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Jan 7-10: CES 2020; Las Vegas
Jan 7-19: Winter 2020 TCA Press Tour
Jan 21-25: NATPE Miami
Jan 27-30: Realscreen Summit; New Orleans
Feb 7: Cablefax 100 Nomination Deadline
Feb 16-18: NCTC Winter Educational Conference; Las Vegas

Research

➢ Legislative action in 2019 largely took place in the House, which passed 422 bills and joint resolutions. The Senate passed just 183.

➢ The Senate confirmed 295 civilian nominees in 2019.

➢ The House spent 798 hours in session over the last year compared to 1004 in 2011, while the Senate spent 955 hours in session, down from 1102 in 2011.

➢ Of the Democratic senators running for president, Amy Klobuchar spoke on the Senate floor the most with 20 appearances

(Source: C-SPAN)

Quotable

“Rather than focusing on new massive screens and resolutions, advertisers’ time is better spent looking at new ways to make use of existing technologies, and optimize the experience for how people will actually be viewing… ACR tech allows advertisers the ability to track what people are watching on smart TVs and tie that behavior to their digital activity… And as the technology develops, advertisers will be able to not only target and decision on TV content watched, but games played and apps used.”

— Modco Media CEO Erik Dochtermann and MiQ vp, research and insights Robert Jones in a ClickZ article

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