of U.S. broadband households now watch internet video on a television screen, while less than a quarter don’t watch any video content on a TV set at all. The firm also says 88 percent of computer-based viewing is from non-linear sources, while nearly three quarters (72 percent) of non-pay-TV customers subscribe to an OTT video service as their primary source of content. The market leader there is Netflix, with just under half (49 pe ...read more

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