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Thursday, April 05, 2018

The probability of success for ESPN+

Parks Associates analyst Brett Sappington agreed that it will be compelling for some customers, particularly due to content that won’t be available elsewhere like MLS games and some of the college sports. But he questioned how valuable the service would be to fans of the MLB and NHL.

“If you’re a sports fan, are you interesting in a generalized sports service with little pieces from everywhere?” said Sappington, guessing that baseball and hockey fans would likely go for MLB. ...read more

Thursday, March 15, 2018

About 20% of U.S. broadband households get live TV through an antenna, Parks Associates says

The percentage of U.S. broadband households that use digital antennas in their homes increased to 20% near the end of 2017, up from 16% in early 2015, according to Parks Associates.

"Increasingly, consumers are cobbling together their own bundles of content sources. Digital antennas are experiencing a resurgence as consumers consider over-the-air TV and OTT video services as alternatives to pay TV," said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates, in a ...read more

Thursday, January 25, 2018

HDR standards: Competitive tempo picks up in 2018

For content distributors, the decision-making process goes like this, said Brett Sappington, senior research director at Parks Associates.

“Typically, device makers support multiple formats out of fear that they will miss the ‘right’ format that ultimately wins out,” Sappington said. “So [TV] manufacturers are the first line to pare the least popular formats.”

Next in line are content distributors that “want to support a small number of formats due to the cost and effort ...read more

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Parks: Over one-half of OTT households subscribe to multiple streaming services

Video subscribers’ appetite for OTT video continues to climb, with more households purchasing more than one service.

New research from Parks Associates revealed that over 50% of U.S. OTT subscription households subscribe to multiple OTT video services, up from only 20% in 2014.

As of the third quarter of 2017, 69% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to at least one OTT video service. Not surprisingly, out of these multi-OTT households, 81% use Netflix plus some other ...read more

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Hulu adds live TV and new UI support for Samsung smart TVs

In the meantime, the service can rest assured of its popularity in the U.S. New numbers from Parks Associates put Hulu as the third most popular U.S. SVOD, behind Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Although insurgent competitors could be nipping at Hulu’s heels.

“While the top three are no surprise, the big story over the past year has been the rapid subscriber growth for OTT video services from HBO, Showtime, and Starz,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research for P ...read more

Thursday, October 26, 2017

More than 200 OTT services active in the U.S. market, research group says

Illustrating the insurgent competitive pressure being faced by incumbent pay TV operators, Parks Associates released a report today suggesting that there are more than 200 OTT services currently operating in the U.S. market.

According to Parks, 60 companies have introduced over-the-top video services just since the beginning of 2016. Over that span, only seven OTT services in the U.S. have shuttered.

Notably, 53% of U.S. broadband households subscribe to both pay TV and ...read more

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sliver.tv rakes in $9.8M in funding, advances VR broadcasting technology

A recent report from Parks Associates suggested AI’s benefits can be extended beyond content production and enhancement.

“AI-enabled systems will also be increasingly used in content creation decisions, revealing topical areas or genre-related trends that have previously gone unnoticed in the noise of big data,” Parks said in a recent report. “Using these tools will allow producers and distributors to better predict and fund content that will draw audiences.”

At the hear ...read more

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Hulu releases web browser version of its live TV service

In the first quarter of 2017, 37% of streaming media owners in U.S. broadband households said they own and use a Roku device, up from one-third a year ago, according to new data from Parks Associates.

At the current rate Hulu is adding device compatibility, it’s likely only a matter of time before the company fills in all the gaps and picks up from the limited device compatibility with which its live TV service launched.

From the article "Hulu releases web browser versio ...read more

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