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Over 40 percent of U.S. broadband households are very positive on TV Everywhere services — offerings that let cable customers view TV programs online as part of their subscription — but only 16 percent are willing to pay an additional $5 per month for this service. These consumer realities create business challenges for companies in the digital living space, even as new technologies open more opportunities in value-added services and connected CE.

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates on June 8-10, 2010, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, tackles these and other issues in the markets for connected home technologies and digital living solutions. The conference agenda focuses on key topic areas:

  • Entertainment Platforms & Value-Added Services
  • Consumer Electronics
  • New Media and Digital Content
  • Home Systems & Controls

Sessions feature analysis from industry executives and leading consumer research from Parks Associates on the best business and product strategies to succeed in the connected home industries:

  • Connected CE will exceed 100 million units worldwide in 2010 – and the number of device sales/installations will increase threefold from 2010 to 2014.
  • Over one-third of smartphone owners are very interested in using this portable device to stream multimedia content from home CE, program a DVR remotely, and monitor their home.

CONNECTIONS™ keynotes:

  • Scott Birnbaum, Vice President, Samsung LCD Group
  • Eric B. Kim, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Digital Home Group, Intel Corporation
  • Mitch Singer, CTO, Sony Pictures Entertainment; President, DECE

Register today for CONNECTIONS™, June 8-10, 2010, Santa Clara Convention Center.

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