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Streaming Media Device Owners Watch 22 Hours of Video on TV Weekly

Facebook, Intel, Samsung, and others to address evolving connected entertainment markets at CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES, January 6-7, 2016

Las Vegas(07 Oct 2015)

New Parks Associates research shows U.S. broadband households with a streaming media device watch more video on the television on average than households without one of these devices, at 22 hours versus 18 hours per week. Streaming media device owners watch double the amount of Internet video on the television, consuming six hours per week compared to three hours among non-owners, but only eight hours of broadcast TV compared to 10 hours for households without a streaming media device.

The research firm will examine connected entertainment trends and the OTT market, as well as the smart home, IoT, energy, and health markets, at the 10th-annual CONNECTIONS Summit: IoT, Entertainment, and the Connected Consumer, January 6-7, 2016, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

“Adoption of streaming devices, combined with an increasing supply of OTT options, has altered the video environment, demanding new business models in advertising, content creation, and video subscriptions,” said Brett Sappington, Director, Research, Parks Associates. “For example, Hulu has made subtle shifts in its business to emphasize its subscription services. The company has added more movie content via its deal with Epix and has added a new ad-free premium tier of service. Beyond Hulu, other new services will be joining the U.S. market at the end of this year. By January 2016, we will see the impact of these moves, and how Netflix responds to the changes, and at CONNECTIONS™ Summit, we will discuss with leading companies in the connected entertainment markets the impact of Internet video on content consumption and spending trends.”

Announced speakers include:

2016 Panelists

AirTies Wireless Networks
Bulent Celebi, Co-Founder and Chairman

Matthew Pine, Vice President, Marketing 

Robert Conant, CEO

Sagar Savla, Data Science Engineer

Greenwave Systems
Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist

Icontrol Networks
Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer

Stuart Rench, CEO

Intel Security
Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist

Joe Liu, CEO

NXP Semiconductors
Sami Nassar, Vice President, Cyber Security Solutions

Wynn Grubbs, SVP Business & Partner Development

Pankaj Kedia, Senior Director and Business Lead, Smart Wearables

Samsung Electronics America
Eric Canfield, Director, Smart Home

Scott Hublou, VP of Global Connected Services

Sling TV
Ben Weinberger, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer
Lee Gruenfeld, VP, Strategic Initiatives

ULE Alliance
Avi Barel, Business Development Director

Steve Christian, Senior Vice President, Marketing

WeatherBug Home by Earth Networks
Amena Ali, Senior VP and General Manager

Parks Associates Analysts / Moderators

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

Harry Wang, Director, Health and Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

Sponsors of CONNECTIONS Summit include Cirrent, Affinegy, AirTies, Greewave Systems, Icontrol Networks, MivaTek, NXP, PlumChoice, ROC-Connect,, ULE Alliance, and WeatherBug Home.

For information on CONNECTIONS Summit, contact or call 972-490-1113. Follow the event on Twitter at @CONN_Summit and #CONNSummit16. During CES, visit Parks Associates at booth # 70,959 in the Sands. Registration for CES is at


CONNECTIONS Summit at CES is an annual research and industry event hosted by international research firm Parks Associates at CES in Las Vegas. The executive event features two days of panel discussions on the smart home, Internet of Things (IoT), and connected entertainment, with trends and implications for connected consumers and opportunities for companies to build new revenues and innovative business models.