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At TwitchCon Europe, company CEO Emmett Shear laid out the company’s plan to “grow their audience on Twitch, connect with them, and thrive with more ways to earn a living doing what they love.” In addition to rebuilding search capabilities and a new Recaps feature, the company noted that this season of Twitch Rivals will feature over 120 events with new genres, formats, interactive extensions, and millions of dollars in prize money.
FOX Sports locked in US television and streaming rights to the finals of multiple EA Sports FIFA19 Global Series events, anchored by the season-ending FIFA eWorld Cup 2019 where coverage continues this weekend with the first-ever FIFA eNations Cup from London. In addition, Caffeine, a social broadcasting platform for live gaming, esports and sports, has secured global streaming rights to all events. All rounds stream live on Caffeine’s dedicated EA Sports FIFA esports channel.Additionally, U.S. viewers on Caffeine are able to live-host their own streams of the tournament to watch with friends and fellow fans.
Caffeine continues to reel in content deals, this time announcing a media partnership with DreamHack that will see all DreamHack CS:GO and Dota 2 events streamed live in addition to the launch of a new DreamHack-dedicated show Overtime that will run on Caffeine throughout the year. The new series debuts live from the DreamHack Open Rio 2019 from April 19-21, and include coverage of CORSAIR DreamHack Masters in Dallas, Texas (June 2019) and Malmö, Sweden (October 2019); as well as and DreamHack Open events in Atlanta, Georgia (November 2019), Tours, France (May 2019), Summer and Winter (Jönköping, Sweden), Rotterdam, Netherlands (October 2019) and Sevilla, Spain (December 2019). The new “Overtime” show will include behind-the-scenes footage, guest interviews, live interaction with the streaming audience and never-before-seen footage. In total, DreamHack will broadcast 10 DreamHack pro tournaments of CS:GO and DOTA 2 live.
SPORT1 also inked a partnership with DreamHack that will see, this year, five premium events of CS:GO an Rocket League shown live on pay-TV channel eSPORTS1. The new collaboration includes platform-neutral and TV-exclusive media rights for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland to DreamHack Masters in Dallas and Malmö (CS:GO), as well as DreamHack Pro Circuit Events in Dallas, Valencia, and Montreal (Rocket League).
Riot Games gave its logo an overhaul, updating a staple that rose from its founding 12 years ago, separating the first from the word “Riot.” In the announcement, the company noted that “It’s easy to forget what life was like in 2006… As technology changed and we began playing in new environments, it became clear that the logo we used for so long and had grown so fond of needed a rework.”
Trail Blazers star Meyers Leonard announced his investment into FaZe Clan, posting that “FaZe has taken the gaming world by storm, helping grow some of the largest gamers and content creators of our time. I make it a point not to invest in something unless I am incredibly passionate about it and I believe I can authentically impact the business. This investment into FaZe Clan not only represents a belief in the organization, but a belief in the long-term potential of #gamingand #esports. What better way to announce this investment than through the highest visibility platform that I have? My sneakers during a televised NBA game. I’m always looking for innovating ways to cut through the noise.”
This week’s Inside Xbox event saw Microsoft reveal the digital-only version of the system, officially titled the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition and set to hit stores on May 7. The console includes a 1TB hard drive, supporting 4K Ultra HD Video and HDR, but does not include the physical disc drive and cannot play physical games, which means it will cost $50 less than the standard Xbox One S and come preloaded with Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, and Forza Horizon 3.
Meanwhile, Sony started revealing details of its next generation of PlayStation, with lead system architect Mark Cerny telling Wired that the company has boosted distribution of dev kits to studios so they can work towards it. One of the big advances in the hardware seems to indicate the introduction of a solid-state drive designed to work with the system to give faster results.
ON THIS DAY in 2006: Major League Baseball 2K6 is released.
