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04.01.15

Good morning. It’s Wednesday April 1, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
A&E: Storage Wars at 9p
Animal Planet: Fools Gold at 7p
Cooking: Rev Run’s Sunday Suppers at 9:30p
Discovery: Survivorman: Bigfoot at 10p
Esquire: Beer Fest at 8p, Best Bars in America at 9p, Brew Dogs at 10p
GSN: Idiotest at 8p
ID: Did He Do It? at 10p
Showtime: Jim Rome on Showtime at 9p
Travel: Man Finds Food at 9p

Tonight’s Finales:
Bravo: Best New Restaurant at 10p
CBS: The Dovekeepers at 9p
Lifetime: LittleWomen: LA at 9p
PBS: Cancer: The Emperor of Maladies at 9p

Charter announced plans to acquire Bright House Networks, the sixth largest cable operator in the US, for $10.4 billion. Pending regulatory and shareholder approval, the deal has some conditions. Among them: the expiration of Time Warner Cable’s right of first offer for Bright House and the close of Charter’s previously announced transactions tied to the Comcast-TWC deal. “This acquisition enhances our scale, and solidifies New Charter as the second largest cable operator in the US. I look forward to working with the Bright House team, whom we have known for years, in delivering great products and services to grow our market share,” said Charter president and CEO Tom Rutledge.

IN THE NEWS

Comedy Central is standing by its man. Hours after the net announced its choice to succeed The Daily Show host Jon Stewart, tweets by South African comedian Trevor Noah were uncovered that included jokes about Jews and women (“Oh yeah the weekend. People are gonna get drunk & think that I’m sexy!”  fat chicks everywhere) that some found offensive. “Like many comedians, Trevor Noah pushes boundaries; he is provocative and spares no one, himself included,” the network said in its statement. “To judge him or his comedy based on a handful of jokes is unfair.” Agreed Noah on Tuesday, via Twitter, “To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn’t land is not a true reflection of my character, nor my evolution as a comedian.”

Revolt Live is hosting a concert featuring performances by several artists featured on the Furious 7 soundtrack, including Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson. The event, being held at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, will stream live on REVOLT.TV today at 4p. "We collaborated with Universal Pictures to create the ultimate celebration for Furious 7,” Mike Roche, SVP sales and partnerships, tells Cynopsis. Movie opens this weekend.

Gary Sinise will narrate the first season of INSP‘s Brush of Honor. The series follows host and artist Phil Taylor as he visits the hometowns of service members, then presents a portrait of the fallen hero to his or her family. “We are excited to have Gary narrating these episodes,” said Doug Butts, INSP’s SVP of Programming. “He and the Gary Sinise Foundation have supported our nation’s military and their families for years.” Series debuts Thursday, May 21 at 9p.

CBS scored the most Daytime Emmy nods, with 62, versus 50 for PBS and syndicated, 35 for ABC and 20 for NBC. Alison Sweeney, known to prime time viewers as host of NBC‘s The Biggest Loser, received her first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination, for her role on Days of our Lives. “22 years on Days was such an incredible journey and to be honored by my peers with a nomination for my work is priceless,” Sweeney, who left the series in October, tells Cynopsis. Event airs Sunday, April 26 at 8p, live on Pop; for the full list of nominees, go here.

AccuWeather, Inc. launched AccuWeather Network, focused on local weather with features of national and regional interest. Topics include safety, lifestyle, health, travel and business.


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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

IFC greenlit Bender, formerly in development as Uncle Chubby’s. Scripted comedy follows friends bonded by an obsession for their beer-swilling amateur hockey league.Production begins this spring for a late 2015 bow.

Investigation Discovery is forging into scripted programming with Serial Thriller, a three-part miniseries that takes viewers into the hearts of terrorized communities. The murderer’s identity will be a mystery at first, leaving viewers to unravel the clues from episode to episode. Series premieres in summer 2015 on ID,  and distributed as a theatrical release to the global market.

History is developing scripted series The Boys of ’67, about an infantry division in Vietnam. A+E Studios is producing in association with Head First Productions and Muse Entertainment; Jeb Stuart (Die Hard) will write and exec produce.

