Tuesday, October 20, 2015

45% of Western European broadband homes have a smart TV

Industry leaders examine OTT video service strategies at 10th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe in Amsterdam

Parks Associates research finds 45% of European broadband households own a smart TV, with the highest percentage in Germany, where over 50% of broadband households have this Internet-connected CE device. The research firm will address the changing CE business models and opportunities for OTT video services in the EU connected home at the tenth-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe – IoT: Connected Entertainment and the Smart Home, 10-11 November, at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam.

“Europe has served as an early market for new online video services,” said Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates. “As the wave of OTT video breaks across European markets, new opportunities for partnerships are opening up among OTT services, CE manufacturers, and pay-TV providers. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will explore the unique value of the user interface, the role of devices such as smart TVs and streaming media devices, and future opportunities that will shape the progression of OTT video services.”

Sappington will discuss the connected entertainment research from Parks Associates’ Connected Consumer in Europe during two sessions at CONNECTIONS™ Europe. “Integrating OTT Content with Pay-TV Services,” 8:45, features the following speakers:

  • Thomas Guss, Head of Business Development, Watson Nordic
  • Adam Nightingale, VP Sales EMEA, Accedo
  • Alain Nochimowski, EVP Innovation, Viaccess-Orca

“OTT & Pay-TV Integration: Cloud-based CE & Hybrid Devices,” 13:15, features the following speakers:

  • Ken Morse, CTO, Video Software and Solutions, Cisco Systems
  • Itai Tomer, Head of Cloud DVR, Ericsson
  • Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA

CONNECTIONS™ Europe will feature keynotes from Icontrol Networks, Nest Labs, and Viacom International Media Networks. Event sponsors include Icontrol Networks, AirTies, Alcatel-Lucent, Essence, Prodea, ROC-Connect, Tyco, ULE Alliance, UXP Systems, Z-Wave, ZigBee Alliance, Ayla Networks, MivaTek, and Zipato.

Registration for CONNECTIONS™ Europe is open; visit http://www.connectionseurope.com or contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113. To schedule a meeting with an analyst, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720.987.6614.

About CONNECTIONS™ Europe

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Security and Smart Home will be a virtual conference taking place 10-12 November 2020, as part of the CONNECTIONS™ Community. This virtual conference and networking experience will host multiple webinars leading up to the November event, with analyst insights, interactive panels, roundtable discussions, and special networking, taking place July 15, July 29, Aug 19, Sept 16, Oct 7, and Oct 28.

Produced by Parks Associates, the 14th annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe is an executive conference focused on innovative business models, industry partnerships, and technology advancements for smart home solutions, cloud services, and value-added services, including energy management and connected health services.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe combines networking opportunities with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, evaluation of new business strategies, and recommendations for strategic partnerships and monetization opportunities. http://www.connectionseurope.com

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