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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

YouTube Premium No Longer Among Top 10 Streaming Services in the US

The Parks Associates — a market research and consulting company — released an updated version of its top 10 subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services in the U.S. market Wednesday morning.

And while the top players like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu remain in the same position as last year, smaller players like YouTube Premium, which came in 7th place in 2017, have completely fallen off the list.

From the article "YouTube Premium No Longer Among Top 10 Streaming Services ...read more

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Self-Driving Cars Could Be $20 Billion Boon to Hollywood

In January, Jennifer Kent, connected car analyst for Parks Associates, said we may also be nearing connectivity in cars that would support video streaming. She projected it would take three to five years for connected vehicles to offer bandwidth sufficient to support streaming video, through 4G LTE modems in cars.

From the article "Self-Driving Cars Could Be $20 Billion Boon to Hollywood" by Beatrice Verhoeven.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Hulu Is Slowing, Hits 12 Million Subscribers Versus Netflix’s 81 Million

But growing membership is harder to keep up at the same clip for all streaming services, as more and more companies launch their own online platforms. As consumers shift more of their entertainment diet to online alternatives versus regular television, fear about missing out on the next big video audience has spurred programmers like HBO, CBS, Showtime and others to launch their own personal versions of Netflix. Meanwhile, digital-first new media companies like Fullscreen and Aw ...read more

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Viacom To Target Ads On Roku Streaming Boxes

“With this partnership, we can deliver more relevant messages to Roku consumers for products and services that interest them,”said Kern Schireson, Viacom’s executive vice president of data strategy and consumer intelligence. “Advertising experiences like this are more impactful for both consumers and marketers.”

In the U.S., Roku is the most-used box for streaming video, according to researcher Parks Associates. Last year, Roku users streamed 5.5 billion hours of content, th ...read more

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Amazon Takes On Netflix With $8.99 Monthly Video Streaming Service

Netflix is by far the biggest online streaming video service. Last week, researcher Parks Associates estimated that about half of all U.S. households with a broadband Internet connection subscribed to Netflix at the end of 2015, while only about one-quarter report having a subscription to Amazon so that they can stream video. (Amazon itself doesn’t disclose the number of people who subscribe to Prime or who use Prime Video regularly.)

From the article "Amazon Takes On Netfli ...read more

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Netflix Is King Of Paid Streaming, Study Says

Netflix beats all its streaming-video rivals both on number of members and success rate of keeping them signed up, a new study said Thursday.

But the rest of the over-the-top market doesn’t need to fear: More people in the U.S. are joining up to these services overall, which include the likes Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and HBO Now. High-speed-Internet households that subscribe to a streaming video service rose to 64 percent from 59 percent, according to a study from researc ...read more

Thursday, January 14, 2016

How Self-Driving Cars Could Make Streaming TV the Next Radio

“We’re still in the world of automated systems, not automated driving,” said Jennifer Kent, connected car analyst for Parks Associates.

She estimated such automated systems will become more commonplace over the next three to five years. The next five to 10 years will see greater autonomous driving. It requires a driver present in the front seat still in command of the wheel and brakes to take control in emergent situations at the computers’ prompting.

From the article "H ...read more

Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Netflix Has $5 Billion to Burn on Content in Global Expansion

Global licensing is always expensive, according to Glenn Hower, a research analyst at Parks Associates. But Netflix’s approach runs against the norms of global rights, which break everything up regionally, he said. Attempts to bust up the institutions of licensing probably comes at a premium, Hower said.

The consumer behaviors in many of 2016’s new markets differ from the places where Netflix is strongest now.

From the article "Netflix Has $5 Billion to Burn on Content i ...read more

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