CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, hosted in Nice, France, addresses new features and services for digital media and connected consumer electronics

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda for CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, taking place March 31, 2009, in Nice, France.

International research firm Parks Associates today announced the preliminary agenda for CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, taking place March 31, 2009, in Nice, France. This executive event focuses on the roles of service and technology providers, media companies, and manufacturers in creating new entertainment, communications, and lifestyle applications for consumers.


According to Entertainment 2.0 in Europe, Parks Associates' multinational research project, the French market is a microcosm of the overall European market for advanced entertainment services. In France, 28% of broadband users watch online TV on a regular basis, and 16% of pay -TV subscribers watch movies -on -demand at least monthly. Parks Associates forecasts that IPTV and cable video -on -demand revenues in major European countries will grow from €1.1 billion in 2008 to €5.4 billion by 2013. At the same time, online video revenues will grow from €350 million in 2008 to €3.2 billion by 2013.

"Collaboration among key value chain players is driving the European market for digital lifestyle products and services," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit provides a unique venue where executives can discuss and demonstrate the opportunities and challenges for creating new products and services for the European consumer."

Summit topics include Value -added Access Services, Video Services, Digital Media Content and Delivery, Connected Consumer Electronics, and Customer Support.

Roger Pitton, Program Director, TV Business, Microsoft Corporation, will deliver the Keynote address "IPTV and the keys to keeping customers." Confirmed speakers represent the companies Affinegy, Enure Networks, HomePlug Powerline Alliance, Icron, IO -Homecontrol, Macrovision, moreTV Broadcasting GmbH, SPiDCOM Technologies, Telcordia, and Tilgin.

Event sponsors include Advisory Sponsors Affinegy and Enure Networks and Supporting Sponsor HomeGrid Forum. CONNECTIONS™ Global Sponsors include ActiveVideo Networks, Affinegy, DSC, HD -PLC, Icron, Macrovision, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA™), ProVision Communications, Telcordia, and Zilog.

For information, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact 972 -490 -1113, sales@parksassociates.com.


About CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, provide attendees with high -level analysis and consumer research from Parks Associates, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services. Each focused event creates a forum where executives can learn about vital international trends, successful strategies, and key players in the development of digital living technologies. http://www.connectionseurope.com



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