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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Parks Associates: Live TV Healthy, Just Shifting to Connected Devices

Parks Associates has identified five key video trends that have emerged in today’s shifting media landscape, where “internet-based live content is experiencing a renaissance.”

The new whitepaper—Top 5 Video Trends in an IP-based World, sponsored by Ooyala—asserts that live TV is not dying; it is shifting to connected devices. The rise of platforms like Periscope, Facebook Live and other live streaming apps has raised consumer awareness of and appetite for live content on con ...read more

Thursday, February 02, 2017

OTT Churn Rate At 19 Percent In The U.S.

The churn rate for OTT video services is 19 percent of U.S. broadband households, according to Parks Associates, meaning that roughly one in five households has canceled a streaming service in the last 12 months.

The OTT Video Market Tracker service finds the overall churn rate for OTT services has been stable for the past year. At the end of 2015, 20 percent of U.S. broadband households had canceled at least one OTT video service in the past 12 months. Churn is found to be ...read more

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Sling TV, Showtime, CBS Gaining Ground in OTT Share

Parks Associates has updated its top 10 list for subscription OTT video services, based on the number of subscribers, with Netflix holding the lead spot while Sling TV, Showtime and CBS moved up or entered the list over the past year.

The firm’s list of top 10 OTT video services, ranked by number of paid subscribers, excluding transactional or ad-based services, is based on reported figures and estimates from Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker.

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Friday, September 02, 2016

Report: U.S. OTT Adoption Up 12 Percent

OTT video service adoption has increased 12 percent among U.S. broadband households since 2014, according to Parks Associates data.

Parks Associates notes that adoption of OTT video subscriptions has increased by 12 percent since Q3 2014, with the number of available services and consumer awareness both increasing, despite password sharing growing by approximately 8 percent over that same time.

From the article "Report: U.S. OTT Adoption Up 12 Percent" by Kristin Brzozno ...read more

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Pay-TV & OTT Use Up Among U.S. Hispanic Households

“While pay-TV penetration has declined among U.S. broadband households, adoption has remained steady among Spanish-bilingual households over the past few years,” said Brett Sappington, the senior director of research at Parks Associates. “Cord-cutting does not have the same impact in Spanish-language households as it does for the larger broadband population. In fact, most of their recent pay-TV changes have been upgrades to more expensive services.”

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Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Report Assesses Costs Of Ad-Blocking On Internet Video

Parks Associates is urging media companies to develop advertising campaigns that are “integrated and nondisruptive to the viewing experience” for internet video watchers, releasing new data that shows that ad-blocking cost the digital publishing industries some $41.4 billion worldwide in 2015.

According to Parks Associates’s new research report, Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement, U.S. broadband homes watch an average of 3.8 hours of internet video on their T ...read more

Friday, April 15, 2016

Study: Netflix Has Lowest Churn Rate Among OTT Services

Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks Associates, said: “Several factors contribute to OTT video service churn by consumers. In some instances, consumers are experimenting with new services, trying a service and canceling before the trial period ends or within a few months. Popular shows or events, such as HBO’s Game of Thrones or WWE Network’s Wrestlemania, can be beneficial in terms of attracting users. However, there is a risk that consumers will unsubscribe ...read more

Thursday, March 31, 2016

OTT Use Expanding In Europe

“OTT is definitely gaining traction across Europe,” said Brett Sappington, director of research at Parks Associates. “We are seeing new OTT video services spring up, but not as many as in North America. In many parts of Europe, pay-TV penetration is lower than the U.S., and European consumers have been reluctant to pay for video in the past due to so many ‘free’ options such as the BBC iPlayer. But, as more pay options enter the market, with content unavailable anywhere else, th ...read more

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