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Parks Associates’ Future of Video: OTT, PayTV, and Digital Media continues on Thursday, September 22 with the virtual session Digital Piracy and Distribution from 11 AM to 1:30 PM CT. This session will address addresses how content providers are using technology to combat piracy, while still preserving quality of service, quality of experience, and the quality of the customer relationship. Prior to the session, Matthew Fite , Chief Technology Officer, Verimatrix , provided...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 20, 2022
Tags: online video, OTT, pay TV, smart TV, streaming
The extent of the opportunity for the soon to be announced NFL+ app, which opens the possibility that all games in America’s most popular sport, could be streamed direct-to-consumer, has been revealed by research from Parks Associates . That said, Parks noted that some fans have been frustrated with the viewing experience in the preseason. “The NFL+ service included out-of-market preseason games but viewable only on mobile devices," said P arks Associates senior...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 15, 2022
Tags: OTT, pay TV, streaming
“With the start of the NFL season, many fans are frustrated with local blackouts on the service,”  Eric Sorensen , senior contributing analyst, Parks Associates , said in a statement. “An NFL+ subscription does not guarantee access to every game, but Twitter reactions show the NFL must do a better job of informing fans of the extent and limitations of the product.” What the service does suggest is that the NFL remains popular among U.S. households. Parks found that...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 14, 2022
Tags: OTT, pay TV, streaming
The latest update of Parks Associates ’ OTT Video Market Tracker analyses the launch of NFL+, the OTT subscription service operated by the NFL in the US and the market context for the service, as part of the Tracker’s ongoing analysis of top industry and consumer trends in the OTT video space. Parks Associates consumer research finds 68 per cent of Internet households watch NFL games throughout the season, making football the most widely watched sport in the US. NFL+ aims to...
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 12, 2022
Tags: OTT, pay TV, streaming
Consumer issues with accessing the NFL games are also indicative of a fragmented sports streaming landscape. Eric Sorensen, a senior contributing analyst with Parks Associates , noted in July how current NFL programming is spread. From the article, "Some NFL+ users struggle to watch games on the app" by Masha Abarinova.
 
by Parks Associates | Sep. 12, 2022
Tags: OTT, pay TV, streaming
Increased smart TV affordability, improved performance, and improved streaming consumption experiences have all collectively added to smart TVs’ consumer appeal in recent history. Though both smart TVs and streaming media players have grown in adoption and importance, smart TVs are increasingly the streaming video device that services and developers should consider the most commonly owned within US broadband households. According to Parks Associates research of 10,000 internet...
Accessing and experiencing digital media have become more complicated over the past few years, both for consumers and the companies providing the content. The fracturing of entertainment options, coupled with a decline in traditional pay TV, has forced many consumers to subscribe to a bevy of services in order to access the video content they want to watch. While this situation offers consumers a greater than ever selection of content, it offers a unique set of challenges from an...
Parks Associates’ Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media is excited to announce MediaKind as a sponsor of the upcoming event. MediaKind is a global media technology leader focused on enabling the delivery of next-generation live and on-demand, mobile and multi-screen media experiences for everyone, everywhere.  MediaKind currently serves over 900 cable, satellite, telecom service providers and broadcasters around the world with end-to-end video delivery solutions...

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