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Monday, May 21, 2018

What’s next for online TV services may be ironically familiar as companies aim to simplify the viewer experience

A growing number of consumers subscribe to multiple streaming services, with those paying for three or more services doubling since 2014, according to Parks research. And people don’t want to juggle five or ten apps to watch video on a half-dozen devices. So companies from Amazon to Comcast are offering a marketplace of subscribable content outside their regular shows or channels. It’s the idea of one service offering access to all the shows you want to see and charging for them ...read more

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

What to expect from T-Mobile’s future disruptive, Denver-based TV service? “Listening to customers”

But more importantly, he said, T-Mobile wants to remake the cable TV industry much like it did mobile service. The company upended the mobile industry, getting rid of two-year contracts and offering unlimited data plans when few others would.

In the TV world, however, the company faces fierce competition, as evidenced during sessions of The Pay TV Show, which attracted panelists from Sling TV, Amazon, Hulu and others. According to market researcher Parks Associates, there ar ...read more

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Sling TV gains customers, keeps starting price at $20 for now

Its Sling TV service also ranks among the top 10 most popular cord-cutting video services, according to market researcher Parks Associates. It puts the company ahead of direct rivals such as AT&T’s DirecTV Now service, which AT&T said had 1.46 million subscribers at the end of March.

From the article "Sling TV gains customers, keeps starting price at $20 for now" by Tamara Chuang.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Dish’s third-quarter loss of 129,000 customers includes every single subscriber in Puerto Rico

According to market research firm Parks Associates, Sling ranked as the tenth most popular online-TV services, based on subscribers. Last year, Sling ranked sixth. But the drop isn’t because Sling is shrinking, said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates.

From the article "Dish’s third-quarter loss of 129,000 customers includes every single subscriber in Puerto Rico" by Tamara Chuang.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Cord-Cutter’s Guide To How To Watch The Super Bowl

For a few hours on Sunday, Fox is nixing subscription requirements and opening its Fox Sports Go app to anyone who has cut cable from their lives or has a temperamental TV antenna. After the game ends, Fox’s live stream goes back to paid users only — or those with a decent antenna.

“Live TV, particularly live sports, has long been a challenge for cord cutters,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates, which tracks the internet TV market. “Becau ...read more

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Internet TV Subscribers Growing But Average Household Spends Just $7.95 A Month

Parks breaks the numbers down like this: 63 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribe to an “over-the-top” video service like Netflix.

Of those, nearly half subscribe to two or more services. Parks puts the number at 31 percent of broadband households paying for multiple services. The two most popular services are Netflix and Amazon Video, and 12 percent of broadband users subscribe to both, according to Parks.

From the article "Internet TV Subscribers Growing But A ...read more

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Denver’s Newest Cable TV Service Plans Mid-January Launch

“The $120 per month core package might cause some sticker shock among consumers. Compounding it, the fact that the consumer then also must pay a traditional operator for a robust broadband connection may face resistance in the market,” said Glenn Hower, senior research analyst with market researcher Parks Associates.

From the article "Denver’s Newest Cable TV Service Plans Mid-January Launch" by Tamara Chuang.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sling Becomes 6th Most Subscribed Internet Video Service As The Entire Industry Sees Growth

Parks Associates, a market researcher that surveys consumers on online TV-viewing habits, said that cord cutters and shavers (those downgrading from traditional pay TV service) are still the key customers. But overall, the number of users is growing with 63 percent of U.S. broadband households paying for some sort of online video service, compared to 57 percent at the beginning of 2015. On average, such subscribers pay $12 a month.

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