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Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Changing Role and Revenue Potential of Connected CE

The average household has nearly seven connected CE devices, and the home entertainment ecosystem will continue to experience disruption as more companies enter the space and 4K reaches the mass market. CE, media, and service companies are packaging and delivering content in new and innovative ways on multiple devices, enabling companies to monetize the experience and generate new revenue streams. Hear from experts at Samsung, Roku, LG Electronics, and Parks Associates at the CONNECTIONS ...read more

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NAGRA Joins CONNECTIONS Conference as Sponsor

Parks Associates is proud to welcome NAGRA as the newest sponsor of the 2014 CONNECTIONS Conference. NAGRA is joining the 18th-annual conference, held May 13-15 in San Francisco, as a Program Guide Sponsor.

NAGRA, the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group, provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over ...read more

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Differentiating TV with Apps in a Competitive, Multi-Screen Market

When TV providers deliver most of the same content, how do they differentiate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment? Content is still king, but AT&T believes content should be interactive and integrated with other devices and apps TV viewers use today. Hear from AT&T’s GW Shaw, Vice President of U-verse and Video Products, when he provides perspective on how apps are driving interactivity, increased customer engagement, and strong business results for AT&T ...read more

Friday, April 18, 2014

How Innovations in User Experience Will Change the Connected Home

Over 75% of U.S. homes now have broadband as well as a growing number of Internet-connected devices, and since 2010, weekly video consumption has grown approximately 30%, to nearly 30 hours per week. The user interface has evolved from a functional purpose to a cultivated experience, with various players battling to own the interface, thereby owning the consumer. During the 18th-annual CONNECTIONS Conference, speakers from People Power, DigitalSmiths, and Kannuu will discuss content discovery ...read more

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Welcome CONNECTIONS Sponsor Silicon Image

Parks Associates welcomes and thanks the newest Bronze Sponsor for the 2014 CONNECTIONS Conference, Silicon Image. The connectivity solutions provider will be joining other industry leaders at the San Francisco Marriott Airport Hotel, May 13-15.

Silicon Image is a leading provider of connectivity solutions that enable the reliable distribution and presentation of high-definition content for mobile, consumer electronics, and PC markets.  The company delivers its technology via ...read more

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Learn about Wearables from Bluetooth, Epson, Qualcomm, and Platronics

New products such as the smart watch promise to enhance current app usage and mobile services while creating new opportunities in digital health and home management. Bluetooth SIG, Epson, Qualcomm, and Plantronics take an in-depth look at the innovations in wearable computing at the CONNECTIONS Conference in May.

Full conference agenda located here: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/agenda

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Revenue Opportunities in the Smart Home Market

As technology continues to advance, business models and revenue streams will need to adapt and grow alongside emerging trends. Demonstrated by this infographic, there are several opportunities that exist for utilities, providers, and developers to capitalize on and monetize important consumer data within the smart home market. Smart meters are only one example—others will continue to arise as the market expands.

Several CONNECTIONS sessions will highlight opportunities within the ...read more

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ShopSavvy and AWE Discuss Apps in the Connected Home at CONNECTIONS

Apps are transforming all aspects of the connected home, from mobile to fixed platforms, and becoming the key avenue for companies to promote content and services to the end user. Executives from ShopSavvy and AWE discuss the evolution of apps into a channel for cloud-based entertainment at the CONNECTIONS Conference in May.

Full conference agenda located here: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/agenda

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