Monday, September 24th, 2012

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM GOLTV


GolTV is THE exclusive destination for real soccer fans!
The only soccer network in both English and Spanish
HD broadcast 24/7

Wall-to-wall action: thousands of hours of content and more than 400 live games each year from Europe and South America plus FIFA World Cup qualifiers; and top international tournaments

Attracts a more diverse and upscale audience

For advertising opportunities, contact Ivan Perez at 786-866-3932 or  i.perez@goltv.tv.


Cynopsis: Sports
09/24/12

Good morning. It’s Monday, September 24, 2012, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing. 

What was once an editorial add-on is now a full-blown mission for International Business Times, which recently announced that beta release of its new online platform SportsNet. The newly launched site is looking to generate a media hub for “fans and experts around the world to contribute on any sports related topics” while allowing fans around the world to interact. Taking advantage of the recent success in user-contributed content from a dedicated sports fanbase, the company is now looking to broaden its coverage on a global scale while utilizing local passions.

Cynopsis Sports recently spoke with Johnathan Davis, Co-founder and Chief Content Officer of IBTimes to look at the company’s move toward sports, how it fits in to the overall readership of the organization and what makes it different from other sites.

Davis on the decision to launch SportsNet: We’ve been looking to broaden our coverage since 2010/2011 which included building a de facto sports vertical inside of our newsroom. Our editors have been doing a great job and they’ve been covering things that people care about. In particular, we honed in on things that the fans care about such as who was going to be traded as opposed to just giving the scores. That mentality got a lot of passionate people to the website, and the comments and activity on our articles was disproportionate in some ways. So we thought this could be a great opportunity for us to build a great platform and let fans engage among themselves and put out their perspective on how they see the games, players and sports in general. From there, SportsNet was born.

On the state of the site: We built this platform and it is in its first days right now. We are getting feedback already that we will use improve it and add more features but from a 30,000 feet perspective it is basically a platform where fans can come, find each other, engage and interact with other passionate people and do it on a global scale. The NFL is obviously hot in the United States, but last month the Olympics were hot and we are seeing a lot of interest in European soccer and F1 racing.

On the mission: The goals are for it to be as broad and well-entrenched as possible. We have about 400 contributors and there are different levels of contributors for the site. But even at 400, we are still just getting started. We are looking to go deep inside all the different topics that people are interested in whether it is a team, league or even along the lines of sports sponsorships.

On how the global aspect differentiates the site from competitors: There’s a few aspects in our minds of how its unique. The IBTimes has been around six years and we’ve been able to garner a global readership for the business reporting that we are doing. We are looking at about 13 million readers right now at IBtimes.com and when we launched this, we had that international momentum already moving. We picked up in the US as expected. We are also seeing strong pickups in the international community such as Europe. There is a lot going on in the soccer world and they are striking a vein that maybe wasn’t being met beforehand. Our own reporters can only cover so much and so the fans are able to report in from their own market and discuss trades and news. We also have a very strict process to bring in writers but what we get in the end is a high-quliaty user-generated platform.


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


CONNECT WITH US

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn.


On the Air

The walls finally came crumbling down as NFL Network reached multi-year agreements with both Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks to bring carriage of NFL Network and the NFL RedZone channel to their subscribers. Both channels debuted in Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks homes on Sunday with full launch set to be completed before Thursday. The two MSOs are major cable providers in the home markets for 12 NFL teams (Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Kansas City, New York Giants, New York Jets, San Diego and Tampa Bay). For Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, NFL Network will be available on the Digital Basic and Sports Pass tiers while NFL RedZone will be available to Sports Pass customers.

Speaking of MSOs, DISH Network resolved its differences with BTN and announced a multi-year agreement with FOX, a part owner of Big Ten Network, on Saturday for the rights to broadcast Big Ten Network. The contract had expired on September 14 and carriage resumed in time for Saturday’s games. In a statement, BTN executives said, “We’re pleased that both sides could eventually come together, and we thank fans for their patience.”

Following the most-watched Thursday Night Football season opener in NFL Network history, Thursday night’s Giants/Panthers game was watched by an average of 7 million viewers on the channel, which doesn’t include over-the-air stations in New York and Charlotte. The game averaged a 4.6 household rating to mark the fifth-highest rated game in the seven seasons of TNF and making it the No. 1 program on cable television for Thursday, September 20. Facing a blowout, however, that viewership was down from 8.6 million the previous week.

FOX Sports foray into the backstage world of soccer paid off as Being: Liverpool handed the channel with a 1.1/2 household rating/share, with an average audience of 1.6 million viewers last week. That score is up 10% over last year’s 1.0/2 for a same-day encore airing of a Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Chelsea. Because of the success of the docu-series, Sunday afternoon showings have now been added to the schedule going forward as the series shifts to its home on FOX Soccer.

