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01.21.16

Good morning. It’s Thursday January 21, 2016, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
BBC America: London Spy at 10p
Bravo: Recipe for Deception at 10p
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow at 8p, The 100 at 9p
FX: Baskets at 10p
IFC: Portlandia at 10p
Showtime: Dark Net at 11p

Tonight’s Finales:
CMT: I Love Kellie Pickler at 10p
FYI: Food Porn at 9:30p
NBC: Heroes Reborn at 8p


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 * Changes in technology – from the rise of connected devices to virtual reality
 * Evolution of content brands and the growth of live streaming
 * Digital video advertising challenges and opportunities

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IN THE NEWS

Original cast members from some of TV’s most iconic comedies will be on hand for NBC’s Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows, celebrating the sitcom director’s 1000th episode (for NBC’s Crowded). “The caliber of talent joining us to celebrate Jimmy’s accomplishments is a testament to his imprint in television history,” said Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and late night programming. In addition to previously announced Friends dropping by (albeit Matthew Perry in a pre-taped segment), cast members from Cheers, Frasier, Will & Grace, Taxi, The Big Bang Theory, Wings, Mike & Molly will be on hand, as well as Two and a Half Men’s Jon Cryer and Charlie Sheen. Special airs Sunday, February 21 at 9p.

CBS O&O’s and affiliates on Mountain and Pacific time will have the option of airing the Grammy Awards live on Monday, February 15, rather than on a delayed basis. The move follows a similar strategy for The Oscars, Emmys and Golden Globes, so viewers can keep pace with social chatter. Participating stations in the Pacific time zone will rerun the awards show after the live broadcast.

Nielsen is adding Facebook to its social ratings, for the past three years restricted to Twitter. Slated to debut in the first half of 2016, the new data, dubbed Social Content Ratings, “is part of Nielsen’s ongoing effort to evolve our measurement to reflect the total audience across screens and platforms,” said Nielsen Social president Sean Casey. “Nielsen Social measurement is evolving to provide a comprehensive, standardized picture of how consumers are responding to program content through social media, wherever and whenever.” Social media conversation about original video programming from TV and OTT streaming providers will be measured for linear airtimes as well as on a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week basis. Next up: Instagram.

BET had a question for Fox News contributor Stacey Dash after the Clueless actress suggested on Wednesday’s Fox & Friends that, if we don’t want segregation, then we need to get rid of channels like BET and the BET Awards and the Image Awards where you’re only awarded if you’re black.” Along with a shot of Dash on the network’s The Game, BET tweeted, “Soooooo @RealStaceyDash can we get our check back…or nah?”

The recipients of the NAACP Chairman’s Award, presented during the 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards on Friday, February 5 at 9p on TV One, include Brittany “Bree” Newsome; Justice League NYC; Concerned Student 1950 Collective at the University of Missouri, Columbia; The University of Mississippi NAACP College Chapter; Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III; Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley; Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, and Jussie Smollett. Two-hour special airs live.

Kelly Cass joins Weather Channel morning show AMHQ Weekend on Saturday, January 23.

The Warner Bros. Television Directors’ Workshop, launched in 2014, is accepting applications for its May-August 2016 session. Aspiring TV directors meet Saturdays on the Warner Bros. Studios lot to hone their skills, pre-production through shooting and post-production.



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PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

 
HBO picked up The Deuce to series. Porn drama from David Simon, set in seedy Times Square circa the 1970s and 80s, stars James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

My Time/Your Time earned a pilot order from CBS. Comedy comes from Hilary Winston (Bad Teacher) and Carter Bays and Craig Thomas (How I Met Your Mother).

The first series to be produced at the Viacom International Studios in Miami: Nickelodeon telenovela I Am Frankie. Adapted from Latin American series Yo Soy Frankie, the show centers on “an experimental android who navigates the perils and wonders of being a teenager.” The studio, completed late last year, is a multiplatform production hub for all Viacom properties.

Debmar-Mercury co-founders and co-presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein signed a new long-term deal with parent company Lionsgate. “They have built a visionary and entrepreneurial company that is the gold standard in television distribution and production,” said Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer. “They are an integral part of the continuing growth, diversification and scalability of our global television operations.” Lionsgate acquired D-M (Wendy Williams, Celebrity Name Game) in 2006.

