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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Comcast and Charter team up to launch a new streaming platform for US consumers

Today, Roku and Amazon dominate U.S. connected device market share, where the two companies are tied with an approximate 36% share, per the most recent Parks Associates data (via CNBC). Apple TV and Chromecast trail at 12% and 8%, respectively, and everyone else in the “other” category amounts to a 6% share.

From the article, "Comcast and Charter team up to launch a new streaming platform for US consumers" by Sarah Perez.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Research: Sony’s Share Of Smart TV Purchases Grew In 2021

Parks Associates shares its latest Consumer Insights Dashboard, which tracks adoption, purchases, and demand across most common consumer electronics products

“Samsung continues to lead smart TV adoption, and it currently comprises over one-fourth of all consumers’ primary smart TVs in the U.S.,” says Paul Erickson, director, research, Parks Associates. “While smart TV adoption is at all-time highs, there may be short-term saturation and conservatism in effect while consumer ...read more

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Fixed ISPs lose $10.5B in revenue to cord cutters, analysts find

New research from Parks Associates found the number of broadband cord cutters in the U.S. has risen over the past year, with operators missing out on billions in revenue as a result.

The firm’s latest figures show there are now 13.9 million home internet cord cutters in the country, up from just over 12 million in March 2021. As last year, consumers cited high cost as the primary reason for dropping their fixed service. Parks Associates noted the average monthly cost of home ...read more

Saturday, April 23, 2022

This Roku News Is Not Getting the Attention It Deserves

But it's not the only game in town. Amazon's Fire TV Stick is a very capable competitor, and it has been rapidly gaining ground. According to Parks Associates, Roku commanded 36% of U.S. market share in 2021; right next to it was Amazon with about the same share.

So why would a behemoth such as Amazon with virtually unlimited resources opt for collaboration with its competitor?

From the article, "This Roku News Is Not Getting the Attention It Deserves" by Kaustubh Deshmu ...read more

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Amazon Prime Video Subscription Rate is 45% of U.S. Internet Households

Amazon Prime Video subscriptions rate is 45%, according to Parks Associates' OTT Video Market Tracker, which highlights current market trends and activities.

New consumer research from Parks Associates’ Video Services Dashboard reveals that as of Q3 2021, Amazon Prime Video’s subscriber penetration rate is at 45% of U.S. internet households. The most recent update of the firm’s OTT Video Market Tracker recaps top industry and consumer trends, including Amazon Prime’s recent ...read more

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Why Netflix and other streamers are cracking down on password sharing

The losses are steep. Account sharing and piracy cost streamers and pay TV providers $9.1 billion in lost revenue in 2019. That’s expected to grow to $12.5 billion in lost revenue by 2024, according to market research and consulting firm Parks Associates.

“There’s a lot of pressure there to figure out what to do about existing users and existing subscribers to maximize the financial health of how that base is being leveraged,” said Paul Erickson, a research director with Par ...read more

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Why Moving ‘Dancing With the Stars’ to Disney+ Isn’t the Demotion You Might Think: Analysis

Paul Erickson, research director of entertainment and consumer electronics at Parks Associates, said the “DWTS” move is smart programming and a win for both ABC and Disney+.

"They’re looking at ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and that huge fan base, but potentially freeing up room for something that might be more lucrative sponsorship-wise,” said Erickson. “It may be as fundamental as what that property brings in versus ‘Monday Night Football’ in that same spot in the schedule. It ...read more

Monday, April 11, 2022

Warner Bros. Discovery Is Built for the Streaming Wars – If It Can Shed Legacy Baggage: Analysis

“Hypothetically a new combined entity will be a stronger competitor,” Parks Associates analyst and director of research Paul Erickson told TheWrap. “HBO Max on its own merits is already breaking into that third position, squarely in contest with all of the members of the Disney bundle [Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+].

From the article, "Warner Bros. Discovery Is Built for the Streaming Wars – If It Can Shed Legacy Baggage: Analysis" by Diane Haithman.

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