T Group Productions announced a co-production partnership with Canadian producers Jay Kovitz and Matthew Kershaw and their company Interior Day Entertainment (Real Housewives of San Diego). Under the deal, Kovitz and Kershaw will focus on creating new, unscripted formats and docu-series to be co-produced with T Group in the United States and Canada.

Velocity ordered Unique Rides with Will Castro [wt], an original series that takes viewers into the world of the leading automotive designer. Show is scheduled to premiere in the 1Q16.

UPFRONTS UPDATE

President and CEO David Zaslav announced at Tuesday’s Upfront press breakfast in NYC that Discovery Communications is investing a whopping $2 billion dollars in content. Some highlights:

Discovery Channel, led by new president Rich Ross, “is going from strength to strength this year,” said Ross. “We’re adding new documentaries, scripted series and themed programming to a strong lineup of new unscripted series.” Of note: Documentary film Racing Extinction, with Louie Psihoyos and the team behind The Cove working undercover to expose the black market in endangered species; “Elevation Weekend,” featuring daring climbing efforts, and scripted series Harley-Davidson, based on the true story of the men who started the motorcycle company.

TLC is planning over 500 hours of original programming, including 50-plus new and returning series in the categories of “Family” (Hardly Royal, about a blue-collar car repair advisor who discovers he’s heir to an island in the UK), “Aisle and Style” (Dare to Wear, with a style expert helping fashion disasters shape up) and “Life’s Milestone Moments” (social experiment Married by Mom and Dad, with parents picking the perfect match).

Animal Planet is going wild with Sheriff of Cross River, following a “wildlife warrior” going to extremes to ward off poachers; America Builds a Shelter, described as “Extreme Home Makeover but with an Animal Planet twist,” nature build series Restoration Wild and natural history-themed Living with Maneaters.
 
Investigation Discovery is adding seven new series. Leading the lineup: Barbara Walters with American Scandal, revealing never-before-heard details about the legendary journalist’s most notorious interviews; Death by Gossip, hosted and executive produced by Wendy Williams, and three-part scripted series Serial Thriller, with award-winning director Joel Schumacher taking a closer look at chilling cases of hotel murders as exec producer of Do Not Disturb: Hotel Horrors.

Building on its most-watched quarter in history in 1Q2015, Science Channel Is adding a Secret Space Disasters, exploring incredible close calls, unexpected encounters and dangerous discoveries in the history of human space travel, and Short-Attention-Span Science, which tackles topics ranging from the Big Bang to why jingles get stuck in our heads.

Discovery Life is adding two more seasons of its top series, Untold Stories Of the ER, and launching two docuseries. New Girls On the Block centers on a group of female friends in the transgender community, while Sex In Public follows sex expert Jill Dictrow as she goes undercover to get unsuspecting pedestrians to dish about their private lives in public settings.

Discovery Family, transitioned from The Hub last year, has 200 hours of new programming and 20 new series in the pipeline. The net “is off to a fast and furious start – and we’re confident that the best is yet to come,” said GM Tom Cosgrove. Coming next month: My Dog’s Crazy Animal Friends, Horrible Histories and Weird, Wild and Deadly.

Velocity, 2014’s number one network in primetime cable for M25-54, boasts a programming slate of 12 returning franchises and over 220 premiere hours. “Audiences came to the network because we have an unmatched formula of real, expert characters combined with entertaining, fascinating stories that bring autos to life,” said Robert Scanlon, GM. “Velocity’s Upfront slate aims to continue building this community of viewers.” Example: Dave Kindig, breakout star of 2014, returns with a new season of Bitchin’ Rides.

American Heroes Channel arrives at Upfront season with a slate of new series and specials, as well as the return hits like Gunslingers and Against the Odds, which have earned the number 1 and number 2 spots, respectively, as AHC’s best original series ever in Prime delivery among P2+, P25-54 and M25-54. “At the core of AHC is programming that has conflict, action and adrenaline, but also delivers intimate, first-person perspectives from the players on the frontlines of history,” said Kevin Bennett, EVP and GM.

