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66% of pay-TV subscribers in Western Europe have access to multiscreen services from their pay-TV operator

CONNECTIONS Europe™ addresses growth and challenges for pay-TV markets, 13-14 November

Parks Associates announced new research today regarding the growth in operator-provided multiscreen services in Western Europe, which increased coverage by more than 80% in the past year. The international market research firm will highlight the findings at CONNECTIONS™ Europe on 13-14 November in Amsterdam and share recommendations on content licensing challenges, growth strategies, and new offerings in multiscreen and digital entertainment services.

The conference agenda, featuring speakers from Sky Deutschland, TiVo, Nagra, Irdeto, YuMe, and others, includes several sessions addressing the impact of multiscreen services. Currently, 66% of Western European pay-TV subscribers are able to get these services, compared to only 36% in mid-2011. 

Parks Associates research - Western Europe Multiscreen Services

“The competition from OTT services, growth in broadband penetration, and consumer adoption of connected devices all drove the rapid deployment of multiscreen services, and now operators are looking to shift focus from customer retention to monetization,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “CONNECTIONS™ Europe addresses strategies for service providers to build sustainable multiscreen business models and leverage these offerings to drive adoption of premium video services.”

With service providers poised to deploy over 20 million high-end, feature-rich residential gateways in Western Europe this year, multiscreen services may soon be offered in conjunction with other advanced features such as VoIP, advanced home network monitoring, and media sharing.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe hosts multiple sessions featuring consumer research and analysis on the key players, technologies, and business models for consumer video services:

  • The Future of OTT Services: Deriving Revenue from New Offerings
  • Tech Support in a Multiscreen World
  • Operators and the Personal Cloud: New Opportunities
  • Connecting the Consumer to Content – Search, Discovery, and New User Interfaces
  • The Value of Multiscreen Video - Moving Consumers to Premium Services

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Sponsors: Digitalsmiths; GreenPeak Technologies; myStrom AG, a subsidiary of Swisscom; PacketVideo; People Power Company; Sigma Designs; Sutherland Global Services; iMediaShare; NewBay Software; MyHomeServices.

Visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113 for more information.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 12th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is a two-day executive conference focused on the impact of IoT on the consumer. The event explores innovative business strategies, new crossover industry partnerships, and advancements in IoT (Internet of Things) solutions that are creating more consumer engagement and business opportunities for smart home, cloud services, and connected entertainment solutions. Parks Associates industry analysts moderate all sessions, with discussion, insights, and networking with leading executives representing all IoT ecosystems. 

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will take place 1-2 November 2017 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. 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 the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers.

http://www.parksassociates.com

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