Sound & Vision

Monday, June 04, 2018

40% of U.S. Homes Now Have a Streaming Media Player

The latest research from Dallas-based Parks Associates reveals that almost 40 percent of internet-connected U.S. households now have a streaming media player.
As a reminder of how fast the home entertainment landscape is changing, only 6 percent of households were streaming via a media player in 2010.

Roku remains the leader with 37 percent share of share of media players owned by what Parks calls U.S. “broadband households.” Over the past year, Amazon’s share has increase ...read more

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Survey: Internet Streaming Now Firmly Established in U.S.

More than two-thirds of U.S. internet-connected (a.k.a. “broadband”) households now subscribe to a streaming service such as Netflix and about four out of ten (38 percent) subscribe to more than one service, according to new research from Dallas-based Parks Associates.

Looked at another way, Parks reports that 52 percent of internet households subscribe to pay-TV plus one or more streaming video services. Despite the popularity of streaming, the number of households that rel ...read more

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Revenge of the Antenna

The percentage of broadband-connected households using antenna-delivered broadcast TV has jumped from 9 percent to 15 percent over the past three years. And the percentage getting pay-TV service has dropped every year during the same period, to 81 percent of broadband households in 2016.

“Data consistently shows that the perceived [lack of] value of pay-TV is always the number-one reason why people cut the cord,” Brett Sappington of Parks Associates told the San Diego Union- ...read more

Thursday, May 26, 2016

How Will We Search For TV Shows In The Future?

Traditional TV providers struggle to remain relevant to the adults of the future. Research from Parks Associates, organizer of the conference, shows that young adults (“millennials”) have grown up with streaming video and don’t have the same relationship to traditional TV. Almost a quarter of millennials (23%) have no pay TV services. Consider that in 2020 one in three adults will be a millennial. While they may watch video on phones, tablets, and laptops, eschewing big screen T ...read more

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