Study: 61% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to Two or More OTT Services

New industry report evaluates potential impact of new SVOD services in OTT market New research in Parks Associates' The Next 'Big 3' in OTT finds 61% of US broadband households subscribe to two or more OTT services as of 3Q 2020, up from 48% the previous year. Forty-five percent subscribe to three or more, up from 27%, and 31% subscribe to four or more, up from 14%. The Next 'Big 3' in OTT evaluates this rise in service stacking and the impact of new SVOD services, including Disney+, HBO Max, Peacock, and Apple TV+, plus an…

OTT Service OTTera To Deliver 12 Live TV Channels to Streaming Platform Plex

White label OTT service OTTera is providing 12 Live TV channels to Plex, the streaming media platform which now offers 80+ free channels to consumers worldwide. OTTera brings a wide variety of lifestyle, sports and kids channels to the Plex platform, including social media sensation Cooking Panda, kids favorite Toon Goggles, booze-inspired Drink TV, karaoke, martial arts, eSports and more. Plex will feature 12 of OTTera's linear channels in a free, ad-supported format, accompanied by Plex's already popular on-demand…

Etisalat Goes Live with Cloud OTT Service Using Synamedia’s Infinite Platform

Synamedia announced that UAE's largest operator, Etisalat, has launched SwitchTV, a new direct-to-consumer (D2C) service based on Synamedia's Infinite cloud TV platform and its end-to-end video network portfolio. Etisalat, the leading telecommunication operator in emerging markets, chose to work with Synamedia because its technologies provide the flexibility, security and agility needed to support, monetise and scale a multi-screen service with both free and premium live TV channels, catch-up and on-demand. Of particular…

Consumers Spend Nearly Seven Hours Per Week Watching Online Video, and Almost Half Subscribe to Two or More OTT Services

Industry report addresses strategies for MSOs and set-top box makers as markets adjust to high demand for streaming services Parks Associates announced new research showing the number of hours per week consumers spend watching online video has almost doubled from 3.6 hours per week in 2017 to nearly seven hours per week in 2020. Set-top Box Innovations and Trends also notes traditional pay-TV service has declined from an adoption rate of 75% to 62% in U.S. broadband households between Q1 2017 and Q1 2020, which led a…

Parks Associates: Churn Rate Among OTT Services at 41% in Q1 2020; 8% of US Broadband

Steve Nason to present key findings at StreamTV Summer Research Summit Parks Associates Research Director Steve Nason will present the keynote "The Impacts of COVID-19 on OTT" at the StreamTV Summer Research Summit on Tuesday, June 30, featuring key findings from the research firm's latest consumer and industry research. Parks Associates reports the churn rate for OTT services increased from 35% in Q1 2019 to 41% in Q1 2020. During the COVID-19 crisis, more than two in five US broadband households have trialed an OTT…

Parks Associates: 76% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to an OTT Service, Adding Roughly Six Million Households Since Q1 2019

Industry data from Reelgood shows shift to comedy genre in March after shelter-in-place orders New consumer data from international research firm Parks Associates reveals an increase in streaming video viewership during the COVID-19 outbreak. The survey of 10,000 broadband households, fielded between March 8 and April 3 to 10,000 US heads of broadband households, finds 76% of US broadband households subscribe to an OTT service, increasing by roughly six million households since Q1 2019. Marketing Technology News: Tata…

XUMO, a Leading Disruptor in Free Streaming TV, Releases Growth Metrics for its Popular OTT Service; Adds an Additional 6 Premium Channels…

Viewership Increases by 325 Percent and User Consumption is up 90 Percent; XUMO Signs ELEVEN SPORTS, ATTN:, Endemol Shine Group, and Genius Brands to Join Existing Roster of Over 140 Channels, Available in 30 Million U.S. Households and Beyond XUMO, the premier live video-on-demand (VOD) over-the-top (OTT) service, today released growth metrics for its popular, free streaming TV service, reporting a rise in viewership of 325 percent and a 90 percent increase in user consumption over the past year.  Underscored by this…

Vidgo Chooses Harmonic to Power Next-Generation OTT Services

Harmonic's VOS SW Cluster Solution Enables Best-in-Class Streaming Quality and Business Agility Recently at the 2018 NAB Show, Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, announced that Vidgo will launch its next-generation OTT services powered by the Harmonic VOS media processing platform. With the VOS SW Cluster solution handling every component of media processing in a private cloud, Vidgo can quickly launch a full suite of video streaming services while gaining the agility to scale video…

Peerlogix Expands its OTT Data-As-A-Service Offerings

Streaming Data Leader Pivots to Help OTT Platforms with Their Content Licensing Strategies Peerlogix, Inc., the recognized leader in the global OTT data-as-a-service space, announced its plans for a go-to-market strategy designed to promote a new Data Driven Content Acquisition offering. This newly productized use of the company’s unparalleled library of historic and real-time streaming viewership data – culled from more than 180 million households and tracking more than 50,000 premium TV shows and movies – will allow OTT…

Synamedia Partners with Google Cloud to Elevate its Video Network Portfolio with “as-a-Service” OTT Offerings

Technology innovators join forces to maximize OTT service uptime, achieve broadcast quality latency, and ramp up scalability for global customers Synamedia, the world's largest independent video software provider, announced that it has partnered with Google Cloud to expand its video network portfolio with new over-the-top (OTT) "as a service" offerings. This partnership enables Synamedia to further address customer needs for high availability, increased scalability and maximized performance for OTT services while…

