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Monday, October 19, 2020

Netflix Earnings Preview: Is Streaming Video Giant Still Snagging New Subscribers?

On top of that, the industry churn rate—a metric used to reflect cancelled subscriptions to streaming services overall—shot up 41% in Q1, the most recent statistic available, as consumers experimented with streaming during COVID-19 quarantines, according to research firm Parks Associates.

Some of that, of course, was likely tied to new competition that came online, including Disney+ (DIS) and Apple TV+ (AAPL), Parks said. Disney+ alone roped in 49% of new subscribers, Parks ...read more

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Finally: Every Baseball Team’s Sports Network Is Available On At Least One Streaming Service

As YouTube TV’s recent rate hike shows, these services themselves are not immune to rising programming costs. And the same traits that make streaming much less customer-hostile than cable or satellite—the absence of long-term contracts and rented hardware to set up and then return—also make them easy to leave.

Hence, the research firm Parks Associates estimated at the end of June that 41% of streaming customers churned out of one service or another in the second quarter of 2 ...read more

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Subscribers Churning Through Video Streaming Services At ‘Record’ Rates During Lockdown

A new study has good news and bad news for the proliferating group of subscription video-on-demand services, especially the big new ones backed by major media companies. On the one hand, consumers are trying Disney+, Apple TV+ and others at a high rate. On the other, they’re also cancelling SVOD services at a high rate too, churning through services as they try on new competitors.

Research firm Parks Associates released the study today, saying it showed consumers are experim ...read more

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How The Fox News-Focused Fox Nation Streaming Service Will Change In 2020 And Beyond

Fox Nation has an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 subscribers, according to Parks Associates research. But Bloomberg reported earlier this year that Fox is trying to expand its reach to make it a more popular destination for those seeking its content.

From the article "How The Fox News-Focused Fox Nation Streaming Service Will Change In 2020 And Beyond" by Don Reisinger.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Merging Strengths Helps Founders Create Success

COVID-19 restrictions have changed habits, commented Steve Nason, research director at Parks Associates in Marketplace. "Consumers are captive right now, they're in their homes," he said. That's not likely to change anytime soon and that's good news for Storyvine.

From the article "Merging Strengths Helps Founders Create Success" by Geri Stengel.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Apple TV App To Get A Second Life With Video Subscription Service

The company updated the infrastructure, upgrading its Apple TV device that brings internet video to the living room screen in the fall of 2017 to add support for cinematic 4K video and make it easier for users to search for TV shows or movies using their voice, with the aid of the Siri digital assistant. Still, researcher Parks Associates notes that Amazon’s Fire TV, Roku and Google’s Chromecast outsell Apple’s more expensive device, whose sales are so modest the late Apple cofo ...read more

Thursday, March 21, 2019

3 Interesting Ways Technology is Shaping the Entertainment Industry

A recent survey by Parks Associates indicates that 17% of U.S. broadband households now own both an Internet-connected entertainment device and a smart home device. As voice interactions become more common, consumers preferences will shift towards smart home devices and streaming services that operate in tandem. Streaming services will need to compete not just on the cost and product selection, but on the variety of integrations offered with other connected services and voice as ...read more

Monday, November 05, 2018

Can We Outsmart Technology In The Race To Smarter Homes?

Right now, consumer use is all over the map. Homeowners lose interest in some technologies in a matter of months, and with others, like speakers and Google Home, usage doesn’t pick up until after the homeowner has had it installed for six months, according to Brad Russell, research director of connected home at Parks Associates, a market research company focused on emerging consumer technology. And, at the same time that many technologies have super short life spans, it can take ...read more

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