Access and Entertainment

Monday, November 23, 2020

61% of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services

New industry report evaluates potential impact of new SVOD services in OTT market

New research in Parks Associates’ The Next ‘Big 3’ in OTT finds 61% of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services as of 3Q 2020, up from 48% the previous year. Forty-five percent subscribe to three or more, up from 27%, and 31% subscribe to four or more, up from 14%. The Next ‘Big 3’ in OTT evaluates this rise in service stacking and the impact of new SVOD services, including ...read more

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Parks Associates Announces Top 10 US Subscription OTT Video Services for 3Q 2020

Top ten list reveals significant gains for Disney+, HBO Max, and Apple TV+ into top tier of US OTT services, while the “Big 3” remain unchanged

Parks Associates, ahead of the third annual Future of Video conference, today released its updated list of the top 10 US subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services, based on estimated number of subscribers through September 2020 from the firm’s OTT Video Market Tracker.

Parks Associates notes that recent entrants such as ...read more

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

OTT market competition intensifies as US has close to 300 OTT services

OTT Video Market Tracker analyzes strategies and impact of new and existing video services in OTT space

New research from Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker shows that through Q3 2020, the number of OTT video services in the US has more than doubled since 2014, currently reaching nearly 300 different services. The rate of closure has also declined, from a peak in 2018 when 19 services left the market, to only six ceasing operations in 2020 so far. The OTT Video Marke ...read more

Monday, August 24, 2020

Subscription rate of traditional pay-TV services via a cable or satellite provider down to 62%

Webinar featuring Amazon Web Services, Kaltura, and Parks Associates to discuss future trajectory for TV services on the journey to the cloudWebinar featuring Amazon Web Services, Kaltura, and Parks Associates to discuss future trajectory for TV services on the journey to the cloud

New Parks Associates consumer research finds 62% of US broadband households subscribe to a traditional pay-TV service via a cable or satellite provider, down from 69% in Q1 2019, even as the avera ...read more

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Consumers spend nearly seven hours per week watching online video, and almost half subscribe to two or more OTT services

Industry report addresses strategies for MSOs and set-top box makers as markets adjust to high demand for streaming services  

Parks Associates announced new research today showing the number of hours per week consumers spend watching online video has almost doubled from 3.6 hours per week in 2017 to nearly seven hours per week in 2020. Set-top Box Innovations and Trends also notes traditional pay-TV service has declined from an adoption rate of 75% to 62% in U.S. broadband ...read more

Monday, June 29, 2020

Churn rate among OTT services at 41% in Q1 2020; 8% of US broadband households trialed four or more OTT services during COVID-19 crisis

Steve Nason to present key findings at StreamTV Summer Research Summit

Parks Associates Research Director Steve Nason will present the keynote "The Impacts of COVID-19 on OTT" at the StreamTV Summer Research Summit on Tuesday, June 30, featuring key findings from the research firm’s latest consumer and industry research. Parks Associates reports the churn rate for OTT services increased from 35% in Q1 2019 to 41% in Q1 2020. During the COVID-19 crisis, more than two in five ...read more

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Adoption of stand-alone broadband service jumps to 42% of US broadband households in 1Q 2020, up from 34% in 2017

Consumer study finds subscribers now pay $60/month on average for stand-alone broadband service 

New consumer research from Parks Associates finds the market for broadband service is steady overall, showing high adoption rates and rising ARPUs, with the adoption rate for stand-alone internet service rising from 34% in 2017 to 42% in 1Q 2020. 360 Deep Dive: Broadband Value-added Services reports the average stand-alone internet subscriber now pays $60 per month for service, w ...read more

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

54% of US broadband households now own a smart TV

New whitepaper examines impact of COVID-19 on video consumption, and future of smart TV experience

Parks Associates today released a new whitepaper, Optimizingthe Smart TV Experience, which finds more than 50% of US broadband households own at least one smart TV, making the smart TV the primary platform for video services at a time when content consumption is increasing dramatically.  The whitepaper, developed in cooperation with Applicaster, highlights the evolution of vide ...read more

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