Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Key Topics at CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets include IPTV, Mobile Entertainment, Home Controls and Management

CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets today announced preliminary topics for its upcoming three-day executive conference and showcase, to be held Dec 4-6, 2007, at the Adlon Kempinski Hotel in Berlin, Germany, and is currently accepting speaker submissions from industry executives interested in participating.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA®), is an executive conference focused on the global market for advanced digital lifestyle solutions.

Topics for 2007 include services, equipment and hardware, and emerging areas for future opportunities:

  • IPTV: Business models, consumer segmentation, & forecasts by region
  • Remote Self Monitoring: Incremental vs. Core Revenues
  • Mobile Entertainment: Shift from portable to mobile video and TV
  • Wireless In-home Networking
  • Consumer Media Habits
  • Social Media and Web 2.0
  • Infrastructure Elements: Supplying the Service Providers for IPTV
  • Segmenting and reaching consumers
  • Social Benefits to E-technologies
  • IP-based Entertainment and Control Systems
  • Digital Media Servers & Adapters
  • Digital Health
  • End-to-End Managed Digital Home Solutions

Recent research from Parks Associates indicates the number of IPTV subscribers will reach nearly 60 million worldwide by year-end 2011. Television choices for European consumers in particular will expand greatly in the next several years, due to a growing number of IPTV providers per country, a surge in digital terrestrial offerings, and a resurgence of cable providers in certain markets.

“On many levels, digital home business cases on the European continent are indicative of things to come worldwide for service providers and manufacturers,” said Kurt Scherf, vice president and principal analyst, Parks Associates. “Europe holds a great deal of promise and insight into the next developments in the digital lifestyle space, and we’re pleased to be hosting CONNECTIONS™ Europe to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and business cases for these growing markets.”

Anchor sponsors for the 2006 event included Deutsche Telekom, Echelon Corp., and Siemens Communications.

Current 2007 event sponsors and supporters include Casero, NXP, the Broadband Services Forum, the Wi-Fi Alliance, BPL Today, Connect-World, HiddenWires, HomeToys, IP Television Magazine, Multimedia I.T., Multiroom France,, and xchange Magazine.

View the Sponsor Benefits for more information about sponsoring CONNECTIONS™ Europe.

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