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Jan 11-14: Virtual CES 2021

Jan 13: FCC Open Commission Meeting

Jan 14: Rocky Mountain Cable Association Epic Virtual Party

Jan 19-21: Virtual NATPE Miami

Jan 25-28: RealScreen Summit 2021

Research

➢ There will be nearly 2bln active subscriptions to on-demand video services in 2025, a 65% increase over the end of 2020.

➢ The primary engine for this growth will be from traditional broadcasters turning to streaming services in order to extend their reach.

➢ In 2020, there was an average of four SVOD subscriptions per household in the US.

➢ Over 70% of streamed video sessions in the next five years will occur on smartphones.

(Source: Juniper Research)

Quotable

“I look forward to working in the public interest with my colleagues Commissioners Carr, Rosenworcel, and Starks, as well as the President-elect’s new nominee. Our mandate at the Commission is to work for the benefit of all Americans. Should we disagree on some issues, we would do well to remember Thomas Jefferson’s words at the time of another presidential transition, the first in which the Administration changed parties: ‘… every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle. We have called by different names brethren of the same principle.’”

— FCC commissioner Nathan Simington’s statement on the events at the Capitol and the peaceful transition of power

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