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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

'Alexa, multiply': Voice assistants show huge growth

Usage of voice-activated assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant remains relatively low. But it is growing at an impressive rate.

In fourth quarter of last year, 12 percent of U.S. broadband households had smart speakers with voice assistant technology, according to a new report from Parks Associates.

That was more than double fourth quarter 2015, when adoption was at just 5 percent.

According to the study, more than half of broadband households find t ...read more

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

‘Alexa, multiply’: Voice assistants show huge growth

Usage of voice-activated assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant remains relatively low. But it is growing at an impressive rate.

In fourth quarter of last year, 12 percent of U.S. broadband households had smart speakers with voice assistant technology, according to a new report from Parks Associates.

That was more than double fourth quarter 2015, when adoption was at just 5 percent.

According to the study, more than half of broadband households find t ...read more

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Pay TV Soars In Spanish-Language Homes

Among bilingual Spanish-language households with broadband internet, 89 percent subscribe to a pay-TV service, according to a new report from Parks Associates. That compares to 84 percent of all U.S. broadband households.

Further, 75 percent of bilingual Spanish-language households subscribe to at least one OTT video service. That numbers is just 66 percent among all broadband households.

“The biggest surprise was the degree of appetite for video services compared to ave ...read more

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Ranking The Most Popular Sports OTT Networks

NFL Game Pass is the most popular sports OTT video service in the U.S., according to Parks Associates, although at this point sports video services are still a relatively niche market.

Overall, just 16 percent of U.S. broadband households have a sports OTT video subscription, and NFL Game Pass is No. 1 with 6 percent of broadband households holding subscriptions, according to Parks Associates research.

From the article "Ranking The Most Popular Sports OTT Networks" by ww ...read more

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

What To Watch For At The Newfronts: Day Three

The Mindy Project” moved from Fox to Hulu last fall, and it’s become one of the site’s most popular shows, according to Hulu executives, though the site does not release actual viewing numbers.

Reach/stats: Hulu has more than 9 million paying subscribers.

Fourteen percent of all broadband houses subscribe to the service, according to Parks Associates, but it has a high churn rate – about half of subscribers turned over last year.

From the article "What To Watch For A ...read more

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pay Cable Vs. SVOD: How They Stack Up

Parks Associates says 60 percent of SVOD subscribers have canceled one or more service in the past year. Yet they appear to ping to other services instead of abandoning SVOD altogether, accounting for the healthy growth.

Here’s a look at how the three biggest SVOD sites compare to the three biggest premium cable networks.

While Netflix and Amazon have moved ahead in total subscribers, cable has tallied notable growth since 2010 even against that added competition.

Fr ...read more

Friday, November 20, 2015

What’s hot in OTT: Sports networks

According to a new study from Parks Associates, a market research and consulting firm, sports networks rank No. 4 and No. 5 behind the Big Three OTT services in terms of subscribers.

And three sports streaming services rank in the top 10 overall.

MLB.tv, a subscription service where viewers can watch out-of-market baseball games, ranks fourth. WWE Network, which offers a library of wrestling content as well as live pay-per-view events, comes in at fifth.

And NFL Game ...read more

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