CONNECTIONS™ Europe to discuss implications, strategies as digital TV subscribers to exceed 650 million worldwide by 2013

Parks Associates announced topics for CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, November 4, 2009, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Parks Associates today announced the topics for CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, taking place November 4, 2009, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Summit, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, features executive insight and worldwide consumer and industry research for broadband and value -added services, connected CE, digital content, and IPTV.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, hosted at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre, also features keynote speaker Rob Timmer, Senior Director Net TV, BU TV, Philips Consumer Lifestyle.

"Over 650 million households worldwide will have digital television service by 2013," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "The population of online video viewers is 44% higher in Western Europe than in the U.S., so European service providers and CE companies will be particularly active in deploying converged services that blend interactive features with traditional entertainment and communication applications."

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Session Topics:
• Opportunities in digital home tech services
• The influence and ARPU of value -added services
• Evolving role of residential gateways
• Impact of online video on video devices and entertainment platforms
• Next -generation applications for television, digital media services, and advanced video

"CONNECTIONS™ Europe sessions feature top -level executives and research from Parks Associates' international studies," Scherf said. "We will analyze the business and marketing strategies necessary to succeed as consumers grow more cautious about spending while also demanding more connectivity from the products and services in their homes."

CONNECTIONS™ Global Sponsors are HD -PLC Alliance, DSC, Macrovision, NXP, Radialpoint, ActiveVideo Networks, Affinegy, Icron, Irdeto, ProVision Communications, Telcordia, and Zilog. CONNECTIONS™ Europe Advisory Sponsor is Eyecon Technologies.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe is accepting speaker proposals until August 15, 2009. Visit for sponsorship information, to submit a speaking proposal, and to download the free white paper IPTV and the Digital Home.


CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summits, produced by Parks Associates, provide attendees with high -level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services.

The next CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 4 November 2009, and focuses on the impact of new platforms, consumer buying habits, and new business models and opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and consumer electronics companies.

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