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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Password Sharing, Piracy Will Cost Streaming Companies $12.5B By 2024 – Report

New research by streaming tracker Parks Associates predicts the amount of revenue lost to piracy and password sharing will increase 38% to $12.5 billion over the next five years.

While it is seldom noted publicly by streaming purveyors, about 27% of U.S. broadband households engage in some form of piracy or account sharing, Parks determined. The current revenue hit is $9.1 billion, according to the researcher’s new report, 360 Deep Dive: Account Sharing and Digital Piracy. ...read more

Monday, May 20, 2019

The Fresh Faces Of Streaming: How Will Existing Services Fare As Big-Budget Competitors Enter The Fray?

As of this writing, there are 235 over-the-top [OTT] video services available in the U.S., according to market tracker Parks Associates. And even though customers are increasingly doing away with their traditional pay-TV bundles, the question for all of the new entrants is whether they will bring must-have offerings to the crowded marketplace. Studies have shown that three services tend to be the limit in most households—how will the new breed replace one of the current must-hav ...read more

Thursday, May 16, 2019

IFC Films Launches Subscription Streaming Channel Anchored To Start Of Cannes

While the streaming wars are heating up among Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal, more niche services continue to populate the landscape, though the numbers have started to level off. There were 233 subscription services as of April, according to research firm Parks Associates, down two from 2018.
In its nearly two-decade run, IFC has released narrative films such as Y Tu Mamá También, The Thin Blue Line and The Trip, documentaries like How to Survive a Plague and Joan River ...read more

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

HBO Now And Starz Enter Top 5 In Ranking Of U.S. SVOD Services

In an update today of its ranking of subscription OTT services in the U.S., Parks Associates said HBO Now and Starz have entered the top five, trailing only streaming giants Netflix, Amazon and Hulu.

Showtime and CBS All Access are now Nos. 7 and 8 on the list, respectively, and the WWE Network has fallen out of the top 10 as original scripted fare proves a strong draw for subscribers. While Parks does not include subscriber tallies along with its rankings, there is a signif ...read more

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Apple Plans Global Launch For Its TV Subscription Service: Report

The tech giant is racing to catch up to the dominant streaming players. Amazon Prime Video is in 200 countries while Netflix is in more than 190 countries.

Apple also has a smaller share of the streaming device market, with Apple TV claiming a 28% share in the U.S., behind Roku with 37%, according to Parks Associates. The Amazon Fire TV now claims 25% of the market. 

From the article "Apple Plans Global Launch For Its TV Subscription Service: Report" by  Dawn C. Chmielew ...read more

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hulu An Even Bigger Chess Piece For Disney And Comcast After Sky Deal – Analysis

“They have a unique proposition, not just compared with Netflix but also with YouTube TV or Sling,” said Hunter Sappington, an analyst with Parks Associates, in an interview with Deadline. “They have their VOD service included in the live offering. As a value-add, that’s something that puts them in a unique place.”

Parks, which has carved out a specialty in tracking the OTT marketplace, says there are now roughly 230 individual services being offered to U.S. consumers. Despi ...read more

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Will HBO Team Up With Apple For Online Service Launch?

Time Warner depends on traditional pay TV distributors to carry — and pay for — its fleet of Turner networks including TNT, TBS, and CNN. Execs have also said that HBO’s best growth opportunities come from working with cable and satellite to persuade their customers to pick up the premium channel.

Prospects for greater collaboration likely would diminish if HBO offered a product that encouraged pay TV subscribers to cut the cord. That’s a real concern, research firm Parks As ...read more

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