Research: 20% US homes access OTA broadcasts via antenna
May 15, 2019
Research from analysis firm Parks Associates shows that approximately 22 per cent of US broadband households use an antenna to watch over-the-air broadcasts. Households with both antennas and pay-TV subscribe to multiple OTT video services and are more likely to own connected entertainment devices than are average broadband households or pay-TV-only households.
“We see two different groups of antenna users today,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Director of Research, Parks Associates. “Some do use antennas exclusively, providing them with a no-cost way to get quality entertainment, live sports, and news. However, a second group uses antennas and over-the-air content as a supplement to a much larger entertainment portfolio. This segment is leading the demand for universal discovery across multiple content sources that simplifies the process of quickly finding something to watch.”