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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Why a Disney Spinoff of ESPN Would Be a Whiff | Analysis

According to first-quarter 2022 Parks Associates consumer research, 52% of U.S. internet households have at least one Disneystreaming service in their home. Within that, “ESPN+ is the most popular and valuable sports streaming service in the [over-the-top] market,” Parks Associates senior analyst Eric Sorensen told TheWrap.

Zooming out, 16% of internet households have ESPN+, which is twice the penetration of the next highest sports subscriptionservice, NBA.TV (8%), per Parks more

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Netflix Gets Small Wall Street Boost After Q3 Earnings Surpass Expectations

“Consumers don’t necessarily see a need to decide between Netflix and the new, high profile services, particularly since many of the new services are priced under $8 per month,” Parks Associates analyst Brett Sappington told TheWrap. “Most see it as ‘Netflix and,’ not ‘Netflix or.'”

From the article "Netflix Gets Small Wall Street Boost After Q3 Earnings Surpass Expectations" by Sean Burch.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

YouTube Premium No Longer Among Top 10 Streaming Services in the US

The Parks Associates — a market research and consulting company — released an updated version of its top 10 subscription over-the-top (OTT) video services in the U.S. market Wednesday morning.

And while the top players like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu remain in the same position as last year, smaller players like YouTube Premium, which came in 7th place in 2017, have completely fallen off the list.

From the article "YouTube Premium No Longer Among Top 10 Streaming Services more

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Self-Driving Cars Could Be $20 Billion Boon to Hollywood

In January, Jennifer Kent, connected car analyst for Parks Associates, said we may also be nearing connectivity in cars that would support video streaming. She projected it would take three to five years for connected vehicles to offer bandwidth sufficient to support streaming video, through 4G LTE modems in cars.

From the article "Self-Driving Cars Could Be $20 Billion Boon to Hollywood" by Beatrice Verhoeven.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Hulu Is Slowing, Hits 12 Million Subscribers Versus Netflix’s 81 Million

But growing membership is harder to keep up at the same clip for all streaming services, as more and more companies launch their own online platforms. As consumers shift more of their entertainment diet to online alternatives versus regular television, fear about missing out on the next big video audience has spurred programmers like HBO, CBS, Showtime and others to launch their own personal versions of Netflix. Meanwhile, digital-first new media companies like Fullscreen and Aw more

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Viacom To Target Ads On Roku Streaming Boxes

“With this partnership, we can deliver more relevant messages to Roku consumers for products and services that interest them,”said Kern Schireson, Viacom’s executive vice president of data strategy and consumer intelligence. “Advertising experiences like this are more impactful for both consumers and marketers.”

In the U.S., Roku is the most-used box for streaming video, according to researcher Parks Associates. Last year, Roku users streamed 5.5 billion hours of content, th more

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Amazon Takes On Netflix With $8.99 Monthly Video Streaming Service

Netflix is by far the biggest online streaming video service. Last week, researcher Parks Associates estimated that about half of all U.S. households with a broadband Internet connection subscribed to Netflix at the end of 2015, while only about one-quarter report having a subscription to Amazon so that they can stream video. (Amazon itself doesn’t disclose the number of people who subscribe to Prime or who use Prime Video regularly.)

From the article "Amazon Takes On Netfli more

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Netflix Is King Of Paid Streaming, Study Says

Netflix beats all its streaming-video rivals both on number of members and success rate of keeping them signed up, a new study said Thursday.

But the rest of the over-the-top market doesn’t need to fear: More people in the U.S. are joining up to these services overall, which include the likes Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu and HBO Now. High-speed-Internet households that subscribe to a streaming video service rose to 64 percent from 59 percent, according to a study from researc more

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