|Thursday January 13, 2022
A&E: Taking the Stand at 10p
HBO Max: My Mom, Your Dad; Peacemaker
HGTV: Married to Real Estate at 9p
Hulu, Peacock: Madagascar: A Little WIld
Netflix: The Journalist; Shaman King
Paramount: Next Influencer
Peacock: Wolf Like Me
HBO Max: Station Eleven
Paramount+: The Challenge: All Stars
IN THE NEWS
NBCUniversal has partnered with RTL AdConnect, the international advertising sales house of RTL Group, to open up new advertising opportunities across the US, Europe and Asia. The brands are giving each other access to their premium TV and digital inventory assets, enabling RTL AdConnect to provide its European clients access to NBCU TV and digital inventory, and enhancing NBCU’s One Platform offering. “We want NBCUniversal to be the number one choice for marketers globally,” said KC Sullivan, President of Global Advertising and Partnerships, NBCU. “RTL strengthens our advertising offering in Continental Europe as we strive to deepen our presence across the region.”
Dish Network and DirecTV are talking merger – again – according the the The New York Post. While the DOJ and the FCC blocked a merger in 2002 over antitrust concerns, and a prospective deal two years ago was squelched by the DOJ due to jitters over the rollout of 5G, times have changed. In the current environment, with satellite TV companies struggling, concerns about market power have lessened. “We believe the regulatory risks today are not high given the state of the Pay TV market,” wrote Lightshed analyst Rich Greenfield. And analyst Craig Moffett told The Post, “The FCC and DOJ would likely both conclude that having one strong satellite competitor is better than none at all – and the future is not terribly bright even together but especially alone.”
Nominees for the SAG Awards have been set. Of note: HBO/HBO Max landed the most TV nods, with 14, followed by Netflix (10), Apple TV+ (9) and Hulu (8). Broadcast was shut out, but Paramount’s “Yellowstone” had its first nomination, for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. Contending for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Drama Series are Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong (“Succession”), Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”) and Lee Jung-Jae (“Squid Game”). Nominees on the female side include Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”), Jung Ho-Yeon (“Squid Game”), Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), and Sarah Snook (“Succession”). For comedy, nominees for Outstanding Performance by a Female include Elle Fanning (“The Great”), Sandra Oh (“The Chair”), Jean Smart (“Hacks”) and Juno Temple and Hannah Waddington (“Ted Lasso”), along with Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”), Brett Goldstein and Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”), and Steve Martin and Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building”) for Outstanding Performance by a Male.
Here comes the judge: Jeanine Pirro has been named full-time co-host of Fox News’ weekday show, “The Five,” alongside Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino and Jesse Watters. Harold Ford Jr., Geraldo Rivera, and Jessica Tarlov will rotate as co-hosts in the show’s liberal seat. Pirro will give up her weekend show, “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”
CNN+ continues to enhance the lineup of shows for upcoming streamer CNN+, set to debut this spring. Kate Boldaun has been set as anchor “5 Things,” a version of the CNN newsletter and podcast; CNN senior national correspondent Sara Snider will host “The Big Picture,” featuring an in-depth look at the day’s most important stories; and CNN digital series “Go There” is moving to CNN+.
Roddy Ricch had to bow as this weekend’s musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” due to Covid exposure. He’ll be replaced by indie pop act Bleachers, whose album “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night” (ha!) was released last year.
Frndly TV and Family Entertainment Television struck a deal to have Family Movie Channel added Frndly TV’s offerings. “The folks at Family Entertainment Television have been great partners with Frndly TV and we are happy that FMC can join sister channel FETV in our lineup,” said Michael McKenna, Chief Programming Officer, Frndly TV. As of December 31, Frndly TV had 30 live TV channels featuring family friendly programming.
