Good morning. It’s Tuesday, July 26, 2011, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing.
Football is officially off the sidelines with the end of the NFL lockout, as the NFLPA executive board and 32 team reps voted unanimously to approve the terms of the 10-year deal. However, it may be the broadcasters who are most relieved by the new contract. Risking $3 billion in revenues and a ratings behemoth if the season was shut down, Monday’s approval was all networks needed to begin marketing the season. NBC quickly unveiled a new 15-second spot that aired last night in primetime on NBC, as well as on Versus, Golf Channel and the Comcast Regional Sports Networks featuring Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Network executives, meanwhile, were quick to express their relief.
Eric Shanks, President of FOX Sports on the agreement: Like every NFL fan around the world today, we are elated that the lockout has come to an end and the 2011 season will kick-off as scheduled. We would like to congratulate Commissioner Roger Goodell and the owners and DeMaurice Smith and the NFL Players Association on their new 10-year agreement. We are excited to be back open for business and are looking forward to our NFL on FOX opening broadcast weekend on Sunday, September 11.
Mark Lazarus, Chairman, NBC Sports Group on the return of the NFL: We are excited to get back to football. From NFL Kickoff to Super Bowl XLVI, each and every week ‘Sunday Night Football’ will feature strong rivalries and compelling matchups.
What happens next? Today the teams open facilities for training, can start signing draft picks and undrafted free agents as well as negotiate with free agents. Tomorrow, players can begin reporting to training camps. On Thursday, the waiver period starts and teams can begin cutting contracts. Friday will begin the first day of full free agency.
With NASCAR ratings continuing to climb, ESPN is taking the wheel for the Sprint Cup Series season on Sunday with the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. New elements to the telecasts this year will include the first-ever use of dual path transmission for onboard cameras, a modernized graphics package, and the expanded use of pointers to help audiences identify cars. ESPN will utilize 76 high definition cameras in the Brickyard 400 telecast, including Bat Cam. Taking microphone duties in the booth will be Dale Jarrett, Andy Petree and Allen Bestwick. Online, ESPN.com RaceCast is set to showcase a live animated graphic display, track information, lap leaders, race leaders, driver information as well as live in-race chat with ESPN announcers, reporters and editors through Racing Live!.
On to the X-Games, which are back this week with ESPN readying 25 hours of live programming on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN on ABC from July 28-31. In addition to the nine live competition shows, X Center will air nightly on ESPN2 while ESPN 3D has slated 21 hours of X Games 17 live with 29 hours total. This year’s event will also be televised in over 192 countries and territories to more than 232 million homes. Once again, the X Games will be hosted by Sal Masekela with athletes such as Tony Hawk, Jeremy McGrath and Dennis McCoy set to join him. New additions are set to include Kevin Robinson, Toby Moody and Emile Bouret.
Spike TV is set to serve as the official broadcast partner for UFC 138: Leben vs. Munoz, set to be held on Nov. 5 from Birmingham, England.
The BTN will be kicking off its coverage of the 2011 Big Ten football season on Thursday with in-depth television and internet coverage of Big Ten Football Media Day from the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. The channel will serve nearly five hours of coverage, including the full press conferences for all 12 head coaches, as well as Big Ten supervisor of football officials Bill Carollo, BTN President Mark Silverman and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. Mike Hall and Chris Martin are on deck to anchor from the BTN studios beginning at 11a. BTN will also air a the Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special at noon ET on Saturday, Aug. 6.
With Nebraska now an official addition to the Big Ten, DISH Network is offering customers in the state who subscribe to the America’s Top 120 Plus programming package or greater the ability to watch Husker regular season home football games during the team’s inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference as well as a slew of other Nebraska sporting events, including men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, baseball, Olympic sports and more.
ESPN’s first-ever daily live coverage of the World Series of Poker Main Event last week drew double digit gains over every daypart on ESPN2 compared year-ago numbers, according to Nielsen. The channel’s ten telecasts averaged a 0.4 household coverage rating, 351,000 households and 415,000 viewers.
Across the Pacific, the National Rugby League is about to cash in. Multiple reports from Australia and New Zealand say that the league has raised the prospect of pulling as much as $1.5 billion on its next TV deal when negotiations are complete. The figure was mentioned to club heads during meetings.
