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Parks Associates’ new complimentary whitepaper, Video’s Critical Path: Success at Web Speeds , sponsored by MediaKind examines the reshaping of the entertainment industry by OTT video services. “Pay TV is on the forefront of this era of change, with the global market for pay TV is continuing to grow in most regions despite the decline in subscribing households in the U.S. Competition from OTT providers like Netflix and Hulu have pushed a new wave of consolidation in pay TV,...
The growth in both traditional OTTs and virtual  MVPDs has been the story of 2018 so far in the digital media marketplace. It seems every day a new service is launching, a new company is entering the space, and a new option for content emerges for consumers. Luckily for content companies, consumers appear receptive to this trend and have responded with subscriptions. According to data from early 2018, Virtual MVPDs have seen the largest growth of any type of OTT...
Stories about the pending purchase of 21 st Century Fox assets have dominated the media industry headlines over the past few weeks, with Comcast conceding to Disney’s $71 billion cash and stock offer for said assets. However, The United States’ Department of Justice recently ruled that they will approve a sale of these assets to Disney only if they agree to divest Fox’s 22 regional sports networks (RSNs) as part of the deal, due to monopoly concerns stemming from the...
Esports is going to be aired on ESPN during prime time. Activision Blizzard, the publisher of Overwatch , has announced a deal with Disney that will see the Overwatch League playoffs be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN 3, Disney XD, and ABC. While other esports such as Heroes of the Storm have been broadcast on Disney XD and ESPN before, this agreement will see the first day of the Overwatch League finals broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN with later highlights and analysis of the finals airing on...
By Brett Sappington and Billy Nayden What a great coincidence that AT&T’s acquisition of the company that brought us the power struggles of Westeros and Game of Thrones is likely to set off a new era of competition in pay TV. With a federal judge approving AT&T’s $85 billion buyout of Time Warner late Tuesday afternoon, the courts cleared a path for a number of imminent media deals that will undoubtedly bring substantial change to the media landscape....
Movie theaters have lived a long life, having bolstered the financial health of the film industry for years and entertained millions of viewers. Theaters provide a unique blend of public and private entertainment, allowing us to experience the spectacle of film in our own seat but in a community of viewers. However, despite its position as a venue for the art of film, this unique channel for content distribution is struggling as it seeks a resurgence rather than a slow death....
 
by David Mitchel | Apr. 25, 2018
Tags: 4K, digital content, digital media, OTT
Swedish startup, Cinezen Blockchained Entertainment, recently signed some of its first film distribution deals for its upcoming video-on-demand service, a global blockchain-based VOD service that will initially be based on the Ethereum protocol and cryptocurrency. Calling this new model Blockchain-Video-on-Demand (BVOD), Cinezen states that blockchain technology will provide a new level of transparency in accurate reporting of royalties for content creators by using a blockchain public...
Parks Associates has partnered with AVIXA™, the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, to present the inaugural Integrated Life Program at InfoComm 2018 in Las Vegas. The Integrated Life program, held June 5 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., is a one-day thought-leadership event focused on the crossover opportunities between the commercial and residential audiovisual markets. The Integrated Life sessions, moderated by the Parks Associates analyst team , will feature...

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