Good morning. It’s Thursday, February 28, 2013, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.
Lowe’s continues to build its relationship with NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson, announcing a two-year contract extension with him just days after his Daytona 500 victory. The deal with Hendrick Motorsports now runs through the 2015 NASCAR season, with the agreement formally announced at the retailer’s national sales meeting. Lowe’s and Hendrick first teamed in 2001.
MLB Network laid out it plans for its coverage of the 2013 World Baseball Classic which starts Friday at 11:30p, and continues with 39 games of the tournament through the Championship on Tuesday, March 19 at 8p. The channel has lined up a slate of announcers for the games, including Bob Costas, Jim Kaat, Joe Magrane, Harold Reynolds, John Smoltz, Matt Vasgersian, Tom Verducci and Matt Yallof. MLB Network will also offer studio programming in World Baseball Classic Today, which debuts Saturday at 11a.
Dish Network is asking for $153 million in damages from ESPN for allegedly violating a contract by offering competitors a better deal, according to Bloomberg. Closing arguments were made before a jury yesterday. Meanwhile, ESPN has argued that it eventually granted Dish the same terms offered to competitors.
The NBC Sports Group starts coverage of its second season of MLS on Saturday with a rematch of the 2012 Eastern Conference Championship when D.C. United squares off against Houston Dynamo at 8p on NBC Sports Network. Arlo White and Kyle Martino will handle the call. NBC and NBC Sports Network will present unprecedented wall-to-wall coverage on during “Rivalry Weekend” on Saturday, March 16, during which the networks will cover all MLS games that day.
Canadian broadcaster Sportsnet pinned down a deal to carry the INDYCAR series in the country for the next five seasons. The agreement will run through 2017 with a minimum of 16 races per season, including the Indianapolis 500.
Ronda Rousey’s UFC win generated a PPV victory for the organization, which is reportedly estimating that as many as 500,000 buys were ordered to watch her bout, according to the LA Times. That would mark a 40% spike over the promotion’s Super Bowl weekend card.
Golf Channel will feature former LPGA World No.1 Lorena Ochoa in the channel’s next edition of reality series Big Break. Ochoa competed alongside the contestants in one of the challenges and managed to own The Glass Break on her first attempt. The 19th season of the show premieres Monday, May 13.
Beta Research Corp’s annual Cable Operator Evaluation Study saw operators naming ESPN as the channel with “the most average perceived value among all networks” measured for the thirteenth straight year. ESPN also scored first among unaided mentions for the ninth straight year as the network that has the most valuable programming to help create local ad sales revenue among major networks.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet named Galaxy legend Cobi Jones and commentator John Shrader to call LA Galaxy games on the network, with Kelli Tennant serving as the Galaxy sideline reporter.
NBC and Investigation Discovery are teaming up to produce a documentary on Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, according to the AP, and the shooting death of his girlfriend. On Sunday, Investigation Discovery debuts the special, Beauty & The Blade Runner.
The NFL is bringing back its annual NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp for a second year, designed to offer a comprehensive overview of creative disciplines in the film industry including screen writing, directing, producing and film financing. Participating players include 22 current and former NFL players including Shaun Alexander, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Alex Mack. The program runs from March 11-15, with sessions from the likes of Peter Berg, Thomas Tull and Robert Townsend.
Comcast SportsNet launches its 15th Annual Worldwide Toast to Harry Caray today and will go live to Harry Caray’s Tavern at Chicago’s Navy Pier for the event. This year’s ceremony starts at 5:30p local and include interviews celebrities and VIPs in honor of the famed sportscaster.
Tickets are now available for the Cynopsis: Sports Media Awards, which will take place on April 17 at Yale Club in Manhattan. Click here for more info.
A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE
Cynopsis: Kids! Webinar
3/14/12 @ 1:30-3:00pm ET
Elie Dekel: President [Saban Brands] & Co-President [Vortexx]
Stacy Isenhower: SVP Programming & Scheduling [Cartoon Network]
Anne Richards: Creative Director [No Crusts Interactive]
Papa John’s has placed another order with the NFL, inking a new long-term agreement with the league, although details were not released during a conference call with analysts. Papa John’s serves as the official pizza of the NFL and Super Bowl.
Syfy and WWE are launching Social Media Smackdown that will include live social media content, interactive fan polls, WWE Superstar and Diva tweets, Touts and more on Friday at 8p. WWE announcers Jerry “The King” Lawler, Michael Cole and Josh Matthews will offer live commentary throughout the night.
Grantland.com posted its newest 30 for 30 Short yesterday, called Holy Grail: The T206 Honus Wagner. The story looks at the world’s most famous baseball card which is now estimated to be worth nearly three million dollars.