The NHL and NHL Players’ Association are set to meet face-to-face today, although a new collective bargaining agreement won’t be on the agenda, according to the AP. Instead the two sides will review the accounting for last season’s hockey-related revenue when they meet in Toronto. This will mark the first time they’ve met since Sept. 12.

Meanwhile, with NHL players inking deals with Russian league KHL during the lockout, the organization announced on its website that the UFA Sports agency, which acts as the KHL’s marketing service partner in nations outside the League’s borders, has is receiving interest among North American TV companies looking to broadcast matches in the KHL Championship, mainly the games that involve Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeny Malkin, Sergei Gonchar and other NHL stars.

Comcast SportsNet Houston announced Tiffany Blackmon, Marius Payton, and Leila Rahimi have joined the network to serve on the broadcast team. Blackmon joins from NBC affiliate KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City. Payton joins Comcast SportsNet Houston from the Mountain West Sports Network, while Rahimi was most recently the on-field reporter for San Diego Padres broadcasts on Fox Sports Net.

MSG Networks is launching a new hockey series this fall dubbed The Essential Games that will look back at the Rangers and Devils 2011-12 seasons. The 12-part series will premiere on MSG tonight at 8p with the first Rangers episode. The Rangers’ series will feature Joe Micheletti and John Giannone while the Devils’ lineup will feature Steve Cangialosi and Glenn “Chico” Resch.


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


Cynopsis: Digital Video Measurement Summit
Monetizing Cross-Platform Video
November 14 | JWT, NYC | 11:30am-6pm | Register Now

Don’t miss out on the summit’s must-have insights on audience measurement, digital ad delivery & maximizing ROI. Mingle with the sharpest minds in strategic digital marketing, viewer engagement and cross-platform media planning & placement.

[Registration Questions: Jenn Sredzinski | Sponsorships Questions: Mike Farina]

[Sponsor: Tremor Video + Media Sponsor: Ad Club of NY]



Sponsorship & Promotion

The Sacramento Kings are hurting for sponsors. Local station CBS 13 reports that the NBA team is losing almost half of the team’s sponsors including one-time stalwarts such as Carl’s Jr. The Maloofs, who own the team, are reportedly now offering companies one-year sponsorship deals, with no long-term commitments.

Digital Fields

MLB took questions of who is in and who is out to a new level heading to the post-season. The league reports that the @MLB handle picked up an estimated 10,000 new followers on Twitter following stunt that seemingly threatened to make the official account private. The league began posting #MLBMembersOnly early last week before warning people on Thursday “follow @MLB… while you still can.” Less than an hour later, MLB’s Twitter account went private and the league’s Tweets could only been seem to its 2.4 million followers. The news made #MLBMembersOnly a trending topic throughout the day. Of course, six hours later the account went public again, mission completed.

MLB also announced that with the release of iPhone 5, MLB.com At Bat will now be available for a one-time price of $3.99 for the rest of the season. The app is already nearing the six million download mark for the season.

The Main Event

Packers visit the Seahawks on MNF on ESPN at 8:30p.



ON THIS DAY in 1982: Tennis great Bjorn Bork retired at the tender age of 26.

Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: What longtime NFL player was a “pawn in game of life” in the movie Blazing Saddles? Alex Karras. Kudos: Lew Blaustein-Lewis Brand Solutions, Inc./NY; David Tratner-Rodale Inc. Active Living Group/NY; Barry Katz-NEP/NY; Roger Furman-Voodoovox/NY; Bob Scanlon-Velocity Network/Silver Spring; Ged Young-GC Marketing LLC/Garden City; Brad Stern-Mobileye, Inc./Jericho; Jon Latzer-CineSport/New Jersey; Chuck Gordon-WABM-TV/Birmingham; Pam Tierney-Actress/VO/Chicago; John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas; Will Allmendinger-Captivate Network/Chicago; Lucie Prann-The Richards Group/Dallas; Greg Moloznik-GLM Media/Scottsdale; David Hauptman/Denver; Gareth Provan-Opening Act/West Hollywood; Judie Henninger-Valentine Productions Inc./Santa Monica; Jack Simmons-Fox Sports/LA; Christopher M. Montgomery-MGM Studios/Beverly Hills.

In The Know: What NFL player ended the playing career of Joe Theismann? (Email Chris-Sports@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.)

Later — Chris
Chris Pursell for Cynopsis | Sports
09.24.12

Denise O’Connor: Group Publisher, Media Entertainment
Diane K Schwartz: Senior Vice President, Media Communications Group

Cynopsis Ad Sales: Mike Farina | VP Sales & Marketing | 203-218-6480
Classifieds Sales: Trish Pihonak | Director of Operations & Content | 888-702-3858

Cynopsis Media: a division of Access Intelligence, LLC * 10 Norden Place * Norwalk, CT * 06855 * USA

To subscribe to any Cynopsis edition(s) click here.
To unsubscribe from this edition, click here.


