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CONNECTIONS Summit to Address Video Strategies

Parks Associates announced that the final session of its CONNECTIONS Summit at CES will examine market implications of TV Everywhere, VOD and connected TVs, along with the risks of cord cutting.

For more information visit: www.connectionssummit.com


Unedited press release follows:

CONNECTIONSTM Summit at CES to Address Video Strategies as U.S. Online Video Viewers to Reach 215 Million by 2014

Networking Reception Follows Video Everywhere Executive Session

DALLAS, TX–(December 14, 2010) – The final session of CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, “Video Everywhere: Key Strategies,” will examine market implications of TV Everywhere, VOD, and connected TVs, along with the risks of cord cutting, featuring speakers from Rovi, Korea Telecom, DivX, ActiveVideo Networks, and Sigma Designs.

International research firm Parks Associates will host CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES on January 6, the first day of 2011 International CES, in the South Hall Convention Center, Rooms S206-207. The event is open to press, and a networking reception with Summit attendees and Parks Associates analysts will follow at 6:00 p.m.

“The penetration of connected TVs and Blu-ray players has tripled in the past year, and over one-third of U.S. broadband household report increased time spent watching long-form videos on a PC,” said Brett Sappington, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “Consumer expectations for the video experience are expanding, and service providers and CE manufacturers must meet these demands or risk losing customers to competitors and over-the-top sources.”

“Video Everywhere” session speakers:

* Sean Besser, VP, Business Development, Rovi Corp.
* Woo Seung Lee, Team Manager, Media Business Planning Department, Korea Telecom
* Matt Milne, EVP and GM, DivX
* Edgar Villalpando, SVP, Marketing, ActiveVideo Networks
* Michael Weismann, VP Corporate Marketing, Sigma Designs

Companies in Parks Associates’ Premier Program will sponsor the networking reception at 6:00 p.m., following the Summit sessions. Premier members are ActiveVideo Networks, Gigle Networks, HCL, Intel, PacketVideo, ProVision Communications, Rovi, Sigma Designs, and Verizon Wireless.

CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES includes support from CONNECTIONS™ Europe sponsors Accedo Broadband, ActiveVideo Networks, ADB, Gigle Networks, Latens, PacketVideo, ProVision Communications, Radialpoint, Ralink Technology Corporation, Virgin Media, and Zeitera. CONNECTIONS™ 2011 sponsors include Association Sponsor CEA and Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, iTOK, Rovi, and Roxio.

For information about CONNECTIONS™ Conferences, visit www.connectionsconference.com. Contact sales@parksassociates.com to request an invitation to the Networking Reception. Press can contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com, 720-987-6614, to arrange on-site interviews.

ABOUT CONNECTIONS™ SUMMIT AT CES
CONNECTIONS™ Summit offers the ideal start to CES, with all sessions moderated by Parks Associates analysts and offering consumer and industry data, insight from leading executives, and networking opportunities with the leading analysts in the digital living space. www.connectionssummit.com

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