Access and Entertainment

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Gap between OTT and traditional pay-TV services continues to grow, according to Parks Associates

New research reveals 82% of US broadband households subscribe to at least one OTT service and 58% subscribe to a traditional pay-TV service

Parks Associates today announced the release of its latest Consumer Insights Dashboard, a new ongoing service that analyzes the firm’s quarterly surveys of 10,000 US broadband households to track consumer adoption of home services, including home internet, pay-TV, and mobile services. The firm’s Video Services Dashboard reveals 82% of US ...read more

Thursday, July 08, 2021

US pay-TV industry lost over 18 million subscribers between 2014 and 2020

By the year 2024, the traditional pay-TV subscriber base will decline to 53 million US households 

New research from Parks Associates estimates that between 2014 and 2020, the US pay-TV industry lost over 18 million subscribers, while the broadband market has accelerated, with 40% of US broadband households receiving a standalone service. In 2020, over seven million households dropped their pay-TV services. Traditional pay TV — television services delivered over an operator- ...read more

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

40% of MDU renters are interested in bulk broadband internet bundled with their rent

New whitepaper developed for Cox Communities addresses growing demand for connectivity in multidwelling units

New research from Parks Associates reveals 40% of MDU renters in US broadband households are interested in bulk broadband internet bundled with their rent and 77% of those are willing to pay higher rent in exchange for these services. The firm also tracks growing ownership in smart home devices among MDU residents, with 41% of all MDU broadband households owning at l ...read more

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker notes Amazon Prime Video and NFL landmark content rights deal to boost adoption beyond 47% of US broadband households

55% of pay-TV households consider live sports important in decision to keep their service

New Parks Associates consumer research featured in its OTT Video Market Tracker shows 47% of US broadband households currently subscribe to Amazon Prime Video. The landmark content rights deal between Amazon Prime Video and the NFL, reportedly worth $1 billion annually, will help increase the service’s subscription uptake and regular viewers through exclusive rights to stream Thursday n ...read more

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

More than 12 million US households have cut the cord on their home’s broadband service

New research on the US broadband market estimates the US has more than 15 million households that have only mobile broadband service

New research from Parks Associates reports more than 12 million US households have cancelled their home broadband service and use only mobile broadband for their internet needs. Adoption and Perception of Broadband finds there are more than 15 million households in the US that have only a mobile broadband service, which includes more than three ...read more

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

24% of US broadband households with fixed broadband service likely to upgrade in the next six months

New research addresses continuing impact of COVID-19 on broadband usage, CE product adoption, OTT service stacking, and churn rates  

Parks Associates today released a new Quantified Consumer study, COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment, which reveals that in 3Q 2020, more than 50% of US broadband households reported that their broadband usage has increased since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. While consumers report broadband performance is keeping pace wit ...read more

Thursday, January 28, 2021

22% of US broadband households with traditional pay TV are likely to switch to a vMVPD in next 12 months

Industry report examines the growth of vMVPD sector in the pay-TV market and future-facing challenges 

Just released research from Parks Associates reveals 22% of US broadband households with traditional pay TV are likely to switch to a virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) in the next 12 months. The research, found in Growth and Challenges for vMVPDsshows that while the absence of live sports and live performances during the COVID-19 pandemic created ...read more

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Nearly 70% of OTT trialers ended up subscribing to at least one of the trialed services

New whitepaper examines key phases of the OTT consumer journey and how data is used to best acquire, engage, and retain customers

Parks Associates today released the new whitepaper “Improving OTT Customer Engagement with Smart Data” on the final day of its virtual conference Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. The whitepaper, developed in cooperation with Salesforce, finds approximately 40% of US broadband households trialed at least one OTT service during the C ...read more

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