Looking Ahead to 2020: Video Entertainment and CE

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 1:00 P.M. CT (2:00 P.M. ET)

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Join Parks Associates for a sneak preview of the entertainment and consumer electronic topics the firm will cover in 2020.

During this webcast, the Parks Associates team shares insights on major trends impacting the consumer technology markets, including evolution of the smartphone market, impact of smart speakers, and convergence of CE and smart home.

The research firm shares key trends impacting the entertainment service market including the rise of OTT video services, the growth of ad-based services, and the decline of pay-tv subscribers.


  • Connected CE and Platforms
  • OTT Services
  • Pay-TV Services


Jennifer Kent Jennifer Kent, Vice President, Research, Parks Associates
Twitter ID: @JenniferMKent

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Connected Health, Connected Home Technologies and Services, Connected Entertainment Products and Services

Jennifer manages the research department and Parks Associates' process for producing high-quality, relevant, and meaningful research. Jennifer also leads and advises on syndicated and custom research projects across all connected consumer verticals and guides questionnaire development for Parks Associates’ extensive consumer analytics survey program. Jennifer is a certified focus group moderator, with training from the Burke Institute.

Jennifer earned her PhD in religion, politics, and society and an MA in church-state studies from Baylor University. She earned her BA in politics from the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.

Craig Leslie Craig Leslie, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE: Entertainment services, broadband services, voice and AI in connected entertainment

Craig has participated in numerous entertainment projects and has authored reports on broadband services, voice recognition, and artificial intelligence technologies. He currently studies market trends and consumer behavior, focused on broadband services, connected devices and emerging technologies.

Craig earned his Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, with concentrations in Marketing and International Business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of Notre Dame in Belmont, CA.

Brandon Riney Brandon Riney, Researcher, Parks Associates

Brandon is part of the Entertainment Team, specializing in OTT services. He is one of the main contributors to Parks Associates' OTT Video Market Tracker, which includes an exhaustive analysis of market trends and profiles of over 250 over-the-top video service providers in the U.S. and Canada.

Additionally, Brandon works with the Connected Home team in assisting with Parks Associates' Smart Home Tracker, which provides analysis of key industry trends, market shifts, and new players in the market.

Brandon holds a BBA of Business Integrated Studies from the University of North Texas in Denton.

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