INSP has introduced a new logo, reimagined to reflect the evolution of the brand – complete with cowboy hat. “It was high time,” said COO Dale Ardizzone. “INSP’s former logo was introduced during a major rebrand eleven years ago. Over the last decade, the network has experienced explosive ratings growth and attracted loyal viewership, particularly from viewers who deeply embrace Western content. We needed a logo that made a statement.” Said Hays Tauber, EVP of Marketing, “We’ve got some dirt under our fingernails, and our weathered hat reflects that. The hat is positioned on the text with swagger, quietly communicating that we are a network to be reckoned with!”
One day after announcing the renewal of “Grey’s Anatomy” for season 19, ABC picked up “Grey’s” spinoff “Station 19” for a sixth run. The first responder drama averages a 2.17 rating among A18-49 after 35 days of viewing. Krista Vernoff will return as executive producer/showrunner for both series.
CBS Stations is creating a Texas-based local news innovation lab, to “serve as the home of a curated team of CBS News and Stations employees including several new hires, who will be empowered to experiment with next-generation storytelling, such as data journalism, and test new products, workflows and production models for the future.” The lab will be set at KTVT and sister station KTXA. Local news executive Chad Cross will lead the lab as VP, Content Development, CBS Stations, working directly with CBS Stations’ local newsrooms across the country.
First Lady Michelle Obama was just the beginning. Also guesting on the eighth and final season of ABC’s “black-ish” are Simone Biles, Daveed Diggs, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Vivica A. Fox, Magic Johnson and Stephen A. Smith, it was revealed at TCA. How does the series attract such impressive guests? “It’s a show that people watch with their families and they’re proud to sit there and say, ‘hey, I’m on “black-ish”’… people leapt at the opportunity because of the work we’ve done,” said showrunner Courtney Lilly.
Don’t call Hulu’s “How I Met Your Father” a reboot. The series spun from CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother” is “a standalone sequel,” clarified exec producer and showrunner Isaac Aptaker at TCA, though there will be “lots of little rewards for people who love the original.”
Speaking of… with the TV revival machine in overdrive, Hulu has ordered comedy “Reboot,” from creator and executive producer Steve Levitan (“Modern Family”) and 20th Television, to series. In the satire, Hulu reboots an early 2000’s family sitcom, forcing back together a dysfunctional cast that must deal with their unresolved issues. Judy Greer (“Kidding”), replacing Leslie Bibb, will star opposite previously announced Keegan-Michael Key and Johnny Knoxville. “Steve Levitan is a comedy genius and his idea for ‘Reboot’ is as hilarious as it is timely. We’re thrilled that our friends at Hulu love this sly, wildly funny look at the television comedy business as much as we do,” said Karey Burke, President of 20th Television. Levitan also had a comment: “After working thirty years in TV comedy, this is both my love letter to sitcoms and, if I’m being honest, much-needed therapy.”
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Netflix landed “unparalleled” access from the PGA Tour for an untitled docuseries following the world’s top golfers during the season. “Our members will love getting to know the players and personalities as well as the iconic venues along the way,” said Brandon Reigg, VP of Unscripted and Documentary Series. “Even the most devoted golf fans have never seen the sport quite like this.”
NBC gave a put pilot commitment to a sequel series to 1989-93 ABC family drama “Life Goes On,” that is part of Nkechi Okoro Carroll’s (“All American”) overall deal with Warner Bros. TV. Carroll will write and produce. Original cast members Kellie Martin and Chad Lowe will serve as producers on the project, and creator Michael Braverman will serve as executive consultant. Martin will star as an adult Becca Thatcher. (Don’t look for Lowe on-camera – his character died in the original series.)
Propagate has inked an exclusive producing deal with Los Angeles Dodgers star Mookie Betts and his company One Media/Marketing Group. Propagate has rights to partner with Betts and OMG as executive producers on film, television and podcast projects.“I am excited about the opportunity to partner with Propagate to not only create fresh, uplifting and inspiring content, but to also give opportunities to other aspiring creatives,” said Betts.
