"Digital Content" articles

Parks Associates data from Q3 2021 shows that 34 million households watch ad-based OTT services. Advertising-based video-on-demand services (AVOD) offer a library of on-demand content users can access at any time, with advertisements interwoven at periodic intervals throughout the video stream. These ad-based models are a popular choice for consumers who are reluctant to pay for yet another OTT service. While ad-based models allow services to access a broader base of consumers than...
The gaming industry is in the midst of a transition towards greater multiplatform play and greater dependence on recurring subscription service revenue. The increasingly mobile connected consumer fuels the momentum behind mobile gaming. Consumer interest in multiplayer gaming, particularly on PC and gaming consoles, continues to be healthy. Game industry competitors are investing in growing their services revenue as consumers find subscription access to multiplayer capabilities, game...
Over the last few years, US consumers have shifted their viewing preferences away from traditional providers such as cable and satellite TV toward online sources. According to Parks Associates most recent research: 57% subscribe to a traditional pay-TV service 72% own at least one streaming video product connected to the internet. 29% subscribe directly via an OTT provider’s website, dropping from 41% in a year. 57% subscribe to three or more OTT...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Feb. 19, 2022
Tags: digital content, OTT, pay TV
Parks Associates ’ Future of Video: OTT, PayTV, and Digital Media continues on Wednesday, December 15 for the session Capturing the Consumer: Video Engagement Strategies from 11 AM to 1:15 PM CT. This session, sponsored by Deltatre , features key industry players who will address customer engagement and acquisition tactics that are emerging, as well as the impact of free trials and other shifts in how OTT services are actively engaging potential and existing customers. Prior to...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 9, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, digital content, OTT
In 2020, Disney+ unveiled a three-pronged hybrid strategy that includes theatrically exclusive films, simultaneous releases in theaters and on transactional services, and streaming exclusives. Disney unveiled the transactional “Premier Access” tier on Disney+ with Mulan in September 2020, which required subscribers to pay an additional $30 fee in addition to their monthly recurring charges that already cost $7 per month. While the July release of Jungle Cruise was intended...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Sep. 2, 2021
Tags: digital content, digital media, home networks, online video, OTT
NBCUniversal’s Peacock had a disappointing launch in summer 2020 due to unavailability on key platforms and a lack of appealing exclusive content to drive initial engagement. After finally adding Roku and Amazon Fire, Peacock has gradually risen in the OTT market through the addition of appealing content, including WWE’s library, the day-and-date streaming release of Boss Baby: Family Business , and the upcoming coverage of the Olympic Games that was initially intended as a...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Jul. 12, 2021
Tags: digital content, OTT, pay TV
In March, the debut of Univision Communications’ free ad-supported OTT service Prende TV marked one of the most significant streaming launches of 2021. A major service featuring Spanish-language films, TV shows, and nonfiction content was unprecedented within the US market. Univision aims to be the dominant content provider for Spanish-language content, and the corporation has its eyes on global expansion with the announcement of a new streaming service. Univision will launch a...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Jun. 30, 2021
Tags: digital content, digital media, OTT
The launch of NBCUniversal’s OTT streaming service Peacock last year was hampered by its unavailability on key leading platforms.  Parks Associates data from our OTT research shows Peacock’s position: Peacock reached a deal with Roku in September, and NBCUniversal announced this week that the streaming service will launch on Amazon devices starting June 24. Peacock will be compatible on all Fire TV devices, including Fire TV Stick 4K, Fire TV Stick Lite, Fire TV...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Jun. 25, 2021
Tags: Amazon, digital content, digital media, OTT, streaming

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