Access and Entertainment

OTT video is reshaping the U.S. entertainment marketplace—Parks Associates research shows nearly two-thirds of U.S. broadband households have an OTT service, and one-third have more than one subscription. This growing trend is increasing demand on home and mobile networks as consumers spend more bandwidth streaming media on their televisions, tablets, and phones. In the infographic below, Parks Associates highlights how online video consumption is impacting broadband speeds across...
 
Crunchyroll is partnering with Twitch.tv to offer a 6-day Crunchyroll marathon on the gaming-focused live streaming platform. The marathon started today on July 27, and it will run back-to-back episodes of entire series 24 hours a day for nearly 20 different anime hits. The episodes are free to watch on Twitch.tv, containing ads unless viewers are Twitch Prime subscribers (either purchased separately or as an added benefit of being an Amazon Prime subscriber). Viewers...

Parks Associates research shows that more than 63 million U.S. broadband households subscribe to an OTT video service , and 36% of U.S. broadband households have at least one streaming media player. OTT services have allocated substantial portions of their marketing efforts to enforce their positions in the mainstream market. Hulu and Netflix used Super Bowl LI to capture the large audiences to promote their original content, while Amazon and Netflix were awarded for their efforts...
 
by Parks Associates | Jun. 26, 2017
Tags: CONNECTIONS, OTT, pay TV, streaming
As reported by the Wall Street Journal  Sunday and confirmed by Comcast and Charter press releases yesterday, the two cable giants have entered into an agreement to work together as they each enter the highly competitive wireless communications industry. From an operational and competitive standpoint, the partnership makes good sense. While both have extensive Wi-Fi networks, Comcast and Charter are newbies in the cellular world. Thus, any efforts to create greater...

Amazon and Netflix went head-to-head at the 2017 Golden Globes Sunday night, as the OTT video services’ original content was up for several awards. Original content has become an increased focus for OTT video services. Original content provides streaming services with a less expensive option to accumulate new content compared to acquiring licenses from outside sources. In addition, with over 190 OTT video services in North America, original content can create differentiation among...
 
by Alexandra Martin | Jan. 11, 2017
Tags: Amazon, digital content, online video, pay TV, streaming
Hoping to be thought of as a gift for video lovers during the holiday season? 12 OTT video services are offering promotions for new subscribers. Below are the 12 Deals of OTT Video Services this holiday season: According to Parks Associates data, 63% of U.S. broadband households subscribed to a video service in 3Q 2016. Of those, 51% subscribed to one of the top 3 OTT services : Netflix, Amazon Video, and Hulu. Hulu is included in the 12 deals with its "get 3...
 
by Alexandra Martin | Dec. 20, 2016
Tags: cord cutting, online video, OTT, streaming

On July 5th, 2016, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued its opinion on whether password sharing violates the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). I read the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit opinion on password sharing , and I suggest you do as well. Judge McKeown and Judge Reinhardt make compelling and insightful comments. For those of you who don’t have the time or energy to read it yourselves, I’ve summarized the major points: The case which...
Pay TV is fighting a battle on two fronts . Fighting the slow erosion of the core business is one, both through retaining existing subscribers and attracting the newest generation of consumers to pay TV. The second is the fight for premium revenues, uptake of premium pay TV services including VoD, pay-per-view, DVR, and premium channels. Nowhere is this struggle more evident than in North America, home to some of the highest pay TV ARPUs in the world , fueled in part by uptake of...
 
by Brett Sappington | Aug. 2, 2016
Tags: online video, operator, OTT, pay TV


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