FanFare Productions (“The Mysterious Benedict Society”), founded by the late Jamie Tarses, is being kept alive with an assist from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment. Kapital, which has taken a stake in the company, will provide support including offices, overhead and development funds. Tarses’ estate and McCrae Dunlap, who ran the company after Tarses fell ill and then died at age 56, will be co-owners. It’s a labor of love for a legend. “As the first woman to run a broadcast network entertainment division, Jaime was a crucial part of television history,” said Kaplan, a close friend of Tarses’. “Her passion for content, her connection to the creative process and her commitment to excellence paved the way for so many who followed her. The trailblazers of our business — the legends — should forever be remembered and honored. Our commitment to FanFare allows Jaime and her legacy the opportunity to remain part of this incredible creative community that she loved so dearly.”
“Ningaloo with Tim Winton” will transport audiences to the Ningaloo regionof Western Australia in a three-part natural history series on Love Nature. Winton, Australian author and conservationist, will share personal stories of wildlife, shark aggregation sites, a humpback whale nursery, a sea snake hotspot and over 800 of the region’s caves. The series rolls out on Love Nature’s global linear and streaming platforms later this year.
Good news for “The Great” – Hulu ordered a 10-episode third season of the series starring Elle Fanning as Empress Catherine II. “The Great” was one of the top performing original comedies on Hulu in 2021.
Casting notes: Jada Pinkett Smith (“The Matrix Resurrections”) will star in new Netflix drama “Redd Zone,” based on the true story of a single mother who helps her sons and their high school football teammates heal after the murder of their best friend…Ana Villafane (“Younger”), Rob Delaney (“Catastrophe”) and Arturo Luis Soria (“Insatiable”) have joined the ensemble cast of Apple TV+ “Bad Monkey,” also starring and exec produced by Vince Vaughn…“This Is Us” cast Vanessa Bell Calloway (“Coming to America”) as a new recurring main character…Domhnall Gleeson (“The Revenant”) will co-lead alongside Steve Carell in “The Patient,” a limited series coming to FX.
Glenn Weiss has been enlisted to direct the 94th annual Academy Awards show, his seventh consecutive turn at the plate. “You need someone with the deep technical knowledge and creative insights of Glenn to create an Oscars show that truly celebrates a global love of film,” said the ceremony’s producer, Will Packer. The Oscars are scheduled to air Sunday, March 27 on ABC – and will have a host, said Craig Erwich, President, Hulu Originals & ABC Entertainment during a TCA panel, though just who it will be is TBD – though Page Six reports Pete Davidson (“Saturday Night Live”) is in talks to host.
Erwich also made it clear at TCA that the host of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” doesn’t have to worry about job security. “We will have Jimmy for as many seasons as he wants to be on the air,” said Erwich of the man he called the “king of late night.” Ditto “Grey’s Anatomy.” “We will have as much ‘Grey’s’ as we can have, it’s one of the things we are most proud of at ABC,” said Erwich.
Comedy “Josep” grabbed a pilot order from ABC. The project from 20th Television follows comedian Jo Koy (“In His Elements”) as a recently divorced Filipino American nurse. Steve Joe “(Doogie Kamealoha M.D.”) is writing and exec producing.
Netflix plans to shoot two “Red Notice” sequels back-to-back in early 2023, according to a project insider. Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, “Red Notice” became Netflix’s most popular release with about 393 million total hours viewed after 17 days, superseding the 2018 champ, “Bird Box.”
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana and Time Studios Kids and Family have teamed to develop preschool series “Leela’s Island.” The animated comedy-adventure is the first development partnership between the two companies, and the first preschool content deal for Time Studios.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Animated workplace series “Human Resources,” a spinoff of “Big Mouth,” will premiere on Netflix Friday, March 18. Newly added to the voice cast are Rosie Perex, Jemaine Clement, Thandie Newton, Bobby Cannavale, Maria Bramford and Henry Winkler.
“State of the Union,” a short-form anthology series exploring relationships, returns Monday, February 14 on Sundance TV, Sundance Now and AMC+. This season, liberal Ellen (Patricia Clarkson) drags her traditional husband Scott (Brendan Gleeson) out of his comfort zone and into a hipster Connecticut coffee shop, where they have 10 minutes before their marriage counseling session to drink a coffee, gather their thoughts and argue.
