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Dec 14-16: 2020 Virtual Fiber Connect

Jan 11-14: Virtual CES 2021

Jan 25-28: RealScreen Summit 2021

Research

➢ On average, workers increased their total TV time (live, time-shifted, internet-connected device, game console) by 21% between 9am-4pm in Oct 2020.

➢ During a typical work week (9am-4pm, M-F), professionals are engaging with TV two hours and 10 minutes more than last year.

➢ The uptick in daytime consumption has not negatively affected evening viewing. These same viewers increased their usage between 5-8pm.

(Source: Nielsen Daytime Video Usage Insights)

Quotable

“People are going to go to the movie theaters for many, many years, probably many decades. I truly believe that. Kids want to get away from their parents, parents want to get away from their kids. There is still going to be a movie business. It’s just going to be more of an event business… I think you have to reframe how you think about the movie business. We talk about Amazon entering the video business not because they make money on video. They make money because of the totality of what it means to Amazon… HBO Max is not on the largest platform for streaming TV, Roku. I have to believe this type of a bold move by Jason Kilar breaks that log jam and helps them get a deal done with Roku in short order.”
– Lightshed Partners’ Rich Greenfield on CNBC talking Warner Bros releasing 2021 films on HBO Max

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