Futuristic drama series Altered Carbon, based on the sci-fi novel by Richard Morgan, landed a 10-episode order from Netflix. Skydance Television (Grace and Frankie) is the studio.

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COMING UP

Not everything’s coming up roses on Valentine’s Day: El Rey’s third annual “Rip Your Heart Out” weekend-long marathon offers five Nightmare on Elm Street films, as well as episodes from the 1988 series Freddy’s Nightmares. Fun begins Saturday, February 13 at 6a.

Nova: Memory Hackers explores the cutting edge of cognitive science, including new technologies being used to implant, edit and erase memories. One-hour doc premieres Wednesday, February 10 at 9p on PBS (check local listings).

Freeform’s “That’s So Throwback” event Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24 includes High School Musical on Saturday at 4:30p followed by Clueless and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. On Sunday, Grease is the word at 9:30p.

Smithsonian Channel and Major League Baseball are teaming for four docs, focused on Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Ted Williams. Narrated by Martin Sheen, Major League Legends will air Monday nights at 8p, starting February 29.

Discovery’s Venom Hunters debuts Wednesday, February 17 at 10p. Docu-series follows brave souls who track snakes to collect the toxic liquid used to produce anti-venom.

SYNDICATION

“Bring lots of Advil everywhere you go.” That was one syndicator’s instructions to staff, and with the commotion of day two of NATPE, it was easy to see why. Highlights included Steve Harvey’s musing on what makes Family Feud a good show:“It’s my reaction to contestants’ answers”…. One attendee took advantage of Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos’ moderating a conversation with QuincyJones and Norman Lear to pitch Sarandos on his show idea during the Q&A…people agreed that yes, there is too much content out there, so look for consolidation in the next year or so…the morning also featured recovery from A+E Networks/Trifecta party, which celebrated the launch of Pawn Stars into the U.S. syndication market. Pawn’s Rick Harrison and Chumlee joined in the festivities. Also getting high marks last night was Telemundo’s programming presentation and vodka-infused reception at Nobu.

Daytime’s FABLife will not be back for a second season. “We’re extremely proud of everyone involved with the show and would like to thank them for all of their contributions and tireless efforts,” said Janice Marinelli, president of Disney/ABC home entertainment and television distribution. Exec producer and co-host Tyra Banks exited two months after the lifestyle show’s September launch.

In related news: Picked up for fall 2016, and cleared on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, was RightThisMinute. The viral video show, produced by MagicDust Television and distributed by MGM since 2013, will continue to air on the production partner stations, giving it a combines clearance footprint of 60 percent of the country.

Harry, the one-hour show hosted by entertainer Harry Connick, Jr., has been sold in over 90 percent of the country, reports NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution. It debuts in national syndication September 12, 2016.

One-year-old retro game show net BUZZR, available in 60 percent of households, will celebrate Super Bowl Sunday with 80s Family Feud episodes featuring Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders versus football players, and AFC quarterbacks competing against NFC quarterbacks.

ADVERTISING AND BRANDS

Thanks to bot fraud, advertisers will lose about $7.2 billion globally in 2016, according to a new study from the Association of National Advertisers and fraud tracker White Ops. Based on the collection of nearly 10 billion online ad impressions across 1300 campaigns from August 1-September 30 of last year, less than a third of advertisers had a decrease in bot rates versus 2014 and the average and overall rates were about the same.

Calling broadband providers “Internet gatekeepers,” 59 advocacy groups signed a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler asking for the adoption of new privacy rules that would prevent the collection of data without consumers’ consent. “Providers of broadband Internet access service, including fixed and mobile telephone, cable, and satellite television providers, have a unique role in the online ecosystem,” said the letter, citing “the potential for discriminatory practices derived from data use.” The FCC has said it would consider issuing new broadband rules.

The Rite Aid Foundation’s KidCents program donated $2 million to the non-profit Fred Rogers Company to support production of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. As part of the partnership, a Rite Aid Foundation underwriting spot will air before and after every episode. Series airs daily on PBS Kids.

