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Monday, September 12, 2022

Some NFL+ users struggle to watch games on the app

Consumer issues with accessing the NFL games are also indicative of a fragmented sports streaming landscape. Eric Sorensen, a senior contributing analyst with Parks Associates, noted in July how current NFL programming is spread.

From the article, "Some NFL+ users struggle to watch games on the app" by Masha Abarinova.

Thursday, June 02, 2022

FuboTV offers 4 UEFA soccer matches via pay-per-view

When it comes to live streaming content, sports tops the leaderboard in U.S. households, according to Parks Associates. The firm found that of the 43% of homes that streamed live content online in the three months prior, 61% had watched a live sporting event.

“Right now, sports content is key to drawing and keeping an engaged livestream viewer base. Even with content that benefits from live consumption – such as news and concerts – significantly fewer consumers are livestrea ...read more

Friday, April 01, 2022

Streaming is heading toward a breaking point with consumers

However, while work on that puzzle continues and multiple companies look for a way to get streaming subscribers to stay in one place, customer churn is still high. Or, as Parks Associates describes it, “service hopping” is still popular among streaming video consumers. New data from the company suggests 36% of OTT subscribers, or approximately 32 million U.S. households, are service hoppers" which the company defines as OTT subscribers who have switched between services and resu ...read more

Friday, January 29, 2021

Wolk’s Week in Review: Is anyone paying for Flixes, vMVPDs get hot (for now)

A new study from Parks Associates reveals that a whopping 43% of households are planning to switch to vMVPDs this year, a category I’m willing to bet few of them were even aware of a year or two ago, a supposition backed up by a further finding from the same study that reports 17% of current vMVPD subscribers made the switch during the last 12 months.

From the article "Wolk’s Week in Review: Is anyone paying for Flixes, vMVPDs get hot (for now)" by Alan Wolk.

Friday, October 23, 2020

The U.S. has nearly 300 OTT services to choose from

Using its OTT Video Market Tracker tool, Parks Associates has found that the number of OTT services in the United States has reached nearly 300.

The firm said the total is more than double the amount when compared to 2014.

Within the past nine months, a number of major OTT services have made waves within the industry: NBCUniversal launched Peacock and WarnerMedia launched HBO Max. ViacomCBS is also planning a re-vamped CBS All Access and changing the name to Paramount+ w ...read more

Monday, April 27, 2020

Industry Voices—Hawley: Coronavirus piracy trends in the new normal

There have been some public reports that credential sharing has increased dramatically in recent months. A OnePoll study commissioned by Tubi reported that as of March, 42% of adults were sharing account credentials. By comparison, last July, Parks Associates estimated that 28% of broadband households were engaged in password sharing and piracy for 2019, rising by 10% in 2024. A follow up Parks Associates report that focused specifically on piracy released in January 2020 furthe ...read more

Thursday, March 26, 2020

TV antenna use surges amid coronavirus outbreak

That’s according to Parks Associates, which said that 25% of U.S. broadband households use an antenna to watch local broadcast TV channels, up from 15% in 2018. The firm said those figures could increase as more people look to local broadcast news sources for updates about the coronavirus.

"Local news matters to most households—local broadcast channels are the most preferred channel types, and news is the most preferred broadcast content," said Steve Nason, director of resea ...read more

Friday, November 01, 2019

Walmart seeks to unload Vudu: report

Brett Sappington, senior research director and principal analyst at Parks Associates, added that the transactional market for video, Vudu’s core business, has begun eroding as movie studios no longer hold titles away from streaming rights after theatrical release. “Services are starting to buy up the rights for that early window—essentially making it go direct from the theater to streaming,” he said.

But while Walmart’s potential interest in unloading Vudu might be clear, th ...read more

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