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Monday, May 10, 2021

Roku Reports 79% Jump in Revenue in Latest Quarter

Consumption of at-home streaming-video entertainment has boomed in the past year as consumers have diverted more time and money to platforms such as Roku. It is the leading streaming-video player, with about 38% of the U.S. market, according to research firm Parks Associates.

From the article "Roku Reports 79% Jump in Revenue in Latest Quarter" by Patience Haggin and Kimberly Chin. 

Friday, April 30, 2021

Roku Drops YouTube TV App in Carriage Dispute

Roku and other streaming-device makers have become the streaming era’s gatekeepers, and spats with streaming services and live-TV internet bundles echo the carriage disputes between cable carriers and their channels. Roku is the largest streaming-device maker in the U.S., accounting for 38% of the U.S. streaming-media player market, according to research firm Parks Associates

From the article "Roku Drops YouTube TV App in Carriage Dispute" by Patience Haggin

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Forget the Streaming Wars—Pandemic-Stricken 2020 Lifted Netflix and Others

About 60% of U.S. households currently use Netflix, according to research firm Parks Associates, and it still holds a sizable lead over most of its rivals—though some new entrants are gaining ground fast.

From the article "Forget the Streaming Wars -- Pandemic-Stricken 2020 Lifted Netflix and Others" by Lillian Rizzo and Drew Fitzgerald.

Thursday, January 07, 2021

A New Service Seeks to Streamline Your Streaming

The coronavirus pandemic has been a boon for major streaming services, including Netflix Inc., Disney’s Hulu and Amazon.com Inc.’s Prime Video, whose subscriber base soared last year in the midst of growing demand for content from shut-in customers. Some 95% of U.S. households subscribe to at least one of these three services, according to Parks Associates, a research firm.

From the article "A New Service Seeks to Streamline Your Streaming" by Lillian Rizzo.

Monday, November 16, 2020

HBO Max Is Finally Coming to Amazon Devices

Amazon and Roku together control more than 70% of the streaming-media player market, according to industry researcher Parks Associates.

From the article "HBO Max Is Finally Coming to Amazon Devices" by Drew FitzGerald and Joe Flint.

Tuesday, November 03, 2020

Comcast, Walmart in Talks to Develop and Distribute Smart TVs

Comcast is fairly late to the game in distribution of streaming apps. Roku and Amazon together have a roughly 70% share of the U.S. market for streaming-media devices, with Apple in third place, according to research firm Parks Associates. Alphabet Inc. has recently launched a new play for the market with Google TV, a version of its Chromecast technology that will come with a remote control, so users won't have to cast programming from their phone to their TV.

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Friday, June 21, 2019

What Shifting Data Use Means for Pay-TV and Video Services

As changes in the pay-TV industry continue to disrupt traditional providers, organizations will begin to incrementally establish a new data-centric culture. In large, established organizations, cultural changes are some of the most difficult to implement.

The bottom line is that operators need to begin now, knowing that changes will take years to accomplish. Companies must begin with specific goals and objectives in mind, with appropriate expectations of results and timing. ...read more

Thursday, September 22, 2016

What Yahoo Users Can Do After the Hack

Internet users with email or online-service accounts they no longer use should log into them and close them out. “They just create more points of vulnerability,” said Brad Russell, a research analyst at Parks Associates. Sometimes that might mean having to go through steps to recover an old password you might not remember, but it’s worth it.

From the article "What Yahoo Users Can Do After the Hack" by Anne Steele.

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