Sponsorship & Promotion
NASCAR has added Sean Downes to its crew hiring the recent Madison Square Garden executive to Managing Director, Business Development. Downes will report to Jim O’Connell, NASCAR chief sales officer. From 2005 to 2009, Downes served as Director of Partnership Marketing for NASCAR and was responsible for managing a number of official partners including Coca-Cola, Mars and P&G among others.
ESPN Consumer Products, in tandem with the Southeastern Conference, is launching an “SEC on ESPN” t-shirt line. The collection will feature slogans and logos from each of the twelve schools and include nine graphics (six men’s and three women’s). The shirts will be available throughout the southeast at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores, the Official Sporting Goods Sponsor of the SEC. The product will also be available online at DSG.com, ESPNShop.com and SECStore.com.
CBSSports.com is beefing up its football coverage, expanding RapidReports to include 40 of the largest college football programs. Reporters will file multiple news nuggets per day from each school’s venues which will appear across CBSSports.com, CBS Sports Mobile, and multiple other CBS platforms.
Turner/SI Digital is set to launch a new homepage today dedicated to the Nationwide Racing Series section at NASCARNationwideSeries.com. The new page design will offer an updated look and easier navigation, while the video player and live chat features are set to stake a more prominent position with a new social media feed incorporated into the site.
Sirius XM Radio is teaming with Big Lead Sports to offer fantasy sports fans a lineup of nightly programming on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. The shows will launch on Aug. 2 with Big Lead Sports personalities hosting every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night to talk with listeners from coast to coast about the latest fantasy sports news, drafts, injury updates, stats, roster moves and more.
Twitter reaction by players to the end of the NFL lockout:
- Can anybody guess why I have a #HugeSmileon my face right now Dante Stallworth
- Finally its time for America’s team to get back in action… Watch out world here we come!!! Go JAGS!!!!!! Maurice Jones-Drew
- Hey Laaaa hey Laaaa my girlfriend’s (Football) back Larry Fitzgerald
- I’m turning cartwheels in the parking lot Chris Harris
- Just got that call from my agent,,.. It’s GO time!!!!! (Starts Packing) David Clowney
The Main Event
A clash of division-leading teams with the San Francisco Giants @ Philadelphia Phillies on MLB at 7p.
ON THIS DAY in 1944 – The Yankees, Dodgers and Giants play a three team six inning game to raise money for war bonds, with each club playing successive innings before sitting for an inning. The final score was: Dodgers-5, Yanks-1 and Giants-0.
Answer to Yesterday’s Sports Trivia Question: How many ACC schools were once full members of the Southern Conference? Nine – Clemson, Georgia Tech, UNC, NC State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Duke, Wake Forest. Kudos: Nobody. Ya’ll forgot about Wake Forest!
In The Know: What stadium has hosted the most Super Bowls? (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.)
Cyn opsis CLASSIFIEDS – For More classifieds, visit the Cynopsis.com classifieds page here .
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, CONSUMER INSIGHTS RESEARCH/MTV/NYC. 5-7 yrs TV research/pilot testing & pilot optimization at a network is a must; B.A req EOE/M/F/D/AAP apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (8/2)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMING RESEARCH/MTV 2/NYC. 7 + yrs TV ratings research/data analysis; Expertise in research methodology, competitive TV landscape & industry trends; B.A req. EOE/M/F/D/AAP apply www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (8/2)
