Fox Senior VP to Deliver Keynote at CONNECTIONS: The Digital Living Conference

  • Posted on: 2 June 2011
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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.

CONNECTIONS™: The Digital Living Conference and Showcase, hosted by international research firm Parks Associates, attracts over 500 executives focused on innovative consumer technology solutions. The 15th annual CONNECTIONS™ will take place June 28-30, 2011, in Santa Clara.

This unique conference and showcase highlights consumer and industry research from Parks Associates, showcases key players and new technologies, and delivers insight and recommendations for new business models and opportunities in digital media/content, mobile applications and services, connected consumer electronics, broadband and value-added services, and home systems.

For information about CONNECTIONS™, contact [email protected] or call 972-490-1113. For information on speaking, sponsoring, or attending, please visit

About Parks Associates:
Parks Associates 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 new media, digital entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.

Each year, Parks Associates hosts executive conferences CONNECTIONS™, with support from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®; CONNECTIONS™ Europe; and Smart Energy Summit.

* is a media partner of the CONNECTIONS™ events