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Oct 16-17: NAB NY

Oct 22: The FAXIES 2019; NYC

Oct 22-24: MWC 19; Los Angeles

Oct 23-24: BCCA Media Credit & Collections Workshop; Washington, DC

Nov 4-5: DC5G; Arlington, VA

Nov 21: Gracies Leadership Awards; NYC

Nov 24: WICT Rocky Mountain Tech It Out; Denver, CO

Research

➢ 53% of Americans are confident that the 2020 presidential election will be open and fair.

➢ The confidence falls mostly along party lines. 72% of Republicans believe in the fairness of the upcoming election while only 29% of Democrats feel that way.

➢ 58% of Americans believe foreign governments pose a threat to US elections.

(Source: C-SPAN)

Quotable

“About 10 years ago, on a train taking 30 cable television executives and their spouses from Portofino to Cinque Terre, a guy comes into the train trying to make some money playing the accordion. He was very talented but I felt bad for the poor guy as no one on the train was offering any tips. I pulled him aside and we came up with a plan. I took the accordion from him and gave him the hat to collect tips. I said you follow me with the hat, and I will play the accordion. I started playing up and down the aisles while loudly encouraging all the riders–especially the wealthy cable executives– to put money in his hat. He became a rich man in just a few hours.” — Mediacom CEO/Fiorentina owner (and accordion player) Rocco Commisso in an interview with ViolaNation

 

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STELAR Countdown

Last minute wrangling over STELAR continues with the legislation allowing satellite to import distant broadcast signals in some markets set to expire Dec 31.

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