Google is launching a new ad format, Real-Time Ads, that allows brands to “be part of live events conversations in a way that’s timely and relevant.” Brands will be able to instantly run an ad across YouTube, apps and Google’s Display Network that connects with a moment that just happened. The product is in beta, with the Super Bowl its first big test. Website developer Wix is onboard for the Big Game.

DISTRIBUTION AND CARRIAGE

Katz Broadcasting networks Grit, Escape and Laff were launched in multiple new markets, driving Laff to 76.3 percent of the U.S. (86.5 million households), Grit to 88 percent (99 million HHs) and Escape to 78 percent for (88.4 million).

CASTING

Brandon Jay McLaren (Graceland) will recur on NBC’s Chicago Fire. Dick Wolf drama airs Tuesdays at 10p.

Devious Maids signed Ryan McPartlin (Chuck) to a recurring role. The Lifetime dramedy was renewed for season four in September.

Meagan Good (Minority Report) landed a recurring role on CBS’s Code Black. Freshman medical drama airs Wednesdays at 10p.

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DIGITAL DOINGS

Netflix reported it added 17 million subscribers in the past 12 months, and now streams content to almost 75 million people globally. In the fourth quarter, the service added 1.56 million subs domestically and 4.04 internationally.

Mobile messaging company Snaps has teamed with Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl to launch a kitten emoji keyboard. What’s the purr-pose? “Hallmark Channel’s Kitten Bowl Keyboard is the perfect vehicle for fans to share their excitement for the big game in a conversational way through messaging,” Chris Brown, Director of Product Marketing at Snaps, tells Cynopsis. “The keyboard allows each fan to share their favorite kittens before, during and after the event – making keyboards the perfect second screen experience for users and helping to drive tune-in to the broadcast event.”Felines take to the field Sunday, February 7 at noon.

GLOBAL GOINGS-ON

Keshet International game show BOOM! has been licensed by the Mexican broadcast network Azteca. Hour-long episodes of the format will be produced locally and stripped across the week in an access prime slot throughout the summer season.

FremantleMedia Spain and Movistar+ are producing a Spanish-language adaptation of Lisa Kudrow’s improvised comedy Web Therapy. Series is slated to premiere on Movistar+’s new channel #0 in February 2016, and will be distributed globally by FremantleMedia International.

Canada’s Gusto Worldwide Media secured the sale of its original series A is for Apple to UMAX in South Korea. UMAX is owned and operated by Cable TV VOD Corporation.

Electus International acquired global distribution rights for documentary 9/11, to be broadcast internationally this September on the 15th anniversary of the World Trade Center terrorist attack.


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RATINGS

NBC won the week of January 11 in the A18-49 demo, the first network since 1997-98 to top 15 of the season’s first 17 weeks. CBS drew the most primetime viewers, averaging 10.6 million.

Sunday’s post-NFL playoff 60 Minutes, featuring Charlie Rose’s interview with Sean Penn, was seen by 20.6 million viewers. That’s the CBS news show’s biggest audience since 2008. 

CW’s The Flash returned from its winter hiatus up 10% among A18-34 for its last original (to 1.1/5) and steady among A18-49 (1.3/4), and placed first in its time slot among M18-34 (1.3/6).

Tuesday’s season two premiere of ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter opened to 3.3 million total viewers and 1.0 among A18-49; the second hour hit series lows of 3 million and .9.

Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America posted a 1.0 rating across both A25-54 and A25-34 on Sunday, up 35% and 86% respectively versus year-ago and ranking 5th for the Sunday 9p timeslot. Guy’s Grocery Games delivered a .8 rating among A25-54, up 62% year-over-year, and its highest rating ever among A25-34, .9, up 77%.

Syndicated talk shows Dr. Phil (up 25% week to week) and Live With Kelly and Michael (down 17% after hitting a season high) tied for W25-54 viewers the week ending January 10, with 1.5.

Steve Harvey scored all-time record high metered market ratings with newly crowned Miss Universe, Pia “don’t beat yourself up” Wurtzbach as his guest. The January 18 show hit 2.6/6, up 44% versus last year.

The finale of Univision telenovela Yo No Creo En Los Hombres at 10p drew a series high 3.0 million total viewers and 1.5 million among A18-49, and was the fifth most-watched program of the night among A18-34 ((691,000).