The Washington Capitals are launching a comprehensive social loyalty program that will reward fans for engaging with the team. The program, #CapsPowerPlay, marks the first of its kind for the NHL and allows fans the chance to win prizes and experienced via social actions that include checking into games on Foursquare, using team hashtags on Twitter and Instagram and sharing Caps content on Facebook.
NBCSports.com launched MotorSports Talk as the newest destination on the site. According to its introductory post, the site will focus on content form Formula 1, the IZOD Indycar Series and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
The Main Event
76ers/Bulls on TNT at 8p.
ON THIS DAY in 2002: ABC Sports announces that John Madden will replace Dennis Miller on MNF.
In The Know: This famed Harry Caray phrase was also the title of his biography. What was it? (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.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Who hit the home run that gave the Yankees the win in Game 4 of the 2001 World Series? Answer: Derek Jeter who became known as Mr. November. Kudos: Ben Sturner-Leverage Agency/NY; Michael Ritz-BucStar Consulting/NY; Anthony Watters-Outdoor Channel/NY; Toni Racioppo-Media Storm/NY; Scott Jenkins-Tribune Media Services/Queensbury; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton; Steve Alexander-Octagon Baseball/Chicago; Judie Henninger-Valentine Productions Inc./Santa Monica; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles
Later — Chris
Chris Pursell for Cynopsis | Sports
JOB OPENING: VP, FP&A/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Deg req’d. Min. 7 yrs. FP&A exp. Resp: all aspects of financial plan’g/analysis incl analysis of alternative financial & strategic plans. View full/apply: www.hallmarkchannel.com Jobs (3/13)
JOB OPENING: RSRCH STRATEGIST/Discovery/NY: Provide spprt to ad sls & group by creat’g quantitative/qualitative. Nielsen analyses rprts & presentations; 4+ yrs media rsrch exp @ cable ntwk or similar nat’l media outlet. http://bit.ly/WDbnvs (3/7)
JOB OPENING: COORD, BRAND MKTG PROMO/USA Network/NYC: Min 1 yr. exp in brand or promo mktg. Self-starter who thrives in fast-paced environment. Passion for pop culture and television. Apply: www.nbcunicareers.com (8968BR) (3/7)
JOB OPENING: CREATIVE DIR/DESTINATION AMERICA/NY: Resp for dev of promo campgns, net brndg, mktg natives. 10+ yrs promo/mktg exp. In tv or ent, brand mgmt. or promo agcy. Proven 360 Mktg. Apply: http://tinyurl.com/cyckra9 (3/7)
JOB OPENING: FINANCIAL ANALYST/AJ America/NY: Min. 4+ yrs exp. Exp. TV or media pref’d. Build/mng budgets/forecasts/other models, support mthly close (var. analysis, mgmt. reporting), support ad hoc analysis. Res: www.aljazeera.com/america (3/7)
JOB OPENING: KIDS RESEARCHER/Insight Strategy Group/NYC: Looking for highly analytical Kids researcher w/5-7 years exp managing research projects and hands on exp working with kids Res/letter: firstname.lastname@example.org (3/7)
JOB OPENING: SALES DEV MGR/CAPTIVATE NETWORK/NYC: Create presentations & proposals to drive ad sales revenue. Strong writing skills, research insights, PPT. 3+ yrs proposal dev & sales support exp. Resume: email@example.com (3/6)
JOB OPENING: LOCAL SALES MANAGER/CSN Bay Area San Fran: 4+ yrs exp in Ad Sales; prior manager exp, a plus; Bachelor’s required; job # 9042, www.nbcunicareers.com (3/6)
JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/CSN Bay Area San Fran: 3+ yrs exp in sports tv; Bachelor’s req or equivalent required; job # 9053, www.nbcunicareers.com (3/6)
JOB OPENING: SR DIR DEVELOPING PLATFORMS RESEARCH/ESPN/NYC: Lead Ad Sales Research for all Digital and Emerging Media. 10+ years agency, publisher exp. Proven leader and creative thinker. www.espncareers.com Job ID-89819 (3/6)
JOB OPENING: DIR, PRODUCTION MGT/DISCOVERY/NY: Mnge multiple projects from dev thru delivery. 8-10 years of exp. Exp in creating and negotiating non-fiction prod bdgts. Apply: http://tinyurl.com/cyckra9 (3/6)
JOB OPENING: TEMP ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/Studio City: Support dept. with content updates and production for company’s consumer web initiatives.More info & apply: http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/jobs (3/6)
JOB OPENING: ACCOUNTS PAYABLE ADMIN/CSN Bay Area San Fran: 1-2 yrs accounting exp; Bachelor’s in accounting or finance; job #9052, www.nbcunicareers.com (3/6)
