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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.


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. http://www.connectionseurope.com