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Over 70% of pay-TV subscribers in Western Europe able to receive multiscreen services like TV Everywhere

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, 12-13 November in Amsterdam, features sessions on video, digital media, home controls, security, tech support, and home management services

International research firm Parks Associates today announced it is accepting speaker submissions for the eighth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe, 12-13 November in Amsterdam at the Mövenpick Hotel. The executive conference will address challenges and new business strategies for monetizing connected-home services, including video, tech support, and home management.

Parks Associates research finds over 70% of pay-TV subscribers in Western Europe are able to receive a TV Everywhere/multiscreen service. In Eastern Europe, multiscreen availability topped 25% of pay-TV households in early 2013. However, ARPU remains low, pushing many operators to test new business models such as a la carte pricing.

"Connected CE and digital media usage continues to grow in Europe, and cloud-based services, including music, video games, and storage, will drive more data across broadband provider networks," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "However, several challenges unique to Europe, including low margins, competition, and regulatory and economic factors, create uncertainties on the best path to boost revenues. CONNECTIONS™ Europe features top executives exploring the best strategies in integrating and deploying value-added services."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, with early sponsorship support from AlertMe and Sigma Designs, will address the business models, technologies, and the integration of new connected-home solutions for the consumer. The conference will host top executives in interactive panel discussions moderated by Parks Associates research analysts:

Evolution of Connected Appliances

The Future for the Set-top Box

Tomorrow’s Challenges in Content Costs and Licensing

Competing for the OTT Consumer

TV Apps and the New Customer Experience

Multiscreen Services and TV Anywhere

Consumer Tech Support in a Multiscreen Home

Interoperability in the Home Controls Market

Discovery and Personalization for TV Services

Engaging Consumers: Connected Home Business Models

Integration of Security and Energy into Service Provider Offerings

The Role of Cloud-Based Services and Big Data in Home Management

For more information and to submit to speak, visit or contact, 972-490-1113.


CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will be a virtual conference taking place 10-12 November 2020, as part of the CONNECTIONS™ Community. This virtual conference and networking experience will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking, taking place July 15, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 7, and Oct 28.

Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-owned and woman-led internationally recognized market research and consulting company, specializes in emerging technology solutions serving the consumer and small to medium business (SMB) markets. Celebrating its 35th year in 2021, Parks Associates is a partner to companies navigating the changing consumer technology landscapes through data-driven market insights, extensive consumer and industry intelligence, custom marketing services, and executive networking experiences and conferences.

The company's expertise includes home automation, control systems and security, digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, internet and video services, connected health and independent living solutions, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer electronics, and energy management solutions.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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