JOB OPENING: MKTG ASST/COORD/SONAR ENTERTAINMENT/NYC: Sole support for SVP & VP MKTG, coord trade shows, liaison with vendors & agencies, manage mktg materials, 2-5 yrs exp in ent or media pref. Resume & cover to: firstname.lastname@example.org (3/6)
JOB OPENING: SALES COORDINATOR/NY: All aspects of account maintenance, liaison with ad agencies. Must be detailed/ able to multi-task. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Apply-SalesPlanningJobsNYC@univision.net (3/6)
JOB OPENING: SR ADMN ASST/AMC/LA: Provide high level adm suppt for SVP, Bus Affairs and team. 5+ yrs admin exp in tv/ent. Legal exp a plus. submit res to http://tinyurl.com/am23uxo (3/5)
JOB OPENING: MGR, MKTG SOLUTIONS/CLEAR CHANNEL/NYC: Support ideation & dev of programs and acct management for clients. Exp in digital/multi-platform pref’d. 6+ yrs in related field exp. Resume to: MeaghanTrimarchi@clearchannel.com (3/5)
JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Los Angeles: For full job description details go to: http://www.aenetworks.com/careers, https://secure.sterlingdirect.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=156477 (3/5)
JOB OPENING: RESEARCH/ANALYST/NBCUniversal/LA: support primary research activities. For a full job description please visit: https://sjobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25354&siteid=5108&areq=8904br (3/5)
JOB OPENING: SVP TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING/Financial News Network/NYC: Int’l cable broadcaster seeks Sr. engineer. 10yrs exp for studio facilities & uplink. Similar operations CNN, CNBC. Career opportunity. Resume: Jerold@ldic.us.com (3/5)
JOB OPENING: SR.MGR, PROGRAM RESEARCH/NBC Sports Group-Stamford, CT: resp. for the creation, content, & distribution of audience reports & insight analysis. Star Estimator and supervisory exp. a + click here to apply: (3/5)
JOB OPENING: SR. IT BUSINESS ANALYST – DATA WAREHOUSING/BI SYSTEMS/LOS ANGELES CA: Computer and Information Systems Manager Apply: http://tinyurl.com/a9q2agz (FFE0001562) (3/5)
JOB OPENING: FREELANCE UNIT PUBLICIST/The Online Network/NYC & Stamford, CT: Daily on-set coverage and media outreach for launch of two well-loved daytime dramas. Exp in TV PR a must-Sal neg. Apply: email@example.com (3/5)
JOB OPENING: RSCH MGR/GSN Santa Monica: Mgr. Research opp 3+ yrs TV/CBL rsrch field/Sr. Analyst exp. Nielsen software, NPower, FOCUS, MarketBreaks, StarTrak/StarEstimator & Gabriel stewardship. Res/cover: firstname.lastname@example.org (3/4)
JOB OPENING: SR MGR SPONSORSHIP RESEARCH/NASCAR/CLT: Syndicated/Custom research solutions & insights for sales/renewals. Exp presenting to execs. Team environment. BA with 5+ yrs research exp. www.employment.nascar.com EOE(3/4)
JOB OPENING: MGR, GROWTH SEGMENT RSRCH/NASCAR/CLT: Mng rsch focused on youth, Gen-Y, Multicultural segments. Team environment. BS w/min 5 yrs mkt rsrch exp. Interest in sports, SPSS, Synd’d Tools Pref’d. www.employment.nascar.com (3/4)
JOB OPENING: NEWS PRODUCER/NECN/Boston: 2+ yrs newsroom exp required, Bachelor’s degree req, Associate Producer or Producer exp preferred; apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job #8896 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: WEB PRODUCER/NECN/Boston: 1 yr news writing exp, HTML/web coding required, Bachelor’s degree req, social media exp a plus; apply: www.nbcunicareers.com, job #8902 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCER/CSN MidAtlantic DC: 3-5 yrs news producer/editor/journalist/reporter or talent req’d, web content mgt/DART/DSM req’d, FCP editing and Photoshop required, DC-Baltimore sports knowledge req’d; apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job #8910 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: GRAPHIC DESIGNER/TCN/Philly: Bachelors + 3yrs in tv/broadcast design and graphics, Adobe: Illustrator + Photoshop + After Effects required, 3dSMax and Cinema 4d a plus, Avid/FCP a plus; apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job #8916 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL ACCCOUNT EXECUTIVE/CSN Philly: Bachelor’s + 2 yrs ad sales exp req’d, pref digital media/publishing or sports media; apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job #8921 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/EDITOR/CSN New England Boston: Bachelor’s + 1-3 yrs media production req’d, familiar w/all aspects of a newsroom, expert in FCP, basic knowledge of After Effects + Photoshop, must