France Telecom Keynote at CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit to focus on service opportunities in connected devices

Executive Summit features the Roadmap for Connected CE

Parks Associates announced today that Pierre François Dubois, Vice President, Very High Broadband and Digital Home Products, Technocentre, France Telecom Group, will present the keynote at CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit on November 4.


Mr. Dubois will discuss the key role of telcos in shaping the future of the Digital Home. He will focus on the new opportunities for Internet service providers developing as a result of the increasing number of connected devices at home.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, titled The Roadmap for Connected Consumer Electronics and hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, will take place in Amsterdam at the Mövenpick Hotel.

"Europe is a strong market for connected CE, and service providers continue to be active in enabling advanced services and deploying devices such as hybrid set -tops," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "The worldwide telco /IPTV subscriber base exceeded 20 million in 2008, and France had over 27% growth in IPTV subscribers. France Telecom has been aggressive in connecting and managing consumer services, and Mr. Dubois's insight will be invaluable to CONNECTIONS™ Europe attendees."

Summit Speakers
ActiveVideo Europe
Affinegy
Civolution
Eyecon Technologies
Intamac Technologies
Irdeto
Loquendo
Makewave
NDS
NXP Semiconductors
Omnifone
OpenTV
OSGi Alliance
Parks Associates
RedMere
Rovi Corporation
Telcordia
Thinking Screen Media
Thomson
TVBLOB
Verimatrix

Summit Sessions
Connected Europe: Trends and Numbers
Defining the New Video Experience
Evolution of the "Digital Furnace": Residential Gateways and Set -top Boxes
Business Models for On -Demand Lifestyles
Enabling Technologies: Connecting It All
Wrapping It Up - Predictions for the Next Five Years

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

Register for CONNECTIONS™ Europe at www.connectionseurope.com.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe
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.

http://www.connectionseurope.com


Media Contact:
Mindi Sue Sternblitz -Rubenstein
Parks Associates
972 -490 -1113
mindi.sue@parksassociates.com

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