“Like any good road trip, the most fun is in the detours and there’s no exception on Destination America, where we’re broadening original programming hours to transport viewers off the beaten path with stories from all across these United States of Awesome,” said Marc Etkind, GM. Debuts include Epic America, and 9/11: The Lost Hero (wt).

COMING UP

Top Gear co-host Rutledge Wood and fellow car fanatic George Flanigen hit the road with one goal in History‘s Lost in Transmission: to rescue and restore America’s most under-appreciated classic cars. Series premieres Thursday, May 7 at 10p.

FYI launches two new series in April. Outback Nation, debuting Monday, April 13 at 10p, follows landscape design expert Jamie Durie transforming unruly backyards into oases. Arranged, premiering Tuesday, April 14 at 10:15p, features modern-American singles whose cultural traditions include an arranged marriage.

RLTV launched a new season of A Taste of History last week, and host Chef Walter Staib, for one, is "very excited" about what’s being served. "We covered a wide range of 18th century history," Staib tells Cynopsis, "worked with spectacular ingredients, and demystified some important historical personalities, such as Benjamin Franklin, General Hand, the Marquis de Lafayette and Robert Morris.” Cookingshow airs Wednesday at 8p.

BRANDS & ADVERTISING

TBS and Samsung are teaming for reality series Meet the Smiths, starring NBA legend and TNT’s Inside the NBA analyst Kenny Smith and his family. Highlights of the full-season sponsorship include a digital-first show premiere, on-air and online exclusive bonus scenes and in-show brand integration. Half-hour unscripted comedy premieres Friday, April 3 at 9p.

RETURNING SERIES

FX spy drama The Americans made it to season four. “The series has cemented its status with critics as television’s best current drama and arguably the best show on TV,” said presidents of original programming Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, “and we couldn’t agree more.” Season three closes Wednesday, April 22.

Showtime’s House of Lies will be back for season five in 2016. Season four finale aired Sunday.

Also back for season five: Fox’s New Girl. “Four seasons in, New Girl continues to be one of the smartest and most relatable comedies on television,” said Fox Entertainment president David Madden.

Lifetime’s Devious Maids is back for a third season on a new night, Mondays at 9p, beginning June 1.

CASTING

Jeff Fahey (Lost, Justified) is joining the second season of El Rey Network‘s From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series in a recurring role. He’ll play Uncle Eddie Cruickshank, the man who raised The Gecko Brothers after their father died.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Independent TV producer/format agency Media Ranch acquired the rights to adapt The Apprentice in Quebec from United Artists Media Group. “We’re convinced the series will be a huge success – there is a thirst for that type of content here because it resonates with the core entrepreneurial values of Quebec,” said President of Media Ranch, Sophie Ferron.


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RATINGS

Comedy Central’s Justin Bieber roast on Monday was the net’s third most-watched roast ever, averaging 4.4 million viewers, after Charlie Sheen’s skewering in 2011 and Jeff Foxworthy’s in 2005, and ranked second among all primetime programs in the demo. Over the course of two telecasts, the event drew 5.8 million total viewers and 420,000 live streams, making it the most live streamed ever.

CNN had good 1Q15 ratings report, up 22 percent in total viewers and 20 percent among A25-54 during daytime, the biggest boost in cable news. The lift was 7 percent in viewers and 11 percent in primetime.

HBO’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief delivered 1.7 million viewers Sunday, with a .7 rating among A18-49. It was HBO’s most-watched documentary debut since 2006.

For the first time this season the Steve Harvey-hosted Family Feud (6.5, up 2 percent) outperformed usual number 2 game show Jeopardy (6.3, down 6 percent). Feud also came within a tenth of overtaking topper Wheel of Fortune (6.6, down 3 percent).

HGTV ended its highest-rated quarter in network history, averaging a .58 prime rating and reaching more than 22 million viewers in primetime each week. The net’s primetime ratings among viewers P25-54 grew 14 percent over last year – the highest ratings growth among Top 20 cable networks in the first quarter of 2015.

Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of March 23, 2015)
NBC:
Nightly News 8.71 million total viewers; 1.7/7 2.044 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 8.60 million total viewers; 1.8/7 and 2.145 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 6.74 million total viewers; 1.2/5 and 1.478 million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Top 10 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of March 23, 2015
NBC:
The Voice (Mon) 3.4/10
ABC: Modern Family 2.9/9
NBC: The Voice (Tues) 2.8/10
CBS: NCAA Basketball Championship (Thur) 2.7/9
CBS: NCAA Basketball Championship (Fri) 2.5/9
CBS: 60 Minutes 2.3/8
CBS: Survivor 2.3/8
ABC: Scandal 2.3/7
CBS: NCIS 2.2/7
ABC: Grey’s Anatomy 2.2/8
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top Ten Basic Cable Networks Live + 7 Performance among Total Viewers for the week of: 3/9/15
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
AMC
2312/NICK 1309
DSNY 1859/DSNY 1246
FOXN 1857/ADSM* 1209
ESPN 1786/FOXN 1075
USA 1778/TOON 1007
TBSC 1766/USA 984
HIST 1742/ESPN 935
HGTV 1495/TNT 851
DISC 1434/HGTV 817
TNT 1409/NAN* 814
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe of 116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Final: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performances.

Top Ten Basic Cable Networks Live + 7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of: 3/9/15
Primetime (000)/Total Prog. Day (000)
AMC 1334
/ADSM* 730
TBSC 866/ESPN 467
ESPN 822/USA 404
USA 794/NICK 383
ADSM 735/AMC 379
FX 658/NAN* 359
HIST 638/TBSC 349
DISC 599/DSNY 328
BRV 574/TNT 319
TNT 541/TOON 314
Source: Turner Research from The Nielsen Company data. All ratings based on Total US Television Universe
116,400,000 homes. * + Network broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24 hour day. Notes: Data based on most currently available Nielsen Data stream; Final: Live+7. Primetime is Mon-Sat 8p-11p and Sun 7p-11p. Total day is Mon-Sun 6a-6a for household and demographic performance.

Top Ten Basic Cable Programs Live + 7 Performance among A18-49 for the week of: 3/9/15
The Walking Dead (AMC) 13071
Talking Dead (AMC) 4599
Better Call Saul (AMC) 3774
Keeping Up with the Kardashians (EN) 2528
The Real Housewives of Atlanta (BRAV) 2249
Vikings (HIST) 2234
Bates Motel (AEN) 2223
Love & Hip Hop (VH1) 2156
WWE Entertainment (USA) 2035
WWE Entertainment (USA) 2003

Top 10 M-F Syndicate Strip Series for the week of March 16 ranked in order of HH Rtg
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.6AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.5AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 6.3
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.1AA
Big Bang Theory (WB) 6.1AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.9AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.4AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 3.0AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 3.0AA
Live With Kelly & Michael (DAD) 2.9AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 10 M-F Syndicate Strip Series for the week of March 16 ranked in order of A18-49 Rtg
Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.9AA
Modern Family (2/T) 2.3AA
Family Feud (2/T) 2.0AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.6AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.4AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.4AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.3AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.3AA
How I Met Your Mother (2/T) 1.3AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.2AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC won the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 2.2/7, according to final primetime ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s The Voice led at 8p with 3.1/11, while ABC’s Dancing With the Stars placed second with 2.0/7. At 9p, NBC’s The Voice rose to 3.4/10, followed by 2.1/6 for ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. At 10p, ABC’s Castle and CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles tied for the top spot with 1.5/5. NBC’s Night Shift trailed with 1.2/4.

