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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

OTT churn increases in US during pandemic

According to Parks Associates, an increasing number of US broadband households cancelled at least one OTT subscription in the early part of the year, with a significant number also utilising the free trials offered by streamers during the coronavirus pandemic.

More than two in five households have tried out an OTT service’s free trial during the crisis, with 8% trialling four or more.

Of households that signed up to a service during the pandemic, 49% subscribed to Disney ...read more

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Subscribers Churning Through Video Streaming Services At ‘Record’ Rates During Lockdown

A new study has good news and bad news for the proliferating group of subscription video-on-demand services, especially the big new ones backed by major media companies. On the one hand, consumers are trying Disney+, Apple TV+ and others at a high rate. On the other, they’re also cancelling SVOD services at a high rate too, churning through services as they try on new competitors.

Research firm Parks Associates released the study today, saying it showed consumers are experim ...read more

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

How The Fox News-Focused Fox Nation Streaming Service Will Change In 2020 And Beyond

Fox Nation has an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 subscribers, according to Parks Associates research. But Bloomberg reported earlier this year that Fox is trying to expand its reach to make it a more popular destination for those seeking its content.

From the article "How The Fox News-Focused Fox Nation Streaming Service Will Change In 2020 And Beyond" by Don Reisinger.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Streaming Service Stacking Continues; OTT Providers Face Challenges in Growing Market

Video streaming service stacking is likely to continue near term, after accelerating during the shelter-at-home period for the coronavirus, said industry executives on a Parks Associates webinar Wednesday, marking the 10th anniversary of video streaming.

From the article "Streaming Service Stacking Continues; OTT Providers Face Challenges in Growing Market" by Rebecca Day.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

HBO Max: Everything you need to know about HBO's streaming upgrade

But two crucial streaming devices didn't have HBO Max apps at launch. Neither Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices supported HBO Max, even though those devices represent the vast majority of streaming devices in the US. Researcher Parks Associates estimates nearly 70% of installed streaming-TV devices in the country are either Roku or Amazon Fire TV products.

From the article "HBO Max: Everything you need to know about HBO's streaming upgrade" by Joan E. Solsman.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Nokia research identifies FWA as big opportunity for 5G

5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is the top-ranked 5G use case among consumers globally—as long as it performs as well as current broadband services, according to new research released by Nokia.

 

The research, conducted with Parks Associates, shows that 76% of respondents regard FWA as the most appealing use case overall, with 66% saying they would subscribe to 5G FWA if the cost was the same as their current broadband service and it delivered the same or better quality.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

4 Ways Alphabet Is Expanding Its Television Offerings

It's difficult to say for sure that's why similar devices from Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU) and Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) have left Alphabet in the dust in terms of market share, according to numbers from Parks Associates. But the lack of an included remote has been a not-infrequent complaint about the device.

From the article "4 Ways Alphabet Is Expanding Its Television Offerings" by James Brumley.

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Nielsen: Time Spent Watching Connected TVs Jumped by 1 Billion Hours Thanks to Coronavirus

Parks Associates, in a new paper called "COVID-19 and the Dramatic Increase of Video Consumption," finds that the "Primary Video Device to Stream Online Videos," for more than a quarter of connected homes, is the smart TV, followed by the streaming media player and then the computer.

"Just as some stabilization appeared evident, the COVID-19 crisis introduced yet more turmoil," David Drury, Parks' research director, said in the release. "The pandemic has certainly increased ...read more

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