A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM PHUNWARE
5 REASONS APPLE TV SHOULD BE PART OF YOUR STRATEGY
Download this infographic to learn:
How trends are converging to push tvOS to the front
Which tvOS features developers are most excited about
How Apple makes it easy to get in on the ground floor
and much more!
FREE infographic from the experts at Phunware
Mobile app partners for top media & entertainment brands – DOWNLOAD
04.28.16 Good morning. It’s Thursday April 28, 2016, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.
FOX Sports pinned down its plans for this year’s 2016 Copa America Centenario, with programming set to include all 32 matches of the tournament live from 10 nationwide venues from June 3-26. FS1 is on deck to offer 21 matches beginning with USA/Columbia on June 3 at 9:30p, with four set for the FOX broadcast network starting June 4 with Costa Rica/Paraguay at 5p. FX, meanwhile, carries two quarterfinal matches and the Third Place match, with four group stage games appearing on FS2. Studio coverage will run prior to and following most matches, in addition to nine editions of Copa Tonight. Overall, 101 hours of match and studio coverage are in the cards.
Telemundo and NBC Universo unveiled programming plans for over 200 hours of coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, marking the most-ever in the history of US Spanish-language television. The action begins on Aug. 3, two days before the Opening Ceremony, with women’s soccer and runs through Aug. 21. The talent lineup is slated to feature more than 20 presenters, led by Andres Cantor along with Jessica Carrillo and Miguel Gurwitz, who will be hosting the Games from Rio. Events are set to range focus on outstanding Latin American athletes with an emphasis on the sports that are “proven favorites” among Hispanic audiences and in which Latin American teams are strong contenders including: soccer, boxing, swimming, diving, track and field and basketball.
ESPN is adding Elle Duncan to its team as an anchor for SportsCenter beginning May 9. Duncan has most recently served as an anchor, host and reporter for the New England Sports Network (NESN) most recently hosting the daily NESN Live and NESN Sports Today programs. Meanwhile, the company is also drafting former Major League Baseball All-Star Raul Ibanez as a baseball analyst where he primarily provide commentary for Baseball Tonight on ESPN and serve as an analyst for select games.
Golf Channel scored its most-watched April ever, drawing 137,000 average viewers per minute for 24-hour Total Day Nielsen numbers. That marks a 4% rise over last year’s tally with nearly 15.8 million unique viewers in the month of April. Viewership growth stemmed from all of its major tours and the network’s diverse programming slate, with the PGA TOUR up 2%, LPGA Tour up 14% and European Tour up 43%. “Golf Channel’s most-watched April ever is a clear indication that there is interest in the young, energizing stars of the game and the result of our investments in live, exclusive quality programming. Those investments will continue to pay dividends as the year progresses,” said Mike McCarley, President, Golf, NBC Sports Group. “The viewership increases across tournaments, news, instruction and entertainment programming is evidence that our loyal audience is turning to Golf Channel in record numbers.”
ESPN lined up its competitors for the 2016 Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic doubleheader on Dec. 6, announcing that Purdue/Arizona State will play at 7p while Florida/Duke take the court at 9p, with both games on ESPN.
FOX Sports is bringing in current welterweight champion Danny Garcia as part of its PBC on FOX broadcast team on Saturday at 8p where he will serve as an analyst on Premier Boxing Champions: Ortiz vs. Berto II on FOX and FOX Deportes. Garcia joins announcer Gus Johnson, and fellow analyst Mark Kriegel on microphone duties. Host Brian Kenny opens the show, while Kristine Leahy joins the team as reporter. FOX Deportes counters with Daniel Ponce de Leon joining blow-by-blow announcer Ricardo Celis to call the action in studio.
Speaking of PBC, Bounce TV delivers the new edition of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on May 8 at 9p, anchored by Kanat Islam/Juan De Angel in the 10-round main event.
UFC announced plans to sub in Jon Jones/Daniel Cormier for the canceled Conor McGregor fight at UFC 200, officially ending speculation that McGregor would be allowed back to the event after skipping promotional commitments.
ONE World Sports is serving up its May Freeview, a free one-month preview for participating affiliates including RCN, Atlantic Broadband, GCI Cable and Paul Bunyan TV. “The May Freeview of ONE World Sports allows a larger audience to sample live and exclusive, action-packed, sports programming from around the globe,” said Randy Brown, Executive Vice President of Distribution. ONE World Sports and participating affiliates will promote the May Freeview and all the available live sports programming on the network their marketing platforms, including cross-channel spots, email communications, web banners and a digital presence on the interactive media guide available to all subscribers.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
[CYNOPSIS TV AWARDS] Click here
to see if you have what it takes to enter!
