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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

More Americans now pay for streaming video content than cable television, survey finds

Netflix is also preparing to crackdown on illegal account sharing via new artificial intelligence software, which will be able to analyze which users are logged in and then flag shared accounts.

The move is expected to recoup major money for the video streaming service: a separate report from Parks Associates found that by 2021, credentials sharing will account for $9.9 billion of losses in pay-TV revenues and $1.2 billion of over-the-top (OTT) revenues. 

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cutting the cord: 59% of Americans have canceled cable TV, signaling the dominance of streaming giants Netflix, Hulu and Amazon

Netflix is also preparing to crackdown on illegal account sharing via new artificial intelligence software, which will be able to analyze which users are logged in and then flag shared accounts.

The move is expected to recoup major money for the video streaming service: a separate report from Parks Associates found that by 2021, credentials sharing will account for $9.9 billion of losses in pay-TV revenues and $1.2 billion of over-the-top (OTT) revenues. 

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Millennials are the generation most likely to use another person's Netflix account, with 18 percent admitting to illegal streaming, survey finds

The move is expected to recoup major money for the video streaming giant: a separate report from Parks Associates found that by 2021, credentials sharing will account for $9.9 billion of losses in pay-TV revenues and $1.2 billion of over-the-top (OTT) revenues.

The survey also found that while 68 percent of people still use traditional cable, nearly 92 percent use video streaming for television, movies, sports or music.

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Do YOU give your Netflix password to friends? AI that can track down users who illegally share accounts is unveiled

Synamedia’s new AI isn’t just for small-time fee avoiders.

Additional research from Parks Associates found that by 2021, credentials sharing will account for $9.9 billion of losses in pay-TV revenues and $1.2 billion of over-the-top (OTT) revenues.

The company says the system can also be used to track down large-scale for-profit operations to slash the losses.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

TV's next big experiment: 'choose your own adventure'

Viewers vote on the actions of the protagonist -- leading to one of seven endings -- using a smartphone app while the movie keeps rolling seamlessly for between 70 and 90 minutes.

"This type of content has not really been possible on a broad scale until now," Glenn Hower, a senior digital media analyst with research firm Parks Associates, told AFP.

"Sure, it could be done on DVD or Blu-ray discs, but the experience is typically slow and disruptive."

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

'Skinny bundles' step up challenge to US Big Cable

Skinny offerings are aimed at young viewers and "cord cutters" loath to pay $100 or more to be force-fed hundreds of channels in hefty bundles and accustomed to streaming shows they want, when they desire.

A Parks Associates survey last month found 20 percent of American consumers dissatisfied with their pay TV service, leaving the market ripe for change.

Analyst Glenn Hower at Parks said the market is in flux, with some consumers taking advantage of the easy sign-up for ...read more

Monday, February 08, 2016

Will TV Networks Cripple Streaming Sites? Time Warner Could Delay Key Shows From Hulu And Other Services

The changes are especially noticeable at Hulu, which is owned by parents of the very television networks — Fox, ABC and NBC — threatened by changes in the way we watch TV.

Hulu has set itself apart by offering new TV episodes faster than its rivals; making viewers wait longer could limit its appeal.

'Hulu's DNA has been recent episodes of TV shows,' said Glenn Hower, an analyst at the research firm Parks Associates.

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