aioTV, Comcast Cable, Rovi, and Samsung to Address Monetization of User Interfaces on Multiple Entertainment Platforms at

aioTV, Comcast Cable, Rovi, and Samsung to Address Monetization of User 
Interfaces on Multiple Entertainment Platforms at
CONNECTIONS(TM) 
DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/13 --  Parks Associates
announced today executives from aioTV, Comcast Cable, Rovi, and
Samsung will address the monetization opportunities and development
challenges for cross-platform user interfaces (UIs) during the
CONNECTIONS(TM) session "Search, Discovery, Recommendation: New
Revenues and Experiences." 
The international research firm will host CONNECTIONS(TM): The
Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located with CTIA, on May 20-23
in Las Vegas. Parks Associates research finds over one-third of
smartphone and tablet owners use these devices to search for or
request information while watching TV. 
"As the volume of content available to consumers continues to
increase, viewers struggle to find content that is interesting to
them. Inevitably, they end up with the
'1,000-channels-and-nothing-to-watch' mentality about their TV
service," said Brett Sappington, director, research, Parks
Associates. "Today's discovery functions are designed for consumers
who know what they want to watch, allowing them to search for content
by title, genre, and actor. Tomorrow's discovery functions will use a
variety of inputs to match consumers to the content that suits their
preferences. In addition to improving the viewing experience, service
providers will have the opportunity to derive incremental revenues." 
This executive session at CONNECTIONS(TM), moderated by Sappington,
will analyze the new crop of solutions improving cross-platform UIs
and managing multiple streams of content. It takes place Wednesday,
May 22, 3:15 P.M., following keynote speaker John Penney, EVP,
Strategy, Business Development, & Worldwide Distribution, Starz.  
Panelists:  


 
--  Amit Bagga, Chief Scientist, Comcast Metadata Products and Search
    Services, Comcast Cable
--  Michael Earle, CEO, aioTV Inc.
--  Priya Rajagopalan, VP, Product Management, Rovi
--  Kevin Morrow, VP, Strategic Partnerships, Samsung Media Solutions
    Center America (MSCA), Samsung

  
"The demand for multiscreen experiences is here," said Michael Earle,
CEO, aioTV Inc. "Operators have a tremendous opportunity to monetize
additional servi
ces that IP delivery provides and create a unified
customer viewing experience for all content across connected
devices." 
"The future of media isn't about delivering more content; it's making
that content easier to find, optimizing it for preferred devices, and
offering complementary content across multiple screens to enrich the
viewing experience," said Kevin Morrow, VP, Strategic Partnerships,
Samsung Media Solutions Center America. "Through these experiences we
drive innovation in business models and greater revenue opportunities
across the industry." 
CONNECTIONS(TM) Sponsors include Cisco, Allegro, Lowe's, Qualcomm,
Sutherland Global Services, Arrayent, Asurion, Support.com, and
AlertMe.  
Contact sales@parksassociates.com, 972-490-1113, for sponsorship
information. For information, visit
http://www.connectionsconference.com and follow event updates on
Twitter with the hashtag #connus13. Members of the press are invited
to attend. 
About CONNECTIONS(TM) at CTIA  
CONNECTIONS(TM): The Premier Connected Home Conference, co-located
with CTIA 2013 and hosted by international research firm Parks
Associates, focuses on innovative technology and business solutions
for the connected consumer. The event features consumer research and
market strategies to monetize digital content, mobile applications
and services, value-added services, connected consumer electronics,
and home systems. http://www.connectionsconference.com 
Holly Sprague 
Parks Associates
720.987.6614
hsprague@gmail.com