Households in Western Europe with TV services to top 180 million in 2013

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe announces call for papers to address new challenges, opportunities in changing product and service landscape

(PresseBox) (Dallas, Texas, ) CONNECTIONS™ Europe has announced the call for papers for its upcoming Summit, November 4, 2009, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. CONNECTIONS™ Europe Summit, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, is dedicated to the discussion and analysis of new business models for emerging services, applications, and advanced digital technologies. The event will take place at the Mövenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Centre.

“There will be over 180 million households in Western Europe subscribing to TV services in 2013,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. “These consumers will drive demand for advanced entertainment products and services, including DVRs, VOD services, and advanced set-tops. There will also be considerable competition for these consumers. CONNECTIONS™ Europe will address these challenges and examine the right business plans necessary for companies to succeed in this changing service environment.”

CONNECTIONS™ Europe is accepting speaker submissions within five main topic categories.

Adding Value to Access Services examines the impact of broadband value-added services and the role and design of connected CE enabling these services.

Digital Home Tech Services examines consumer demand and new revenue opportunities for installation, troubleshooting, and service plans.

Residential Gateways – Devices Enabling New Services examines hardware requirements and service opportunities as these devices enable enhanced bundled services and home connectivity applications.

Video Devices & Entertainment Platforms examines the new roles and functions for the television, the set-top, the game console, the PC, portable devices, and mobile phones as well as the software enabling these technologies.

Television, Digital Media Services, & Advanced Video examines next-generation entertainment applications and “go-to-TV” services and products.

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

Visit http://www.connectionseurope.com for sponsorship information or to submit a speaking proposal. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2009.

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

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