A18-49: NBC 2.2/7, ABC 1.8/6, CBS 1.8/6, UNI 1.0/3, FOX 0.8/3, TELE 0.6/2, ION 0.3/1, CW 0.1/0

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, March 30, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated.
ABC: 7.2/12
Dancing With the Stars 8.9/14, Castle 5.4/9
NBC: 5.3/9
The Voice 7.2/12, Night Shift 3.3/6
CBS: 5.3/9
2 Broke Girls 4.6/8, Mike & Molly 4.9/8, Scorpion 6.0/9, NCIS: Los Angeles 5.8/10
FOX: 1.6/3
Gotham 1.2/2 [r], The Following 2.0/3
UNIVISION: 1.5/2
Amores con Trampa 1.6/3, Hasta Fin del Mundo 1.5/2, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No 1.4/2
TELEMUNDO: 0.9/1
La Biblia 0.9/2, Tierra de Reyes 0.8/1, Duenos del Paraiso 0.9/1
ION: 0.8/1
Criminal Minds 0.8/1, Criminal Minds 0.8/1, Criminal Minds 0.7/1
CW: 0.4/1
The Originals [r] 0.4/1, Jane the Virgin [r] 0.3/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: CBS won the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 1.4/5, according to final primetime ratings from Nielsen. CBS’s 60 Minutes was #1 at 7p with 2.3/8, versus 1.1/4 for ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos. ABC took over the top spot at 8p with Once Upon a Time at 1.7/5, followed by NBC’s iHeart Radio Music Awards at 1.6/5. At 9pm NBC’s iHeartRadio Music Awards topped with 1.8/5; ABC’s Secrets and Lies and FOX’s Last Man tied for second with 1.3/4. NBC’s iHeartRadio finished on top at 10p with 1.7/5, followed by ABC’s Revenge and Univision’s Sal y Pimienta, tied with 1.0/3.

A18-49: CBS 1.4/5, ABC 1.3/4, NBC 1.1/4, FOX 1.0/3, UNI 0.9/3, TELE 0.5/2, ION 0.2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, March 29, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated.
CBS: 6.5/11
60 Minutes 8.7/15, Madam Secretary 7.2/12, The Good Wife 5.9/9, Battle Creek 4.0/7
ABC: 3.1/5
America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 3.1/6, Once Upon a Time 3.2/5, Secrets and Lies 3.2/5, Revenge 2.8/5
NBC: 2.6/4
The Voice [r] 1.8/3, iHeart Radio Music Awards 3.3/5
FOX: 2.0/3
The Simpsons [r] 1.0/2, Bob’s Burgers [r] 1.2/2, The Simpsons Encore [r] 1.5.3, Family Guy Encore [r] 1.5/3, Last Man on Earth 2.0/3, Last Man on Earth 1.9/3
UNIVISION: 1.3/2
Aqui Y Ahora 1.1/2, Nuestra Belleza 1.5/2, Sal y Pimienta 1.4/2
TELEMUNDO: 0.7/2
Voz Kids 1.0/2, Suelta la Sopa 0.3/1
ION: 0.4/1
Sunday Night Movie 0.4/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: ABC, CBS and Univsion tied for the most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 0.6/2, according to final primetime ratings from Nielsen. ABC’s Shark Tank topped at 8p with 0.5/2 while CBS’s Crimetime Saturday and ION’s Criminal Minds tied for second with 0.4/2. At 9p, CBS’s Crimetime Saturday took over the lead with 0.7/2, followed by ABC’s In An Instant and Univision’s Sabado Gigante with 0.6/2. CBS finished the night on top with 48 Hours at 0.8/3; ABC’s In An Instant trailed with 0.7/3.

A18-49: ABC 0.6/2, CBS 0.6/2, UNI 0.6/2, NBC 0.5/2, FOX 0.4/1, ION 0.3/1, TELE 0.2/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, March 28, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated.
CBS: 2.8/5
Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.5/5, Crimetime Saturday [r] 2.8/5, 48 Hours [r] 3.2/6
ABC: 2.0/4
Shark Tank 1.8/3, In An Instant 2.2/4
NBC: 1.5/3
World Figure Skating Championship 1.5/3, SNL Prime [r] 1.4/3
UNIVISION: 1.2/2
Sabado Gigante 1.2/2
ION: 0.9/2
Criminal Minds 0.9/2, Criminal Minds 0.8/1, Criminal Minds 0.9/2
FOX: 0.8/2
Backstrom [r] 0.9/2, Hell’s Kitchen [r] 0.6/1
TELEMUNDO: 0.3/1
Cine Millonario 0.3/1, Futbol Estelar .2/0

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Entertainment One appointed Caroline Stott, Previously Executive Vice President, Global Marketing for Shine Group, as Executive Vice President of Marketing. In addition, Sara Ortegon and Karel Lisman have been added as sales executives, in Spain and Benelux, respectively.

