CONNECTIONS™ addresses service provider innovation and opportunities to build APRU

CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase reports almost 40% of U.S. broadband households are interested in receiving managed Internet security from their service provider.

TV Everywhere has generated headlines for service providers, but tech support and online storage services are also critical parts of any successful bundling strategy, according to international research firm Parks Associates.


The firm, which will host CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase on June 8 -10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, reports almost 40% of U.S. broadband households are interested in receiving managed Internet security from their service provider, while premium tech support services and online backup each attract approximately one -third of households.

The upcoming CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase will feature multiple panels on Entertainment Platforms & Value -Added Services:

Digital Home Technical Support Services
Digital Lifestyles
Service Provider Innovation
The Service Provider and the Connected Home
Innovations & Investments: Venture Capitalist Insights

"These sessions will include high -level discussions on service provider strategies, plus current innovations that are attracting new subscribers and boosting ARPU," said Kurt Scherf, VP, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "Growth of online content puts pressure on providers to develop entertainment services such as TV Everywhere, but tech support and storage are equally popular with consumers. As providers add these services to their core bundles, they will grow the U.S. market for premium technical support services delivered by broadband service providers to over $1.5 billion by 2014."

CONNECTIONS™ will feature several executive sessions examining strategies for providers to expand their value -added service offerings, including a look at unique service trials conducted by the most innovative second -tier service providers in the U.S. market.

Other CONNECTIONS™ Session Topics:

New Media and Digital Content
Consumer Electronics
Home Systems & Controls

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors include ActiveVideo Networks, Allegro, Cisco, Gigle Networks, IBM, Intel, iTOK, PacketVideo, RedMere, Rovi, and Roxio.

Supporting organizations include ADMIN, ATIS, CABA, CEDIA, ChinaCCM.com, Circle F Media, Electronics Technicians Association, EMA's GamePlan Summit, ETSI, Experiential Marketing Forum, HomePlug Powerline Alliance, HomePNA, IDMA, JETRO, MoCA, MPEG Industry Forum, SIP Center, Wi -Fi Alliance, Wi -Fi Technology Forum, Wireless Industry Partnership, and WITI.

Platinum supporting media are Connected Planet, Digital Media Wire, and Home Toys. Supporting media are BoogarLists, Conference Guru, Connect -World, FierceIPTV, FierceMobileContent, FierceOnlineVideo, FierceWireless:Europe, Gadget -t, Global Electronics & Electrical Appliances, HiddenWires, Home Media Magazine, IPTV Industry, OSP, Residential Systems, Screen Digest, TVover.net, VentureBeat, and WiMAX Industry.

For more information, visit www.connectionsus.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972 -490 -1113.

Featured Product

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

PureLink - HCE III TX/RX: 4K HDR over HDBaseT Extension System w/ Control and Bi-Directional PoE

The HCE III Tx/Rx HDBaseTâ„¢ extension system offers full HDMI 2.0 compliance supporting HDR (High Dynamic Range) and 4K@60Hz with 4:4:4 chroma sampling. Featuring PureLink's proprietary Pr©cis codec, a light compression technology, the HCE III can transport Ultra HD/4K, multi-channel audio, and High Dynamic Range (10 bits support) content over a single CATx cable. The HCE III provides HDMI extension up to 130 feet (40 meters) at Ultra HD/4K and up to 230 ft. (70 meters) at 1080p over category cable with embedded multi-channel audio, CEC pass-through, bi-directional RS-232 and IR control, and PoE - all with zero loss and zero noise. The HCE III Tx/Rx also supports Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio plus LCPM (up to 192 kHz). Additionally, the low profile "slim box" enclosure design make the HCE III ideal for limited space installation environments, such as behind flat panel displays and video walls.