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May 22, 2012


Verizon to Present on TV Everywhere and the Connected Home at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase at TIA 2012

Parks Associates announced today Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Director, Video Services Product Development and Management, Verizon, is participating as a speaker at the upcoming CONNECTIONS™ at TIA, June 5-7 at the Gaylord Texan. Ms. Krishnaswamy will participate in the session “The Next Steps in TV Everywhere," Tuesday, June 5, 4:00 P.M.

According to Parks Associates research, approximately one-third of U.S. broadband households now watch Internet video on a TV or PC, and approximately 25% view it on tablets and mobile devices. The interactive panel session, moderated by Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates, examines the near future for TV Everywhere services and what obstacles must be overcome to reach their potential.

“Verizon is committed to streaming high-quality video content for our FiOS customers – anytime, anywhere, on an array of connectable devices – allowing each to enjoy a borderless entertainment experience whenever and wherever they wish,” Krishnaswamy said.

Mike Ritter, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer and Mass Business Markets, Verizon, will deliver the closing keynote, "The Connected Home: Heart of the Borderless Lifestyle," on June 6, 5:00 p.m.

“Over 85% of pay-TV customers in North America now have access to TV Everywhere, thanks to efforts of service providers such as Verizon," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. “Verizon has been a leader in TV Everywhere, developing mobile and smart TV apps, place-shifting solutions, and multidevice options that include Xbox 360. Verizon will provide valuable insight to the CONNECTIONS™ audience about the challenges in deploying and marketing these solutions to the connected consumer.”

CONNECTIONS™ focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems. The conference features research sessions on OTT video, mobile and product apps, connected CE, and the connected home.

Verizon is also a sponsor of CONNECTIONS™ and will be featured in the Connected Home Pavilion, an area within the TIA 2012 Exhibit Hall featuring new products and services for the connected consumer.

More information about CONNECTIONS™ at TIA can be found at www.connectionsconference.com.

About CONNECTIONS™

Parks Associates' 22nd-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place May 22-24, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco. CONNECTIONS™ is the premier connected home event hosting more than 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with two days of 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, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop highlighting Parks Associates’ smart home insight consumer data.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.

About Verizon
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 93 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 192,000. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.