Digital Media

Thursday, July 30, 2015

OTT Subscriber Annual Churn Rates for Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon Prime Users show consumers are testing new video services

Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker reveals high churn rates for many OTT video subscriber services. In the past 12 months, 4% of U.S. broadband households have cancelled their Netflix service, representing nearly 9% of Netflix’s current subscriber base. By comparison, 7% have cancelled their Hulu Plus subscription within the past 12 months, a figure that represents approximately one-half of Hulu Plus’s current subscriber base.

As a group, smaller OTT video services more

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

OTT video service credential sharing will cost the industry $500 million in 2015

New report examines video piracy, credential sharing, and its impact on OTT revenue

Parks Associates announced new digital media research today that finds OTT video service credential sharing will cost the industry $500 million in direct revenues worldwide in 2015. The report The Cost of Piracy shows 6% of U.S. broadband households use an OTT video service that is paid by a person living outside of the household. It also analyzes usage and impact of live-streaming applications like more

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Multichannel networks (MCNs) are key to reaching younger online video viewers

North America will have 200 million online video viewers by 2016

Multichannel networks (MCNs) are part of a new strategy among traditional content companies and studios to reach Millennial video viewers, according to the new report from Parks AssociatesWebisodes to Multichannel Networks: Future Content Opportunities.The research firm reportsthere will be over 200 million online video viewers in North America by 2016, with consumers 18-24 leading the way. This Millennial age group watches more

Thursday, March 05, 2015

CBS Interactive, Vubiquity, Discovery Communications, and Parks Associates to provide insights on OTT video service trends at NAB Show Super Session

Parks Associates: 15% of pay-TV subscribers say they are likely to subscribe to new, alternate OTT service

Today Parks Associates announced its partnership with NAB Show to host the Super Session Constant Cravings - Using OTT to Win the Next Generation of Viewers at the 2015 NAB Show on April 13 in Las Vegas. The session, with executives from CBS Interactive, Vubiquity, Discovery Communications, and Parks Associates, features an in-depth discussion of the challenges, opportunities, and more

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Seventeen percent of U.S. broadband households are likely to subscribe to an OTT HBO service

 New OTT Video Research addresses Competitive Challenges for Pay-TV providers and Operators

New Parks Associates video research finds 17% of U.S. broadband households are likely to subscribe to an over-the-top (OTT) video service from HBO. Among these likely subscribers, 91% are currently pay-TV subscribers, and roughly one-half would cancel their pay-tv service after subscribing to this HBO OTT service. The research firm reports the average head of household in a U.S. broadband more

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

62% of U.S. broadband households never back up their data to a cloud-based storage service

New Research Reveals Trends in Cloud Storage and Services in advance of 2015 International CES

New research from Parks Associates reveals 62% of U.S. broadband households never back up their data to an online storage service, despite options available from companies such as Carbonite, Acronis, and Backblaze. This finding reveals a huge addressable market for cloud-based storage in 2015, as consumer consumption of digital content is on the rise. Smartphone users in U.S. broadband more

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Parks Associates: Two-thirds of Amazon Prime Instant Video subscribers also rent or purchase titles through the service

Market Research Firm Announces Consumer Survey Showing OTT Video Rentals and Purchasing Trends

Consumer research from Parks Associates finds 37% of U.S. broadband households regularly use transactional services for OTT video, such as online video rentals and downloads. The vast majority of consumers making these a la carte purchases also have a streaming video subscription, emphasizing the potential role of transactional services to supplement subscription OTT. For example, more

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Consumers Still Prefer Televisions over Tablets and Smartphones for Video Content

Parks Associates Analyst to moderate session at Cablefax TV Innovation Summit this week

U.S. broadband households spend on average 1.3 hours per week watching video on a tablet and 1.6 hours per week watching video on a smartphone, compared to almost 20 hours per week on the television, according to research Parks Associates announced today in advance of the Cablefax TV Innovation Summit. The research, based on a nationwide 1Q 2014 survey of U.S. broadband households, shows, more

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