Big news at Bleacher Report, as Turner Sports promoted Dorth Raphaely to GM of the platform, while Rory Brown gets elevated to Chief Content Officer. Meanwhile, Bleacher Report founder and GM Dave Finocchio and Sam Parnell, Chief Technology Officer, will assume new strategic advisory roles with the division beginning in 2015. Under Finnocchio’s guidance Bleacher Report has surpassed several key milestones over the last year, ranking as the second largest standalone sports website for the first time ever from April-August and notching a 40% annual increase in cross-platform monthly uniques, based on the latest comScore metrics. Meanwhile, in his new position as GM, Raphaely will add responsibility for business operations, product management and design, engineering and oversight of international expansion to his current leadership of the programming, analytics and quality control teams. Brown, based in New York, will oversee all forms of content for Bleacher Report under a unified content creation team, running both editorial and video content creation for the site and its Team Stream app. By the way, don’t miss Raphaely today as he keynotes the Cynopsis Sports Social Media Summit!
Discovery Channel and Science Channel group chief Rich Ross said at Sundance over the weekend that Oscar-winning filmmakers Fisher Stevens and Ross Kauffman are behind a new documentary for the network, Taken by the Tiger, about the rapidly diminishing population of tigers in the wild.
Steve Harvey’s daytime series Steve got a second season renewal in national syndication. The series already been sold in 90 percent of the US on NBC-owned stations and station groups including Sinclair and Hearst.
Amid a landmark year for CBS Sports Digital in 2017, where the outlet’s platforms ranked second in comScore’s sports category for the fifth consecutive month in December and saw 9% year-over-year growth in 2017, the group kicked off 2018 with the announcement that it had promoted Jeff Gerttula to Executive Vice President and General Manager […]
Pringles is making its maiden voyage for the Super Bowl, announcing that the brand will launch its first-ever Super Bowl advertisement. Bill Hader will star in the 30-second spot, which will showcase ‘flavor stacking’, where consumers blend different flavors to create new ones. “The Pringles Super Bowl advertisement is an opportunity to show people a […]
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