JOB OPENING: GR, SALES PROMOS/NCC Media/NY:5+ yrs mktg/media/sales exp rqrd. Dvlp/exec mktg campaigns for advrtsrs to grow new/existing bus. Relationships w/cbl ntwrks/dist a +. Apply/resume: email@example.com (8/2)
JOB OPENING: SALES DEV MGR/ABC Family/NY: interpret all types of media research to dev sales, Upfront &Scatter presentations strong knwldg of TV & digital syndicated & primary research Apply: www.disneyabcjobs.com Req ID: 315515 (8/2)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION CO-ORDINATOR/SCREENMEDIA/NY: Entry level. Salary + benefits. Start ASAP. Non Tech. Social Media Expertise a PLUS. Reports to Sr. VP. Growth Opp! Send resume to Info@popcornflix.com (8/2)
JOB OPENING: MGR AD SALES SVCS/Fuse/NY: Resp for managing Nat’l inventory for Sales. Oversee Stewardship process. Create Sales selling schedules, Inv reporting and analysis. Gabriel, a plus. Rez to: http://bit.ly/r78G3g (7/30)
JOB OPENING: TRAFFIC HELP DESK ANLY/ION/WPB FL: Supp OSI Traffic System. Data Warehouse reporting/main. Reqd 2 yrs in related field, OSI exp, Micro Off a must. EOE Full Ad http://www.ionmedianetworks.com/page.php?p=careers&job=1309 (7/30)
JOB OPENING: RECRUITER /WWE/Stamford, CT Great opportunity to become an integral part of building a new TV network with a leader in global media/entertainment! 5+ yrs recruiting exper in netwk/cable industry- www.wwe-careers.com (7/30)
JOB OPENING: DIR, TECHNOLOGY & OPS/CA: Job#2190BR Oversees business operations, delivery, and emerging technology for Digital Distribution group at NBC Universal. 7+ yrs exp. To apply: http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/ (7/30)
JOB OPENING: DIR, TV PROD DEV & STRATEGY/CA: Job#2191BR Oversee NBC Universal’s TV digital sell through & subscription VOD bus. across mult dig partners. 7+ yrs exp. To apply, please visit http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/ (7/30)
JOB OPENING: COMMERCIAL OPS SUPVSR/NY: Supervise cross network team of copy & billboard staff; indirect responsibility for day-to-day direction & guidance. To apply, visit http://www.nbcunicareers.com/search_nbc/ job# 2223BR (7/30)
JOB OPENING: MID-WEST AE/ GolfChannel.com/NBC Sports NBCU/Chicago: Job#2217BR: Generate revenue utilizing Golf Channel and NBC Sports digital properties. 5+ yrs digital/new media sales exp. Apply online www.nbcunicareers.com/ (7/30)
JOB OPENING: SR. DIR MEDIA RESRCH/NY: JOB#1827BR Provide strategic & analytical guidance in supprt of sales & mkting teams. Create research programs designed to measure ROI of advertiser sponsorships. Apply at www.nbcunicareers.com (7/30)
JOB OPENING: MGR CONTRACTS ADMIN/NY: Advc’d contracts admin, work with Legal dept, copyright/trademark filings, review deal memos & review, negotiate, devel, eval, mng contracts. 2+ yrs media ind exp req’d. http://bit.ly/qX3kNy (7/30)
JOB OPENING: VP CONTENT DISTRO/NY: National acct mgmt, set and execute MSO strategies, identify opps, & devel and sell-in prods and campaigns. Degree, sales bkgd & 8+ yrs media industry exp req’d. http://bit.ly/nuHzZL (7/30)
JOB OPENING: MGR AD SALES RSRCH/MTVN: Enter Group/Chi: 3+yrs media rsrch cable tv. expr.prof; media math, Nielsen, mri, starmedia. Independ. self starter. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply: www.mtvnetworkscareers.com (7/30)
JOB OPENING: SALES SERVICE REP/Chicago: Assist w/efforts to max ad rev for A+E Networks. Handle sales process with the exception of sales neg https://www.abso.com/jobboard/Default.aspx?JOBBOARDID=618&JobDetail=102230 (7/30)
JOB OPENING: VP DIST COUNSEL/A+E NETS/NY-LA: Sr Affil Sales attorney providing legal & strategic support for dom. dist of 10 nets on cbl, satellite & alt tech platforms. Current legal dist exp req’d. Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (7/30)
