"OTT" articles

vMVPDs, online pay-TV services that offer bundles of live channels, entered the video services market in 2015 with a promise of lower monthly costs and more customizable channel packages than traditional pay-TV, and no restrictive contracts. The goal was to capture dissatisfied traditional pay-TV subscribers and those interested in an online live/linear TV experience. vMVPDs largely delivered on that promise by building a solid base of subscribers across several different providers, like...
 
by Steve Nason | Aug. 13, 2020
Tags: OTT, pay TV, streaming
The entertainment industry has experienced significant turmoil in the past five years. Pay-TV cord-cutting and shaving continue, with adoption dropping from a high of 87% of US broadband households in 2014 to 73% in 2020. During the same period, OTT services exploded to more than 200 in the US market alone, and adoption grew from 55% to 76% in the US. Viewing platforms diversified, with content available across a variety of connected video and computing devices. Yet, in the midst of...
 
by David Drury | Jun. 3, 2020
Tags: OTT, pay TV, TV Everywhere
The COVID-19 crisis is having a significant impact on video consumption with a large percentage of new subscribers adding video services. OTT services with significant gains in subscribers include Apple TV+ and Disney+, which is unsurprising given their recent launches into the market. OTT service providers are tapping into the captive at-home video consumer base brought on by shelter-in-place orders and work-at-home mandates. The combination of free content, promotional...
 
by David Drury | May. 28, 2020
Tags: cord cutting, COVID-19, OTT
Internet service providers (ISPs) are in the midst of a significant sea change. ISPs must support the quickly evolving internet access demands across the globe brought on by the COVID-19 crisis. They are being called on to keep consumers and businesses connected, and are suspending data limits, waiving late fees, halting service termination, opening public Wi-Fi hots spots, and providing free broadband service among other measures to assist the public. From Parks Associates Q1 2020...
 
by David Drury | May. 11, 2020
Tags: broadband, COVID-19, OTT
Short-form smartphone-only SVOD service Quibi launched on April 6th with a limited-time extended 90-day trial and introductory pricing at $4.99 for the ad-supported tier and $7.99 for an ad-free tier. The early days of the service have been a mix of good and bad news. Quibi certainly picked an interesting time to launch a mobile-only subscription OTT service. As consumers shelter-in-place, their preference for smart TVs and other home-based streaming video devices such as streaming...
 
by Steve Nason | May. 8, 2020
Tags: COVID-19, mobile, OTT
TV antenna usage in US broadband households jumped to 25% in 2019 and is expected to grow as COVID-19 has kept consumers at home. Content styles and genres grow and change, while business models and transmission technologies evolve and cause disruption, but nothing changes the end consumers’ goal: to find video that they want to watch. Secondarily, consumers want to find that content in a manner that is affordable and easy. With the increasing number of on-demand options...
The COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally impacted the daily operations and strategies of companies across all business verticals and the lifestyles and routines of consumers. The dynamic changes currently developing in the OTT video space, for both the industry and consumer side alike, are illustrative of the profound effect the crisis is having on daily life. Parks Associates monitors and analyzes the OTT video space for our OTT Video Market Tracker , along with multiple other...
 
by Steve Nason | Apr. 8, 2020
Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, OTT
The COVID-19 pandemic has radically altered work routines for everyone. With “non-essential” employers mandating remote work, many of the connected services and solutions Parks Associates studies are now essential in ensuring everyone in the household can work from home and entertain-in-place. 360 View: Broadband Services in the US , a Parks Associates study of 10,000 US broadband households in Q3 2019, reports that 76% of US broadband households said life would be much more...
 
by Steve Nason | Apr. 3, 2020
Tags: broadband, connected CE, home networks, OTT

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