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Tue, Sep 29



The Big Picture - Day One

Today's content will include a CEO panel, a keynote from Economist, Marci Rossell. You'll hear from financial analyst Spencer Kurn. And we'll have a timely discussion about what Retansmission looks like in 2020.

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Sep 29, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT


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A kick-off and welcome from Rich Fickle & Matt Polka.

Keynote Speaker Marci Rossell: State of the Economy (30 min)

Our keynote presenter for the day, Marci Rossell, world-renowned economist and financial expert, known for her ability to take complex economic issues and make them relevant to people’s lives, families, and careers, will share her insights on the current economic environment including the disruption of Covid-19 and the impact of the upcoming elections.

Trailblazers in Interesting Times (20 min)

We’re catching up with some of the best CEOs in our industry. Hear how they’ve blazed their way through 2020 so far. From communications and customer service during the pandemic to retransmission and the imminent threat of LEOS, you’ll hear what other members have overcome or are currently tackling. During this fast-paced, candid session, our panelists will answer the big questions around investments, regulatory concerns, and what broadband and video services look like for their companies in the near future.

Wall Street Perspective (25 min)

Next, leading analyst, Spencer Kurn of New Steet Research will walk through trends in Pay TV, OTT, broadband, consumer behavior and impact of potential new technology enabled competitors.

The Latest News on Retransmission (30 min)

Like “death and taxes,” 2020 means it’s Retrans time again. ACAC will present a lively discussion on Retrans topics, including a conversation with David Goodfriend of Locast and an update the Locast lawsuit, service description and its availability; an update on ATSC 3.0, recent rule changes and what subscribers will need to have to support ATSC 3.0; and the status of the Retrans buying group rules and how group negotiations may look different in 2020 and beyond.

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