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February 13, 2014


Parks Associates mobile research: TV apps gaining popularity, with 61% of tablet owners, 55% of smartphone owners using TV-related apps monthly

2014 CONNECTIONS™ Conference announces keynotes from ARRIS, AT&T, iControl Networks, Lowe’s

New research from Parks Associates shows mobile consumption of video is driving usage of TV apps, with 55% of U.S. smartphone owners and 61% of tablet owners using a TV-related app at least once a month. The research firm will address the growing influence of the app ecosystem at the 18th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 13-15, 2014, in San Francisco, with keynotes from ARRIS, AT&T, iControl Networks, and Lowe’s.

“TV app usage is altering the use cases for multiple connected devices; currently 57% of connected game console owners are using the device to watch TV shows,” said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates.  “We are also seeing new revenue opportunities emerge through in-app solutions in the smart home and Internet of Things. In-app solutions will be a large focus of our 2014 CONNECTIONS™ Conference, where our analysts and industry leaders will address the changes surrounding the connected home and implications for consumers and businesses.”

Additional TV apps research from Parks Associates shows:

  • Over 70% of TV-app users are satisfied with the TV show or network apps they use.
  • The number of global TV app users on smartphones will reach 1.29 billion by 2018.
  • Over 23% of U.S. smartphone owners 18-34 have used a TV app on their smartphone to schedule a DVR recording. Over 22% have used an app that transforms their smartphone into a remote control for their TV or set-top box. 

Parks Associates’ 2014 CONNECTIONS™ Conference will feature research presentations and interactive panel discussions focused on emerging technologies, value-added services, marketing strategies, and business models for the entertainment and smart home industries. Early sponsors include iControl Networks, Amdocs, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Arrayent, NETGEAR, Support.com, Z-Wave, AlertMe, Linear, SmartRG, and GreenWave Reality.

2014 keynote speakers include:

  • Greg Roberts, Vice President, Marketing, iControl Networks
  • GW Shaw, Vice President of U-verse and Video Products, AT&T
  • Kevin Meagher, Vice President & General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's
  • Charles Cheevers, CTO Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS

All 2014 CONNECTIONS™ sessions will feature research from Parks Associates, including industry reports such as OTT in a Pay-TV World and TV Apps: Strategies and Trends.

For information about 2014 CONNECTIONS™, visit www.connectionsus.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.