Trivia: Our last Easter Egg question (until my next whim at least)… In Overwatch, the Ecopoint: Antarctica map features a spooky, massive block of unearthed ice that echoes which Kurt Russell horror film that also takes place on the continent? (Email email@example.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question:The game Duke Nukem Forever takes the player into a dream-like state that features an eternally spinning top in an homage to what Oscar-winning movie? Answer: Inception. Kudos: Luke Watson-Essential TV/NY; Jason Valluzzi-Active International/NY; Lauren Weeks-Viacom/NY; Tim Bickford-Concord/NY; Lemar Daniels-Ohio University/Toledo; Rick Dascher-Turner Studios/Atlanta; Allison Weiner – MMSI/Warwick; Matt Sautter-WideOrbit/Harrisburg; Victoria Horsley-NACE/Kansas City; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank; Riley P./Las Vegas; David Gagne-Jacket Industries/Santa Monica
Later — Chris
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CRASH PRODUCER/NBCU/NYC: Late show producer for the Today Show. Produce orig news content, primarily brdcst, incl rsrch, conducting interviews, writing/editing scripts, field producing & shooting/overseeing editing. Extensive exp working in edit room & 4+yrs editorial exp working in prod ntwk level, pref with morning TV. Full info HERE (5/2)
AD SALES ACCOUNT EXEC /Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Sell Nat’l advertising time to established and prospective clients. Strong negotiation skills and presentation skills. Strong knowledge of Los Angeles mktplace. Established relationships with automotive and tech clients. BA/BS req & Min 2 yrs exp. Apply HERE (5/2)
EXECUTIVE/PERSONAL ASSISTANT/OFFICE MGR /Two Cats Productions/NYC : Support Sr. Producer and overall office in small prodco. Phones, filing, supplies, calendars, inventory, bookkeeping, shipping, payroll. Some travel. Must be able to drive crew van in NYC. WORD/EXCEL a must. 2+ yrs. exp. Resume and cover letter HERE (5/2)
SR ANALYST, ANALYTICS & INSIGHTS /Viacom/NYC: Responsible for supporting the data and dvlpmnt of dashboards across the Viacom portfolio. Exp in digital mktg data & an agile dvlpmnt envir. 2-4 yrs media reporting & analytics w/hands-on exp across mult clients, pref from a media agency or ent-based org. Full info HERE (5/2)
SR MEDIA SALES EXEC /United Esports/LA: Exp’d & motivated SR sales person to generate business dvlpmnt opps, from established & prospective clients, by devising/ implementing novel & time-tested sales & mktg strategies. 3-10 yrs exp as an Acct exec in business dvlpmnt, media sales, or advertising sales. Esports knwlg a +. Full info HERE (5/2)
SR ANALYTICS, SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYTICS/Viacom/NYC: Monitor/report/analyzeperformance of content across VIMN properties on dig. media platforms, primarily social. 3-5 yrs exp providing digital/social rsrch analytics/data to Sr partners. Strong comm skills & understanding of digital metrics & the wider digital industry. Full info HERE (5/1)
MANAGER, RESEARCH & STRATEGY/NBCU/NYC: Highly motivated/pro-active, organized, and detail-oriented candidate w/3+ yrs TV research exp to Report on NBCU and competitive performance to senior management across a variety of metrics – both linear and digital. Tableau a + Full info HERE (5/1)
MULTI PLATFORM RESEARCH ANALYST/NBCU USA & SYFY/NYC: Resp for regular reporting of TV & multiplatform audience metrics to internal stakeholders incl progrmng/scheduling, mktg, press & finance. 2+yrs exp audience rsch for media co. or ad agency (includes internships). Advanced excel/PP skills a must. Full info HERE (5/1)
DIRECTOR PUBLIC RELATIONS/AMC/LA : Resp for helping dvlp/implement various comms strategies to support the network’s ratings, business & branding goals. Working daily w/ full PR teams NY & LA to increase brand awareness & drive tune-in through the creation of comprehensive comms strategies/strategic promotions/partnerships. Full info HERE (4/30)
MGR, GLOBAL CONSUMER INSIGHTS /Viacom/NYC: Lead certain consumer insights projects and support others on behalf of Viacom’s suite of brands Help support the team’s responsibility for providing consumer-driven insights on the rapidly changing, complex media and entertainment landscape. 4+yrs consumer insights exp, media landscape a + Full info HERE (4/30)
