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OTT Churn: Netflix Has Lowest Rate in 2015

Churn isn’t just an issue for traditional pay TV providers. Over-the-top services suffer it as well, of course. Parks Associates revealed OTT data yesterday showing that at the end of 2015, approximately 20 percent of U.S. broadband households had cancelled at least one OTT video service in the last year.

“In some instances, consumers are experimenting with new services, trying a service and cancelling before the trial period ends or within a few months,” Brett Sappington, senior director of research at Parks says. “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 once they’ve watched these popular items.”

From the article "OTT Churn: Netflix Has Lowest Rate in 2015" by Laura Hamilton.

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