It’s always so inspiring to see what our @ACAConnects Mbrs, like @NKTelcoInc in New Knoxville, OH, do to truly make a difference in their communities with #broadband, local programming, telephone and video, concerts and #ConnectingAndCommunicating! #ACAConnects! MMP pic.twitter.com/hkViJlecp5
— Matthew M. Polka (@MATTatACA) August 27, 2020
Americans continue to connect more wireless devices. There are 442.8M U.S. wireless subscriptions and last year, 174.8M data-only devices —like connected cars and smartwatches— were connected. Topline highlights of our 2020 Annual Survey: https://t.co/g5p6QMmq0t pic.twitter.com/CMeTAxf9M9
— CTIA (@CTIA) August 28, 2020
Sept 14-17: NATPE Streaming Plus
Sept 29-Oct 1: NCTC’s Independent Show
Oct 5: WICT Leadership Conference
Oct 6-9: NAMIC’s 34th Annual Conference
➢ 73% of US consumers say they would prefer to watch their favorite TV show for free with ads rather than pay for an ad-free experience.
➢ 64% of consumers in the US plan to reduce the amount they pay for TV services. 44% plan to do so by reducing paid subscriptions and 42% plan to cancel cable TV.
“I do not believe any large media company put in a bid, and I think that’s really what’s sad. It’s that they had an opportunity to pivot to the future… every single media company had the opportunity to be a part of this and none of them were. Yes, their business is under pressure, the TV ad market is under pressure, cord-cutting is accelerating. So I understand the existential challenges that they’re all facing right now, but this was theoretically a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity… it’s just sad when you think about the fact that none of the companies that should have wanted this… this was the next evolution to mobile content.”
– Lightshed Partners analyst Rich Greenfield talking the bidding for TikTok on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”