Apple TV+’s “The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey” arrives Friday, March 11. The six-part adaptation of the Walter Mosley novel stars Samuel L. Jackson, who also exec produces, as a man with dementia assigned to care for an orphaned teenager.
A Dungeons & Dragons-inspired adult animated fantasy-adventure series will premiere on Prime Video on Friday, January 28. The first season of “The Legend of Vox Machina” will comprise 12 episodes, with three episodes premiering each week. The series follows an unlikely group of heroes on a quest to save the realm of Exandria from dark magical forces.
“The Offer” will launch Thursday, April 28 on Paramount+. The limited series is based on producer Al Ruddy’s experience making the 1972 classic The Godfather.”
Modern technology reveals details about the Underground Railroad in Science Channel four-parter “Underground Railroad: The Secret History,” premiering Sunday, January 30 at 10p. Clark Johnson (“The Wire”) narrates.
A docu-series exploring the romance between Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward – married from 1958 until Newman’s death in 2008 – will makes its debut on CNN+. Directed by Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood”), “The Last Movie Stars” will include archival interviews with the couple, as well as Karen Allen, George Clooney, Oscar Isaac, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Zoe Kazan, Laura Linney, Sam Rockwell voicing segments of other transcribed interviews.
Peacock will premiere the first episode of “Earnin’ It,” a five-part docuseries that spotlights the careers of powerful women in the NFL, on Sunday, January 23. Narrated by singer/songwriter Ciara, the NFL Film will feature first-hand accounts from football’s most prominent owners, coachers, officials, agents and reporters to provide perspective on the trailblazing women of football, and how they have re-defined the direction of the sport. New episodes will premiere every week leading up to Super Bowl LVI.
Rapper/actor/restaurateur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges returns in new episodes of discovery+ series “Luda Can’t Cook,” starting Tuesday, February 15.
Peacock has acquired documentary “Use of Force: The Policing of Black America,” which examines police brutality against people of color and explores a path forward. The film, narrated and co-produced by hip hop star Chuck D, directed and written by Cary Grant Jr. and Executive Produced by Grant and Lathan Hodge, premieres Friday, January 14.
MeTV Network is honoring the late Bob Saget with a “Full House” slate of Danny Tanner episodes on Sunday, January 16 from 2p-4p. The series will begin airing in its regular day and time on Sunday, January 23 from 2p-4p. Saget died January 9 at age 65.
New Netflix special “Aziz Ansari: Nightclub Comedian” premieres Tuesday, January 25. It’s Ansari’s fourth special for the streamer.
How is the ad-supported version of HBO Max, launched in June, faring? “We feel really excited about the growth of HBO Max with ads,” said JP Colaco, VP of Ad Sales, WarnerMedia, at the TV of Tomorrow Show. “I think if you give consumers choice, you will get more of them to sign up for your service.” Especially if, as HBO Max is doing, ad loads are kept light. “It’s a great deal for consumers because right now, the HBO content does not have ads even if you’re on the ad-supported service, so our actual effective ad load is even less than that,” said Colaco. “It’s a great bargain for consumers and we’re seeing them sign up in droves.”
Hemisphere Media Group has struck a multi-year carriage agreement with fuboTV, making all five Hemisphere cable networks – WAPA América, Cinelatino, Pasiones, CentroAméricaTV and Televisión Dominicana, which serve the US Hispanic/Latino market – available in HD to subscribers of fuboTV’s Latino channel plan in the US and Puerto Rico in 1Q22.
Spotify is closing its podcast studio and laying off some of its dozen or so employees – including studio head Gina Delvac – effective January 21, reports The Verge. Shutting Studio 4 will allow Spotify to “move faster and make more significant progress and facilitate more effective collaboration across our organization,” wrote Julie McNamara, Head of US Studios and Video, in a note to staff.
