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April 4, 2012


Parks Associates to present app research and strategies as 67 million households worldwide adopt smart TVs

CONNECTIONS™ at TIA features research session on app platforms in the connected mobile and CE markets

Parks Associates will host the special research session "The Rise of the App Platform in the Mobile and CE Markets" at CONNECTIONS™ at TIA, June 5-7, in Dallas, Texas. This special session on June 6 will feature consumer research and expert analysis on strategies for developers and providers to differentiate their connected CE offerings.

"Apple is the dominant player in the tablet and smartphone markets, and its main competition is the Android operating system and applications platform," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "But the ecosystem for the connected CE market is much more varied, with its own unique challenges. Apple is likely planning to port its Siri interface to smart TVs, but only 37% of iPhone 4S owners want a similar voice-command interface for their TV set."

Parks Associates research finds consumers are already creating overlapping use cases among different platforms. Currently 42% of U.S. consumers with a media tablet use the device to check listings while watching television.

According to Parks Associates, household penetration worldwide of Internet-connectable CE products as of year-end 2011 is:

Smart TVs: 67 million
Internet-connectable Blu-ray Players: 22 million
Internet-connectable Game Consoles: 75 million
Digital Video Media Players: 14 million
Media Tablets: 74 million

Scherf and Harry Wang, Director, Mobile and Health Research, Parks Associates, will present consumer research to highlight the key factors that will differentiate connected CE operating systems and applications platforms. They will also present expert analysis on market strategies to succeed in the app markets:

Strategies to grow development partnerships into efficient and effective app design and deployment
Connections between smart TV apps and mobile platforms such as tablets and smartphones
The case for leveraging premium content to create additional value

More information about TIA 2012: Inside the Network and CONNECTIONS™ at TIA can be found at tia2012.org and 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 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.

http://www.parksassociates.com

About TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org.