Monday, April 27, 2015

55% of U.S. Internet Homes Buy OTT Video

Some 55 percent of U.S. households with Internet access now subscribe to an over the top streaming (OTT) video service, up from 44 percent in 2013, Parks Associates estimates.

Subscriptions are highest among households with a younger head-of-household, with 72 percent of households headed by those 18 to 24 and 71 percent of households headed by those 25 to 34 having an OTT service subscription.

That alone might not suggest a tipping point, or inflection point, is nearing. More significant are moves by content suppliers to create stand-alone streaming services not dependent on a prior purchase of a standard linear service.

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