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May 14, 2013


Parks Associates: 63% of smart TV owners have the device connected and 79% of them use it to watch online video regularly

Parks Associates’ 17th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Conference, Co-Located with CTIA, focuses on Connected Home Industries

Parks Associates today announced new research showing 26% of U.S. broadband households own a smart TV and 46% own at least one set-top box. Furthermore, 63% of smart TV owners connect the set to the Internet, and 79% of these owners use the TV to watch premium online video on a monthly basis.

Corporate executives and Parks Associates analysts will focus on connected and mobile CE at the 17th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located with CTIA 2013 in Las Vegas, May 20-23. CONNECTIONS™ will be in the Murano Rooms on the third floor of the Venetian Hotel, directly above the CTIA 2013 sessions, providing attendees of both events with a deeper look into the impact of mobility on consumer expectations and the connected home industries.

"Mobility is a key part of the connected home, with the average broadband user watching 1.6 hours of video on a mobile phone each week," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "As service subscriptions become saturated, competition shifts to content and multiscreen offerings, and our research shows consumers are watching the same kinds of movies and TV programs on mobile phones and tablets as they are on computers and TV sets. Starz, Samsung, and AT&T bring significant expertise in the role of content and mobility in building strong consumer services, and their insights will be invaluable at CONNECTIONS™."

More than 100 speakers will participate in CONNECTIONS™ sessions focused on innovative technology 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.

Sessions include "Cloud, Apps, and Big Data Surround the Connected Home" (May 20), "Building the Experience: Evolutionary Steps to Interoperability" (May 21), and "Leveraging Connected and Mobile Devices for Content and Controls" (May 22). 

CONNECTIONS™ Keynotes:

Jonathan Kim, VP, Content & Services, Samsung Media Solutions Center (MSCA), Samsung

Tricia Parks, CEO, Parks Associates

John Penney, EVP, Strategy, Business Development, & Worldwide Distribution, Starz

Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life, Inc.

“Consumers want to be able to use mobile technology to be able to stay connected to their homes, anytime and anywhere. CONNECTIONS™ sessions offer attendees an opportunity to hear from experts and innovators on what consumers want now and future trends,” said Robert Mesirow, VP, Show Director, CTIA. 

Event sponsors include Cisco, Sprint, Allegro, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Sutherland Global Services, UpdateLogic, Amdocs, Arrayent, Asurion, MphasiS, Net2TV, Qresolve, Sigma Designs, Support.com, AlertMe, Linear, and HomePlug Alliance.

CONNECTIONS™ also features The Connected Home Pavilion, showcasing exhibitors and demonstrations from connected home technology companies, open May 21-23.

For information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113, or visit http://www.connectionsconference.com. CONNECTIONS™ press passes are separate from CTIA and are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-presspass.

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.