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Sunday, May 31, 2020

Did HBO Max’s Confusing Launch Overshadow Its Great Product? | Podcast

On this week’s episode of “TheWrap-Up” podcast, hosts Sharon Waxman and Daniel Goldblatt were joined by TheWrap’s Tim Baysinger and Steve Nason, research director at Parks Associates, to discuss the launch of HBO Max.

“I think people are kind of sleeping on the content a little bit,” Nason said. “I think if you compare it, considering HBO was all the Warner Media assets that they have, I don’t think people realize everything that’s kind of under that umbrella that AT&T n more

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Netflix, Disney, and other media giants will battle over streaming in 2019

According to Parks Associates, online streaming paid-TV services have grown significantly in the past two to three years. Two types companies offer online streaming TV services: There are traditional players such as AT&T, Dish Network, Comcast, and Charter, then there are a number of new companies which include YouTube TV, Philo, and Fubu.

From the article "Netflix, Disney, and other media giants will battle over streaming in 2019" by Sibile Marcellus.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Can an AI burglar alarm predict break-ins before they happen?

Despite all of the talk surrounding smart, connected homes and the Internet of Things, according to analysts and research firms, the only area where the technology is really gaining traction with consumers is home security, an area where the benefits are clear.

Parks Associates research shows that almost one-in-four US broadband homes has an active security system installed and that percentage is growing rapidly as systems develop to offer remote interactivity via apps and o more

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Edited Transcript Of WWE Earnings Conference Call Or Presentation

According to research conducted by Parks Associates, WWE Network is still the fifth largest streaming video-on-demand service in the United States, alongside Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and MLB.TV. Research by Parks Associates also found that WWE Network has the second highest Net Promoter Score among these services in the US, behind only Netflix.

From the article "Edited Transcript Of WWE Earnings Conference Call Or Presentation" by

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Sony Goes All In on PlayStation

Sony hasn’t had much to cheer about over the past decade. Samsung and Apple crushed its smartphones, and even its TV business was eclipsed by rivals from China and South Korea. So forgive the proud home of the Walkman for boasting about the PlayStation, its one item consumers are buying in droves.

From the article "Sony Goes All In on PlayStation" by Bruce Einhorn.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Merger For New Media Era Or A Bad Remake?

Pay-TV operators are seeing a "slow erosion of the core business," analyst Brett Sappington at Parks Associates said.

"After years of attempts to be more than just a 'dumb pipe,' pay-TV operators have come to realize that a smart, flexible pipe can similarly transform their businesses," he said in a recent research note.

From the article "Merger For New Media Era Or A Bad Remake?" by

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Has The Smart Home Found A New Voice?

"Over 70% of voice-recognition users are satisfied with the experience of using this solution on their smartphones, which is driving experimentation with this functionality on other platforms, including home assistants," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates.

Although the Internet of Things (IoT) is still bigger in terms of buzz than device sales beyond smart thermostats and security systems, familiarity with - and more importantly satisfaction with -- voice recogni more

Monday, September 26, 2016

Netflix's Competitors Are Quickly Closing The Gap in A Crucial Area

Netflix customers are loyal. In research published this April, analysts from Parks Associates found that Netflix subscribers were much less likely to cancel than those of Hulu or Amazon Prime Video. Only 9% of its subscriber base had canceled in the last year, Parks Associates found, compared to Hulu, which saw a full half of its current subscriber base cancel in the last year.

From the article "Netflix's Competitors Are Quickly Closing The Gap in A Crucial Area" by www.fina more

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