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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Survey: Internet-Only TV Households Reach 17%

In related news, Parks Associates recently reported that the rate of cancellations for internet (a.k.a. OTT) video services among U.S. broadband households has held steady over the past three years at approximately 18%.

Parks pegs the average subscription length at 30 months overall and says “OTT service penetration” is starting to plateau at around 65% among U.S. broadband households. The three top streaming services — Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu — are the most stable in term more

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Consumers to TV Providers: Careful with My Data

One in five internet households report being “highly sensitive” to how TV content providers collect and use data about family members and their activities, according to the latest research from Parks Associates.

Members of these households understand that many companies use this data but the overwhelming majority of them — 80 percent — say they receive little in return for use of their data.

From the article "Consumers to TV Providers: Careful with My Data."

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 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 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- 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 more

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