Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Nearly a Third of Streaming Service Trials Result in a Paid Subscription

New research shows 32 percent of free trials for streaming services end in a subscription.

That’s good news for Hulu and YouTube as they launched skinny bundle streaming services in the last month, which followed the launch of DirecTV Now late last year.

“Free OTT trials are effective in converting a sizeable portion of trial users into subscribers,” said senior analyst Glenn Hower of Parks Associates, which conducted the study. Hower admits that while there is a potential for “free trial abuse” only about 1 percent of consumers are “serial trialers” who abuse free trials to avoid paying for services.

From the article "Nearly a Third of Streaming Service Trials Result in a Paid Subscription" by Chris Ariens.

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