Tuesday, October 20, 2015

45% of Western European broadband homes have a smart TV

Industry leaders examine OTT video service strategies at 10th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe in Amsterdam

Parks Associates research finds 45% of European broadband households own a smart TV, with the highest percentage in Germany, where over 50% of broadband households have this Internet-connected CE device. The research firm will address the changing CE business models and opportunities for OTT video services in the EU connected home at the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, 10-11 November, at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

“Europe has served as an early market for new online video services,” said Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates. “As the wave of OTT video breaks across European markets, new opportunities for partnerships are opening up among OTT services, CE manufacturers, and pay-TV providers. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will explore the unique value of the user interface, the role of devices such as smart TVs and streaming media devices, and future opportunities that will shape the progression of OTT video services.”

Sappington will discuss the connected entertainment research from Parks Associates’ Connected Consumer in Europe during two sessions at CONNECTIONS™ Europe. “Integrating OTT Content with Pay-TV Services,” 8:45, features the following speakers:

  • Thomas Guss, Head of Business Development, Watson Nordic
  • Adam Nightingale, VP Sales EMEA, Accedo
  • Alain Nochimowski, EVP Innovation, Viaccess-Orca

“OTT & Pay-TV Integration: Cloud-based CE & Hybrid Devices,” 13:15, features the following speakers:

  • Ken Morse, CTO, Video Software and Solutions, Cisco Systems
  • Itai Tomer, Head of Cloud DVR, Ericsson
  • Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will feature keynotes from Icontrol Networks, Nest Labs, and Viacom International Media Networks. Event sponsors include Icontrol Networks, AirTies, Alcatel-Lucent, Essence, Prodea, ROC-Connect, Tyco, ULE Alliance, UXP Systems, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, Ayla Networks, MivaTek, and Zipato.

Registration for CONNECTIONS™ Europe is open; visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.


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

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