Thursday, June 02, 2011

Fox Senior VP to Deliver Keynote “TV Anywhere--How a TV Network Must Navigate the New Broadband Frontier” at CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference

New Research Shows Over 250 Million Pay-TV Subscribers Worldwide Will Have Access to TV Everywhere by 2015

Parks Associates announced today Jon Cody, Senior Vice President of Digital Media for Fox Networks Group will present the CONNECTIONS™ morning keynote, "TV Anywhere--How a TV Network Must Navigate the New Broadband Frontier,” on Wednesday, June 29. Cody will address challenges to broadcast and cable providers as digital media expands options for viewers, advertisers, operators, and manufacturers.

The international research firm will host CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase on June 28-30 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Mr. Cody will present his keynote on June 29 at 9:00 a.m.

"By 2015, over 250 million pay-TV subscribers worldwide will have access to TV Everywhere and multiscreen services," said Kurt Scherf, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Parks Associates. "The shift to digital media has made customer retention key to providers' survival, and these services are fundamental to their strategies. Insight from Mr. Cody will be invaluable to CONNECTIONS™ attendees as we move into this new era of value-added services and increased competition."

Parks Associates forecasts there will be approximately 70 operators worldwide offering multiscreen TV services at the end of 2011, increasing to over 170 by the end of 2015. In his keynote, Mr. Cody will discuss the disruptive influence of digital media and the dangers and rewards in navigating this new space.

CONNECTIONS™ Sponsors are Association Sponsor CEA®; Platinum Sponsors IBM and Technicolor; Gold Sponsors Affinegy, Allegro, HCL, Radialpoint, and Rovi; Silver Sponsors AwoX; Hitachi; Independa; LEVEL Studios, a Rosetta Company; Motorola Mobility; PacketVideo; PlumChoice; and Zonoff; and Bronze Sponsors AlertMe, EchoStar, HomePNA, iTOK.NET, mgMEDIA, Minerva Networks, and RoxioNow; and Break Sponsor Firstsource.


Parks Associates' 24th annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference will take place August 4-6, 2020, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in San Francisco.

CONNECTIONS™ hosts more than 650 executives from the connected entertainment, security, smart home, health, and energy industries. CONNECTIONS™ provides networking opportunities combined with visionary keynotes and conference sessions focused on technology innovations, consumer research on adoption and trends, product and service forecasts, and evaluation of new business strategies, partnerships, monetization opportunities, and value-added service design. The event also features a research workshop with a deep dive into Parks Associates’ consumer data and trends in the smart home markets.

Throughout the event, sponsors offer tabletop demos during networking events, spotlighting new technology innovations and services for the entertainment, mobile, and smart home market segments. For more information, contact, call 972-490-1113, visit

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates, a woman-founded and certified business, is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.

The company's expertise includes the Internet of Things (IoT), digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webinars, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media.

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