DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - The eight-annual CONNECTIONS™ Europe technology conference in Amsterdam next week will feature multiple sessions examining the evolution and implications of TV services, as Parks Associates research shows over 70% of pay-TV households in Western Europe now have access to multiscreen/TV Everywhere services. The global market research firm will host CONNECTIONS™ Europe: Monetization Strategies for the Connected Home November 12-13 at the Mövenpick Hotel. Press registration, including access to event materials, is available online.

"OTT services, cord cutting, and the emergence of TV Everywhere services are developing down different paths in North America and Europe. Current experiments by Netflix and HBO in Europe will likely change the composition of pay TV in both continents," said Stuart Sikes, president, Parks Associates. "Roughly 50% of U.S. pay-TV households who report having TV Everywhere use it monthly, mostly to catch up on TV viewing. Nearly 25% of U.S. broadband households regularly watch video on a mobile phone, while 18% watch video on a tablet. At CONNECTIONS™ Europe, we will compare the two markets and discuss lessons European providers can learn from U.S. experiences."

Multiple sessions on November 12 are focused on multiscreen services, content discovery, and video apps, featuring companies Ericsson, Ziggo, Com Hem, Cognik, NORIGIN MEDIA, and more.

"Multiscreen Services and TV Anywhere," 13:15, analyzes the challenges and revenue potential in new video services.

Michael Lantz, CEO & Founder, Accedo
François Moreau de Saint Martin, CEO, Viaccess-Orca
Daniel Riddell, VP-Operations, SmartOTT | Wild TV
Lisa Skelton, Head, Marketing, Content Delivery, Ericsson
Bram Tijdhof, Senior Strategy Manager, Ziggo

"Discovery and Personalization for TV Services," 14:45, addresses new technologies that enhance the end-user video experience.

Stuart Cleary, Director, Product Marketing, Media, EMEA, Akamai
Olaf Loerz, Director, Product Management, Rovi
Johan Nilsson, Head of Analysis & Competitive Intelligence, Com Hem
Ignacio Rebollo, CEO, SAFEVIEW
Stéphane Reynaud, CEO, Cognik

"TV Apps and the New Customer Experience," 16:15, explores the consumer side of TV apps and compares this sector to mobile app usage.

Ajey Anand, Chief Commercial Officer, NORIGIN MEDIA
Thomas Cape, CEO, Capablue
Ralf Jacob, Head, Interactive Business Development, Viacom International Media Networks
Colas Overkott, CEO, VISIWARE
Jan Van Ottele, Co-Founder, ZappoTV, Inc.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe is sponsored by iControl Networks, Amdocs, AT&T, iYogi, PlanetEcosystems, SAFEVIEW, Securitas Direct - Verisure, Sigma Designs, SmartOTT, Sutherland Global Services, AlertMe, Intamac, Linear, Cisco, and INSTEON.

Paul Dawes
, EVP & GM, iControl Networks
Dick Seger
, CEO and President, Securitas Direct - Verisure
Patrice Slupowski
, VP, Digital Innovation & Communities, Orange

Media interviews with speakers are available. Please contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com for scheduling info. Follow the conference on Twitter at @CONNECTIONS_EU and #CONNEU13.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe, produced by Parks Associates, offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies. http://www.connectionseurope.com

Contact Information:

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates