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March 8: Strong Women Alliance “Strong Women Lead” Panel

March 16-20: SXSW Online

March 19: The Faxies Entry Deadline

April 9: Cablefax 100 Nomination Deadline

May 13: WICT Rocky Mountain Virtual Walk of Fame

Research

➢ Americans received just over 4.6 billion robocalls in February, a 15.1% increase over January.

➢ The total for February 2021 is the highest monthly robocall volume since February 2020, right before the pandemic.

➢ Scam and telemarketing calls accounted for roughly 60% of the month’s total robocall volume, exceeding 2.8 billion total calls.

➢ Robocalls are on pace to reach 51 billion for 2021.

(Source: YouMail Robocall Index)

Quotable

“We’ve come out of the pandemic having proved the thesis around the business as we formed it a couple of years ago. One of the things we talked about was that we would achieve a billion dollars in retransmission revenue by 2022. We’re absolutely on track to achieve that, even in light of a pandemic and subscriber declines at the rate they’re declining. We are starting to see them ameliorate by the way… It was a good year not to own movie studios and theme parks and things. And we’re coming out of the pandemic much stronger for it.”

– Lachlan Murdoch, CEO of Fox Corp, speaking at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference

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