Discovery’s Gold Rush delivered a 3.02 P25-54 rating with 5.51 million total viewers P2+ on Friday, January 15 in L+3, reaching season highs across M25-54, P18-49 M18-34 and P12-17.The episode was Friday night’s #1 non-sports telecast on all of TV for the 13th straight week in M25-54 and M18-49.

Hallmark Channel’s Love on the Sidelines garnered a 2.1 HH rating and 2.4 million total viewers to become the #1 HH rated program of the day on Saturday. On Sunday, the premiere of Hallmark Movies & MysteriesFlower Shop Mystery: Mum’s the Word averaged a 1.2 HH rating and became the most-watched January original premiere in network history. 

Azteca America’s broadcast of Atlas vs. America on Saturday was one of the top primetime programs in Spanish broadcast for the night among key male demos, including men 18-49 and 21-34, according to Nielsen. The game delivered an average audience of 610,000 total viewers and 343,000 A18-49. The A18-34 demo comprised 27% of the audience; median audience age was 38.3. 

Broadcast Evening News ShowsWeekly Average Ratings (week of January 11, 2016)
NBC:
Nightly News 9.401 million total viewers; 2.0/7 and 2.37 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 9.284 million total viewers; 1.8/7 and 2.112 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 7.815 million total viewers; 1.6/6 and 1.842 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD
 
Top 14 Broadcast Programs among
A18-49 rating/share for the week of January 11, 2016
NBC: NBC NFL Playoff Game (1/16) 10.6/34
CBS: 60 Minutes (1/17) 4.8/14
CBS: The Big Bang Theory (1/14) 3.8/13
ABC: Modern Family (1/13) 2.7/8
FOX: American Idol (1/13) 2.5/8
FOX: American Idol (1/14) 2.2/7
NBC: Democratic Debate (1/17) 2.1/6
CBS: Madam Secretary (1/17) 2.0/6
CBS: Criminal Minds (1/13) 2.0/6
CBS: Life in Pieces (1/14) 2.0/7
NBC: Law and Order: SVU (1/13) 2.0/6
NBC: Chicago PD (1/13) 2.0/7
ABC: The Bachelor (1/11) 2.0/6
ABC: The Goldbergs (1/13) 2.0/7
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of January 4 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 7.8AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 7.6AA
Family Feud (2/T) 7.2AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 7.0AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 6.4AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.6AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.5AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.5AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.2AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 3.1AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of January 4 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 3.1AA
Family Feud (2/T) 2.4AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.1AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.9AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.6AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.6AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.5AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.3AA
2 Broke Girls (WB) 1.3AA
How I Met Your Mother (2T) 1.1AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Monday A18-49 Analysis: CBS led with the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 1.8/6, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s The Bachelor was first at 8p with 2.2/7, followed by 1.8/6 for CBS’s Supergirl. Hour two of The Bachelor earned 2.2/7, versus 2.0/6 for CBS’s Scorpion. CBS grabbed the lead at 10p with 1.6/5 for NCIS: Los Angeles; number two Biggest Loser scored 1.0/3 for NBC.

A18-49: CBS 1.8/6, ABC 1.7/5, FOX 1.5/4, NBC 1.1/3, UNI .8/2, TELE .7/2, ION .4/1, CW .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, January 18, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 6.4/11
Supergirl 5.4/8, Scorpiom 7.1/11, NCIS: Los Angeles 6.7/12
ABC: 4.2/7
The Bachelor 4.9/8, Bachelor Live 2.8/5
FOX: 2.5/4
MasterChef Celebrity Showdown 2.5/4
NBC: 2.4/4
Superstore 3.4/5, Telenovela 2.4/4, Biggest Loser 2.2/4                   
UNIVISION: 1.2/2
Antes Muerta Lichita 1.1/2, Pasion y Poder 1.2/2
Telemundo: 1.0/2
Celia 1.0/2, Bajo el Mismo Cielo 1.1/2, Querida Centauro 1.0/2
CW: .9/1
Just for Laughs .9/1, Whose Line Is it Anyway? [r] .7/1
ION: 0.9/2
Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 1.0/2, Criminal Minds 0.8/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: CBS had the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 3.2/9, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. Fox won the 7p hour with The Simpsons (.8/2) and Bob’s Burgers (1.0/3), versus .8/2 for ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos and Univision’s Aqui Ahora. CBS’s 60 Minutes was first at 8p with 4.8/14, followed by Fox’s The Simpsons (1.8/5) and Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life (1.2/3). CBS’s Madam Secretary delivered 2.3/7 and 1.8/5 in its 9p half hours opposite 1.9/6 and 2.2/6 for NBC’s telecast of the Democratic debate. The debate topped 10p with 2.2/7; CBS’s The Good Wife was second with 1.4/4.

