The information technology, telecommunications and broadcasting industries are converging on the connected home. As more homes connect to ever faster broadband services, with wired and wireless networks within the home connecting even more devices and displays, the living room is the focus of a fight for the future of home entertainment. I’m very pleased to let you know that I will be chairing a new one-day conference on the Connected Home as part of Streaming Media Europe in London in October. The advance programme has just been announced and I’m looking forward to introducing a great line-up of speakers offering many different perspectives on the distribution of digital media to and through the connected home. For more details see the events section on