Contact Sarah Martinez.
NBC Olympics, the USOC, and the U.S. summer sport national governing bodies launched the new initiative, called Gold Map, in a move to promote youth participation in Olympic summer sports by leveraging the Rio Olympics this August. The platform “leads young viewers on a journey that begins on their television sets and ends with their participation in an Olympic sport in their local area” via a slate of short promotional features sending audiences to NBCOlympics.com/GoldMap that hosts an overview video and provides links to the websites of U.S. summer sport NGBs where the can find out how they can participate locally in the sport they were watching.
Leave it to the Olympics to push Hershey’s to changes its staple colors to more patriotic schemes. The candy brand unveiled a Team USA line of goodies ahead of the Summer Games at Hershey’s Chocolate World attractions with labeling that will extend to Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almond Bars, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kat Wafer Bars, Payday Bars as well as 12-ounce bags of Hershey’s Kisses Chocolates, Reese’s Miniatures, Hershey’s Miniatures, York Candies and Rolo Candies. The line goes national on May 6.
The NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 are expanding the Fuel Up to Play 60 NFL FLAG Essentials program via the distribution of NFL Flag Essentials Kits to 4,000 schools nationwide to reach 1.5 million new students The expansion was made possible by a $1.5 million commitment from the NFL Foundation. "This partnership continues to positively impact the health and wellness of youth nationwide by helping kids be physically active, while also providing many of them with their first experience playing football," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "We are excited to offer more kids the opportunity to get involved in the sport and play 60 each day."
Sports crowdfunding-for-performance website FanAngel is partnering with Monumental Sports & Entertainment to launch a campaign with MSE Foundation and the Washington Capitals benefiting So Kids Can. The campaign will aid Horton’s Kids with an effort to raise at least $25,000. Thus far, more than $21,000 has been raised, with the majority of the funds being donated by Capital players Karl Alzner, Nicklas Backstrom and Braden Holtby along with Elliot Segal from the “Elliot in the Morning” show. Donations at select levels to the So Kids Can page on FanAngel.com have the opportunity to be rewarded with a Capitals playoff puck autographed by Alzner, Backstrom or Holtby. Fans can “Pledge-4-Play” to make a donation for each Washington Capitals win throughout the Playoffs.
The NBA continues to spread its wings with the launch of NBA.com in India. Partnering with 120 Media Collective, the geo-targeted NBA.com will offer personalized settings for fans to follow NBA teams and players, an NBA Fit corner with instructional basketball content, and "Supreme Courts" showcasing the best basketball courts across the country, as well as access to NBA League Pass.
CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app serve up live video analysis throughout all three days of the 2016 Draft this week. The CBS Sports Live Draft Special starts at 7p today, with real-time draft reactions and commentary from a team of pro football insiders, including grades for every pick and fantasy football analysis. CBS Sports NFL columnist Pete Prisco, along with Kirk Morrison, Jon Beason and DJ Williams will join hosts Nick Kostos and Ryan Bass on set with live reports from experts around the country.
Speaking of the NFL, Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football is officially open for the 2016 season with fans able to sign up for leagues. The company is also hitting Chicago for a draft party at Mike Ditka’s restaurant , where Yahoo will also be hosting Live, pre-draft shows on Facebook Live featuring fantasy experts Brad Evans, Andy Behrens and Liz Loza.
Tough Mudder scored over 2.1 million views for its recent Los Angeles event. The competition, which was shown via Livestream and Facebook Live, with Livestream yielding close to 224,000 minutes of video viewed with an average of four minutes per view. Top streams included six time Tough Mudder, David Tyson "Superman" Perry, along with family and friends, as they tackled the course including Tough Mudder’s latest obstacle, the Block Ness Monster.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment announced that Fantasy Sports Network and Fight Network have launched on YipTV, the mobile cable Internet streaming service. Both networks are included with YipTV’s premium membership for $14.99 a month.
ESL launched the world’s first 24/7 esports TV channel, entitled esportsTV. The channel is set to launch in May 2016 followed by the broadcast of ESL’s competitions and tournaments on parent company MTG’s Viasat platforms. “We have always dreamt of making eSports the world’s most popular sport, and it’s the opportunities like this one that bring us one step closer to making that dream come true,” said MD of ESL Ralf Reichert. “Bringing new and existing content to more screens worldwide is key to further accelerating the growth and popularity of eSports, and we’re on a mission to reach every gamer in the world.” Check out our new eSports & Gaming edition for more details.