A18-49: CBS 3.2/9, NBC 1.5/4, FOX 1.3/4, UNI .9/3, ABC .5/2, TELE .3/1, ION .2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings:  Sunday, January 17, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 8.8/14
60 Minutes 12.0/19, Madam Secretary 7.1/11, The Good Wife 5.7/10
NBC: 4.8/8
Dateline 2.9/5, Dateline 3.8/6, Democratic Debate 6.2/10
FOX: 1.6/3
The Simpsons [r] 1.2/2, Bob’s Burgers 1.3/2, The Simpsons 2.2/3, Cooper Barrett’s Guide 1.5/2, Family Guy 2.0/3, Bodertown 1.4/2
ABC: 1.5/2
America’s Funniest Home Videos 2.8/4, Galavant 1.4/2, Quantico .9/2
UNIVISION: 1.3/2
Aqui y Ahora 1.2/2, Cisne Negr Recap 1.4/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.3/2
ION: 0.7/1
Leverage .6/1, Leverage .6/1, Leverage .7/1, Leverage .7/1
TELE: 0.4/1
Gran Hermano .4/1, Ya Era Ora 0.3/0

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: NBC clobbered the competition for A18-49 viewers Saturday with 10.4/34, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s Green Bay/Arizona NFL Playoff Game scored 10.0/33 at 8p, followed by 1.2/4 for CBS’s Crimetime Saturday. Football rose to 10.4/33 at 9p, versus .8/3 for the second installment of Crimetime. NBC hit 11.3/35 at 10p; CBS’s 48 Hours was second with .8/3.

A18-49: NBC 10.4/34, CBS .9/3, UNI .6/2, ION .4/1, TELE .4/1, ABC .3/1, FOX .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, January 16, 2016 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 18.5/32
Football Nt. America 4.4/6, NBC NFL Playoff 18.8/33
CBS: 3.0/5
AFC Playoff Post-Game 7.9/14, Crimetime Saturday [r] 3.3/6, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.7/5, 48 Hours 2.8/5
FOX 1.6/3
Hell’s Kitchen [r] .7/1, Second Chance [r] .7/1
ION: 1.0/2
Law & Order: SVU 1.1/2, Law & Order: SVU 1.0/2, Law & Order: SVU 1.0/2
ABC: .9/2
The Social Network .9/2
UNIVISION: 0.9/2
Cronicas de Sabado .8/1, Sal y Pimienta .9/2
TELE: 0.5/1
Cine Cantinflas .5/1, Cineplex .5/1

EXECUTIVE MOVES

John Seifert has been named CEO of Ogilvy & Mather worldwide. He succeeds Miles Young, who will continue as worldwide chairman until September 1. Seifert has been serving as Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy North America; Young announced last June his intention to take a post at his alma mater, Oxford University.

Univision President of Programming and Content Alberto Ciurana resigned. Ciurana began his second tenure at the company in 2012. CEO Randy Falco said a successor would be named shortly.

Screenvision’s John McCauley has been promoted from Chief Marketing Officer to Chief Strategic Development Officer. McCauley joined the company in 2011.




