Access and Entertainment

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Parks Associates webcast highlights pay TV, OTT, and consumer electronics and computing trends for 2020

One-third of US broadband households consider watching TV/movies at home as their top leisure activity

Parks Associates will preview the key 2020 trends and topics for connected entertainment and CE during the complimentary webcast “Looking Ahead to 2020: Video Entertainment and CE,” on Thursday, October 17, 1:00 P.M. CT. The research firm notes that watching TV and movies at home is the leading leisure activity among US broadband households, with 70% ranking it in their top ...read more

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Percent of US broadband households that subscribe to two or more OTT services has increased by 130% since 2014

Partnerships, aggregation, and bundling in video services are key strategies for subscriber growth

Parks Associates research finds that the percentage of households with multiple OTT subscriptions has increased by 130% since 2014. In 2019, forty-six percent of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services. Partnering, Aggregation, and Bundling in Video Services reports only 33% subscribed to multiple services in early 2017 and 20% in 2014.

Partnering, Ag ...read more

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Over 40% of US broadband households are interested in 5G

Technology Market Assessment addresses 5G mobile technology and its impact in the IoT and smart home industries

New research from Parks Associates, Technology Market Assessment: 5G Network Services, finds that more than 33% of US broadband households cite some level of familiarity with 5G and over 40% of US broadband households are interested in 5G.

Technology Market Assessment: 5G Network Services examines several aspects of 5G, including the condition of the mobile mar ...read more

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Subscriptions now account for nearly 86% of US internet TV and movie spending

Parks Associates’ OTT Video Tracker analyzes competition from new vMVPD services in OTT video space

New research from Parks Associates finds that subscriptions, formerly representing just over half of total online video spending in 2012, now account for nearly 86% of all internet spending on TV and movies. The research comes from the firm’s OTT Video Market Tracker, which includes an exhaustive analysis of market trends and profiles of OTT video service providers in the US a ...read more

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018

New study identifies key trends in pay-TV and non-pay-tv video entertainment spending

Research from Parks Associates finds the average standalone pay-TV service ARPU declined 10% from 2016 to 2018, when consumer-reported monthly spending on pay TV declined from $84 to $76.  According to 360 View: Entertainment Services in the US, pricing pressure for consumer services is forcing increasing conflict in carriage negotiations, which in turn fuels the interest among providers in ...read more

Monday, July 01, 2019

Potential broadband cord-cutters watch more than six hours of mobile video per week

Research examines use of data-intensive entertainment services among potential broadband cord cutters

New research from Parks Associates shows US broadband households highly likely to cut the cord in the next 12 months watch more than six hours of video content on their mobile phone a week, compared to 2.5 hours among all US broadband households. Examining Broadband Cord Cutters notes that fixed broadband providers that do not offer mobile services are particularly susceptib ...read more

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

More than 20% of US broadband households use an antenna to access local over-the-air broadcasts

Parks Associates addresses the future of video distribution at The Pay TV Show in Analyst Roundtable and session featuring executives from Starry, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Viacom

New research from Parks Associates shows that approximately 22% of US broadband households use an antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts. Households with both antennas and pay TV subscribe to multiple OTT video services and are more likely to own connected entertainment devices than are average broa ...read more

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Share of UK broadband households planning to cancel pay-TV has doubled

Consumer research provides insights on connected entertainment consumption in the UK

New research from Parks Associates finds that the percentage of UK broadband households stating that they are likely to cancel their pay-TV service has increased to 24% in late 2018 from 12% in late 2015. IoT in the UK - Entertainment Products and Services reports that the intent to cancel is higher among households that watch online video services.

“Subscription streaming services, also ...read more

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