DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) - 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 http://www.parksassociates.com/webcasts.

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
Tech Support
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

PRESS REGISTRATION: http://www.parksassociates.com/webcasts

INTERVIEWS: To request an interview with an analyst or additional information, contact Holly Sprague at hsprague@gmail.com 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 http://www.cesweb.org/Press/Press-Services.

About Parks Associates
Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. www.parksassociates.com

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. http://www.connectionssummit.com

Contact Information:

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates