Thursday, November 09, 2017

After Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, There Are Some Surprises in Top-Ranked Internet Video Services

But below the big three, some new companies are quickly climbing the ranks, according to research by market tracker Parks Associates.

The fourth-largest Internet video service ranked by number of subscribers is Major League Baseball’s MLB.TV, followed by premium cable channel spinoffs HBO Now and Starz. CBS’s (CBS, +0.58%) Showtime’s Internet service ranked eighth and CBS All Access, the home of the latest Star Trek TV series, was ninth.

Rapid growth has been fueled by i more

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WWE's Stephanie McMahon on the Power of Letting Fans Call the Shots

The company is a leader in the streaming market—it launched an OTT (over-the-top) Internet-based streaming service in 2014. According to research firm Parks Associates, the WWE’s service is the fifth most popular in the U.S.

Originally, the WWE had planned to do a traditional TV deal, says McMahon, but then the company started taking a closer look at its fans’ online behavior. What they learned, she says, is that WWE viewers are five times more likely to consume online media more

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Goldman’s Biogen ‘Conviction,’ New UnitedHealth CEO, Virtual Doctor Visits

There's climbing demand for virtual doctor visits. A recent survey by Parks Associates finds that Americans are increasingly interested in telemedicine and virtual doctor visits, especially following a hospital stay. In fact, "60% of U.S. broadband households are interested in remote care that would take place online or by telephone," according to the report. Other interest areas for virtual care include ongoing treatment for chronic conditions.

From the article "Goldman’s B more

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

People Sharing Passwords Are a Growing Problem For Netflix

Industry analysts say companies are missing a chance to grow revenue. An analysis by Parks Associates estimated streaming providers will lose $550 million in 2019 from password sharing.

"There has been this kind of cavalier attitude about it," Parks Associates analyst Glenn Hower said. "It hasn't been a priority."

From the article "People Sharing Passwords Are a Growing Problem For Netflix."

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

How a Former Amazon and Roku Star Could Revive Apple TV

Left without an update in 2016, the still-sexy-looking black set-top box grabbed just 12% of the Internet-connected TV market, lower than in 2015 and trailing both Google's Chromecast and Roku, according to eMarketer. Parks Associates, another market tracker, put Apple fourth, behind also Amazon's Fire TV line. Apple did update the box's software before the holidays. But its focal point, a new app called TV, seemed to confuse more than entice.

From the article "How a Former more

Monday, October 17, 2016

Here's Why A Trump TV Network Will Almost Certainly Fail

“Donald Trump has an audience, he has a message. It’s a matter of: can that sustain an entire network? I think it’s possible that it could,” Glenn Hower, senior analyst for media/entertainment at market research firm Parks Associates, tells Fortune.

From the article "Here's Why A Trump TV Network Will Almost Certainly Fail" by Mathew Ingram, Tom Huddleston, Jr.

Thursday, August 04, 2016

How Hulu Is Ramping Up To Win And Keep Subscribers

Luring and keeping customers is becoming harder as the online streaming market gets more crowded and subscribers, freed from cable television’s contract model, can cancel service with a click of the mouse.

The company, which plans to roll out the new live TV bundle of broadcast and cable network channels early next year, has one of the industry’s highest customer defection rates at 50%, according to research firm Parks Associates.

From the article "How Hulu Is Ramping Up more

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Vinyl Record Sales Are At A 28-Year High

The Biebs is just one of hundreds of artists who will be releasing vinyl albums on Record Store Day. Fans of the recently departed David Bowie will have a chance to get a limited edition pressing of six songs from very early in his career on I Dig Everything – The Pye Singles 1966. (Only 7,500 copies are being made.) There will be a new release of archived material from The Doors, Bob Dylan and a 1977 performance from The Grateful Dead. Even The Monkees are releasing a 10-LP box more

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