Introduces Tax on OTT Digital Services

Chile - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses Just released, this edition of Paul Budde Communication’s focus report on Chile outlines the major developments and key aspects in the telecoms markets. Chile’s telecom sector benefits from effective competition, particularly in the broadband and mobile sectors. In recent years there has been an emphasis on developing fibre infrastructure to improve the reach and capacity of fixed-line services. Fixed-line teledensity continues to fall as consumers switch…

Vidaa and OTTera’s Streaming Video Service Join Power on Hisense Smart TVs with Vidaa Platform

Consumer electronics company Hisense and their subsidiary Vidaa have chosen OTTera, the white label OTT streaming video service, to onboard onto the Hisense VIDAA platform. Vidaa will work with OTTera to integrate long tail providers and utilize OTTera's simple-to-use integration and already integrated advertising solution for a speedier onboarding to its platform. "Hisense and Vidaa have been very aggressive since their entry into the connected TV space, and as an early partner, we are very happy to be a continued part…

Online Advantages, A Charlotte SEO Company, Announces New Digital Marketing Services

Online Advantages Charlotte SEO Can Bundle Most of the New Services into Integrated and Effective Digital Marketing Campaigns Matt Maglodi, the founder of Online Advantages, a Charlotte SEO Company, is pleased to announce that his company is now offering several new digital marketing services. As Matt explained, Online Advantages strives to offer its clients web development and internet marketing services that are both affordable and responsive. To make the new digital marketing services as effective as possible, Matt…

E-Vision Selects Evergent’s Revenue and Customer Lifecycle Platform to Power OTT TV Service Across MENA

E-Vision, a subsidiary of Etisalat Group announced that it has selected Evergent, provider of solutions for revenue and customer lifecycle management to power its multi-country OTT TV service with its multi-tenant platform to support rollout of the E-Vision service across MENA region and Pakistan. This partnership will enable the launch of multi-screen and multi-language OTT services quickly and cost-effectively. This complements E-Vision's existing robust content and channel licensing business, which spans Hollywood…

Brightcove Enables Content Owners to Launch Over-the-top (OTT) Services and Monetise Content Faster than Ever Before

Brightcove Beacon(TM) Provides Flexible Monetisation Options, Allowing Customers to Recognise Revenue Across Devices at Launch Brightcove Inc., the leading provider of cloud services for video, announced the general availability of Brightcove Beacon, a new SaaS-based OTT platform. Brightcove Beacon empowers customers to deliver captivating OTT experiences on a breadth of devices, with the flexibility of multiple monetisation models to fit any business need. As consumers continue to shift their viewing habits,…

Parks Associates: Free Trials Influence Over Half of OTT Video Service Subscriptions

Future of Video features AT&T VP as Keynote New Parks Associates research finds that over 50% of US broadband households that subscribed to an OTT video service within the past year indicate that the service trial played a key role in their subscription decision. Parks Associates will host its second annual Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media, taking place December 9-11 at the Marina del Rey Marriott in Marina del Rey, California, to examine the factors influencing consumer decisions in their video…

UK Companies Face Boycotts for Slow Customer Service

Research reveals over half (56%) of Brits would stop shopping with a brand if they experienced slow customer service. That is according to 8×8, a leading cloud provider of voice, video, chat and contact centre solutions for over one million users worldwide, who recently commissioned a survey of 2,000 adults in the UK. “It’s clear that customers have little patience for slow service and, when frustrated, won’t hesitate to take their business elsewhere. ” This is a widespread issue – nearly two-thirds (64%) of people have…

Parks Associates: More Than 85% of Millennials Subscribe to at Least One OTT Video Service

Parks Associates' OTT Video Tracker Identifies Consumer Adoption of Multiple OTT Service Subscriptions as Key to Future Growth New video research from Parks Associates finds more than 85% of Millennials in US broadband households subscribe to at least one OTT video service. This research comes from Parks Associates' OTT Video Market Tracker, which includes an exhaustive analysis of market trends and profiles of OTT video service providers in the US and Canada, such as Netflix, HBO, YouTube, and Amazon. The Tracker…

Harmonic Announces VOS SW Cluster for Fast Origination and Delivery of OTT and IPTV Services

The VOS SW Cluster Solution Has Already Been Successfully Deployed by a Leading Telecommunications Service Provider in the Asia-Pacific Region Harmonic, the worldwide leader in video delivery technology and services, announced the next evolution of its award-winning VOS offerings, addressing the need for increased agility, adaptability and state-of-the-art technology for OTT and IPTV deployments. VOS SW Cluster is a comprehensive software application that embeds market-leading media processing, including ingest, playout,…

NexTech AR Acquires Self-Service Event Software Platform: Map Dynamics

The acquisition of Map Dynamics brings self-service event solutions to NexTech’s rapidly growing portfolio of event offerings and strategically positions the company for the shift to hybrid events post COVID NexTech AR Solutions (NexTech), a leading provider of virtual and augmented reality (AR) experience technologies and services for virtual and hybrid eCommerce, education, conferences and events  announced that it has acquired event management platform, Map Dynamics. The company's self-serve virtual events platform…