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Cynopsis Digital Awards: Check out the talent!
November 10 | 12pm – 2pm | NYC
41 Digital “It List” Honorees, 71 Model D Finalists and 6 celebrity presenters make for
a one-of-a-kind Digital Awards Reception with UNLIMITED networking opportunities. The event will be hosted by actor/host Oilver Trevena and among the ceremony’s guest presenters will be actor, comedian, writer and internet sensation, Randy Rainbow along with YouTube sensation, The Gregory Brothers .
The NCAA is forming a commission to tackle the recent college basketball bribery scandal in response to the federal investigation. The NCAA announced the commission Wednesday and said former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will head up the committee. “We need to do right by student-athletes,” NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement. “I believe we can – and we must – find a way to protect the integrity of college sports by addressing both sides of the coin: fairness and opportunity for college athletes, coupled with the enforcement capability to hold accountable those who undermine the standards of our community.” Emmert also noted that the NCAA needs to quickly make “substantive changes” in the way it operates.
Kudos to MLB, which chartered a FedEx cargo plane filled with supplies for families affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The New York Yankees and the Hispanic Federation are supporting the initiative in conjunction with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Empire State Relief and Recovery Effort, which is providing supplies donated by New Yorkers across the state, including water, diapers and baby food.
The Washington Capitals are now the first professional sports team to unveil an Alexa Skill for Amazon’s voice-controlled speaker market. “The Capitals” Alexa Skill, available now, allows fans with an Amazon device to ask “Alexa” specific questions including schedule, roster and statistical information about the Washington Capitals. In addition, the Capitals Skill has unique additions for fans including the ability to ask the Capitals to play the team’s goal song or to “Unleash the Fury” or get a Flash Briefing.
- H1Z1 goes Pro
- ESL talks Hulu deal
- Rocket League is DC bound
- Team SoloMid in the spotlight
- ELEAGUE now has the It factor
- Mario’s US tour
- PUBG continues to blaze trails
- Gaming’s holiday season wish list
Bill McCullough was named Vice President, Creative Director for NFL Media. McCullough will lead the Marketing Creative Services team that oversees advertising, on-air promotions, graphics, digital/social promotion marketing and brand strategy for the NFL Media group and be charged with developing brand strategies, driving ratings and hitting marketing KPIs for the NFL Media group and its properties.
Eagles/Panthers on CBS/NFL Network/Amazon Prime at 8:25p.
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Now Accepting Entries!
The Cynopsis TV Awards salutes excellence in national TV programming, from writing and directing to casting and hosting. In addition, we recognize outstanding achievement across teams, platforms, and overall merit. The submission process is quick and easy and you can take your pick of over 40 categories. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to win a Cynopsis TV Award and appreciation from your peers.
ON THIS DAY in 1992: The Washington Redskins’ Art Monk sets an NFL record with his 820th reception.
In the Know: From what school was Art Monk drafted? (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 formally became the next NFL Commissioner after Bert Bell’s passing? Answer: Austin Gunsel served as president in the office of the commissioner until the formal election of Pete Rozelle in 1960. Kudos: Aymon DeMauro-Discovery Communications/NY; Nate Hammond-JCC/NY; Matt Meachem-Gracenote/NY; Jon Miller-NBC Sports/Stamford; Troy Perlowitz-ESPN/Charlotte; Tom Wetzel-MMSI/Warwick; Mark Lehman-Atlanta Braves/Atlanta; Steve McNair-IHeart Media/New Orleans; John Kukla-KDFW/KDFI/NY; Tom Doherty-Starcom Media/Chicago; Gretchen Brady-KTVT/KTXA/Dallas; Judie Henninger-Valentine Productions/Santa Monica; Don Surath-CBS360/San Francisco; Rick Blakely-Casa Del Verde Productions/LA; Bob Ramsey/Palm Springs
Later — Chris
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