SOURCE: Parks Associates

Parks Associates

October 24, 2013 10:39 ET

Parks Associates Estimates the U.S. Will Have Over 190 Million Online Video Users and Nearly 70 Million Smart-TV Households by 2017

International Research Firm Will Bring Together Industry Leaders at CES 2014 to Address Smarthome and Entertainment Solutions at CONNECTIONS™ Summit

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 24, 2013) -  New consumer research from Parks Associates estimates the U.S. will have 191 million online video users and nearly 70 million smart-TV households by 2017.

Parks Associates will host the 9th-annual CONNECTIONS™ Summit: Profiting from Connected Home Devices & Services on January 7 at 2014 International CES, in the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), North Hall, N264. The one-day event, sponsored by AT&T Digital Life, Lowe's, Pie Digital, and Radialpoint, will address connected devices, home controls platforms, second-screen services, and new services being offered to consumers.

"More than 50% of U.S. broadband households have a connection between a TV and the Internet, while the average broadband user is watching 1.6 hours of video on a mobile phone each week," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "With increasing connectivity, every household screen can be repurposed by a different market segment to provide new smarthome and entertainment services."

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES examines the challenges and opportunities for the major players in this changing ecosystem. Sessions feature insightful discussions, including Parks Associates consumer data and industry perspectives from the panel participants:

  • Home Monitoring and Control: Attracting New Subscribers
  • Consumer Tech Support: Advanced Tools and Infrastructure
  • The Internet of Things: Connected Home Platforms and Devices
  • Monetizing Second-screen Services
  • Evolution of the Smart TV
  • New Connected CE Business Models

Preliminary list of panelists include:

  • Eric Anderson, VP, Content and Product Solutions, Samsung
  • Alan Atkins, VP and Global Head M2M, Wipro Technologies
  • Richard Bullwinkle, Head, US Television Innovation, Samsung
  • Manoj (Marc) Chandiramani, VP, Technical Solutions Group, Quatrro Global Services
  • Shane Dyer, President, Arrayent, Inc.
  • Mike Fitzsimmons, CEO, Delivery Agent
  • David Foote, CTO, Hitachi
  • Jason Forbes, EVP & Managing Director, Zeebox USA
  • Michael Hawkey, VP & GM, Sling Media
  • Jim Johnson, EVP, GM, iControl Networks
  • Frank Kouretas, VP Products and Marketing, Radialpoint
  • Kevin Meagher, VP, Smart Home, Lowe's
  • John Orcutt, CEO, Pie Digital
  • Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life
  • Murali Rajagopalan, SVP and Head of Product Engineering Services, MphasiS
  • Daniel Riddell, VP, Operations, SmartOTT | Wild TV
  • Scott Rosenberg, VP, Business Development, Roku
  • Henk Veldhuis, Director Standardization, Philips Lighting representing The Connected Lighting Alliance
  • Dietrich von Behren, VP, Digital Media & Investments, A+E Television Networks
  • Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance
  • Wendell Wenjen, Director, Advertising and Interactive TV Platforms, LG Electronics
  • Speaker TBD, Sutherland Global Services

Premier Sponsors include Lowe's, MphasiS, Sigma Designs,, and Verisure. The CONNECTIONS™ Summit reception sponsor is Lowe's. Event Sponsors are AT&T Digital Life, Pie Digital, and Radialpoint.

Registration for CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES is available at

During CES 2014, Parks Associates will be in Booth #21935, South Hall 1. For information, contact, call 972-490-1113, or visit

Analysts are available to comment on CES announcements and launches. Contact Holly Sprague at for information, including specific research data requests.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, features consumer research and analysis with sessions hosting leading executives from the connected home community. The interactive panel discussions focus on new business models, monetization strategies, and adoption rates for technologies and services for the digital home and digital lifestyle. Parks Associates provides a unique perspective and hosts a professional event by combining industry knowledge and consumer data.

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