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OCT 24, 2013

Parks Associates estimates the U.S. will have over 190 million online video users and nearly 70 million smart-TV households by 2017

International research firm will bring together industry leaders at CES 2014 to address smart home and entertainment solutions at CONNECTIONS™ Summit

New consumer research from Parks Associates estimates the U.S. will have 191 million online video users and nearly 70 million smart-TV households by 2017.

Parks Associates will host the 9th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Profiting from Connected Home Devices & Services on January 7 at 2014 International CES, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, N264. The one-day event, sponsored by AT&T Digital Life, Lowe's, Pie Digital, and Radialpoint, will address connected devices, home controls platforms, second-screen services, and new services being offered to consumers.

“More than 50% of U.S. broadband households have a connection between a TV and the Internet, while the average broadband user is watching 1.6 hours of video on a mobile phone each week," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "With increasing connectivity, every household screen can be repurposed by a different market segment to provide new smart home and entertainment services.”

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES examines the challenges and opportunities for the major players in this changing ecosystem. Sessions feature insightful discussions, including Parks Associates consumer data and industry perspectives from the panel participants:

Home Monitoring and Control: Attracting New Subscribers

Consumer Tech Support: Advanced Tools and Infrastructure

The Internet of Things: Connected Home Platforms and Devices

Monetizing Second-screen Services

Evolution of the Smart TV

New Connected CE Business Models

Preliminary list of panelists include:

Eric Anderson, VP, Content and Product Solutions, Samsung

Alan Atkins, VP and Global Head M2M, Wipro Technologies

Richard Bullwinkle, Head, US Television Innovation, Samsung

Manoj (Marc) Chandiramani, VP, Technical Solutions Group, Quatrro Global Services

Shane Dyer, President, Arrayent, Inc.

Mike Fitzsimmons, CEO, Delivery Agent

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi

Jason Forbes, EVP & Managing Director, Zeebox USA

Michael Hawkey, VP & GM, Sling Media

Jim Johnson, EVP, GM, iControl Networks

Frank Kouretas, VP Products and Marketing, Radialpoint

Kevin Meagher, VP, Smart Home, Lowe's

John Orcutt, CEO, Pie Digital

Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life

Murali Rajagopalan, SVP and Head of Product Engineering Services, MphasiS

Daniel Riddell, VP, Operations, SmartOTT | Wild TV

Scott Rosenberg, VP, Business Development, Roku

Henk Veldhuis, Director Standardization, Philips Lighting representing The Connected Lighting Alliance

Dietrich von Behren, VP, Digital Media & Investments, A+E Television Networks

Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance

Wendell Wenjen, Director, Advertising and Interactive TV Platforms, LG Electronics

Speaker TBD, Sutherland Global Services

Premier Sponsors include Lowe's, MphasiS, Sigma Designs, Support.com, and Verisure. The CONNECTIONS™ Summit reception sponsor is Lowe's. Event Sponsors are AT&T Digital Life, Pie Digital, and Radialpoint.

Registration for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is available at http://www.cesweb.org.

During CES 2014, Parks Associates will be in Booth #21935, South Hall 1. For information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, or visit http://www.connectionssummit.com.

Analysts are available to comment on CES announcements and launches. Contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com for information, including specific research data requests.

About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas. In 2023, the executive event features one day of panel discussions on the state of the smart home, connected health, home security, and new home services, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and develop innovative business models.

The 17th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit will take place January 5 during CES, which runs January 5-8 in Las Vegas. Parks Associates hosts a day of sessions at the Venetian Hotel, Lando 4304, followed by a networking reception. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Summit, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113 or visit www.connectionssummit.com.