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It's Diversity Week! Industry professionals from across the country are connecting this week virtually at WICT's Leadership Conference, NAMIC's 35th Annual Conference and the Walter Kaitz Foundation's celebration and fundraiser. Sessions across the events highlight topics like male allyship, corporate influence on social justice and creating space for the LGBTQ community. It's a welcome reprieve from last week's plethora of carriage battles. NBCU and YouTube TV are among those that made nice and struck new agreements, but others haven't been so lucky.

Embracing Technology as a Tool for Connection
MSNBC President Rashida Jones, who ascended into her role in February, said in a keynote conversation at WICT’s Leadership Conference Monday that embracing technology and being flexible has improved the network’s reporting dramatically. Read More »
Comcast-MSG Drop May Not Tell the Future
With Comcast losing MSG Networks at midnight Thursday and DISH losing the AT&T RSNs earlier in the evening, it’s easy to label the carriage impasses as the beginning of the end for RSNs. But be careful Read More »
FCC Business as Usual Despite Washington Uncertainty
The FCC is taking a deep dive into claims by some ACA Connects members that misconduct is occurring within the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. Read More »
ESPN On the Shift in Sports Rights and Streaming
It’s been more than three years since ESPN jumped into the streaming universe with ESPN+, and in that time, the app has grown to nearly 15 million subscribers. Read More »
Convergence Starts HERE at SCTE® Cable-Tec Expo® 2021 Virtual Experience
Now more than ever, the cable industry is poised to implement - for an ever-widening audience - the needed network infrastructure enhancements that were highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More »
Diversity List Honorees on DEI Next Steps
As the industry prepares to gather virtually for its annual Diversity Week next week, there’s a lot to think about. Read More »
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