Cynopsis CLASSIFIEDSFor More classifieds, visit the Cynopsis.com classifieds page here .


JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/Univision/NY: 1+ years TV Nielsen experience. Opportunity to learn advanced research systems and work directly with network management. Strong writing skills a must. mriverarschjobs@gmail.com (9/28)

JOB OPENING: DIR OF PROGRAMMING/Santa Monica: 5-7 yrs. exp. in non-fiction TV & strong contacts. Prev. ntwrk exec exp. a +. Interest in game shows, gaming & international formats. Send resume and cover letter to dirofprogramming@yahoo.com (9/28)

JOB OPENING: WRITER/PRODUCER/EDITOR/ReelzChannel/ABQ: For major network series & movies. We mentor early careers of up and coming talent. Relocation paid to Albuquerque. Apply: careers@reelzchannel.com (9/28)

JOB OPENING: MGR, INTEGRATED AD SALES MRKT/DISNEY/BURBANK: TV & Digital mktg execution, client and project management leader. Strng Knwldg and Experience with Sales Mktg/Branding/Entrainmnt/Agency www.disneycareers.com REQ53615 (9/28)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/BBC AMERICA/NYC: Create ratings reports and analysis for programming/scheduling. 1-3 years TV/media research experience. Proficient in NPower & MyEvnts. sally.sy@bbc.com (9/28)

JOB OPENING: COORD B&L AFFAIRS/TV Guide Network/LA: Handle daily admin activities, mng contracts rights database, process agmts, draft docs & spec projects. Min 3 yr legal exp in Ent. ind. CV & res: businessandlegaljobs@tvguide.com (9/28)

JOB OPENING: F’LANCE REPORTER/OPRAH.COM/NYC: Exp covering women/lifestyle topics & a demonstrated ability to est rapport w/interview subjects & suss out info that makes tired topics come alive. Apply at: http://careers.own.tv (9/27)

JOB OPENING: F’LANCE MENTAL HEALTH REPORTER/OPRAH.COM/NYC: Exp. covering psychology/well-being. Proven ability to find studies & rsrch that are most meaningful to our aud & present in a clear, voice-y way. Apply: http://careers.own.tv (9/27)
 
JOB OPENING:  F’LANCE WRITER/OPRAH.COM/NYC: Writer w/ability to make familiar topics feel timely. A fresh, intelligent, orig voice is a must (no slick, typical magazine writing! no gooey sentimentalism!). Apply: http://careers.own.tv (9/27)

JOB OPENING: SSE/SALES PLANNER/Current TV/CHI: Seeking exp plan’r to oversee TV & digital sales plan creation. Target new biz, mng your own acct list, actively present/meet w/agencies, mng dvlpmntl acct list. bfetzer@current.com (9/27)

JOB OPENING: DIG. VIDEO LICENSING/AMAZON.COM/SEATTLE, LA, LONDON & MUNICH: All experience levels; you will negotiate content deals & mng relationships with studios and cable nets, reillyj@amazon.com (9/27)

JOB OPENING: TALENT BOOKER/NYC: National Daytime Talk Show seeks experienced Talent Booker. Must have prior experience working on a daily talk show. Please send resume and references to talentbookers@gmail.com (9/25)

JOB OPENING: TEMP ASST. DESIGN DIR/WEtv/NYC: manage designers/vendors, prod scheds & budgets, some hands-on design work, 8+ years exp. Must have project management/supervisory exp. Resumes to: amcjobs@amcnetworks.com (9/25)

JOB OPENING: SALES DIRECTORS (3) Outcast/Detroit/LA/CHI: CEO of your territory, Auto/CPG/Entertainment, agencies respect you. Amazing culture, impressive leadership. Resumes: careers@outcast.net (9/25)

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST, PRIMARY RESEARCH/Syfy/NYC: Plan, design, analyze & report consumer research projects. Min 2 yrs exp in online surveys, focus grps & syndicated research. BA/BS Req. nbcunicareers.com 6940 (9/25)

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.

