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Sept 14-17: NATPE Streaming Plus

Sept 22: Cablefax’s FAXIES Awards Celebration, Also Honoring the Cablefax 100, Top Ops and Work Culture List

Sept 29-Oct 1: NCTC’s Independent Show

Oct 5: WICT Leadership Conference

Oct 6-9: NAMIC’s 34th Annual Conference

Research

➢ In total, 28% of consumers say they’ve signed up for at least one new TV service during the pandemic.

➢ Each of the big four SVOD services has seen a 3% or higher increase since just before the pandemic began in February.

➢ Consumers have turned to those services because they offer three benefits: exclusive shows, value for the money, and a deep library of content

➢ VOD viewing is up 6 points since February.
(Source: Hub)

Quotable

“If you take a look at the last 60 days by any measure, from my perspective, we’re in a really good position… We just announced a couple weeks ago that we’re actually north of 36mln already and obviously the number is going up everyday… I think, in hindsight, a mistake which we did have is a number of brands in the market that were ultimately confusing, which are HBO Now and HBO Go. We have sunsetted those brands and those services, so now we are left with, rightly so, HBO Max and HBO. So it’s a much simpler proposition for consumers.” – WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley”

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