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18 APR 2013


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

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.

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