SR MANAGER PUBLICITY /A + E Networks/NYC: Responsible for the development and implementation of public relations campaigns resulting in positive media placement. Candidate will be responsible for all aspects of a project launch and on-going publicity support. Min 7 yrs experience in entertainment publicity. Full info HERE (4/30)
SYSTEMS ENGINEER, BROADCAST MEDIA TECHNOLOGY/Fox News/NYC: Resp for providing top-layer support & maintenance to our large infrastructure of media & brdcst systems. 3+ yrs of system maintenance exp w/proven expertise in media & systems support. Admin support Window 10, Windows Server 2012 & 2016 platforms Full info HERE (4/27)
MGR, MARKETING & MEDIA INSIGHTS/Viacom/NYC: Conduct rsrch & dvlpg aud insights through a variety of qualitative/quantitative methodologies, incl Nielsen data analytics for Comedy Central, Paramount Ntwk & TV Land. 3-5 yrs related rsrch exp incl mktg & creative & Content Rsrch, preferably at a TV brand. Full info HERE (4/27)
PUBLICITY & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER/The Jim Henson Company/LA: Create/execute dynamic & impactful traditional publicity plans as well as cross-platform social media initiatives that support the Company’s productions, corp comm and bus. Exceptional writing, organization skills, and attention to details a must. Full info HERE (4/26)
ACCOUNT SERVICES REP/NCM/NYC: Asst acct directors w/all aspects the sales process and responsibilities as needed. Exc presentation, computer, written/verbal skills. Knwldg of the nat’l video and digital ad sales marketplaces. Exp 3 – 5 yrs of working within a sales and mktg envir or an agency. Full info HERE (4/26)
WRITER/PRODUCER/YES Network/Stamford: Responsible for writing and producing daily topical promo and image spots for the NY Yankees, Brooklyn Nets, New York City FC, & episodic promotion for other prgrmng. 5+ yrs exp in On-Air Promotions or similar agency/prod co. Full info HERE (4/26)
MGR, INTEGRATED MARKETING/AMC/NY: Solutions based account manager for cross platform sponsorships; manage RFPs, executions and communication with sales, clients and internal departments. Create pitch materials to monetize our original series and branded franchise offerings. Full info HERE (4/26)
STRATEGIST, VIDEO MONETIZATION/A + E/NYC: Oversee all rev driven AVOD content creation & release strategy across YouTube, Daily Motion, FB watch, Twitter & Snapchat. Partner w/Preditor to strategically greenlight content to max rev & support linear priorities. 4-6 yrs exp working w/digital video strategies at brand/publishing level. Full info HERE (4/26)
SENIOR DESIGNER/REELZ/Albuquerque: Design and execute on-air graphics, digital/social media and print. Must have 3-5 yrs experience with AE, Photoshop, Illustrator. C4D and InDesign a plus. Strong design sense is essential. Relocation package. Full info HERE (4/25)
STRATEGIST VIDEO MONETIZATION/History/NYC: Oversee all rev driven AVOD content creation & release strategy across YouTube, Daily Motion, FB watch, Twitter & Snapchat. Partner w/Preditor to strategically greenlight content to max rev & support linear priorities. 4-6 yrs exp working w/digital video strategies at brand/publishing level. Full info HERE (4/25)
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR/Nickelodeon/NY: Review scripts & provide copywriting direction to writer/producers. Must have 5+ years of experience writing on-air promotional/brand content. Must be proficient creating brand content for social platforms like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. Full info HERE (4/25)
SALES RESEARCH ANALYST/Ion Media/NYC: responsible for supporting Sales organization. 3-8 yrs work exp in media or advertising analytics, i.e. TV network, advertising agency or client experience positioning data for ad sales teams and clients; ability to “tell a story” with data. Full info HERE (4/25)
DIRECTOR, MARKETING INSIGHTS (Primary Research)/Viacom/NYC:
Join the Marketing & Media Insights team for Viacom. Conceptualize and conduct proprietary quantitative and qualitative studies resulting in strategic reports and actionable insights for key stakeholders. 5-7 yrs exp. Full info HERE (4/25)
COORDINATOR, INTEGRATED MARKETING/Tennis Channel/NYC: Provide marketing support to the Ad Sales team in NY, CHI & LA. Dvlp, activate & execute monetizable & innovative multi-platform mktg solutions for new & existing sponsors. Ideally 1-2 yrs exp in sports mktg, media, or advertising. Full info HERE (4/21)
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