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Friday, March 26, 2021

For Some Streamers, Global Expansion May Not Be Possible Without Rebranding

“All of these companies when they’re launching these DTC services are weighing, what is the brand equity?” said Steve Nason, a research director at Parks Associates who specializes in entertainment content and services. ”And if I don’t have an established brand internationally, how much money and effort and time do I put into establishing that brand—and is it worth it?”

From the article "For Some Streamers, Global Expansion May Not Be Possible Without Rebranding" by Kelsey S ...read more

Thursday, January 07, 2021

How the Pandemic Shaped the CES Agenda This Year

While connected home gadgets have always figured heavily into CES’ agendas in recent years, this year marked a shift in the specific kinds of smart devices people want, according to Jennifer Kent, vp of research at Parks Associates, who is speaking in multiple CES sessions at this year’s event, which runs Jan. 11-14.

Consumers are less concerned with remotely monitoring their homes when they aren’t there and more interested in products that enhance their at-home experience. ...read more

Thursday, November 05, 2020

Entertainment Giants Reevaluate Their Smaller Streaming Services

“They’re all analyzing and asking, ‘Is it best for us to throw everything into one service, like an HBO Max, or have a main anchor service like a Paramount+, but also have the existence of other services around it?’” said Steve Nason, research director at consulting firm Parks Associates.

From the article "Entertainment Giants Reevaluate Their Smaller Streaming Services" by Kelsey Sutton.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Top 10 Most Popular Streaming Services, According to New Report

Netflix is king among streaming services, but a new report has estimated how the others fall in line.

“HBO, Starz, Showtime and CBS All Access demonstrate the powerful attractiveness of original content through series like Game of Thrones and Star Trek: Discovery,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates, in a statement. “This pattern suggests new services such as WarnerMedia’s DC Universe and the forthcoming streaming service from Disney could a ...read more

Thursday, September 06, 2018

New Research Shows We’re Now at Peak OTT

According to new research from market research and consulting company Parks Associates, the OTT space presents unique challenges for the dozens of providers in the U.S., ranging from Netflix to Showtime. The research suggests that OTT users, despite the plethora of options, have found the interfaces they enjoy most and use them for long periods of time.

From the article "New Research Shows We’re Now at Peak OTT" by Sara Jerde.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

How WWE Raw Turned the Brand Into a Global Entertainment Company

The WWE Network, the streaming service that shows WWE playoff matches and original programming, is presently the No. 2 sports OTT service, behind only MLB.tv, according to Parks Associates. Baker explained the service is profitable with 1.6 million paying subscribers at the end of Q3 2017, and it will keep growing in the high single digits.

From the article "How WWE Raw Turned the Brand Into a Global Entertainment Company" by A.J. Katz.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nearly a Third of Streaming Service Trials Result in a Paid Subscription

New research shows 32 percent of free trials for streaming services end in a subscription.

That’s good news for Hulu and YouTube as they launched skinny bundle streaming services in the last month, which followed the launch of DirecTV Now late last year.

“Free OTT trials are effective in converting a sizeable portion of trial users into subscribers,” said senior analyst Glenn Hower of Parks Associates, which conducted the study. Hower admits that while there is a potenti ...read more

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Why Brands Like HBO and WWE Are Flocking to Streaming Subscription Services

In the history of TV—all 75 years of it—there has never been a time when so much content has been so readily available to watch.

But with the average cable package now topping $103, according to Leichtman Research Group, and a new wave of direct-to-consumer services, viewers have more choices than ever in how they watch, via over-the-top, or OTT, services.

“The key advantage to launching a stand-alone service is growing their audience beyond the traditional pay-TV ecosys ...read more

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