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Parks Associates Mobile Research: TV Apps Gaining Popularity, With 61% of Tablet Owners, 55% of Smartphone Owners Using TV-Related Apps Monthly

2014 CONNECTIONS(TM) Conference Announces Keynotes From ARRIS, AT&T, iControl Networks, Lowe's

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 02/13/14 -- New research from Parks Associates shows mobile consumption of video is driving usage of TV apps, with 55% of U.S. smartphone owners and 61% of tablet owners using a TV-related app at least once a month. The research firm will address the growing influence of the app ecosystem at the 18th-annual CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference, May 13-15, 2014, in San Francisco, with keynotes from ARRIS, AT&T, iControl Networks, and Lowe's.

"TV app usage is altering the use cases for multiple connected devices; currently 57% of connected game console owners are using the device to watch TV shows," said Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates. "We are also seeing new revenue opportunities emerge through in-app solutions in the smart home and Internet of Things. In-app solutions will be a large focus at CONNECTIONS™, where our analysts and industry leaders will address the changes surrounding the connected home and implications for consumers and businesses."

Additional Parks Associates research:
Over 70% of TV-app users are satisfied with the TV show or network apps they use.
The number of global TV app users on smartphones will reach 1.29 billion by 2018.
Over 23% of U.S. smartphone owners 18-34 have used a TV app on their smartphone to schedule a DVR recording. Over 22% have used an app that transforms their smartphone into a remote control for their TV or set-top box.

Parks Associates' 2014 CONNECTIONS™ Conference will feature research presentations and interactive panel discussions focused on emerging technologies, value-added services, marketing strategies, and business models for the entertainment and smart home industries. Early sponsors include iControl Networks, Amdocs, Lowe's, Qualcomm, Arrayent, NETGEAR, Support.com, Z-Wave, AlertMe, Linear, SmartRG, and GreenWave Reality.

2014 keynote speakers:
Greg Roberts, Vice President, Marketing, iControl Networks
GW Shaw, Vice President of U-verse and Video Products, AT&T
Kevin Meagher, Vice President & General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's
Charles Cheevers, CTO Customer Premises Equipment, ARRIS

CONNECTIONS™ sessions will feature research from Parks Associates, including industry reports such as OTT in a Pay-TV World and TV Apps: Strategies and Trends.

About CONNECTIONS™
CONNECTIONS™: The Premier Connected Home Conference
will take place May 13-15 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. Contact [email protected], 972-490-1113, or visit www.connectionsconference.com.

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Holly Sprague
Parks Associates
720.987.6614
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