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Friday, October 27, 2017

There Are Over 200 Streaming Services in The United States

Apparently, there is a streaming service for almost everything according to a new study from Parks Associates. Want to watch Japanese Anime well there is a streaming service for that. Want a service to teach you how to cook well there is a streaming service for that also. Honestly, there is a service for almost everything.

According to the new report, there are more than 200 streaming services in the United States. With 60 companies launching new streaming services in just t more

Friday, June 09, 2017

New Study Shows The Growing Decline of Cable TV

In what is a growing list of bad news for traditional pay-TV services, it turns out fewer Americans rely on just traditional pay-TV services. Over half of all pay-TV subscribers also subscribe to a streaming video service.

This data comes from Parks Associates and gives us a look into the steady growth of cord cutting.

The study clearly shows three things happening in the world of pay TV.

From the article "New Study Shows The Growing Decline of Cable TV" by Luke Bouma.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control

Comcast’s senior executive Sridhar Solur will provide the opening keynote: “Humanizing Connected Home Experiences: Using Machine Learning and Voice Control” at the 21st-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference.

Solur is Senior Vice President of Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things, and Data Services, and he will present the keynote address at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23. The event will be held May 23-25 at the Hyatt Regency San Franci more

Friday, March 17, 2017

More Bad News for Traditional Pay TV

Just when you thought things could not get worse for pay TV…

This week Parks Associates published a new survey that showed the number of dissatisfied cable TV subscribers has doubled in just a few years. Even worse, only one-third of pay-TV subscribers are satisfied with their service.

“The pay-TV industry continues to experience worldwide growth, but the North American market is experiencing a decline in penetration,” Sappington said. “A combination of factors, includin more

Monday, February 06, 2017

Fewer People Are Canceling Services Like Netflix, Hulu, & Amazon

In the last 12 months about 19% of US broadband households or about one in 5 households have cancelled a OTT service like Netflix. At the end of 2015, 20% of U.S. broadband households had cancelled at least one OTT video service in the past 12 months according to the Parks Associates recent report.

“The churn rate has held steady, with one-in-five broadband households canceling an OTT video service in the past year,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks more

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Roku is the Most Owned Set-Top Box with Cord Cutters, But the Apple TV & Fire TV See Strong Growth

However, this is a noticeable change from our summer 2016 survey that showed Roku with over 70% of the market share, the Fire TV at just over 33%, and the Apple TV at just 18%. (Note: We did allow our readers to list multiple devices. So if a reader has both an Apple TV and a Roku it showed up in our survey results.)

These results are in line with a 2016 Parks Associates study showing Roku was the most popular device followed by Amazon at 22% and the Apple TV at 20%; however more

Monday, August 29, 2016

The Apple TV is Falling Farther Behind as Their Competitors Prepare to Release New Devices

The current Apple TV, according to Parks Associates—a highly respected research firm—is in third place behind Roku and the Fire TV in both recent sales and number of homes with the device.

The highly touted Apple streaming service was intended to be the biggest selling point to the current Apple TV, but it never came out and word is the service is now dead.

Currently the Apple TV has a higher price point than their main competitors, the Roku and the Fire TV. The Apple TV more

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