CONNECTIONS(TM) Addresses Business Opportunities in New Media and Digital Content, Entertainment Platforms and Services, Home Controls and Energy Management, and Consumer Electronics

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - June 4, 2010) -  CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference & Showcase will take place June 8-10 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, CONNECTIONS™ is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

CONNECTIONS™ will feature two pre-show research workshops, "Monetizing the Digital Lifestyle" and "Residential Energy Management: Home Area Networks and the Consumer," on June 8, prior to the conference. Parks Associates' research teams will provide insight, analysis, and forecasts, including consumer and industry data, in these interactive workshops.

CONNECTIONS™ keynote sessions will feature executives from Intel, Verizon, Samsung LCD Business, and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Parks Associates' research indicates consumer demand for premium content combined with cross-platform functionality will open new opportunities for multiple industries in CE manufacturing, broadband services, and content creation and distribution.

The current penetration of connected CE platforms in U.S. households:

  • Connected game consoles: 18.3 million
  • PC-to-TV connections: 10.9 million
  • Whole-home DVRs: 4.8 million
  • Connected TVs: 3.1 million
  • Digital media player set-top boxes: 2.6 million
  • Network-attached storage: 1.6 million

CONNECTIONS™ Conference Sessions:
Expanding Consumers' Digital Media Choices
Digital Lifestyles: Outlook - A Parks Associates Analyst Roundtable
Opening Session - Monetizing Connected CE
TV and Online Video Advertising Metrics: Managing the Data
Design Elements for Connected CE
Mobile Internet and Cloud Services
Energy Management as a Key Application for Home Controls
Digital Home Technical Support Services
DRM, Conditional Access, and Payment Models
Home Area Network: Architectures and Implications
Service Provider Innovation
Residential Energy Management
Getting Consumers to Care about Home Controls
Business Models for Energy Management
The Future of the Set-top Box
TV Everywhere and Online Video
Innovations & Investments: Venture Capitalist Insights

For more information on CONNECTIONS™, visit or contact, 972-490-1113.

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by leading research firm Parks Associates with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the premier executive event focused on the market developments and growth factors for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

This unique research-driven executive conference and showcase delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems. 

Contact Information:

Mindi Sue Sternblitz-Rubenstein
Parks Associates