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Parks Associates’ Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media is excited to announce MediaKind as a sponsor of the upcoming event. MediaKind is a global media technology leader focused on enabling the delivery of next-generation live and on-demand, mobile and multi-screen media experiences for everyone, everywhere.  MediaKind currently serves over 900 cable, satellite, telecom service providers and broadcasters around the world with end-to-end video delivery solutions...
The growth of online video and connected devices has had profound effects on content creators. Furthermore, the changing distribution environment is simultaneously enabling the shift from traditional broadcast media to digital services with so, so many advanced features. This transition has affected content creators in a variety of ways: More content : While the trope “more content is available to consumers now than at any time in history” is repeated constantly throughout...
 
Join leading industry executives and analysts in discussing the entertainment services landscape at Parks Associates’ Future of Video 2022 event series. Panelists will discuss new trends in the video and connected entertainment industries, as well as share insight into consumer behaviors, in-depth research on OTT services and strategies for building successful video services.  The July 21 featured keynote speaker is Robert Gelick ,  Chief Product Officer,...
Parks Associates’ Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media is excited to announce Firstlight Media as a sponsor of the upcoming event.  Firstlight Media is leading cloud transformations of OTT and in-home experiences for pay TV, telcos, and MVPDs. Its cloud-native platform outperforms legacy online video platforms in critical areas, including delivering premium video, handling complex use cases, and scaling to millions of viewers. Firstlight Media enables immersive...
Pay-TV subscriptions and revenues are on a continuous decline as consumers embrace OTT services. The research firm forecasts that traditional pay TV will decline to 76.7 million households by 2024, the lowest penetration in a decade and a 27% drop from 2014. Parks Associates estimates that approximately 35 to 40 new streaming services entered the market between March 2020, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and the end of 2021. More than half of US...
After more than twenty years of pushing computing from local servers into the cloud, many industries now strategize more carefully about the most appropriate options among cloud computing, edge computing, and hybrid edge-cloud configurations. Cost, latency, privacy, and reliance on connectivity are all factors informing these decisions. Hybrid edge-cloud architectures enable the best of both worlds for many applications, such as connected devices. They can optimize data processing,...
The smart TV is now the most important video consumption device in US households for a variety of reasons . Not only is it consumers’ most-adopted video device and their most favored as the primary device for watching video, it is also the device best able to collect data on consumers’ combined entertainment consumption behavior and serve them targeted advertising. The companies controlling the smart TV platforms in use today are thus in control of the most significant point...
Generally, consumers choose a pay-TV service that provides the most complete choices for their desired content, and this becomes their core TV service. Historically, traditional pay-TV services filled this role and were often the only choice consumers had. The relatively recent explosion of online video services offering consumers additional content, usually at a lower price point and without contracts, has created serious competition. Online pay-TV services enable...
 

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