Digital Media and Content Distribution

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...
Parks Associates’ Future of Video: OTT, PayTV, and Digital Media continues on Thursday, March 31 with the virtual session Video Distribution Strategies from 11 AM to 1:30 PM CT. This session will address new video distribution strategies from a distribution perspective as consumer expectations of how, when, and where they can consume OTT video have changed. Prior to the session, Melissa de la Rama , Vice President, Distribution, WarnerMedia, provided insights on how HBO Max is...

Over the last few years, US consumers have shifted their viewing preferences away from traditional providers such as cable and satellite TV toward online sources. According to Parks Associates most recent research: 57% subscribe to a traditional pay-TV service 72% own at least one streaming video product connected to the internet. 29% subscribe directly via an OTT provider’s website, dropping from 41% in a year. 57% subscribe to three or more OTT...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Feb. 19, 2022
Tags: digital content, OTT, pay TV
The comments below are from Parks Associates research team: Paul Erickson, Research Director; Eric Sorensen, Sr. Contributing Analyst, and Jennifer Kent, VP of Research. Parks Associates extensively covers the video services market and all things technology. We welcome any feedback! In light of Netflix's most recent earnings report, the gap between the Big Three and the Non-Big Three continues to narrow. Netflix's dominance in the over-the-top (OTT) streaming sector is...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Jan. 21, 2022
Tags: digital media, OTT, streaming

Parks Associates research shows that as of 2021, more than one-third of US broadband households are Cord-Cutters who previously subscribed to traditional pay-TV, equating to more than 38 million households. Less than one in 10 are Cord-Nevers who never subscribed to traditional TV, accounting for more than 6 million households. Though similar in their aversion to traditional pay-TV, these segments are very different. Cord-Cutters are more active than Cord-Nevers in consuming...
 
by Elizabeth Parks | Dec. 15, 2021
Tags: broadband, cord cutting, OTT
Parks Associates ’ Future of Video: OTT, PayTV, and Digital Media continues on Wednesday, December 15 for the session Capturing the Consumer: Video Engagement Strategies from 11 AM to 1:15 PM CT. This session, sponsored by Deltatre , features key industry players who will address customer engagement and acquisition tactics that are emerging, as well as the impact of free trials and other shifts in how OTT services are actively engaging potential and existing customers. Prior to...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 9, 2021
Tags: COVID-19, digital content, OTT

Recent research from Parks Associates finds that 69% of US broadband households have used at least one type of online streaming service in the past month. Many OTT video service providers continue to go to market with a singular business model, either subscription, ad-based, or transaction. However, as competition has intensified and the battle for online video viewership and its associated revenue grow, many providers are looking to hybrid business models by blending various approaches...
 
OTT video services employ a variety of strategies to properly engage consumers. As an example, subscription-based OTT services’ free trials have been very successful in converting prospects to customers. However, the importance of free trials and their use as a tool to acquire new paying customers may be changing based on the recent actions of several high-profile services. While Disney, Netflix, and others have decided to end free trials, the use of trials is on the rise, and they...
 
by Parks Associates | Dec. 8, 2021
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