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JOB OPENING: SR SALES ANALYST/PLANNER/SIRIUSXM NY: Wide Orbit req, media exp req, 2 yrs exp w/inventory and avails reports, max revenue, optimize, analyze ad rates, bldg scheds. Resume to: dee.moore@siriusxm.com (1/28)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, INTEGRATED PARTNERSHIPS/truTV/NYC: Creative leader to dev/implement strategic integrated multi-platform mktg solutions, maximizing ad sales rev & leveraging ntwrk initiatives. Strong knwldg cbl/brdcst/media ent ind + dig/social, BS/BA Mktg/Bus Admin/Comm + min 6-8 yrs exp. Apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: MGR, SALES ADMIN/TV ONE/NY: Sprvs team/coordinators to review allocations & flighting; ensure that inventory load is sufficient for effective placement. BA deg &/or 3 yrs exp operations, traffic or ad sales. Exp w/brdway traffic sys pref’d. Full info/apply HERE (1/27)

JOB OPENING: SR RSCH ANALYST/WME|IMG/NY: Support media rsch activities, sports mrkt. Dom. & Int’l focus. Min 2 yr media rsrch exp. Strong quant req’d. Exp w/rsch sys (ie Nielsen, Simmons, Scarborough). Resume: researchwme@gmail.com (1/27)

JOB OPENING: MGR, INTEGRATED MARKETING/truTV/NYC: Dynamic innovator to conceptualize/implement strategic multi-platform ad sales initiatives in support of Dir, Int. Partnerships. Strong Digital/Social/Comm skills & det oriented a must. Min 4 yrs cable/brdcst int mktg & project mgt exp. Full info/apply HERE (1/26)

JOB OPENING: AD SALES PLANNER/Tennis Channel/Santa Monica: Provide support for all aspects of ad sales process. Create media plans w/pricing & plan’g direction. 3 yrs ad Sales ind exp. Sales Asst/Financial Plan’g / Rsrch exp a +. Email Resume/sal history HERE HR@tennischannel.com (1/26)

JOB OPENING: SALES DIRECTOR/NeuLion/NYC: Exceptional person w/proven track rec for delivering on/exceeding goals to lead our dig. platform efforts in collegiate market-place. Strong knwldg digital platforms/products; ie, web, video streaming, mobile, social media & OTT products. Resumes HERE  (1/26)

JOB OPENING: TICKETING SALES DIRECTOR/NeuLion/NYC: Exceptional person to lead our efforts in our ticketing & donor business that focuses on collegiate & pro sports organizations. Create/implement/own a sales pipeline to mng customer lead intake & outbound activity. Resumes HERE (1/26)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL RESEARCH ANALYST/NBC Owned Stations/NYC: Responsible for conducting advanced analysis using Adobe Ad Hoc to identify audience segments and traffic patterns. 2+ years in the media research field req’d. Full info/apply HERE (1/23)

JOB OPENING: PROD COOR,CREATIVE SVCS/EPIX/NYC: Support prod mngmt team overseeing promo materials (TV, digital, etc). Gather assets, build deliverables logs, work w/internal mktg & PR clients, QC & handle final delivery. 2+ yrs TV exp. Full info/apply HERE (1/23)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION & REPORTING ASSOCIATE/D S SIMON MEDIA/NYC: Combines supporting producers during live production & assisting analytics team. Entry-level. Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, & HTML knowledge a must. Send resume to careers@dssimon.com (1/22)

JOB OPENING: DIR, PROGRAMMING/Travel Channel/Knoxville: Create/dvlp new orig programming for brand. Mng all aspects of orig commissioned prods. Evaluate shows & episode treatments, scripts, music, rough cuts & fine cuts to make sure they meet brand specifications. http://www.scrippsnetworksinteractive.com/careers/ (1/22)

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EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at Trish@cynopsis.com

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at trish@cynopsis.com.

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at trish@cynopsis.com

E-mail Trish@cynopsis.com or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY JANUARY 21, 2016


ABC: Beyond the Tank, My Diet Is Better Than Yours
CBS: Big Bang Theory [r], Life in Pieces, Mom, Angel From Hell, Elementary
CW: DC’s Legends of Tomorrw  [
p], The 100 [p]
Fox: American Idol
NBC: Heroes Reborn [
f], The Blacklist, Shades of  Blue
PBS: This Old House Hour, Antiques Roadshow [r], Mercy Street [r]
Telemundo: Celia, Bajo el Mismo Cielo, La Querida del Centauro [r]
Univision: Antes Muerta que Lichita, Pasion y Poder

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