Digital comics series “Eternals: The 500-Year War” debutedon Marvel Unlimited on Wednesday, just as “The Eternals” premiered on Disney+. The seven-part show features Marvel’s band of immortal heroes in their fight against the monstrously mutated Deviants, across seven countries – Brazil, China, France, Japan, South Korea, Spain and the U.K. “Bringing [the series] to Marvel Unlimited will open up doors for our international creative teams to tell much more personal stories by setting them in their homelands,” said Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski.
The Federal Trade Commission “may” have a difficult time proving its antitrust suit against Facebook, said a D.C. District Court judge, but ruled that the suit can proceed to the discovery phase. The court had dismissed the FTC’s suit in June for failing to sufficiently support its claim that Facebook exercised monopoly power, but the agency amended its claim with more supporting facts. Noted Judge James E. Boasberg, “First, the FTC has now alleged enough facts to plausibly establish that Facebook exercises monopoly power in the market for PSN services. Second, it has adequately alleged that the company’s dominant market share is protected by barriers to entry into that market. Third, the agency has also explained that Facebook not only possesses monopoly power, but that it has willfully maintained that power through anticompetitive conduct — specifically, the acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp.”
Google scored a courtroom victory this week, when a judge denied class-action status to a pay-per-click advertiser, Gurminder Singh, who alleges Google misrepresented the effectiveness of its click-fraud detection system. Singh said that starting in 2016, he noticed “anomalous click patterns” that suggested fraud. While the suit was at first thrown out, on the basis that Singh couldn’t show he had been harmed, in 2020, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals revived Singh’s claims that Google violated California state laws against unfair competition.
Four in five consumers ages 16-74 report using voice command to control one or more devices, according to Hub’s new study, “Voice Control: The Future Speaks,” with 62% using voice command “all the time” or “regularly.” But concerns about privacy affect 53% of users, including whether devices are listening when not asked to (39% are very concerned) and concerns about personal data being collected (39%).
Channel Factory, the brand suitability and contextual performance platform for YouTube, has partnered with Comscore to create a solution that brings Comscore Predictive Audiences to YouTube inventory. “Channel Factory prioritizes providing a positive and safe environment on YouTube for our clients to advertise in,” said Tony Chen, CEO and founder at Channel Factory. “This partnership with Comscore is unique in that it adds an extra layer to our brand safety techniques and assures brands that their content is reaching the right audience in the right environment while helping to reduce wasted media spend.”
Canada’s Reelworld Screen Institute announced the launch of Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program, which will provide Black entrepreneurs with business advisory services, training, paid apprenticeships, capital investment and networking opportunities. The training program for Black casting directors, agents, managers, and producers in Canada comes with $1.4 million in support from the Government of Canada.
HBO Max expanded its reach to Turkey as an extension of its rollout across 21 new European territories. Baris Zavaroglu, former general manager of Turkcell’s OTT and pay-TV business TV Plus, joined WarnerMedia as the director general for the territory. HBO Max is live in 46 countries in the Americas and Europe.
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Hallmark Channel’s New Year New Movies! programming event ranked as the #1 most-watched non-holiday original movie premiere in over a decade among Households, Women 18+ and Total Viewers. Saturday night’s debut of “The Wedding Veil” averaged 3.4 million Total Viewers, and was the #1 most-watched entertainment program of the week among HHs, W18+ and Total Viewers, propelling Hallmark Channel to be the #1 most-watched network during Total Day and Primetime for the week in the demos.
The series premiere of Fox’s “Next Level Chef” delivered a 1.8/11 Live+7 rating, marking this season’s #1 program debut, Fox’s #1 launch in more than a year and Fox’s #1 post-NFL unscripted premiere in more than seven years. The debut is also Fox’s most-streamed Gordon Ramsay telecast ever.
“CBS News With Norah O’Donnell” remains in third place in broadcast news, but is closing the gap. The week ending January 7, the show was up 14% among A25-54 week-to-week, to 1.02 million, and rose 10% in total viewers, to 5.71 million.
