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14 OCT 2015


Tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe to address evolution of the video industry, 10-11 November in Amsterdam

New Parks Associates research finds Spanish broadband households are most likely to watch OTT video, while French broadband households are least likely

Parks Associates research finds 72% of Spanish broadband households watch OTT video, compared to 57% in Germany, 55% in the U.K., and 51% in France. The research firm will address the evolution of the video industry at the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, 10-11 November, at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

“The competitive landscape for video content and services is changing alongside the fundamentals of video quality and content delivery,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “As the market continues to change, service providers need to offer new and unique services in order to maintain or increase ARPU. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will explore the types of experiences consumers expect and the role of service providers in creating them.”

Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates, will discuss this research and service provider strategies in providing value-added services during two sessions at CONNECTIONS™ Europe, on Tuesday, 10 November, focusing on the connected entertainment industry. “Evolution of the Video Experience,” 11:15 features the following speakers:

  • Charles Dawes, Senior Director, International Marketing, Rovi
  • Tony Jones, Head of Technology, TV Compression, Ericsson
  • Oliver Lewis, SVP Sky Integration, Sky Deutschland

“Connected Entertainment: Expanding Revenues through Innovative Services,” 16:00, will feature the following speakers:

  • Cornel Ciocirlan, CTO EMEA, ARRIS
  • Andrew Ferrone, VP, Pay TV, Roku
  • Raghav Gupta, GM, EMEA, Ooyala
  • Klaus Milczewsky, Senior Manager, Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Peter Taylor, Affiliate Vice President, Europe, Fox International Channels

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, 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.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

Produced by Parks Associates, the 13th-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: Strategies for the Smart Home and Consumer IoT will take place 13-14 November 2018 in Amsterdam at the the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel in Amsterdam. http://www.connectionseurope.com