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CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe to examine new business strategies for connected CE, value-added services, and digital entertainment

Parks Associates forecasts networked households worldwide will reach 470 million by 2015

(PresseBox) (Dallas, Texas, ) Parks Associates will host top executives from the digital content, value-added services, mobile and connected CE, and advanced video and entertainment industries at CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summit: Monetizing Connectivity and User Experiences, November 15-16, 2010.

The two-day summit takes place at the Mövenpick Hotel in Amsterdam and offers insights into new business strategies and product plans to reach an increasingly connected population.

"Worldwide we will have 470 million households with a data network by 2015, with Western Europe accounting for one-fourth of the total," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "With that connectivity, advanced products like smartphones, gateways, and connected CE can reach deeper into the home to offer enhanced service offerings and place-shift content to consumers anywhere on the globe. The executive speakers at CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe will discuss the challenges and business implications for both the product and service sectors."

The agenda includes the following sessions:

Service Providers and the Connected Home
Broadband Value-Added Services: Customer Satisfaction and Technical Support
Mobile Broadband: Devices, Strategies, and Consumer Demand
Next-Gen Video Services: Personalization and Flexibility
Consumers and Connected Consumer Electronics
The Landscape for Connected Devices
Content Delivery and Control for Connected TVs
Extending the Video Experience to Multiple Screens
Value-added Services & the Video Ecosystem
Controlling the Experience
Mobile Video: The Cloud, the App Store, & the Connected Home

Romain Waller, Senior VP, Connect, Technicolor, will present the morning keynote "Reshaping the Digital Home Opportunity with Next Gen Media Devices Delivery" on November 16.

The agenda features speakers from the following companies:

Accedo Broadband
ActiveVideo Networks
Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)
Cloudberry Associates
Deutsche Telekom AG
Ericsson AB
Femto Forum
France Telecom-Orange Labs
Gigle Networks
HCL America
Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH
IP Vision
Juniper Networks Latens Systems
Lilli Group Ltd.
Limelight Networks
ng Connect
Oregan Networks Ltd
Ralink Technology
Rovi Corporation
Ruckus Wireless
Samsung Electronics Europe
Virgin Media

Sponsors are Accedo Broadband, ActiveVideo Networks, Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB), Gigle Networks, Latens, PacketVideo, ProVision Communications, Radialpoint, Ralink Technology, Virgin Media, and Zeitera. Visit http://www.connectionseurope.com to register.


CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, are executive events offering high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services.

The next CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summit will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 15-16 November 2010, and focus on digital media, consumer electronics, and market opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and manufacturers. http://www.connectionseurope.com

About Parks Associates

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive thought leadership conferences CONNECTIONS(TM) , with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, and CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe. In addition, Parks Associates produces the online publication Industry Insights in conjunction with the CONNECTIONS(TM) Conference series.


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