DALLAS, November 6 /PRNewswire/ --

Parks Associates and CEA(R) announced today Didier Zwierski, Vice President, Americas General Manager & Technology and Development Manager for Philips Consumer Electronics - BU Home Networks, will deliver the afternoon keynote for CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe on Wed., December 5.

CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with CEA, is an executive conference and showcase to be held December 4-6, 2007, at the Adlon Kempinski, Berlin, Germany.

Zwierski's keynote, Changing Entertainment Options, will focus on the expanding landscape of entertainment services. He will address the role of consumer electronics such as set-top boxes and televisions in bridging the two worlds of digital entertainment and online services. He will also discuss the new consumer experiences, and new revenue streams, made possible through hardware-enabled interactive and value-added features. Mr. Zwierski will speak 15h30-16h15 (3:30-4:15 p.m.).

Research firm Parks Associates recently reported a dramatic increase in the number of broadband households paying for online video content, which jumped from three million in 2006 to nearly 12 million in 2007.

"Successfully marrying service and hardware is key to promoting the new wave of growth in all sectors of the digital lifestyle," said Kurt Scherf, vice president, principal analyst, Parks Associates. "Philips has been at the forefront of this mission around the world, and their expertise will be invaluable to CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe attendees."

For more information on CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe, visit http://www.connectionseurope.com.


CONNECTIONS(TM) Europe: Strategies for Digital Living Markets, produced by Parks Associates in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA(R)), is an executive conference and showcase that provides 200-250 attendees with high-level analysis and consumer research from Parks Associates, networking opportunities, and information on emerging residential and mobile technologies and services. This focused event provides a forum where executives can present and learn about vital international trends, successful strategies, and key players in the development of digital living technologies. http://www.connectionseurope.com

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Chelsey Tyson of Parks Associates, +1-972-490-1113, chelsey@parksassociates.com