NFL Draft on ESPN and NFL Network at 7p.
ON THIS DAY in 1960: The Minneapolis Lakers announce plans to move to LA.
In The Know:Steve Young was selected in the 1984 supplemental draft by what NFL team? (Email Chris-Sports@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Who was the last running back to be taken with the very first pick of the NFL Draft? Answer: Ki-Jana Carter. Kudos: Ben Sturner-Leverage Agency/NY; Michael Ritz-BucStar Consulting/NY; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Deerfield Beach; Tom Doherty-Starcom Media/Chicago; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank; Doug Kelly-Foster Farms Bowl/South San Francisco.
CYNOPSISJOBS – For More jobs, visit Cynopsis.com
JOB OPENING: SR. DIGITAL RESEARCH ANALYST/A+E Networks/NY: Provide sales-oriented market & competitive research materials, analyzes data from a variety of sources, recommends actionable strategies based on insights, & supports the division’s leadership initiatives. Full Info/Apply HERE (5/5) JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/GLOW/NYC: Mng day to day needs of clients, strong emphasis on client and project management. 3 yrs acct or proj mngt exp pref’d. Prior experience working in digital or social media Strong kwldg of entertainment/pop culture/social.Resume to: email@example.com (5/5) JOB OPENING: CULTURAL ANALYST, TV & MEDIA/TruthCo./NYC: Use semiotic methods to analyze and decode media. Capable of synthesizing research findings and articulating cultural insights. Understanding of critical theory and semiotics. Client presentation skills are a must. Full info/apply HERE (5/4) JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ACCT EXEC/CHANNEL ONE NEWS/NYC: 2-4 yrs related multi-platform media sales exp specifically w/digital. BA degree bus/mktg or related field. Goal oriented, curious, independent, & incredible work ethic Excellent comm as well as problem solving skills. Resume to: http://bit.ly/1ShExyL (5/3) JOB OPENING: VP of CLIENT SERVICES/DirectAvenue, Inc/Carlsbad CA: Lead/mng client services team creating an environment that nurtures and supports excellence. 10+ yrs exp in Client Services in an agency environment, pref TV media buying division/agency. Full info/apply HERE (5/3) JOB OPENING: MARKETING MANAGER/NBCU/NYC: NBC Sports Linear & Digital Network Partnerships. Minimum 4 years of marketing-related experience at an agency, media company or sales organization, where the individual participated in presentation, creative and promotions development. Full info/apply HERE (5/3) JOB OPENING: MANAGER, NETWORK PARTNERSHIPS/NBC Entertainment/NYC: Min 5+ yrs exp in branded entertainment or integrated marketing role at a TV network, media/creative agency, or entertainment co, including Digital/Social partnership experience or multi-platform within the years of experience. Full info/apply HERE (5/3) JOB OPENING: MARKETING MANAGER/NBCU/LA: Minimum 5-7 years of marketing-related experience at an agency, media company or sales organization, where the individual participated in both digital and linear ideation, presentation, creative and promotions development. Full info/apply HERE (5/3) JOB OPENING: MGR, METADATA, ENCODING/A+E Networks/Stamford CT: Tech support & admin of all metadata & partner/vendor publishing related requirements; including XML schema support, new partner on-boarding, publishing error resolution, reporting, etc. Full info/apply HERE (5/3) JOB OPENING: MGR, PROGRAMMING & SCHEDULING/iNDEMAND/NYC: Source, evaluate and schedule content for stunts. Coordinate schedules with affiliates. Manage team of schedulers. BA req’d. 3-4 yrs related exp. Apply: firstname.lastname@example.org (5/3) JOB OPENING: MANAGER, CONTENT & PARTNERSHIPS/Zenith Optimedia Group/NYC: Newcast, seeks exp’d mgr. to develop and execute cross-platform solutions for key accounts. Partner with planning and activation teams. Apply at: https://goo.gl/atbosc (5/3) JOB OPENING: PARTNER MARKETING MGR/LA or NY: Lead partner marketing efforts incl channel launches, retail promotions & strategic projects. 