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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Why Moving ‘Dancing With the Stars’ to Disney+ Isn’t the Demotion You Might Think: Analysis

Paul Erickson, research director of entertainment and consumer electronics at Parks Associates, said the “DWTS” move is smart programming and a win for both ABC and Disney+.

"They’re looking at ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and that huge fan base, but potentially freeing up room for something that might be more lucrative sponsorship-wise,” said Erickson. “It may be as fundamental as what that property brings in versus ‘Monday Night Football’ in that same spot in the schedule. It ...read more

Monday, April 11, 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery Is Built for the Streaming Wars – If It Can Shed Legacy Baggage: Analysis

“Hypothetically a new combined entity will be a stronger competitor,” Parks Associates analyst and director of research Paul Erickson told TheWrap. “HBO Max on its own merits is already breaking into that third position, squarely in contest with all of the members of the Disney bundle [Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+].

From the article, "Warner Bros. Discovery Is Built for the Streaming Wars – If It Can Shed Legacy Baggage: Analysis" by Diane Haithman.

Tuesday, March 08, 2022

Best Video Doorbell Cameras of 2022

These devices are proving to be quite popular, too. It’s estimated that the number of video doorbells sold in the U.S. in 2022 will top 5 million, according to the market research companies Parks Associates and Statista.

From the article "Best Video Doorbell Cameras of 2022" by Daniel Wroclawski.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Netflix Password Crackdown May Be “A Net Positive In The Long Term,” Analyst Claims

However, research firm Parks Associates, in a report earlier this year, pegged overall losses by streaming services from password sharing at $9.1 billion, projecting that the figure will reach $12.5 billion by 2024.

From the article "Netflix Password Crackdown May Be 'A Net Positive In The Long Term,' Analyst Claims" by Bruce Haring.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

'Streaming fatigue' got you down? The 'great re-bundling' could be the answer

And companies are already catching on. Amazon, Apple, and Roku (ROKU) allow consumers to buy individual channels through their platforms that they can pay for through a set billing option and view using a single interface.

“From a consumer standpoint it’s a slam dunk,” Parks Associates research director Steve Nason told Yahoo Finance. “Because of the plethora of services out there people have tons of choice, but with that comes tons of confusion, tons of tension, tons of tim ...read more

Saturday, January 02, 2021

Streaming Boom Reaches 2021 Crossroads: Can Big Media Really Catch Netflix?

Streaming is continuing to replace other forms of viewing. As pay-TV subscriptions continued to wane in 2020, the number of households subscribing to multiple streaming services reached 61%, up from 48% in 2019, according to Parks Associates. Ampere Analysis estimated the average number of subscription services per home at 3.8 even before the pandemic, up from 2.8 a year ago. Parks puts the total number of SVOD outlets at nearly 300, double the tally from 2014. All that streamin ...read more

Friday, September 18, 2020

NBCUniversal Inks Deal to Bring Peacock to Roku

Roku and Amazon’s Fire TV are the two most popular products in the connected TV market — research firm Parks Associates estimated that they control around 70 percent of the connected TV market in a 2019 study — and Peacock’s lack of availability on those platforms caused it to lose out on a significant number of potential customers at launch. Peacock is still unavailable on Fire TV. HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service that launched in May, is still unavailable on both conne ...read more

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Nielsen: Time Spent Watching Connected TVs Jumped by 1 Billion Hours Thanks to Coronavirus

Parks Associates, in a new paper called "COVID-19 and the Dramatic Increase of Video Consumption," finds that the "Primary Video Device to Stream Online Videos," for more than a quarter of connected homes, is the smart TV, followed by the streaming media player and then the computer.

"Just as some stabilization appeared evident, the COVID-19 crisis introduced yet more turmoil," David Drury, Parks' research director, said in the release. "The pandemic has certainly increased ...read more

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