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Friday, April 06, 2018

Video Entertainment Spending Drops in the US

According to the research firm, there has also been a decline in multiplatform usage among households, as use rates on individual screens declined despite the fact that overall video viewing has held steady.

“The number of overall consumers viewing video on a connected device remains steady at 92% of U.S. broadband households, but viewers are using fewer devices to access that content,” said Parks Associates senior director Brett Sappington in a statement. “This finding indi ...read more

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Consumers Are Spending More Money on Mobile Streaming Apps

While these numbers reflect a growing comfort with watching premium content on mobile among consumers, it also paints a picture of what premium platforms aren’t getting much love. For instance, fuboTV, a sports first streaming service, is no where to be found on the list and neither is Sling TV, DISH’s live OTT TV platform. Of course, sports viewing is known to be more of a living room pastime and SlingTV, which made the “Top 10 US OTT Subscription Services” list released by the ...read more

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Did The Television Industry Learn From The Past?

It is well documented that Netflix is the leading SVOD service, the most recent list from Parks Associates had Netflix outfront of competitors Amazon and Hulu. The service continually ups the game for the market, most recently by signing Shonda Rhimes to a multi-year exclusive deal to develop new shows for the service, pulling her away from a top network. 

From the article "Did The Television Industry Learn From The Past?" by Matt Smith.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tackling the Video Revolution — How AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile Are Investing in Video

Over-the-top video is taking over connected devices around the globe. According to research from the Parks Associates, there are more than 200 OTT services in the U.S. market alone, and there are over 500 operating throughout Europe. In the US, over 53% of the broadband households subscribe to both a pay-TV service and at least one OTT video service. In addition to the streaming services, it is estimated that 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute. 

From the ...read more

Thursday, November 09, 2017

YouTube Red Climbs the List of Top Ten OTT Platforms

In the world of OTT platforms there is no question that in the US the top 3 services are Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu. But where does streaming services like HBO, SlingTV, and Starz fall into the mix? Today, Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services, has laid that mystery to rest by releasing a list of the top ten OTT platforms according to subscriber number, and the results are a bit more surprisin ...read more

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Password Sharing Not the Biggest Problem for SVOD Services, Study Says

For movie and TV studios, the big bugaboo is people illegally copying or downloading their IP. For SVOD services, it’s another form of piracy – password sharing, which cost companies $500 million worldwide in 2015, according to a report by Parks Associates.

From the article "Password Sharing Not the Biggest Problem for SVOD Services, Study Says" by Todd Longwell.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Spending On SVOD Dwarfs Digital Video Rental and Purchase

“Multiple content players have held onto traditional content windowing strategies for years, but OTT technologies and emerging business models have finally forced these companies to experiment with new windowing strategies,” said Parks Associates research analyst Glenn Hower said in a statement. “New models for movies include day-and-date availability, as with the [Netflix] movie ‘Beasts of No Nation,’ where it was released for streaming the same day as in the theater. For strea ...read more

Friday, November 28, 2014

Streaming Devices Will Be Popular This Holiday Shopping Season

Parks Associates’ latest analysis on holiday shopping believes that connected video streaming devices, including gaming consoles, will be in-demand as gifts this coming season.

This is based on data gathered by Parks Associates so far this year. According to the data, 25% of consumer electronics purchased as gifts in 2014 were streaming devices like Roku and Chromecast, while 20% were gaming consoles. (Smart watches actually accounted for an even larger portion of electronic ...read more

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