Parks Associates to host 7th Annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at 2013 CES

International research firm Parks Associates invites media to attend the 7th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES,10 A.M.-5:15 P.M. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in Las Vegas, followed by a reception sponsored by Lowe's at 6 p.m.

Dallas, Texas, Jan. 7, 2013 - International research firm Parks Associates invites media to attend the 7th annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES,10 A.M.-5:15 P.M. on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, in Las Vegas, followed by a reception sponsored by Lowe's at 6 p.m.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit features five interactive panel sessions focused on new roles for service providers and new monetization strategies for connected devices and smart TVs, digital content for multiple platforms, and value-added services. Parks Associates research shows:
• By 2016, 814 million households worldwide will have Internet service, and over 94% will have broadband.
• 20% of U.S. broadband households own at least three of the four app-based devices, including a smartphone, tablet, smart TV, and game console.
• Video viewing on tablets is already six hours per week, and tablet penetration will reach 66% of U.S. broadband households in 2013.
WHAT: CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES

WHEN: Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Time Session Title Speakers (Companies)

10:00 A.M. Smart TVs and the Future of Entertainment LG Electronics, Samsung, Sharp, Verizon, Yahoo!
11:30 A.M. Second-Screen Experiences & Revenue Opportunities Audible Magic, LG Electronics, Rovi Corporation, Shazam, USA Network
1:00 P.M. Convergence in the Connected Home: Partnership Opportunities EcoFactor, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas, IBM, Lowe's Companies, Inc., Qualcomm Inc., Verizon
2:30 P.M. New Opportunities in Tech Support Services Affinegy, iYogi, PlumChoice, Inc., Radialpoint, Support.com, Sutherland Global Services
4:00 P.M. Multiscreen Services: Where Connected CE meets OTT Irdeto, Microsoft Corporation, Orange, Samsung
6:00 P.M. Networking Reception Sponsored by Lowe's


WHERE: Rooms S204-S205, Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Second Floor

REGISTRATION: CONNECTIONS™ Summit is open to qualified press registered with 2013 International CES.

INTERVIEWS: To request an interview or additional information, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com or +1.720.987.6614.

Visit Parks Associates at Booth #21944 in LVCC, South Hall1, Lower Level.

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.

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About CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES
CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates hosts on January 8, 2013, provides attendees with insights from top executives and the leading analysts in the connected home industries. This interactive event focuses on market trends, business models, case studies, and growth opportunities for companies developing products, platforms, and services for the connected consumer.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit offers the ideal start to CES, with all sessions moderated by Parks Associates analysts.

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