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April 24, 2014

AT&T VP to Deliver Opening Keynote “Differentiating TV with Apps in a Competitive, Multi-Screen Market” at CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference

Parks Associates finds AT&T leading U.S. industry in TV Everywhere initiatives

Parks Associates announced today that GW Shaw, Vice President, U-verse and Video Products, AT&T, will present the opening keynote, “Differentiating TV with Apps in a Competitive, Multi-Screen Market,” at CONNECTIONS™ on Tuesday, May 13, in San Francisco. Shaw will discuss pay-TV strategies to differentiate video services and engage consumers through interactivity, apps, and multiplatform offerings.

"Nearly 30% of AT&T pay-TV subscribers are aware of the TV Everywhere services they receive as part of their U-verse pay-TV service, compared to the industry average of 21%," said Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks Associates. “Consumer engagement and enhancing user experience through interactivity and multiscreen access services are keys to the next stage of core offerings in the video systems ecosystem. Mr. Shaw's keynote will bring a great perspective to the CONNECTIONS™ audience.”

CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will be held May 13-15 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront, and Parks Associates research will be a focus of the three-day executive conference. The firm's research shows in 2014, U.S. broadband households watch an average of nearly 30 hours of video per week, with nearly 20 hours on a TV set.

“Content is key, but providers need to forge solutions that offer unique experiences to their subscribers—and AT&T U-verse has been at the forefront of these efforts," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "At CONNECTIONS™, Mr. Shaw will discuss how AT&T is using apps and its IP network to deliver interactive and engaging television applications that enhance content and the overall customer viewing experience. His insight will be invaluable to our attendees.”

CONNECTIONS™ will also feature keynotes from Lowe’s, iControl Networks, ARRIS and Cisco.

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsor Cisco; Reception Sponsor iControl Networks; Silver Sponsors Amdocs, Lowe’s, and Qualcomm; Bronze Sponsors ADT, Affinegy, Arrayent, HDMI Licensing, INSTEON, Logitech Harmony, NETGEAR, PlanetEcosystems, Silicon Image, Support.com, and Z-Wave; Breakfast Sponsors Ayla Networks, and GreenWave Reality; Break Sponsors AlertMe, Honeywell, Linear, and SmartRG; and Program Guide Sponsor NAGRA.

For more information, please visit www.connectionsconference.com. Press registration is open. Please cntact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com to inquire about a meeting with a speaker or to request specific research. Press passes are available at http://www.parksassociates.com/connections-presspass. 


Parks Associates' 27th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference features an in-person conference on May 23-25, 2023 and multiple virtual sessions hosted throughout 2023. The event focuses on the adoption of technology including smart home, security, connected health, energy, and home automation.

Bringing together more than 1,500 senior executives, CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and virtual sessions. The Parks Associates analyst team leads all conference sessions, which are focused on technology innovations, consumer adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and the evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments.

CONNECTIONS™ 2023 features an in-person conference on May 23-25, 2023, with virtual sessions on March 2, July 20, and October 5. For more information, contact sales@parksassociates.com, call 972-490-1113, visit www.connectionsconference.com.