SITUATION WANTED: Enthusiastic, driven and organized digital/television PRODUCT MANAGER, with over 8 yrs. exp, seeks new role. Strong resume and experience; open to either coast. DigitalProductManager@Gmail.com (9/29)

SITUATION WANTED: AFTER CARE THERAPIST: consult with seg prod on guest Red Flags, provide aftercare to guests on Talk/Reality Shows. Line Producer for 15 yrs. Was After Care Prod. on Dr. Drew’s Life Changers. www.jkoegl4therapy.com (9/28)

SITUATION WANTED:  WRITER’S/PRODUCTION ASST: Has worked on The Big Bang Theory, Mike & Molly, etc. Attending UCLA’s TV writing program. Experience as a Page and PA. Proficient in Final Draft. Has BS in Mass Comm. jeffmdix@gmail.com (9/28)

SITUATION WANTED: CHILDREN’S/EDUCATIONAL MEDIA: Former Sesame freelancer and Nickelodeon intern looking for position, 5 years exp. in documentary and educational film distribution. jaysilverman1@gmail.com (9/27)

SITUATION WANTED: Laila Berzins Voice Overs & Antland Production – Audio Production ‘One Stop Shop’ Corporate, Commercial, Narration, E-Learning, Jingles, you name it! www.lailaberzins.com for demos and booking info (9/27)
 
SITUATION WANTED: EXEC ASST: Over 10 yrs exp in Film/TV Prod, from pre to post, as well as subtitling & dubbing. Fluent in 5 languages & skilled inter-culturalist. Seeking Exec Asst position or similar. Contact: elidonnellan@gmail.com (9/27)

SITUATION WANTED: CHILDREN’S/EDUCATIONAL MEDIA. Former Sesame freelancer and Nickelodeon intern looking for position, 5 years exp. in documentary and educational film distribution. jaysilverman1@gmail.com (9/25)

E-mail Trish@cynopsis.com or call Trish Pihonak at 888.702.3858 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email Trish@cynopsis.com for specs.

Copyright Cynopsis 2012

All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free. Copyright Cynopsis 2012

Related Stories

07/28/14: Those footsteps you hear are The Walking Dead, headed for season five; Yahoo goes old school with Community; Aargh! Crossbones moves to Saturday to finish its run

AMC sets Walking Dead premiere date (Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM TURNER ENTERTAINMENT TNT IS SUMMER’S #1 PRIMETIME CABLE NETWORK HOME TO CABLE’S TOP 4 SCRIPTED SERIES THIS SUMMER (A25-54) #1-THE LAST SHIP- #1 NEW CABLE SHOW OF 2014 #2- RIZZOLI & ISLES | #3- FALLING SKIES | #4- MAJOR CRIMES NEXT UP…LEGENDS, starring Sean Bean | Wednesday, Aug 13 at 9/8c [...]

07/28/14: Amazon still spend $100 million on originals, despite $126 million loss, Google acquires Twitch for $1 billion, Jerry Seinfeld confirms ‘Seinfeld’ heading to Netflix

Amazon still spend $100 million on originals, despite $126 million loss

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.28.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, July 28, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. NEW PROGRAMMING + DEALS   Despite its $126 million reported loss, Amazon still plans to spend more than $100 million on pilots for original digital series by the end of the year. Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak said [...]

07/28/14: Kent Weed lays out the secrets to success to American Ninja Warrior, sports entertainment; UFC’s The Ultimate Fighter marks a first; Piracy finds a treasure in The World Cup

Kent Weed lays out the secrets to success to American Ninja Warrior, sports entertainment

CYNOPSISSPORTS 07.28.14 Good morning. It’s Monday, July 28, 2014, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.  It’s been the summer of the Warrior, with NBC/Esquire Network’s sports entertainment franchise American Ninja Warrior continuing to cement itself as a summer staple from A. Smith & Co. The series recently got another renewal from NBC, [...]

07/25/14: Andy Samberg heads to HBO, HBO making star-studded sports mockumentary; Jessica Biel returning to prime time

Andy Samberg heads to HBO

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM WGN AMERICA A CITY SO IMPORTANT, IT DIDN’T EXIST Welcome to Los Alamos MANHATTAN WGN America’s Second Original Series Series Premiere This Sunday, July 27th, 9/8c Nuclear. Family. http://wgnamerica.com/shows/manhattan Discover The Secret That Changed The World https://www.facebook.com/ManhattanWGNAhttps://twitter.com/ManhattanWGNAhttps://www.youtube.com/user/ManhattanWGNA. CYNOPSIS 07.25.14 [...]

07/25/14: Amazon reports a deep loss in Q2, Jerry Seinfeld’s new series opts for espresso, PBS Digital Studios’s first scripted series to hit web on Aug. 19

Jerry Seinfeld chooses espresso in new Crackle series 'Single Shots'

CYNOPSISDIGITAL 07.25.14 Good morning. It’s Friday, July 25, 2014, and this is your first early morning digital briefing. Amazon’s earnings call revealed the tech giant took a hit during its second quarter, with a wider-than-expected $126 million loss, despite its $19.34 billion in revenue. The company still expects to lose up to $810 million in [...]

CynCity

Cynsiders

Instagram