I/O Is Cancelled, Fox News Drops Its Upfronts Plans

Coronavirus strikes again. This time coronavirus concerns became the main cause for cancelling I/O, an annual developer conference held by Google. It is a place for presenting companies new products and technologies. Google was expected to give updates and present Android 11 and Pixel 4a during the conference.  People who bought tickets will get their money back by March 13, as per Google. Although the company won’t have an opportunity to gather developers and enthusiasts in-person, it’s looking for alternatives. An online conference may be the answer.

Another news is that Fox News is canceling its upfront presentation, once again because of the safety and health concerns amid the coronavirus outbreak. Upfronts are very important for networks: that’s where broadcasters meet with media buyers. If more presentations will be canceled or postponed, that could have a rather visible negative impact on the TV industry.

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