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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

OTT churn increases in US during pandemic

According to Parks Associates, an increasing number of US broadband households cancelled at least one OTT subscription in the early part of the year, with a significant number also utilising the free trials offered by streamers during the coronavirus pandemic.

More than two in five households have tried out an OTT service’s free trial during the crisis, with 8% trialling four or more.

Of households that signed up to a service during the pandemic, 49% subscribed to Disney ...read more

Friday, March 17, 2017

One in five US subscribers now ‘dissatisfied’ with pay TV service

Some 20% of US pay TV subscribers are now dissatisfied with their pay TV service, according to research from Parks Associates.

The future represents a 100% increase since 2013, according to Parks. Its TV Services: Changing the Channel Package report shows that only one-third of pay TV subscribers are very satisfied with their pay TV service, a drop from 57% who indicated very high satisfaction levels in 2013.

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Parks: US Churn Rate For OTT Services Is 19%

This is according to Parks Associates’ latest ‘OTT Video Market Tracker’ stats, which said that overall churn rate for OTT services has been roughly stable for the past year.

At the end of 2015, 20% of US broadband households were found to have cancelled at least one OTT video service in the past 12 months and Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu all slightly reduced their churn rates last year, according to the study.

“One-third of households that currently subscribe to an OTT vid ...read more

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cord-Cutting On The Rise In The US

“Pay TV subscriptions have dropped each year since 2014, falling to 81% of US broadband households in Q3 2016,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates.

“Several factors have played a part in this decline, including growth in the OTT video market, increasing costs for pay TV services, and consumer awareness of available online alternatives.”

According to the research, twice as many subscribers downgraded their pay TV service than upgraded it ...read more

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Parks: Netflix retains OTT top-spot in the US

“Importantly, all of these services have increased their subscriber base over the past year. The top five OTT services have stayed consistent, primarily through maintaining or growing the massive user and subscriber bases that they have built over the past several years,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of Research, Parks Associates.

From the article "Parks: Netflix retains OTT top-spot in the US" by www.digitaltveurope.net

Monday, October 10, 2016

Third of US broadband homes watch UGC 10 days per month

Nearly 35% of US broadband homes watch user-generated video on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion at least 10 days per month, according to Parks Associates.

The firm’s new OTT research claims that 75% of US broadband homes access user-generated web content at least once per month, with men more frequently watching user-generated video than women.

From the article "Third of US broadband homes watch UGC 10 days per month" by www.digitaltveurope.net

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Parks: 73% Of US Internet Homes Connect Their TVs

Some 73% of US broadband homes now connect one or more TV entertainment devices to the web, according to Parks Associates.

The research firm said this marked an 11% increase, compared to the beginning of 2015, in the use of connected in-home entertainment platforms – such as smart TVs, gaming consoles, streaming media players, Blu-ray players, and digital video recorders.

From the article "Parks: 73% Of US Internet Homes Connect Their TVs" by www.digitaltveurope.net

Friday, September 02, 2016

Parks Associates: US OTT Adoption Up 12%

The adoption of over-the-top (OTT) video services among US broadband households has increased by 12% since the third quarter of 2014, according to Parks Associates.

The research firm said that both the number of available OTT services and consumer awareness of them had increased, despite password sharing growing by approximately 8% over that same period.

From the article "Parks Associates: US OTT Adoption Up 12%" by www.digitaltveurope.net

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