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Friday, January 29, 2021

Almost Half of All Pay-TV Customers Are Likely to Cut the Cord This Year

A new report by Parks Associates reveals that it’s likely 43% of all broadband households in the U.S. paying for traditional TV will switch to streaming options within the next 12 months. The main reason? Cable is too expensive. There’s big incentive for TV subscribers to cut the cord in favor of Virtual Multichannel Video Programming Distributors like Hulu + Live, YouTube TV, Sling, and more, with cost being just one of the reasons.

The Parks research shows that 17% of vMVP ...read more

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Amazon & Roku Control Almost 70% of The US Streaming Player Market

We have known for some time now that Roku and Amazon have dominated the United States streaming market. Now according to Parks Associates Roku and Amazon now control almost 70% of the market. This leaves the Apple TV, Android TV, and Chromecast to fight over the last 30%.

“The adoption of Roku and Fire TV streaming media players continues to grow at the expense of Chromecast and Apple TV,” said Parks Associates Senior Analyst Craig Leslie.

From the article "Amazon & Roku ...read more

Thursday, September 06, 2018

As Cord Cutting Grows 85% of Americans 22–37 Subscribe to a Streaming Service

This week the research group Parks Associates released an updated look at the state of streaming video. According to the study, 85% of American millennials (people born between 1981 and 1996) now subscribe to a streaming service. That means more millennials subscribe to a streaming service than cable TV. Overall, 65% of American households subscribe to a streaming service.

The study also showed that 82% of subscribers stay with their service and don’t switch. Only 18% of sub ...read more

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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more

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