7-10 yrs exp in digital & partner/affiliate marketing. Direct exp negotiating deals, & creating/launching mktg campaigns. Full info/apply HERE (5/3) JOB OPENING: Female or Male TV Host or Performer/Personality with strong beauty expertise/interest. Represent Paula’s Choice Skin care on QVC. Must be located w/in 2 hrs of West Chester, PA (Phialdelphia) Res/recent photo and on air links to email@example.com (4/30) JOB OPENING: CREATIVE DIR, ON-AIR PROMOTIONS/Lifetime/NYC or LA: Resp for leading/motivating On-Air creative team to deliver buzzy campaigns of the highest creative standards. BA degree + min 10+ yrs hands-on exp in consumer advertising, cable industry/ent mktg. Full info/apply HERE (4/30) JOB OPENING: DIR CONSUMER MKTG/ASPiRE TV/ATL: Dvlp/implement multi-platform mktg plans. 8+ yrs digital mktg exp. in tv req. Exp. w/mktg, adv. & promoting orig. prgrms at ad-supported cbl ntwk. Exp. working digital, social, TV, print, outdoor & radio + dev. of key art & other collateral. Res: firstname.lastname@example.org (4/30) JOB OPENING: PRODUCT MKTG MGR/BitTorrent Live/SFO: Work w/prod teams to dvlp go-to-mkt, growth, and business models for both traditional and OTT. Exp formulating prod mktg strat & effective implementation for consumer tech products req’d. 5+ yrs media tech prod mktg exp. Full info/apply HERE (4/30) JOB OPENING: SR DIRECTOR, SCHEDULE & ACQUISITIONS/History/NY: Manage all aspects of sched, inc daily, wkly and qtrly scheds that will maximize ratings & inc profits. 5+ yrs cable and/or brdcst sched & prgm mgmt. experience. Apply: www.aenetworks.com/career.html (4/30) JOB OPENING: SENIOR MEDIA PLANNER/PET360/NY: PetSmart seeking creative/visionary/detail-oriented professional to join our team. Min. 3 yrs digital med/mktg exp, 2 yrs programmatic, 2 yrs mgmt. Must be intellectually curious/analytically charged. Full info/apply HERE (4/30) JOB OPENING: AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER/PET360/PA: Part of PetSmart, oppty in our collab Ad Ops team. Play instrumental role in procuring/analyzing/exposing/optimizing new data segments that are high value to the media and ad sales organization. Full info/apply HERE (4/30) JOB OPENING: AD OPERATIONS COODINATOR/Pet360/PA: PetSmart has excellent oppty for advtg professional. The backbone of campaign success through facilitating full cycle technical prod for cross-platform dig mktg prgms. Bachelors + 1 yr exp. Full info/apply HERE (4/30) JOB OPENING: AD OPERATIONS CAMPAIGN MANAGER/PET360/PA: Oppty for indvl to manage key initiatives for the Pet360 Media Network. Maximize value throughout full life cycle of direct online advtg cmpgns and provide strategic and admin support. Min 1-2 yrs exp. Full info/apply HERE (4/30) JOB OPENING: AD SALES ACCOUNT EXEC/AccuWeather/NYC: Resp for securing/retaining ad sales opportunities across all media sales platforms, primarily digital. Track rec of successful sales exp & 5+ yrs of online ad sales exp req’d. TV & or digital out-of-home sales a +. Full info/apply HERE (4/29) JOB OPENING: VP’s of DEVELOPMENT/ITV America/LA and NYC: Largest producer of non-fiction content with 12 companies is looking for seasoned development executives to beef up a few of its labels. True creatives with proven sales track record. Min 7+ years dvlpmnt exp. Resumes to: ITVDevoVPs@gmail.com (4/29) JOB OPENING: DIR, PROGRAMMING/FYI/NY: Manage the development of pilots, specials & series concepts. 7+ yrs proven exp in long-form content dev & production. Strong production relationships. Apply: www.aenetworks.com/career.html (4/29) JOB OPENING: ADDRESSABLE ADVERTISING BUSINESS ANALYST, SYSTEMS SUPPORT/AT&T/NYC: Responsible for user support on key systems that drive targeted ad sales product at the forefront of TV advertising. Req’s 1 yr Ad Sales, Plan’g, System Ops, or Systems Support type exp. BA deg. Full info/apply HERE (4/29) CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at Trish@cynopsis.com
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail Trish@cynopsis.com or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.
To subscribe to any Cynopsis edition(s) click here.
Copyright Cynopsis 2016
All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free. Copyright Cynopsis 2016