Tuesday, May 14, 2019

More than 20% of US broadband households use an antenna to access local over-the-air broadcasts

Parks Associates addresses the future of video distribution at The Pay TV Show in Analyst Roundtable and session featuring executives from Starry, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Viacom

New research from Parks Associates shows that approximately 22% of US broadband households use an antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts. Households with both antennas and pay TV subscribe to multiple OTT video services and are more likely to own connected entertainment devices than are average broadband households or pay-TV-only households.

“We see two different groups of antenna users today,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates. “Some do use antennas exclusively, providing them with a no-cost way to get quality entertainment, live sports, and news. However, a second group uses antennas and over-the-air content as a supplement to a much larger entertainment portfolio. This segment is leading the demand for universal discovery across multiple content sources that simplifies the process of quickly finding something to watch.”

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Sappington will speak on the "Analyst Roundtable - Debating the Future of Video Distribution: Who Wins?" session during The Pay TV Show on May 15 at 4:10 PM. Top industry analysts will debate the technology and business directions of the pay TV industry.

Sappington will also moderate the session "5G, Video, and the New All Wireless Bundle" on May 15 from 11:10 AM, where the following industry executives will address the impact of 5G on the future of video delivery:

The Pay TV Show
, hosted by FierceMarkets, gives attendees an opportunity to explore the latest advances and challenges in the pay-TV industry through keynotes, panels, and general sessions.

For information about Parks Associates, visit www.parksassociates.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst, contact Sherrelle Lewis at sherrelle.lewis@parksassociates.com, 972-996-0214.

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. http://www.parksassociates.com

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