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Operators to address cloud service opportunities and new strategies for the connected home at CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe

Orange, TalkTalk, BBC, Ziggo share insights at executive research summit in Amsterdam

(PresseBox) (Dallas, Texas, ) International research firm Parks Associates will host service providers, content owners, and CE makers at CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe, November 8-9, Amsterdam, to discuss opportunities in the worldwide market for operator-provided, cloud-based value-added services, which will exceed $8.5 billion in 2015.

The executive conference has keynotes from Siemens and Orange and a variety of sessions and special lunch roundtable discussions on the best strategies to monetize the connected home.

"Already 30-40% of European broadband households have a connected CE platform," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "Competition for these households is increasing across all regions, and companies looking to succeed in these markets must make inroads now. CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe puts you face-to-face with the service providers and technology vendors at the forefront of these market changes."

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe also features data-driven presentations from Parks Associates' industry analysts, including new data from consumer surveys of the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. These consumer data presentations will address the most critical issues facing the European connected home market:

Real Demands of Consumers New Revenue Models that meet Consumer Expectations Cloud Suppliers and CDNs Connected CE and Content Distribution IP Home Management and other Value-added Services The Impact of Multiscreen Services

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe speakers:

- Advanced Digital Broadcast (ADB)
- Alcatel-Lucent
- AVIQ Systems AG
- BBC World News
- Cable Europe
- Cisco
- Deloitte Consulting GmbH
- Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
- GreenPeak Technologies
- Irdeto
- Motive Television
- MediaSet
- Omniphone
- Orange
- PacketVideo
- Rovi
- Samsung
- Siemens
- TalkTalk Group
- Technicolor
- thePlatform, a Comcast subsidiary
- TV Genius, Red Bee Media
- Ziggo

Event sponsors include F-Secure Corporation, GreenPeak Technologies, Orange, PacketVideo, Siemens, Sigma Designs, and Technicolor. For more information, visit www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113.

About CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services. The executive summit focuses on digital media, consumer electronics, and market opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and manufacturers. http://www.connectionseurope.com

For information about CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe, contact sales@parksassociates.com or call 972-490-1113. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit http://www.connectionseurope.com.

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 new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive conferences CONNECTIONS(TM) , with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®; CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe; and Smart Energy Summit.