Monday, August 20, 2018

People Sharing Netflix, Hulu, Cable Passwords with, You Guessed It, Millennials in the Lead

The overall numbers have increased over time, based on research reports issued on a regular basis. In 2015, Parks Associates said that 10% of U.S. households with broadband used a streaming-service account belonging to someone outside the household, with 18 to 24 year olds making up 22%. In July 2017, the overall number was 12% of all adults, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, and just 21% of 18 to 24 years olds.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Why Roku Is the Internet Video Box Leader, While Google Is Slipping

Only 14% of consumers who owned an Internet video streaming device used one from Google in the first quarter, down from 18% a year earlier and 21% two years ago, according to surveys by research firm Parks Associates. At the same time, 28% of consumers used a Fire TV device from Amazon, up from 24% last year and 16% in 2016.

Roku, which went held an initial public offering in February, was steady as the market leader with 37% share, the same as last year and up from 33% two more

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A Cord Cutter's Life For Me: Replacing Cable With Internet TV

DirecTV and its competitors, including Google’s (GOOGL, -0.34%) YouTube TV and Dish Network’s (DISH, +1.99%) Sling TV, sure seem like a better deal than cable. The cost is lower, the apps are capable, and the interactive channel guide is great. That’s probably why cord cutting is accelerating. Only 77% of homes with Internet connections subscribed to cable or satellite TV last year, down from 81% in 2016, according to surveys by the research firm Parks Associates.

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Thursday, November 09, 2017

After Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, There Are Some Surprises in Top-Ranked Internet Video Services

But below the big three, some new companies are quickly climbing the ranks, according to research by market tracker Parks Associates.

The fourth-largest Internet video service ranked by number of subscribers is Major League Baseball’s MLB.TV, followed by premium cable channel spinoffs HBO Now and Starz. CBS’s (CBS, +0.58%) Showtime’s Internet service ranked eighth and CBS All Access, the home of the latest Star Trek TV series, was ninth.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

WWE's Stephanie McMahon on the Power of Letting Fans Call the Shots

The company is a leader in the streaming market—it launched an OTT (over-the-top) Internet-based streaming service in 2014. According to research firm Parks Associates, the WWE’s service is the fifth most popular in the U.S.

Originally, the WWE had planned to do a traditional TV deal, says McMahon, but then the company started taking a closer look at its fans’ online behavior. What they learned, she says, is that WWE viewers are five times more likely to consume online media more

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Goldman’s Biogen ‘Conviction,’ New UnitedHealth CEO, Virtual Doctor Visits

There's climbing demand for virtual doctor visits. A recent survey by Parks Associates finds that Americans are increasingly interested in telemedicine and virtual doctor visits, especially following a hospital stay. In fact, "60% of U.S. broadband households are interested in remote care that would take place online or by telephone," according to the report. Other interest areas for virtual care include ongoing treatment for chronic conditions.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

People Sharing Passwords Are a Growing Problem For Netflix

Industry analysts say companies are missing a chance to grow revenue. An analysis by Parks Associates estimated streaming providers will lose $550 million in 2019 from password sharing.

"There has been this kind of cavalier attitude about it," Parks Associates analyst Glenn Hower said. "It hasn't been a priority."

From the article "People Sharing Passwords Are a Growing Problem For Netflix."

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

How a Former Amazon and Roku Star Could Revive Apple TV

Left without an update in 2016, the still-sexy-looking black set-top box grabbed just 12% of the Internet-connected TV market, lower than in 2015 and trailing both Google's Chromecast and Roku, according to eMarketer. Parks Associates, another market tracker, put Apple fourth, behind also Amazon's Fire TV line. Apple did update the box's software before the holidays. But its focal point, a new app called TV, seemed to confuse more than entice.

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