know Mac OS X, exp w Cinema 4D a plus; apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job #8939 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: ASSOCIATE PRODUCER/CSN MidAtlantic DC: 3 yrs tv production + Bachelors/equivalent, thorough knowledge of sports; apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job #8954 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: SR PRODUCER, ORIG CONTENT/CSN Chicago: 5-10 yrs regional/nat’l TV news, Bachelor’s degree, Chicago sports exp req’d, INEWS exp a plus; apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job #8964 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: EDITOR/SNY/NYC: Bachelor’s + 1 yr Avid editing in news, expert knowledge in sports, Interplay knowledge req’d; apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job #8965 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: SR. MARKETING MGR/SNY NYC: 7-10 yrs marketing/advertising in sports/tv req’d, exp in NYC req’d; more info, apply: www.nbcunicareers.com job #8990 (3/4)
JOB OPENING: VP, TALENT DEVELOPMENT/CMT/LA: 7 – 10 yrs. successful exp. as a Casting/Talent Exec. or Booker for TV/film req.; well-established contacts a must. EOE/M/F/D/AAP apply www.viacomcareers.com (3/4)
JOB OPENING: SLS SUPPORT SPECIALIST/Discovery/NY: Assist National Sls Asst w/day-to-day ntwrk admin responsibilities; 2nd sls support trainer; 4+ yrs biz exp, 3+yrs Ad Sls environment http://bit.ly/WZ8tBR (3/4)
JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION MGR/OUTSIDE TV/WESTPORT CT: create/mng budgets, book crews, orgnz logistics, coord and track costs, actualize and wrap out prod/prgrmng. 3 yrs exp within a prod mngmnt. Resume: email@example.com (3/4)
JOB OPENING: VP GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION/FINANCIAL NEWS NTWRK/NYC: International experience imperative (Asia, Africa, India, etc). Salary/bonus/stock options. Career opportunities. Resume/cover to: Jerold@ldic.us.com (3/4)
JOB OPENING: HEAD OF SALES PLANNING/OPS/Outcast Media/NYC: lead team of 4, reporting, pricing, Salesforce, advanced Excel, operations-focused http://www.outcast.net/careers/ (3/4)
JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/Outcast Media/NYC: Eastern Reg, digital, broadcast, video, major agency contacts, strategic http://www.outcast.net/careers/ (3/4)
JOB OPENING: ANALYST, SALES/NYC: Pricing/Plan’g Analyst/freelance & perm positions avail/Fox Networks: 1-2 yrs TV or media ind exp, EXCEL exp, det orientated, Mutitask a must; Sales Rep, Services Apply: http://tinyurl.com/aj6pekt (FNG0001899) (3/1)
JOB OPENING: NBC SPORTS GROUP/Stamford, CT: AVID EDITOR(8340), PRODUCER(8768), MKTG OPS MGR(8641). Visit us: www.nbcunicareers.com and reference job id#. Join the team at our state of the art production facility (3/1)
JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/A+E NETWORKS/NY: Prov analyses/estimates for Prog/Mktg. Assist with presentations & strategy. Min 3ys TV rsch. Knowledge of Nielsen/secondary rsch tools. #155099, www.aenetworks.com/careers (3/1)
JOB OPENING: MARKETING SUP/SHOWTIME/NYC: Coordinate consumer mktg, branding and on-air campaigns for Smithsonian Channel. Min 3 yrs adv agency or network exp. Organized, creative, media and marketing savvy. Apply at www.sho.com/careers (3/1)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: SHOWTIME/NYC: positions are available in all departments. Our internships are professional & educational experiences; students will learn the workings of a successful cable network. Apply at www.sho.com/careers (3/6)
WINTER INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: DEVELOPMENT INTERNS/LA: Join television production company Red Varden Studios’ unparalleled internship/assistant training program. College credit available. For more information, and to apply, view www.redvarden.com (3/1)
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 email@example.com.
SITUATION WANTED: MEDIA PLANNER & BUYER/CONSULTANT: 16+ yrs in Local, Nat’l TV, and Radio (category exp: entertainment, retail, auto). Strong industry relationships. Agency liaison or client direct. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (3/7)
SITUATION WANTED: TRAFFIC PROFESSIONAL/NYC: 15 yrs.+ working in all areas of TV Network Traffic and Traffic System Implementation. email@example.com (3/1)
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 2013
All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free. Copyright Cynopsis 2013