JOB OPENING: DIR SALES & PRTNSHPS/IFC & SUNDANCE/CHI: Sell multi-pltfrm packgs. Devlp new opprtnties, pitch, negotiate. 7+ yrs exp w/ Natl cable/netwrk + contcts w/ brdcst buying comm, clients & plan teams. firstname.lastname@example.org (7/30)
JOB OPENING: HEAD OF STAFFING & EXEC REC/AMC Networks – home of AMC, IFC, SUNDANCE & WEtv/NYC: 10+ yrs hands on exp. in Staffing, Recruiting, HR Policy & Procedure implementation apply email@example.com (7/30)
JOB OPENING: ASST. TRAFFIC MGR/Vme TV/NYC: Mng prgrmng sched, commercial inventory & traffic instructions; coord/create/edit & reconcile logs; monthly billing; 2+ yrs exp; knowledge of ProTrack a big + Resume firstname.lastname@example.org (7/30)
JOB OPENING: PRODUCER/WRITER/EDITOR/ION/WPB, FL: Knowledge of graphic design, PC & Mac OSX operating sys, & Avid/FCP Editing sys must. 5+ prgm promo pref. EOE Full Ad http://www.ionmedianetworks.com/page.php?p=careers&job=1312 (7/30)
JOB OPENING: SUPERVISING PRODUCER-BRAND CREATIVE/HGTV/KNOXVILLE, TN: Oversee execution of major integrated mktg campaigns.8 yrs exp producing stand out creative at a cable/brdcst ntwrk required. www.scrippsnetworks.com #2433 (7/29)
JOB OPENING: COMEDY PRODUCER/Nat’l Syndie Daytime talk show/NY: For show/segment ideas & celeb hot topics segments. Exp: writer or comedy prod on talk show req’d.& strong knwldg celebrity pop culture. TVWRITERNY@GMAIL.COM (7/29)
JOB OPENING: JR. TALENT BOOKER/Nat’l Syndie Daytime talker, NYC. At least 1-2 yrs exp in dealing with celebrity PR/mgrs/agts and some booking knwldg. Must be orgnzd & have strong relationships talentbookerNYC@gmail.com (7/29)
JOB OPENING: SR DIR OF DEV/LA – Fully distributed cable network seeks experienced creative dev exec for non-scripted. Min 5 yrs exp. Send res, cl and sal req to email@example.com (7/29)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES PLANNER/ LIONSGATE /NYC: 2+ yrs digital exp, execute online media plans from start to end of RFP process, collaborate w/mrkting to dvelp presentations, monitor campaign delivery. firstname.lastname@example.org (7/29)
JOB OPENING: VP, DIGITAL MEDIA WITH OXYGEN MEDIA/ NY: Job# 2315BR Conceive & create content-driven initiatives across mult. platforms around Oxygen shows. Min. 7 yrs in fast-paced TV and/or Digital Media envrmt. www.nbcunicareers.com (7/29)
JOB OPENING: DIGITAL SALES PLANNER /Discovery/NY: 3+ yrs advertising exp., Digital a +; Build plans/presentation for digital ad sales platform at Discovery – vod, podcast, mobile. http://careers.discovery.com/, req.4230 (7/28)
JOB OPENING: SR MKTG MGR/MEDIA WHIZ LLC/NYC: Mng overall mktg & comm, dvlpng strategy + executing tactics. 7+ yrs exp in B2B and/or marcomm role, ideally in online advrtsng /search/perf mktg arena. http://www.mediawhiz.com/careers (8/3)
JOB OPENING: DIRECT RESPONSE ACCT EXEC/DISH Network Ad Sales/NY: Join fast-growing Nat’l sales team. Dvlp & grow new & existing DR business. 5+ yrs DR cable ad sales exp w/ relationships. Resumes: Kristin.DAngelo@dishnetwork.com (7/28)
JOB OPENING: MARKETING COORDINATOR/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: 3 yrs Marketing exp req.Prof w/MS Office. Exp w/fast paced env/ multi tasking essential. See full posting and apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com/jobs (7/28)
JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: 1 – 2 years experience in Sales planning or Sales buying w MS Office proficiency. See full posting and apply @ www.hallmarkchannel.com/jobs (7/28)
JOB OPENING: SR ACCT EXEC, PRTNRSHP MKTG/NYC: Temp str. 9/6 w/ pot. FT. Neg/exec partnerships; strong partnership exp A+. BA/BS deg & 6+yrs partnership mkt exp & strong proj mgmt exp. Resume: email@example.com (7/28)
JOB OPENING: MGR, ONLINE MARKETING/Simon and Schuster/NY: Dvlp/execute title by title online mktg campaigns across imprints. Exp & success in content creation & viral web campaigns req. Apply: http://bit.ly/o2zsDq (7/27)
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.
FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Atlas Media Corp/NYC: Interns will asst producers/coordinators in depts & shows. MUST BE JR OR HIGHER LEVEL IN COLLEGE. Interested applicants please email email@example.com. http://www.atlasmediacorp.com/ (8/2)
FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Lunchbox Advertising/Culver City: Seeking SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN for Fall; Must be undergrad. & take for credit; Check us out at www.lbox.com & apply/receive full posting firstname.lastname@example.org (7/30)
FALL INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: PRODUCTION/ART/FIELD INTERNS: Needed this Fall for the MARTHA STEWART SHOW! Must be able to receive school credit! Travel reimbursement available. Please send resumes to email@example.com (7/30)
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
SITUATION WANTED: CONSULTANT for script notes, standup act/material, pitching projects. Resume includes talent manager, development exec, producer. Teach seminars/college. Reasonable fees. email@example.com for info (8/2)
SITUATION WANTED: Looking to work as an audience WARM UP PERSON for a talk, variety, or game show. Have over 15years of experience in this field. My website is: AlyciaCooper.com, and e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org (8/2)
SITUATION WANTED Transmedia PRODUCT DEV & PROJECT MGMT, MULTI-PLATFORM Mobile, IPAD, interactive, software dev, social media, ecommerce, marketing. Can take from any phase of project and deliver (strategy to market) email@example.com (8/2)
SITUATION WANTED Creative/Dedicated. Seeking MKTG POSITION with Ent co. 3+ yrs experience Mktg/Entert/Event Mgmt. Hit’s the ground running with ANY position! Available now http://www.linkedin.com/in/caitlinus (8/2)
SITUATION WANTED NEED A BUDGET DONE?? LINE PROD/EIC – 15+ yrs. exp- budgets done in all formats TV & Features- Accurate, Reasonable fast turn around. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (8/2)
SITUATION WANTED: LA. Experienced SALES, BIZ DEVELOPMENT PRO seeking position in educational / home media/advertising . Solid resume and excellent references. email: email@example.com (7/30)
SITUATION WANTED: WRITER/PRODUCER/EDITOR/NY: Seasoned W/P of natl promos/commercials plus able to direct, cast, & compose music. Exp includes HBO, Turner, Viacom, & Sony Music. Seeking Freelance or Perm. firstname.lastname@example.org (7/30)
SITUATION WANTED: ASSOCIATE PROD/COORDINATOR Seeking position in TV production. Exp’d in coordinating shoots, pre-interviewing, familiar w/ Final Cut Pro, Bilingual in Spanish, 7yrs exp. Based in LA. email@example.com (7/30)
SITUATION WANTED: Looking to work for a Publicist as an ASST./JUNIOR PUBLICIST in LA! BA in media relations,hardest worker ever! Bubbly personality! can start ASAP! contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (7/29)
SITUATION WANTED: SCRIPT DOCTOR w 16 yrs Broadcast Exec/ Story Editor can consult/edit/polish your TV or film pitch/bible/screenplay. 8500+ scripts eval’d. Credits include DeGrassi, DaVinci & Dragon Boys. email@example.com (7/28)
SITUATION WANTED: I’ve written a 1-hour dramedy entitled, Tree House, which is loosely based on my life story. It’s, ” A Contemporary, Edgy, Multiplatform Show “. I’m looking for studio executive assistance. Trees921@yahoo.com (7/28)
SITUATION WANTED: CREATIVE &HARD WORKING Seeking Assist position, Entertainment law firm exp /Television production background, 10 years of experience. NY based. Available NOW! Please contact, MMungin@aol.com (7/28)
SITUATION WANTED: Jr. Producer with 6+ yrs in the industry seeking intermediate position in any genre, eager for a change from Indie film. Production Savvy, varied experience, ready to Go! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (7/28)
SITUATION WANTED: TALENT/DEVELOPMENT EXEC ASST/NY:3+ yrs exp TV/Talent/Distribution. (NFL) National Football League Broadcast, MTVN w major properties i.e. Jersey Shore & Daily Show. Know players in industry. email@example.com (7/27)
SITUATION WANTED: Eager, creative, hard-working, (cute?) Looking for assistant/entry/junior positions in NY. Desperate to work with amazing people creating awesome stuff! I swear I’m not lying about being cute! firstname.lastname@example.org (7/27)
E-mail Trish@cynopsis.com or call Trish Pihonak at 203.381.9096 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.
Cynopsis Media LLC
65 Lantern Road
Stratford, CT 06614
Copyright Cynopsis 2011
All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free. Copyright Cynopsis 2011
To unsubscribe from just this Cynopsis Sports email, please click here.