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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 ...read 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.

From the a ...read more

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.

Rapid growth has been fueled by i ...read more

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 ...read 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.

From the article "Goldman’s B ...read more

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.

From the article "How a Former ...read more

Monday, October 17, 2016

Here's Why A Trump TV Network Will Almost Certainly Fail

“Donald Trump has an audience, he has a message. It’s a matter of: can that sustain an entire network? I think it’s possible that it could,” Glenn Hower, senior analyst for media/entertainment at market research firm Parks Associates, tells Fortune.

From the article "Here's Why A Trump TV Network Will Almost Certainly Fail" by Mathew Ingram, Tom Huddleston, Jr.

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