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Parks: Subscription Streaming Services Turn to Bundling to Drive Acquisition, Retention

New Parks Associates consumer data finds entertainment services lead the subscription economy for U.S. internet households, including 89% subscribing to a streaming video service, 32% subscribing to a streaming audio service, 20% subscribing to a gaming service, and 16% having a monthly gym membership.

“Partnerships enhance brand awareness and market reach, reduce customer churn, and remove friction from the user sign-up process, in addition to increasing overall customer satisfaction,” Kristen Hanich, research director at Parks Associates, said in a statement.

Parks found that media companies consider bundled partnerships a compelling consumer proposition. Telecoms — including both home internet and mobile providers — are considered a natural content fit for many service types and offerings, according to Parks.

“Successful partnerships also don’t need to be one-off deals, [while] investing in long-term integrations, particularly with telecoms, may pay dividends,” Hanich said.

From the article, "Parks: Subscription Streaming Services Turn to Bundling to Drive Acquisition, Retention" by Erik Gruenwedel

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