In syndication, the week between Christmas and the New Year saw several of the top shows surge. “Jeopardy!” (5.6 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, up 10% from the week before) was buoyed by the play of Amy Schneider, now the fourth highest earning contestant in the quizzer’s history. “Family Feud” (5.4, up 6%) was a strong second. “Entertainment Tonight” saw an 11% lift, to 2.0, while “Access Hollywood” rose 14%, to 0.8.
Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of December 27 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Jeopardy (CMV) 5.6 AA
Family Feud (CMV) 5.4 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 5.0 AA
Judge Judy (CMV) 4.9 AA
Inside Edition (CMV) 2.1 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.0 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 2.0 AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 1.8 AA
The Dr. Phil Show (CMV) 1.7 AA
Hot Bench (CMV) 1.5 AA
Source: Nielsen. These are individual program ratings and do not include umbrellas.
Basic Cable Top Five Networks for the week of January 3
Fox News 2303
Hallmark Channel 1183
Fox News 1408
Hallmark Channel 630
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Tuesday, January 11
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Judge Steve Harvey 4.46 (0.7) Abbott Elementary 2.97 (0.6), black-ish 1.98 (0.4), Queens 1.19 (0.3)
CBS: FBI 8.45 (0.8), FBI: International 6.29 (90.6), FBI: Most Wanted 5.56 (0.5),
CW: Superman & Lois 1.09 (0.2), Naomi 0.80 (0.1)
FOX: 9-1-1: Lone Star 1.38 (0.3), Our Kind of People 1.13 (0.3)
NBC: American Auto 2.50 (0.5), Grand Crew 1.82 (0.4), This Is Us 5.01 (0.9), New Amsterdam 3.13 (0.5)
Telemundo: Hercai: Amor y Venganza 1.15 (0.3), Malverde: Santo 0.85 (0.3)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Starz has promoted Darren Nielson to EVP of Distribution and Business Development, and Jeff Cooke to SVP of Programming for International Networks. Nielson has been leading the international distribution and business development for the Starz-branded digital and linear services, while Cooke has overseen programming for the international expansion of Starzplay.
Keith Cocozza is joining CNBC as SVP, Communications. Cocozza most recently founded and managed Inwood Consulting.
A. Smith & Co. Productions has promoted Eli Baldrige to SVP of Development, expanding his previous role as VP of Development.
Lockard & Wechsler Direct has appointed its first EVP, Director of Advanced and Connected TV: Cristina Ferruggiari. She joins from Havas Media Group, where she was SVP Group Director, Video Investments.
Jose A. Garcia-Gonzalez has been named Global Head of Strategic Production and Content Relations at Edisen. Garcia-Gonzalez was previously Chief Content Officer for WPP Grey Europe & Grey London.
Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners has named Cierra Moore as Strategy Director. Moore comes to BSSP from Endeavor’s 160over90, where she served as the Associate Director of Strategy.
TV writer and producer Joyce Eliason died January 10 after a brief illness. She was 87. Among Eliason’s numerous credits were “Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All,” “The Last Don,” and “The Jacksons – An American Dream.”
