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Parks Associates announces CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summit Series for 2010

International research firm to host events in Amsterdam and Paris

(PresseBox) (Dallas, Texas, ) International research firm Parks Associates will host two CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summits in 2010. The first CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe of 2010 will be April 27 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This executive summit will focus on connected consumer electronics and digital media, including analysis of new monetization models and the impact of technologies such as 3D TV and smartphones.

The second CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe of 2010 will take place in November in Paris, France. Both events will feature Parks Associates' expert consumer and industry research, with the company's analysts presenting data from consumer research projects including All Eyes on Video, Consumer Decision Process, Residential Energy Management, and Digital Media Evolution.

Parks Associates projects that by yearend 2013, revenues in major Western European markets from videoondemand (VOD) - including traditional pay-TV services and online video services - will approach 12 billion Euros.

"Connectivity is the cornerstone of all new CE products, down to the most basic digital photo frame," said Kurt Scherf, VP, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "The challenge for companies is to make that connectivity meaningful for the consumer, especially given the commoditization of bandwidth and the wealth of digital media available. CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe features leading companies discussing the new global opportunities in 2010 and ways to make 3D interfaces, mobile platforms, tech support services, and energy management work for the consumer."

Early sponsors for CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe, also members of Parks Associates' Premier Program, include ActiveVideo Networks and PacketVideo. Visit for more information on the Premier Program.

Visit for more information. Parks Associates will start accepting speaker submissions for the April 2010 Summit on January 18, 2010.

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CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe, produced by Parks Associates, are executive summits offering highlevel analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services.

The next CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe Summit will take place in Amsterdam, Netherlands, 27 April 2010, and focus on digital media, consumer electronics, and market opportunities for TV operators, content developers, advertisers, and manufacturers.