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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Is Amazon Spending Too Much to Grow Prime Memberships?

Amazon's content expense increased by $2 billion through the first nine months of 2022, up over 20% year over year. Keep in mind that only includes a portion of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series it debuted in September and Thursday Night Football, which premiered that same month. Both cost Amazon hundreds of millions of dollars to obtain the rights to and produce. So investors should expect a substantial increase in content expenses in the fourth quarter.

Tuesday, December 06, 2022

3 Things That Should Really Bug Netflix Investors

While the aforementioned shift in viewing time is a concern, it's not exactly surprising in light of the shift seen among the industry's paying least domestically. Research outfit Parks Associates reports that for the first time ever within the United States, there are now more paying Amazon (AMZN -0.98%) Prime customers than Netflix customers. 
Take the report with a small grain of salt. Netflix only discloses customer counts for the U.S. and Canada com more

Saturday, April 23, 2022

This Roku News Is Not Getting the Attention It Deserves

But it's not the only game in town. Amazon's Fire TV Stick is a very capable competitor, and it has been rapidly gaining ground. According to Parks Associates, Roku commanded 36% of U.S. market share in 2021; right next to it was Amazon with about the same share.

So why would a behemoth such as Amazon with virtually unlimited resources opt for collaboration with its competitor?

From the article, "This Roku News Is Not Getting the Attention It Deserves" by Kaustubh Deshmu more

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Is It Too Late to Get In on This Millionaire-Maker Stock?

This shift isn't over by a long shot. According to a January report from market researcher Parks Associates, 43% of people still paying for traditional TV plan to switch to streaming in the coming year. Expect Roku to be a primary beneficiary of this massive pay-TV exodus. Its hardware devices are popular, and it currently estimates that its software runs 38% of smart TVs sold in the U.S., making it the market-share leader.

From the article "Is It Too Late to Get In on This more

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

4 Ways Alphabet Is Expanding Its Television Offerings

It's difficult to say for sure that's why similar devices from Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have left Alphabet in the dust in terms of market share, according to numbers from Parks Associates. But the lack of an included remote has been a not-infrequent complaint about the device.

From the article "4 Ways Alphabet Is Expanding Its Television Offerings" by James Brumley.

Monday, April 06, 2020

Consumers' Dependence on Broadband Gives Comcast a Streaming Opportunity

However, that's not the most noteworthy detail of the Parks Associates report for Charter and Comcast shareholders. Curiously, only about one-fifth of those internet users questioned subscribe to a streaming video service from their internet service provider, and only another fifth of those broadband users know whether their internet service provider even offers a streaming option.
Parks Associates Director of Research Steve Nason explained the findings this way:

Consumers more

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Google's Next Chromecast Could Look More Like a Roku Box

Things have changed. Parks Associates analysis in 2014 found that Chromecast had replaced Apple TV in second place behind Roku. Its market share was 20%. In 2019, though, Parks Associates found that only 11% of all streaming players installed in the United States are Chromecast devices. Meanwhile, Roku has maintained its status as an industry leader, and Fire TV has surged to a 30% market share.

From the article " Google's Next Chromecast Could Look More Like a Roku Box" by more

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Roku Stock Jumps After a Blowout Holiday Quarter

The Roku Channel is also turning heads. The company's ad-supported channel was named one of the three best ad-based over-the-top services among U.S. broadband households according to Parks Associates, reaching an estimated 56 million viewers last year. Streaming of The Roku Channel grew at an even faster rate than the overall rate of streaming, while monetized video advertising impressions more than doubled year over year.

From the article "Roku Stock Jumps After a Blowout H more

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