This Day in History
2000 – Bill Gates stepped down as CEO of Microsoft.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
On which drama did the first lesbian kiss on a broadcast television series occur? “L.A. Law” (1986-94), between Abby Perkins and C.J. Lamb. Kudos to: Jim Meyer-Golden Square/Warren, CT; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; Jim Kelly-Jim Kelly Consulting/Central Islip, NY; Charles Lore/NYC; Dave Kass-Frosch Travel/Phoenix; Dan Whitford-WTTW/Chicago; Sandy Spiegel-WTTW/Chicago; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question
Which series featured a computer known as “The Machine”? (Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)
BROADCAST MANAGER >>
AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB/NYC, NY: Primary contacts for AKC.tv & AKC productions. Manages the production calendar, including national broadcasts, livestream events, weekly shows, & studio productions. Tracks & monitors the process with AKC clubs for televised events, including contracts & payments. 2+ yrs of exp in broadcast management, communications, marketing, or related field. Full info HERE (1/28)
DIRECTOR III, SALES >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP/CHAMPAIGN, IL: Provides leadership for the broadcast/digital sales teams. Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluating, promoting and terminating of employees. Manages recruitment, Training, evaluation, and development of sales professionals. Develops and cultivates client relationships alongside Account Executives. 3+ yrs exp in selling TV, Video and Digital. Full info HERE (1/28)
COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS COORDINATOR
Manage the delivery and arrival of VOD commercial content and copy editing. Manage the delivery and arrival of commercial content and resolve any conflicting traffic instructions. Oversee maintenance of E-faxes and storage of client files. BA in a related field or 2+ yrs of experience in Broadcast Cable Log Operations. Full info HERE (1/27)
SENIOR ANALYST, TV AUDIENCE RESEARCH
E.W. SCRIPPS COMPANY, ION & BOUNCE
Report & evaluate existing metrics, develop new metrics and reports, & provide strategic recommendations to assist with driving decision-making & measuring performance for key stakeholders. Perform analyses for network programming & competitive analysis for programs on other networks. Minimum 3+ yrs Media and/or TV audience research experience. Full info HERE (1/27)
ACQUISTITIONS SPECIALIST >>
VIACOMCBS/LOS ANGELES: Forecast & develop delivery schedules & confer with creative teams, management & production company production personnel to handle special requests & production scheduling issues. Collaborate daily with program suppliers to coordinate the delivery of program content. Min 3 yrs in acquisition and delivery of media assets used to produce marketing. Full info HERE (1/27)
DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
Development, as well as enhancement, of workflows for a linear broadcast, and FAST/AVOD OTT channel. Establish the goal setting and success of the long-term programming analysis and moving Circle Media towards a “rated” channel and ensure successful and timely program delivery. Point of contact for all live events in the Linear and OTT feed. Full info HERE (1/24)
SR. DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL, LEGAL & BA
NY or REMOTE
Focus on international commercial transactions, including content sales, program license, output agreements as well as international compliance, regulatory matters. Provide counsel on formation, structuring, maintenance, of JVs and partnerships. 7+ yrs legal exp including IP, domestic/int. content licensing, linear/on-demand rights and distribution. Full info HERE (1/24)
SENIOR SALES PLANNER >>
REELZ, NY: Create/revise upfront/scatter media plans, account stewardship & serve as agency liaison. Should be comfortable presenting and cultivating agency relationships. A min. 5 yrs ad sales/agency exp. Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong media math skills. Proficient in Wide Orbit, MS Suite. Full info HERE (1/24)
JUNIOR SALES PLANNER >>
REELZ/NYC, NY: Create upfront/scatter media plans, account stewardship & serve as agency liaison. Maintain agency accounts including upfront and scatter order entry, campaign changes, and product allocations. Assist Account Executives and work closely with the Director of Inventory Control. A min 2 yrs ad sales/agency exp. Proficient in Wide Orbit, MS Suite. Full info HERE (1/24)
Support Production Management team, Production Office support and assist with props for creative segments. Travel Management: Book, track and reconcile daily car services for hosts and guests; flights and car services for guest talent; special event travel for staff for key events. Prior Production Coordinator experience required. Full info HERE (1/17)
BRAND DIRECTOR, FailArmy
