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April 24, 2012


MEDIA ALERT: Parks Associates to Present Connected Home Research and Preview of CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 in Webcast Thursday

Parks Associates will host the complimentary webcast “New Developments in the Connected Home” on Thursday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. CST. The webcast is a preview of the 16th Annual CONNECTIONS™: Digital Living Conference & Showcase at TIA 2012, June 5-7, in Dallas, Texas.

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, and connected CE.

At the end of 2011, the number of U.S. broadband households with at least one Internet-connectable CE product (excluding PCs and mobile devices) connected to the Internet reached 40%. This proliferation of connected CE is shifting consumer habits, particularly in entertainment. Nearly 40% of smart-TV households access online movie and TV show content, from sources such as Netflix, Amazon, and Best Buy’s CinemaNow, on at least a monthly basis.

During the Thursday webcast, Parks Associates analysts will discuss the following CONNECTIONS™ topics:

  • Connected CE: Growth and New Apps
  • Home Systems: New Networks and Interoperability
  • Tech Support: New Revenues, Consumer Use, and Partnerships
  • 4G Services and Mobile Operator Strategies: New Use Cases and Opportunities
  • Trends in Video and Entertainment Services
  • Partnerships and Competition among Connected Home Players

WHAT: Webcast: “New Developments in the Connected Home”
DATE: Thursday, April 26
TIME: 1:00-2:15 p.m.
FREE REGISTRATION: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/webcast
*Presentation with audio link will be provided to all registrants.

CONNECTIONS™ keynote speakers are Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life, AT&T Services; Mike Ritter, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer and Mass Business Markets, Verizon; and Kristen Bowring, Senior Director, Platform Lead Home and Energy Management, Best Buy.

Media can apply for a CONNECTIONS™ conference press pass at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/presspass.

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors: CEA, IBM, Hitachi, Actiontec, Affinegy, Allegro Software, Digitalsmiths, F-Secure, Jungo, PacketVideo, Quatrro, Sutherland Global Services, Verizon, Waterstone Management Group, Arrayent, Irdeto, Sigma Designs, and HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

If you’d like to speak with an analyst or review specific research, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720-987-6614.

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 600 executives from the connected entertainment, IoT, and smart home industries. The event provides a day of pre-show research workshops highlighting Parks Associates’ consumer data and analysis and two days of conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, forecasts for new products and services, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations about technology innovations, strategic partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added services.

The event provides executive networking opportunities and insights from industry leaders on entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services.

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.