Monday, June 25, 2018

Millennial OTT Penetration May Have Topped Out, More Than Half Subscribe to Two Services

More than 85% of millennials in U.S. households subscribe to one or more OTT video services and penetration among Baby Boomers and older people grew more than 10% between 2016 and last year, according to OTT video demographics research from Parks Associates.

“Overall penetration of subscription OTT video services among millennials has topped out, suggesting that those households that want such a subscription already have one or more. The more interesting and important questi more

Friday, April 27, 2018

Consumers May be Overestimating the Security of Home Security

Consumers may be overestimating the security of home security. While 64% of American broadband households worry about security and privacy when they use their connected devices, 63% think the signals from their monitored homes are encrypted – though they usually are not, according to a whitepaper from Parks Associates.

The whitepaper, “Residential Security and Encryption: Setting the Standard, Protecting Consumers,” points out that encrypting signals is not a standard securi more

Friday, April 13, 2018

With 50% of X1 Subscribers Accessing Netflix, Comcast and Netflix Expand Their Business Relationship

Recent research from Parks Associates reveals the important sales channel relationship legacy pay-TV providers like Comcast have become to Netflix. Just over 20%, or one in five, of pay-TV subscribers also subscribe to OTT services like Netflix through their pay-TV provider.

The expanding relationship between Comcast and Netflix demonstrates the shifting video business landscape. In the not too distant past, Comcast and Netflix weren’t as friendly. They were involved in a hi more

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Parks: Smart Home Devices Driving Higher Demand for Tech Support, But Computer Problems are in Steady Decline

Consumer computer problems, as well as problems with entertainment devices are declining steadily year-over-year, dropping by more than 50% since 2014, according to a new report from Parks Associates. However, smart home devices are creating more problems in households, according to the report. Thirty-four percent of smart home device owners experienced problems with their devices in 2017, up from 28% in 2016.

Twenty to 25 percent of U.S. broadband households plan to buy a s more

Friday, March 09, 2018

It’s Playball for MLB and Facebook

A Bloomberg story on the agreement said that insiders put the price for the package at between $30 million and $35 million. It said that Facebook is broadening its sports lineup. Last year, it agreed with Fox Sports to stream the UEFA Champions League and with Univision to broadcast Mexican soccer. It carried 20 non-exclusive MLB games and 47 small conferences college basketball games.

MLB, through its MLB.TV affiliate is no stranger to streaming. Last year, Parks Associates more

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Parks Finds Smartwatch Adoption in 14% of U.S. Broadband Households

Smartwatches are increasingly popular while tablets may have peaked, according to research from Parks Associates. The “360 View: Mobility & The App Economy” report found that smartwatch adoption reached 14% among U.S. broadband households in the second quarter and that smartwatch adoption has been steady since 2016. The tablet category, however, may have reached its high water mark during the first quarter of last year with a penetration rate of 72%.

From the article "Parks more

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Parks: OTT Video Churn Holds Steady At Around 20 Percent

Roughly 1 in 5 U.S. broadband households (19%) have canceled an OTT video service in the past 12 months, according to new market research from Parks Associates. The rate of OTT video customer churn has remained stable overall during the past year, even as market leaders Netflix, Amazon and Hulu all have reduced their rates of customer churn, Parks highlights.

Parks culled the market data from its latest OTT Video Market Tracker service.

From the article "Parks: OTT Video more

Friday, January 20, 2017

ABI: Pay-TV Provider OTT Will Fuel $7 Billion Live Linear OTT Market By 2021

Parks Associates just yesterday (Jan. 18) releaesed market research that lends further evidence of the challenges incumbent pay-TV providers face from competing OTT services.

Parks determined that the share of “antenna-only” TV households with broadband connections has reached 15 percent. Coincidentally, Parks found that the share of pay-TV subscriptions had declined and Internet-only video subscriptions had increased.

From the article "ABI: Pay-TV Provider OTT Will Fuel more

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