Help set strategy for and execute business plan for your brand, define and manage brand voice and tone and hire, train, manage and develop team. Formulate and execute audience growth plan. 8+ yrs in the marketing and packaging of digital video brands, with success in content creation, content and performance marketing, distribution, and management. Full info HERE (1/16)
MANAGER, AUDIENCE DEVELOPMENT AND ANALYSIS, SOCIAL
Manage audience development and content strategy. Analyze the performance of all published content, including views, watch time, etc., and establish effective feedback loops with team members. Define and implement best practices for social media channel optimization. 4+ yrs work experience with 2+ yrs in programming and/or audience development. Full info HERE (1/16)
SENIOR DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION RISK MANAGEMENT
LOS ANGELES or REMOTE
Involves evaluating and advising exposures, confirming coverage, and reviewing contractual insurance requirements to manage production related risk. 5 years in high-risk production, extensive knowledge of prod. safety practices, Covid-19 safety, prod. claims and GL & E&O process/renewals. Full info HERE (1/15)
DIRECTOR, FINISHED PROGRAM ACQUISITIONS AND DISTRIBUTION, STREAMING TV
Source and identify finished TV program and digital series acquisitions for Streaming FAST Channels. License our TMB/Jukin original Streaming Channel productions for distribution. This position is responsible for negotiating and closing both inbound and outbound deals. 7 yrs of relevant work experience required. Full info HERE (1/15)
VP, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
NYC, LOS ANGELES
Lead Business Development efforts in the US and beyond. Source, negotiate and close distribution deals for brands like People Are Awesome, FailArmy, Pet Collective, etc. Develop business plans and drive growth around new businesses such as streaming channels, podcasts, self-service licensing platforms, etc. 7 yrs bus. development experience req. Full info HERE (1/15)
TX, TN, NY
Experienced Photo Director 7+ Years experience. Excellent grasp of great visual communication and the ability to stretch creatively with each new project. Full info HERE (1/14)
TX, TN, NY
Expert editor in Avid and Final Cut Pro Software, Premiere CC.Technical, organized, uber creative. 6+ yrs exp. Full info HERE (1/14)
DESIGNER, BRAND CREATIVE
TX, TN, NY
Excellent eye for great design and the ability to stretch creatively with each new project. 4+ years of graphic design experience, preferably within a TV network, studio or agency. Full info HERE (1/14)
VP, DEVELOPMENT >>
VICE TV/BROOKLYN, NY: Know our current slate of on-air series, series under consideration for renewal, projects in the development. Implement a strategic development process while bringing new pitches to larger network group for discussion. Oversee projects from initial inception through production. Proven relationships with producers and production companies req. Full info HERE (1/14)
DIRECTOR SALES RESEARCH
Develop/execute linear, digital and VOD metrics into cross platform measurement system for companywide use. Work on upfront strategy and ongoing client presentations. Liaison with vendors on new product testing/rollouts. Manage team of 3. 6+ yrs national experience. Strong excel, Nielsen, ComScore, Rentrak, MRI. Full info HERE (1/13)
COORDINATOR, AD SALES
Fulfill sales orders through the execution of specific allocations and flowcharts. Serve as the primary point of contact for ad agencies to resolve discrepancies, schedule changes and facilitate make goods. Create flowcharts, input advertiser schedules and revisions. Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience in advertising sales. Full Info HERE (1/13)
SENIOR SALES ENGINEER
The Senior Sales Engineer will focus on our international business with a range of WideOrbit products and core WO OMNI solution. 8+ years experience in Broadcast Media required, with a strong preference for applicants with WideOrbit product experience and a strong understanding of the international landscape Canada/Mexico/LATAM. Full info HERE (1/13)
DATA VISUALIZATION MANAGER >>
UP ENTERTAINMENT/ATLANTA GA: Design, build, deploy, and maintain reports and dashboards and preparing data for ingestion into visualization tools to create desired visualizations. Maintain research data systems and sources with regular downloads and ingestions. 5-7 years relevant work experience working with data, reporting insights, and managing projects. Full info HERE (1/13)
|THURSDAY JANUARY 13
ABC: Women of the Movement, Let the World See
CBS: Young Sheldon, United States of Al, Ghosts, B Positive, Bull
CW: Walker, Legacies
FOX: Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer, Call Me Kat, Pivoting
NBC: The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Organized Crime
PBS: This Old House, Ask This Old House, Around the World in 80 Days, All Creatures Great and Small
Telemundo: Hercai: Amor y Venganza, Malverde: el Santo Patron
Univision: Le Rosa de Guadalupe, Vencer el Pasado, Madre