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On June 23, VIZIO Smart TVs now allow viewers to watch videos from TikTok creators directly on the television. The TikTok videos will rotate in a carousel on the VIZIO homepage and VIZIO TV owners will be able to discover content from TikTok producers and subjects right from the smart TV home screen, without the need to sign in or download an additional app. The Parks Associates entertainment team spoke with Katherine Pond, Vice President of Business Development at VIZIO about the...
 
by Eric Sorensen | Jul. 1, 2022
Tags: online video, OTT, smart TV, streaming
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
  During the first quarter of 2022, Netflix recorded a net loss of 200,000 subscribers to its streaming service for the first time in over a decade; however, Netflix remains the leader in SVOD services. According to Parks Associates OTT Tracker data, Netflix maintains an estimated 67 million customers in the United States. Netflix executives claim to have 222 million paying subscribers worldwide, but estimate an additional 100 million using a shared password to gain...
 
by Eric Sorensen | May. 6, 2022
Tags: smart TV, streaming
The use of streaming video services continues to rise, and people are viewing streaming video entertainment with the expectation that they can access their content whenever, wherever, and on whatever device they want. The increasing diversity of devices on which streaming video is consumed presents a rising challenge within the streaming video ecosystem.  55% of US broadband households now own a smart TV. 58% of those households use the smart TV as the device they access most...
Parks Associates’ Future of Video: OTT, PayTV, and Digital Media continues on Thursday, March 31 with the virtual session Video Distribution Strategies from 11 AM to 1:30 PM CT. This session will address new video distribution strategies from a distribution perspective as consumer expectations of how, when, and where they can consume OTT video have changed. Prior to the session, Melissa de la Rama , Vice President, Distribution, WarnerMedia, provided insights on how HBO Max is...
There’s been an ongoing shift by the local news industry towards taking advantage of OTT/streaming opportunities when it comes to distribution and reach. It recently started gaining critical mass in 2020 and particularly during 2021 as streaming became normative and even a necessity for information dissemination. Pay-TV subscribers are much less likely to own and use a TV antenna than non-subscribers. As of Q3 2021, Parks Associates’ consumer survey of 10,000 US internet...
 
Adoption of the connected lifestyle continues to expand as the supporting technologies mature and the value propositions of smart, connected devices and streaming services are better understood by consumers. Crossover opportunities are emerging between ecosystems in home security, home controls, entertainment, and energy sectors, among others. Currently, according to Parks Associates research, the average internet household has 14.5 connected devices including connected...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Feb. 8, 2022
Tags: digital media, smart home, smart TV

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