Monday, December 09, 2013

Parks Associates Analysts Highlight New Consumer and Industry Trends in Webcast Thursday, December 12

International research firm Parks Associates, host of the annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, will provide an update on the connected home market and analyze the key trends and upcoming announcements ahead of 2014 International CES in the webcast “Content, Connected CE, and the Smart Home” on Thursday, December 12, 1-2:15 P.M. CT. Media can register for a press pass at

Parks Associates estimates that in 2017, more than 11 million U.S. broadband households will have some type of smart home controller, up from two million in 2013.

“Parks Associates will address the trends we are seeing in the marketplace, including the unprecedented opportunities that companies in the connected home space will have in 2014 to expand their solutions,” said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates.

The webcast will address implications of new mobile and connected home products and services, including data analytics, personalization, and targeted advertising, across a variety of industries:

Entertainment and Access Services

Mobile Services and Devices

Connected CE

Controls, Energy, and Smart Home Services

Digital Health

The App Ecosystem

WHAT: “Content, Connected CE, and the Smart Home: 2014 Trends” Webcast by Parks Associates

WHEN: 1-2:15 P.M. CT, Thursday, December 12, 2013


INTERVIEWS: To request an interview with an analyst or additional information, contact Holly Sprague at or +1.720.987.6614.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES: Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 7 in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, N264. Sponsors include Amdocs, AT&T Digital Life, Cisco, Lowe's, Pie Digital, Radialpoint, SmartOTT, and Technicolor. The one-day event will address connected devices, home controls platforms, second-screen services, and new services being offered to consumers. Press passes are available at

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, 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 the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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