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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Walmart Posts Healthy Second-Quarter 2019 Financials

The nation’s largest retailer continues to lead in DVD and Blu-ray Disc sales, devoting significant retail space to the category, including point-of-purchase displays and ubiquitous dump bins.

“We still sell a lot of DVDs at Walmart,” Thomas Hughes, EVP of worldwide TV & digital distribution at Lionsgate, told attendees Dec. 11 at the Parks Associates’ “Future of Video” confab in Marina del Rey, Calif. “We’re on the coasts, so we don’t see it. But other people still buy DVDs ...read more

Sunday, June 16, 2019

The Top Retailers in Home Entertainment 2019: The Golden 12

Amazon also offers transactional (both purchase and rental) and subscription streaming through Amazon Prime Video, continuing to forge partnerships with cablers such as Cox, which added the service to Contour, and Comcast, which added it to the X1 platform. Amazon Prime also has been a supporting retailer of the digital library service Movies Anywhere since its 2017 launch. Keeping an eye on the hot ad-supported streaming trend, Amazon launched an AVOD service through its subsid ...read more

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Research: 310 Million Global Connected Households to Have at Least One OTT Service by 2024

More than 310 million connected households will at least one OTT service by 2024, according to a new report from Parks Associates.

The report, OTT Video Services: Disruptive Globalization, estimates approximately 200 million households had at least one OTT service at home at the end of 2018.

“The U.S. leads in adoption of subscription OTT services, but other regions are experiencing significant growth as new services expand across borders,” said Brett Sappington, Parks A ...read more

Monday, December 10, 2018

Parks: Broadcast TV Still Trumps Streaming Video

Despite Netflix’s subscriber base trumping or rivaling (HBO) most pay-TV services, broadcast TV still generates the majority of home entertainment consumption — among broadband households, according to data from Parks Associates.

While the Addison, Texas-based research firm sought to highlight the fact broadband homes consume five hours of streaming video weekly, the data underscored the fact traditional distribution channels continue resonate.

From the article "Parks: B ...read more

Monday, June 11, 2018

Parks: OTT Now ‘Standard Source of Video’

Parks Associates research finds nearly 40% of U.S. broadband households now have at least two OTT video service subscriptions, according to a report released June 11.

The research firm notes that consumers have reached a new stage in connected entertainment where OTT is a standard source of video and viewers are more willing to experiment with multiple OTT services.

Parks Associates says it will examine this transition for OTT “from disruptor to dominance” in the industr ...read more

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Research: Increase in Digital Antenna Use Indicates Cord Cutting

The percentage of U.S. broadband households that use digital antennas in their home has steadily increased, reaching 20% near the end of 2017, up from 16% in early 2015, according to new consumer research by Parks Associates.

The increase coincides with a steady decline in pay-TV subscriptions and an increase in OTT video subscriptions, according to the report, “360 View: Access and Entertainment and Broadband Households.”

“Increasingly, consumers are cobbling together t ...read more

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