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Parks Associates: Over 40% of U.K. broadband households interested in mobile security alerts from their service provider

-- CONNECTIONS™ Europe, 13-14 November in Amsterdam, features service providers, manufacturers, home automation companies showcasing new video, connected home, and energy solutions

DALLAS, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from Parks Associates shows growing interest among U.K. broadband households for provider-deployed security services, with over one-third very interested in alerts on smartphones, PCs, and tablets for fire, water leaks, or open windows in their home. Thirty-five percent are very interested in an offering where appliances automatically adjust their settings to minimize electricity usage.


Parks Associates hosts CONNECTIONS™ Europe on 13-14 November in Amsterdam to showcase new solutions and monetization opportunities in energy, video services, home controls, and connected-home solutions. The conference features the keynote speakers Owen Hanks, GM, Mobile - Europe, YuMe; Jean C. Kiessling, Head, Business Development & Portfolio Management, Deutsche Telekom AG; and Kevin Petersen, SVP, AT&T Digital Life.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe sponsors:

Digitalsmiths is the technology leader in the rapidly growing segment of video search and recommendation.

GreenPeak is a leading RF-communication semiconductor company and is a leader in ZigBee silicon solutions.

myStrom is the world's simplest home automation solution, helping customers keep an eye on their home, any time and from any location.

PacketVideo's software facilitates the sharing and enjoyment of media by converging devices, applications, and services.

People Power Company makes the Internet of Things work by creating intuitive mobile apps that monitor and control devices.

Sigma Designs is a leading fabless semiconductor provider of integrated system-on-chip solutions used to deliver entertainment and control throughout the home.

Sutherland Global Services is a technology-enabled BPO services company providing integrated platform-based and analytics-enabled business-cycle support solutions.

iMediaShare is a cloud-based mobile media discovery and control technology for the Connected Home, which transforms the smartphone into a virtual VOD media box.

NewBay is a leading provider of cloud services for mobile operators and service providers, delivering cloud services to millions of users.

MyHomeServices simplifies and accelerates the digital home evolution by sharing best practices of digital home lifestyles with the consumer.

Provider deployment of multiscreen services in Europe trails North America, where 86% of pay-TV subscribers have access to TV Everywhere services versus 66% in Western Europe and 21% in Eastern Europe, according to Parks Associates.

"Only 16% of pay-TV households in the U.K. regularly use multiscreen services, but that is higher than the usage rates throughout the U.S., which range from 3% to 13% among the largest U.S. operators," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "CONNECTIONS™ Europe offers an excellent lineup of participants with solutions that leverage consumer interest in connected-home solutions into successful services."

The CONNECTIONS™ Europe agenda is available at Media are invited to attend. Visit or contact [email protected], 972-490-1113 for information.

CONNECTIONS™ Europe offers high-level analysis and consumer research, networking opportunities, and information on emerging connected home services and technologies.

Holly Sprague
Parks Associates
[email protected]

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