Damien Marchi joined Havas Media Group as Global Head of Content. Marchi was previously a member of the executive committee of Euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe.



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1970 – President Richard Nixon signed legislation banning cigarette ads on TV and radio.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Which series featured ad agency Sixty Seconds Street? Bosom Buddies (1980-1982). Kudos to: Cindy O’Connor-HRP-Cox Reps/NY, Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NY, James Ryan-A+E Networks/NYC, Jayne McMahon-Dealer Online Marketing/Greenville, SC, Ryan Ward-Southwest Media Group/Dallas, TX, Pat Brady-CESD/LA, Lindsay Garber-Splash Entertainment/Woodland Hills, CA, Dan Haberer-Creo Entertajnment/Playa del Rey, CA, Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA.

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JOB OPENING: DIR, AUD ANALYTICS/CNBC/NYC: Establish and analyze KPIs for strategies across CNBC’s digital platforms & develop tools to facilitate biz decision making. Must have 4 yrs Omniture exp Full info/apply HERE (4/3)

JOB OPENING: MKTG ASSOCIATE/MediaCom/NYC: Assist in creation/implementation of mktg activities to enhance image/position of MediaCom. 2-5 year mktg related exp. Exc verbal/written comm skills & ability to mng many projects at once. Full info/apply HERE (4/3)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/ION@NY: Sales planning pos; plan building, delivering upfront + scatter deals, build plan to specs. Review inventory load. Prep MSA reports. Rate card mgmt, knowl of Dealmaker. 3+ yrs exper. Resume: Jobs@ionmedia.com (4/3)

JOB OPENING: DIR, PROGRAMMING (Orig. Movies)/Crown Media/LA: Development current original movies, current programs/oversees assigned projects from start to finish. Seeks out programming for HC’s scripted needs. Min.7 yrs. develop/production exp.. Apply HERE (4/3)

JOB OPENING: ART DIRECTOR/REVOLT Media & TV/NY: Support ad sales/integrated mktg initiatives by designing internal/external content & design materials. BA graphic design & 3-10 yrs exp in graphic design for a design studio/agency/in-house creative dept. Resume HERE (4/3)

CLASSIFIED AD: CONTENT DISTRIBUTION: Danny Lipford Media seeks domestic/intl platforms for large home improvement library, including 400 HD ½ hr episodes of Emmy-nominated TV show Today’s Homeowner (17 seasons) and 3,000+ videos. Email chad@dannylipford.com (4/3)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR-RESEARCH/Discovery Channel/LA: Talented researcher to utilize Nielsen ratings+consumer databases to inform/devel ntwrk strtgy. Skill to turn data into stories. Pro w/ind systems-esp. Npower & Starmedia, prmry rsrch a +. 8+ yrs media rsrch. Apply HERE (4/3)

JOB OPENING: SR. DIR- DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION/Discovery/NY: Strong negotiator to navigate dist deals & dvlp strategy. Identify, create & foster strong partnerships w/ digital distributors to maximize the value of Discovery products/services. 8-10 yrs exp req’d. Apply HERE (4/3)

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SITUATION WANTED: Communications Student (JR) looking for summer internship. Interested in the areas of television production, development, programming, and scheduling. Available June-August. Contact rkraiche@syr.edu or610-724-7162 (4/7)

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WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – WEDNESDAY APRIL 1, 2015


ABC: The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, black-ish, Nashville
CBS: Survivor, The Dovekeepers [
f]
CW: Arrow, Supernatural
FOX: American IdolNBC: The Mysteries of Laura, Law & Order; SVU, Chicago PD
NBC: The Mysteries of Laura, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD
PBS: NOVA [r], Cancer: The Emperor of Maladies [f]
Telemundo: La Biblia, Tierra de Reyes, Duenos del Paraiso
Univision: Amores con Trampa, Hasta el Fin del Mundo, Que te Perdone Dios…Yo No

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