Parks Associates to Present Connected Home Research & Preview of CONNECTIONS at TIA in Webcast 4/26

Parks Associates will host the complimentary webcast "New Developments in the Connected Home" on Thursday, April 26, 1:00 p.m. CST.

The webcast is a preview of the 16th Annual CONNECTIONS™: Digital Living Conference & Showcase at TIA 2012, June 5-7, in Dallas, Texas.


CONNECTIONS™ focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems. The conference features research sessions on OTT video, mobile and product apps, and connected CE.

At the end of 2011, the number of U.S. broadband households with at least one Internet-connectable CE product (excluding PCs and mobile devices) connected to the Internet reached 40%. This proliferation of connected CE is shifting consumer habits, particularly in entertainment. Nearly 40% of smart-TV households access online movie and TV show content, from sources such as Netflix, Amazon, and Best Buy's CinemaNow, on at least a monthly basis.

During the Thursday webcast, Parks Associates analysts will discuss the following CONNECTIONS™ topics:

Connected CE: Growth and New Apps
Home Systems: New Networks and Interoperability
Tech Support: New Revenues, Consumer Use, and Partnerships
4G Services and Mobile Operator Strategies: New Use Cases and Opportunities
Trends in Video and Entertainment Services
Partnerships and Competition among Connected Home Players

WHAT: Webcast: "New Developments in the Connected Home"
DATE: Thursday, April 26
TIME: 1:00-2:15 p.m.
FREE REGISTRATION: http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/webcast
*Presentation with audio link will be provided to all registrants.

CONNECTIONS™ keynote speakers are Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life, AT&T Services; Mike Ritter, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer and Mass Business Markets, Verizon; and Kristen Bowring, Senior Director, Platform Lead Home and Energy Management, Best Buy.

Media can apply for a CONNECTIONS™ conference press pass at http://www.parksassociates.com/events/connections-us/media/presspass.

CONNECTIONS™ sponsors: CEA, IBM, Actiontec, Affinegy, Allegro Software, Digitalsmiths, F-Secure, PacketVideo, Quatrro, Sutherland Global Services, Verizon, Waterstone Management Group, Arrayent, Irdeto, Sigma Designs, and HomePlug Powerline Alliance.

If you'd like to speak with an analyst or review specific research, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720-987-6614.

More information about TIA 2012: Inside the Network and CONNECTIONS™ at TIA can be found at tia2012.org and www.connectionsconference.com.

About CONNECTIONS™

The 16th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase will be co-located with TIA 2012: Inside the Network on June 5-7 at the Gaylord Hotel, Dallas, Texas. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 focuses on innovative solutions for the connected consumer and leading strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics, and home systems.

The executive research conference includes presentations from Parks Associates' leading analysts and visionary sessions featuring executives in the connected entertainment and digital home technology industries. CONNECTIONS™ at TIA 2012 also features The Connected Home Pavilion, an area on the TIA exhibit floor where attendees can preview demos from operators, manufacturers, and solutions providers for the digital home.

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

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, and Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

http://www.parksassociates.com

About TIA
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents manufacturers and suppliers of global communications networks through standards development, policy and advocacy, business opportunities, market intelligence, and events and networking. TIA enhances the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment, and entertainment. Visit tiaonline.org.

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