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Dec 4: TV of Tomorrow Show, NYC
Dec 5: Cablefax Most Powerful Women 2019, NYC
Dec 5-6: CableLabs Latin America & Caribbean Summit 2019, Miami
Dec 13: Cablefax Work Culture 2020 Entry Deadline
Jan 7-10: CES 2020; Las Vegas


➢ Nearly 2/3 of consumers surveyed claimed “basic familiarity” or that they were “very familiar” with 5G, but of those respondents, nearly 1/5 mistakenly already thought they had 5G.

➢ 1/4 of US consumers listed 5G as an important feature, but one in five didn’t yet see a need for 5G, or wanted to wait until the benefits of 5G were proven before investing in devices built for the technology.

➢ When asked which brand they would buy for 5G, consumers rank Samsung and Apple as the most preferred.
(Source: Strategy Analytics)


“If both the Copyright and Communications Act provisions of the STELA Reauthorization Act expire, broadcast station owners would likely have greater advantage in negotiating with cable, telco and satellite operators than they do currently. … If Congress does not renew the FCC’s mediation role and retransmission consent disputes were to become more frequent, cable, telco, and satellite subscribers could experience more interruptions of broadcast television programming.”
– Congressional Research Service report issued Nov 22 on STELAR

The Daily


Sinclair Could Launch RSN Direct-to-Consumer Service

A week after Charlie Ergen lamented that Sinclair didn’t own the Fox RSNs when their contract expired with DISH, Sinclair offered further optimism.

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