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Saturday, March 13, 2021

Netflix Password Crackdown May Be “A Net Positive In The Long Term,” Analyst Claims

However, research firm Parks Associates, in a report earlier this year, pegged overall losses by streaming services from password sharing at $9.1 billion, projecting that the figure will reach $12.5 billion by 2024.

From the article "Netflix Password Crackdown May Be 'A Net Positive In The Long Term,' Analyst Claims" by Bruce Haring.

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

'Streaming fatigue' got you down? The 'great re-bundling' could be the answer

And companies are already catching on. Amazon, Apple, and Roku (ROKU) allow consumers to buy individual channels through their platforms that they can pay for through a set billing option and view using a single interface.

“From a consumer standpoint it’s a slam dunk,” Parks Associates research director Steve Nason told Yahoo Finance. “Because of the plethora of services out there people have tons of choice, but with that comes tons of confusion, tons of tension, tons of tim ...read more

Saturday, January 02, 2021

Streaming Boom Reaches 2021 Crossroads: Can Big Media Really Catch Netflix?

Streaming is continuing to replace other forms of viewing. As pay-TV subscriptions continued to wane in 2020, the number of households subscribing to multiple streaming services reached 61%, up from 48% in 2019, according to Parks Associates. Ampere Analysis estimated the average number of subscription services per home at 3.8 even before the pandemic, up from 2.8 a year ago. Parks puts the total number of SVOD outlets at nearly 300, double the tally from 2014. All that streamin ...read more

Friday, September 18, 2020

NBCUniversal Inks Deal to Bring Peacock to Roku

Roku and Amazon’s Fire TV are the two most popular products in the connected TV market — research firm Parks Associates estimated that they control around 70 percent of the connected TV market in a 2019 study — and Peacock’s lack of availability on those platforms caused it to lose out on a significant number of potential customers at launch. Peacock is still unavailable on Fire TV. HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service that launched in May, is still unavailable on both conne ...read more

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Nielsen: Time Spent Watching Connected TVs Jumped by 1 Billion Hours Thanks to Coronavirus

Parks Associates, in a new paper called "COVID-19 and the Dramatic Increase of Video Consumption," finds that the "Primary Video Device to Stream Online Videos," for more than a quarter of connected homes, is the smart TV, followed by the streaming media player and then the computer.

"Just as some stabilization appeared evident, the COVID-19 crisis introduced yet more turmoil," David Drury, Parks' research director, said in the release. "The pandemic has certainly increased ...read more

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Did HBO Max’s Confusing Launch Overshadow Its Great Product? | Podcast

On this week’s episode of “TheWrap-Up” podcast, hosts Sharon Waxman and Daniel Goldblatt were joined by TheWrap’s Tim Baysinger and Steve Nason, research director at Parks Associates, to discuss the launch of HBO Max.

“I think people are kind of sleeping on the content a little bit,” Nason said. “I think if you compare it, considering HBO was all the Warner Media assets that they have, I don’t think people realize everything that’s kind of under that umbrella that AT&T n ...read more

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Netflix, Disney, and other media giants will battle over streaming in 2019

According to Parks Associates, online streaming paid-TV services have grown significantly in the past two to three years. Two types companies offer online streaming TV services: There are traditional players such as AT&T, Dish Network, Comcast, and Charter, then there are a number of new companies which include YouTube TV, Philo, and Fubu.

From the article "Netflix, Disney, and other media giants will battle over streaming in 2019" by Sibile Marcellus.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Can an AI burglar alarm predict break-ins before they happen?

Despite all of the talk surrounding smart, connected homes and the Internet of Things, according to analysts and research firms, the only area where the technology is really gaining traction with consumers is home security, an area where the benefits are clear.

Parks Associates research shows that almost one-in-four US broadband homes has an active security system installed and that percentage is growing rapidly as systems develop to offer remote interactivity via apps and o ...read more

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