Access and Entertainment

In 2020, Disney+ unveiled a three-pronged hybrid strategy that includes theatrically exclusive films, simultaneous releases in theaters and on transactional services, and streaming exclusives. Disney unveiled the transactional “Premier Access” tier on Disney+ with Mulan in September 2020, which required subscribers to pay an additional $30 fee in addition to their monthly recurring charges that already cost $7 per month. While the July release of Jungle Cruise was intended...
Today’s OTT market is defined by the proliferation of service offerings, unprecedented amounts of online video content, and ever-increasing access points to that content. As a result, OTT content and service providers have to be equipped with best-in-class customer acquisition and engagement strategies in order to differentiate themselves from the competition while avoiding the negative social media attention for a service that fails to deliver the best experience. On...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 10, 2021
Tags: OTT, pay TV, Webcast

Of 10,000 US broadband households, 82% subscribe to at least one OTT service, up 6% year-over-year, while 58% subscribe to a traditional pay-TV service, down 4% year-over-year. Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker  analyzes market trends and profiles of the nearly 100 over-the-top video service providers in the U.S. and Canada, such as Netflix, HBO, YouTube, and Amazon, with updated deliverables throughout the year throughout the year documenting the following:...
 
by Parks Associates | Aug. 10, 2021
Tags: OTT, streaming, TV Everywhere
NBCUniversal’s Peacock had a disappointing launch in summer 2020 due to unavailability on key platforms and a lack of appealing exclusive content to drive initial engagement. After finally adding Roku and Amazon Fire, Peacock has gradually risen in the OTT market through the addition of appealing content, including WWE’s library, the day-and-date streaming release of Boss Baby: Family Business , and the upcoming coverage of the Olympic Games that was initially intended as a...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Jul. 12, 2021
Tags: digital content, OTT, pay TV

In March, the debut of Univision Communications’ free ad-supported OTT service Prende TV marked one of the most significant streaming launches of 2021. A major service featuring Spanish-language films, TV shows, and nonfiction content was unprecedented within the US market. Univision aims to be the dominant content provider for Spanish-language content, and the corporation has its eyes on global expansion with the announcement of a new streaming service. Univision will launch a...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Jun. 30, 2021
Tags: digital content, digital media, OTT
The launch of NBCUniversal’s OTT streaming service Peacock last year was hampered by its unavailability on key leading platforms.  Parks Associates data from our OTT research shows Peacock’s position: Peacock reached a deal with Roku in September, and NBCUniversal announced this week that the streaming service will launch on Amazon devices starting June 24. Peacock will be compatible on all Fire TV devices, including Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV...
 

Parks Associates’ 4 th  annual  Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media  series is proud to announce Symphony MediaAI as their research sponsor.  Symphony MediaAI is the leading provider of financial management services and is rapidly emerging as a leading provider of AI-powered technology solutions that help accelerate revenue growth for the global media industry. Symphony MediaAI experts develop proven software solutions for revenue...
 
by Parks Associates | May. 3, 2021
Tags: digital media, OTT, pay TV
T-Mobile launched a unique strategy to target cord cutters through distinct content offerings when it unveiled its vMVPD service TVision in November. Despite the steady growth of the online pay-TV market, TVision courted controversy early on when content providers filed complaints over T-Mobile’s separation of channels between its VIBE and LIVE plans. Providers including ViacomCBS, NBCU, and Discovery stated that TVision’s inclusion of their channels on the skinnier VIBE ($10/month)...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Apr. 5, 2021
Tags: digital content, OTT, streaming


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