Up Ahead

Nov 4-5: DC5G; Arlington, VA

Nov 8: WICT SoCal LEA Awards Luncheon; LA

Nov 14: WICT Rocky Mountain Tech It Out; Denver, CO

Nov 21: Gracies Leadership Awards; NYC

Dec 5: Cablefax Most Powerful Women 2019; NYC

Research

➢ Nearly 60% of consumers have heard of Disney+, while about half have heard of Apple TV+.

➢ 1 in 4 TV consumers say they’ll sign up for Disney+, including 15% who say they’ll definitely sign up or have already preordered the service. The numbers are smaller for AppleTV+, with 6% saying they’re definitely in.

➢ 2/3 of those likely to sign up for any of the new streamers say they’ll drop something they’ll have today.
(Source: Hub)

Quotable

“I think in virtually every job that I’ve taken I’ve always felt a pressure to perform and actually add value back to the business. I don’t think that changes or I feel any different about that… This introduction to this product is incredibly important. Every job I’ve come into, it’s always been what needs to change, what’s something that can add value to the business and how do you focus on doing it well?.. What comes from it comes from it… I have this luxury wonderful luxury in my life where I don’t have to work. I work because I want to work. And that’s a blessing for me. And I’m here because I want to do this and I want to do what’s in front of me right now.” — AT&T COO John Stankey speaking with CNBC on his potential to become the next chmn

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Subcmte members from both sides of the aisle criticized FCC chmn Ajit Pai’s announcement of a $9bln 5G Fund that would replace the Mobility Fund Phase II.

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