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Monday, November 10, 2014

Connected CE, Entertainment, and OTT Analyst Profile: Brett Sappington

As a director of research at Parks Associates, Brett Sappington leads Parks Associates services research team, including access and entertainment services, digital media, OTT, cloud media, video gaming, and technical support services. Brett is an expert in worldwide television and broadband services. His personal research focuses on the activities and trends among operators and the market forces affecting their businesses. Brett is a regular speaker and moderator at international industry events.

Brett will be moderating several interactive sessions focusing on entertainment, broadband, and gateways within the smart home during the ninth-annual CONNECTIONS Europe Conference, taking place November 18-19 in Amsterdam:

  • "Pay TV, Connected CE, and Broadband in 2020," November 18 at 10:45
    • Speakers: ARRIS, Roku, Viaccess-Orca, DLNA/Intel, Orange
  • "Future of the Home Gateway: Entertainment and More," November 18 at 14:30
    • Speakers: Pace, Qualcomm, Technicolor, Soft@Home, NAGRA
  • "Future for TV Everywhere and OTT Services," November 19 at 8:45
    • Speakers: PacketVideo, Watson Nordic, Zattoo International, Ericsson, Magine
  • "Tomorrow's Interfaces, Control, and the IoT," November 19 at 13:15
    • Speakers: Ruwido, Rovi, Echostar, Accedo, Irdeto

For more information on CONNECTIONS Europe speakers, sessions, or sponsors, visit www.connectionseurope.com.

You can follow Brett on Twitter at @BrettsView, and you can follow the CONNECTIONS Europe event through @CONNECTIONS_EU and the hashtag #CONNEU14.

Brett's research with Parks Associates includes:

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Brett Sappington in the News:

Google Just Announced Its Master Plan To Own TV
Google's sixth attempt to take over your TV comes alongside a number of other announcements the company made Wednesday. It unveiled Android Auto, which extends the Android ecosystem to the car, and it shed more light on Android Wear, the platform for smart watches.

64% of US broadband homes have connected CE
HBO has been aggressive in the online space for some time, first testing a direct-to-consumer approach in Europe through HBO Nordic, its OTT video service offering. Competition in this space is set to increase massively...

Media requests to talk with Brett or to review specific research data can be directed to Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com. To purchase research, contact sales@parksassociates.com.

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