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Parks: 40% of streaming player owners use device daily

Streaming media players are the most frequently used internet-connected entertainment device in the US, with 41% of owners using their players daily or almost daily, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that only 34% of smart TV or smart DVR owners in US broadband households use these devices daily. Its research also indicated […]

Parks: 30% of Netflix subscribers in premium tier

Some 30% of Netflix subscribers pay for its US$11.99 per-month premium tier – up from 21% in late 2017 – despite an October 2017 price rise, according to US-based Parks Associates. The research firm’s data suggests that uptake of Netflix’s US$7.99 per-month basic tier has fallen from 35% to 27% over the same period, while […]

Parks: US viewers watch two hours of ‘alternative content’ per week

US broadband households watch an average of two hours of “alternative content” on a computer each week from sources including Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that nearly one-half of US broadband homes watch user-generated content on a monthly basis and more than 10% watch livestreamed content – […]

Parks: one in 10 US broadbands homes watch eSports

One in ten US broadband homes tunes into eSports, while 62% spend at least one hour per week playing video games, according to Parks Associates. According to the research firm’s ‘Digital Natives: The Rise of eSports’ report, YouTube and Twitch are the two most popular sites used to watch eSports and are watched by 61% […]

Parks: 85% of US millennials subscribe to OTT

More than 85% of millennials in US broadband houses subscribe to at least one over-the-top (OTT) video service from providers that include Netflix and Amazon, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that more than 25% of millennials subscribe to three or more OTT services and more than 50% subscribe to at least two. […]

Parks: 40% of US homes own streaming media players

Almost 40% of US broadband households owned streaming media players at the beginning of 2018, according to Parks Associates. The research firm said that Roku maintained its lead in the market, holding a steady 37% of the market. Amazon ranked second, increasing its share of the US streaming media player market by 4% since last […]

Parks Associates: 50% of US broadband homes own a smart TV

More than 50% of US broadband households own a smart TV and more than 40% have a streaming media player, according to Parks Associates research. The study also reported high ownership figures for games consoles, which feature in more US broadband households than streaming media players. “The rise of voice control enables consumers to control […]

Parks: US home entertainment spend falls as OTT remains steady

The average monthly expenditure by US broadband homes on video entertainment outside of a pay TV subscription has dropped from US$29 (€24) to US$23 over the past two years. This is according to research by Parks Associates, which said that reduced spending on cinema tickets, DVDs and Blu-ray discs had “contributed significantly” to the overall […]

One in five US pay TV customers taking online video services from providers

Over one in five US pay TV subscribers now take an online video service through their pay TV provider, up from 10% a year ago, according to research from Parks Associates. According to the research group’s report 360 View: Access and Entertainment in US Broadband Households, some 21% of US pay TV customers now take […]

US broadband homes have ‘more than seven video devices’ on average

US broadband households have more than seven video access devices on average – including TVs, computers, tablets, and smartphones – according to Parks Associates. “Nearly 40% of US broadband households subscribe to multiple OTT video services, and consumers expect to access their high-quality content on any platform, at any location where they live or go […]

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