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Friday, April 01, 2022

Streaming is heading toward a breaking point with consumers

However, while work on that puzzle continues and multiple companies look for a way to get streaming subscribers to stay in one place, customer churn is still high. Or, as Parks Associates describes it, “service hopping” is still popular among streaming video consumers. New data from the company suggests 36% of OTT subscribers, or approximately 32 million U.S. households, are service hoppers" which the company defines as OTT subscribers who have switched between services and resu ...read more

Friday, April 01, 2022

'Subscription Overload' a Concern in Competitive OTT, Parks Event Told

Nearly half of U.S. broadband homes subscribe to four or more over-the-top video services, with streaming now the primary way consumers view TV content, said Parks Associates analyst Paul Erickson on a Thursday Future of Video webcast. But service stacking is starting to slow, as viewing bumps up against an “inevitable point of subscription overload from having a finite amount of time and budget to spend on watching video,” Erickson said.

From the article "'Subscription Over ...read more

Friday, March 25, 2022

YouTube Enters "Free TV" Streaming Wars, Adds Access To Nearly 4,000 Free Classic TV Episodes

Consumer adoption of connected TVs continues to skyrocket. Insights from Parks Associates suggest that more than 56% of American households own a “Smart TV.” This is while cable and satellite providers continue to see subscribers “cut the cord” in droves, with over 4.6 million Americans canceling their pay-TV subscriptions in 2021.

From the article "YouTube Enters 'Free TV' Streaming Wars, Adds Access To Nearly 4,000 Free Classic TV Episodes" by Johan Moreno. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Report: Viewers Say Churn is Based on Lack of New, Original Content

According to Parks Associates, it only gets worse from here. In its 2022 “OTT Streaming Trends to Watch” white paper, their data shows that the average churn rate was 40% in 2020. Right now, the average is 45%.

From the article "Report: Viewers Say Churn is Based on Lack of New, Original Content" by Lauren Forristal. 
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Smart TVs: Today’s center of video aggregation and opportunity —Industry Voices: Erickson

Smart TVs are viewed as must-have devices by an increasing number of US homes, and they are the only streaming video product category to have risen in adoption continuously throughout the pandemic. Households in the United States today possess a broad range of connected devices capable of showing video, but there is a clear pattern of devices preferred for video consumption. According to Parks Associates, smart TV adoption in broadband homes remained consistent in 2021 at around ...read more

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Building the Future of Smart Home Security > Engineers must invent new technology to enhance security products' abilities

It’s nearly impossible to find a household today that doesn’t have at least one connected smart home device installed. From video doorbells to robot vacuums, automated lighting, and voice assistants, smart home technology has invaded consumers’ homes and shows no sign of disappearing anytime soon. Indeed, according to a study conducted by consulting firm Parks Associates, smart home device adoption has increased by more than 64 percent in the past two years, with 23 percent of h ...read more

Thursday, March 17, 2022

No more family freeloaders: Netflix to charge extra for sharing accounts

The trial is part of the streamer’s ongoing campaign to ensure revenue is not lost as the streaming space has grown increasingly competitive. According to an analysis by research firm Parks Associates, password piracy and sharing cost streaming providers $9.1 billion in 2019 alone. The firm estimates that figure will rise to $12.5 billion by 2024.

From the article "No more family freeloaders: Netflix to charge extra for sharing accounts" by Ben Cost. 

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.

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