"cord cutting" 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...
  With over 400 OTT streaming providers available to choose from in North America, consumers today are constantly barraged with an endless amount of entertainment options. Combined with inconsistent user interfaces across platforms and limited entertainment consumption time available, today’s video viewers are increasingly looking for a more simple experience. A Parks Associates study of  Home Service Bundles: OTT as a Value-Added Service , reveals that 59% of OTT...
 
by Sarah Lee | May. 10, 2022
Tags: cord cutting, digital media, OTT, smart TV, streaming
Parks Associates research shows that as of 2021, more than one-third of US broadband households are Cord-Cutters who previously subscribed to traditional pay-TV, equating to more than 38 million households. Less than one in 10 are Cord-Nevers who never subscribed to traditional TV, accounting for more than 6 million households. Though similar in their aversion to traditional pay-TV, these segments are very different. Cord-Cutters are more active than Cord-Nevers in consuming...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Dec. 15, 2021
Tags: broadband, cord cutting, OTT
With a more competitive landscape in the OTT market, viewer retention is a commodity. As new and established entrants maximize retention and minimize churn, several key trends have emerged. The Big 3 Leads in Subscription Retention The “Big 3” in OTT services — Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu — lead in subscriber retention with the longest average subscription lengths. While this can be partially attributed to their establishment within the market, these...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Jun. 14, 2021
Tags: cord cutting, OTT, streaming
The $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV by AT&T in 2015 collided with a rise in cord cutting that dominated the video market. The six years that has followed saw an emergence in video streaming services as an alternate to traditional TV packages that resulted in major losses for AT&T’s premium TV services. AT&T was in a difficult position with its legacy video assets and has invested its future in its flagship streaming service HBO Max. AT&T’s sale of a 30% stake...
 
by Liam Gaughan | Feb. 26, 2021
Tags: cord cutting, OTT, pay TV, streaming
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
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...
Prior to Parks Associates’ 1st-annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media conference, Tom Munro, CEO, Verimatrix shared insights with the analyst team to discuss the future of the video industry. Tom participated on the Innovations and Gaps in Video Technologies panel on Wednesday, December 12, at 11:15 AM. The following panelists joined him on this session: Matthew Collado, Co-Founder / Chief Content Officer, Littlstar/Ara Dan Hurwitz, Chief Revenue...

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