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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Dish’s third-quarter loss of 129,000 customers includes every single subscriber in Puerto Rico

According to market research firm Parks Associates, Sling ranked as the tenth most popular online-TV services, based on subscribers. Last year, Sling ranked sixth. But the drop isn’t because Sling is shrinking, said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates.

From the article "Dish’s third-quarter loss of 129,000 customers includes every single subscriber in Puerto Rico" by Tamara Chuang.

Thursday, February 02, 2017

The Cord-Cutter’s Guide To How To Watch The Super Bowl

For a few hours on Sunday, Fox is nixing subscription requirements and opening its Fox Sports Go app to anyone who has cut cable from their lives or has a temperamental TV antenna. After the game ends, Fox’s live stream goes back to paid users only — or those with a decent antenna.

“Live TV, particularly live sports, has long been a challenge for cord cutters,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates, which tracks the internet TV market. “Becau ...read more

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Internet TV Subscribers Growing But Average Household Spends Just $7.95 A Month

Parks breaks the numbers down like this: 63 percent of U.S. broadband households subscribe to an “over-the-top” video service like Netflix.

Of those, nearly half subscribe to two or more services. Parks puts the number at 31 percent of broadband households paying for multiple services. The two most popular services are Netflix and Amazon Video, and 12 percent of broadband users subscribe to both, according to Parks.

From the article "Internet TV Subscribers Growing But A ...read more

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Denver’s Newest Cable TV Service Plans Mid-January Launch

“The $120 per month core package might cause some sticker shock among consumers. Compounding it, the fact that the consumer then also must pay a traditional operator for a robust broadband connection may face resistance in the market,” said Glenn Hower, senior research analyst with market researcher Parks Associates.

From the article "Denver’s Newest Cable TV Service Plans Mid-January Launch" by Tamara Chuang.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Sling Becomes 6th Most Subscribed Internet Video Service As The Entire Industry Sees Growth

Parks Associates, a market researcher that surveys consumers on online TV-viewing habits, said that cord cutters and shavers (those downgrading from traditional pay TV service) are still the key customers. But overall, the number of users is growing with 63 percent of U.S. broadband households paying for some sort of online video service, compared to 57 percent at the beginning of 2015. On average, such subscribers pay $12 a month.

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Layer3 TV’s Premium Service Coming To Denver “Soon,” Says CEO

According to a recent report by researcher Parks Associates, internet video subscribers have increased 12 percent in two years, despite a growing number of users sharing passwords. Revenues are expected to double to $30 billion worldwide by 2020. Netflix is still the largest provider, but others are also adding to the growth. Hulu, for example, is phasing out free subscriptions.

From the article "Layer3 TV’s Premium Service Coming To Denver “Soon,” Says CEO" by Tamara Chuang ...read more

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Sling TV Now Lets You Share An Account — For An Extra $20

“The decision to launch as its own separate multi-stream service was influenced by our customers. Two of the top requests we receive are for a multi-stream capability and for FOX programming. As baseball season is just beginning, we know there’s a strong appetite from our customers to be able to watch teams like the Yankees on YES Network, which we now offer. With our launch in beta, we expect our multi-stream service to evolve to include new features, functions and programming ...read more

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Hardware still rules for Dish, as electronics fade at annual CES event

"Declines in wired video service are definitely not something that traditional providers are ignoring," said Glenn Hower, a research analyst with researcher Parks Associates.

He pointed to the new streaming TV services, such as Sling and Comcast's Stream TV. And DirecTV, which was acquired by AT&T in July, he said, has "fiercely held onto the rights for the NFL Sunday Ticket, which is a huge seller for them."

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