Thursday, April 05, 2018

Household Video Budgets Dropping, Multiplatform Viewing Is Down

Fresh data from Parks Associates suggests U.S. households may have hit a plateau in their online video viewing; the experimentation phase is over and people are settling into more comfortable habits.

While the amount that U.S. broadband households spend on video entertainment outside of their pay TV subscriptions has held at $29 per month for the last two years, that dropped to $23 in the last six months of 2017. This shows less spending on movie theater tickets, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs.

More significantly for streaming video providers, the number of devices people use to stream video is dropping. While 92 percent of all U.S. broadband households stream to a connected device, they're using fewer devices, suggesting that people are settling into patterns and watching more on their favorite screens. 

From the article "Household Video Budgets Dropping, Multiplatform Viewing Is Down" by Troy Dreier.

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