Top US Streamers

Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu are the top three subscription streaming services in the US in 2017, according to industry research firm Park Associates.

YouTube Red cracked the top ten, placing number seven. Showtime and Starz moved up or entered the list, with Sling TV maintaining strong growth. The MLB and WWE held their lead among sports streamers, with the WWE just missing the top ten this year.

Parks Associates: 2017 Top 10 U.S. Subscription OTT Video Services (PRNewsfoto/Parks Associates)

“While the top three are no surprise, the big story over the past year has been the rapid subscriber growth for OTT video services from HBO, Showtime, and Starz. The combination of recognized brands and popular original content is driving demand for their offerings,” said Brett Sappington, senior director of research, Parks Associates.

Among Parks’ other findings:

  • One-third of US broadband households subscribe to multiple streaming services;
  • More than 200 streaming video services are now available in the US;
  • Over 87% of US streamers offer some type of subscription option today, including freemium, ad-free premium tiers, and other blended business models.

For more information and findings, visit Park Associates.

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