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Friday, January 17, 2020

Tonight’s Premieres
FYI: The Liquidator at 11:30p
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher at 10p

Tonight’s Finales
FYI: The Liquidator at 11p
Nickelodeon: America’s Most Musical Family at 8p
Reelz: How to Survive a Murder at 10p

Saturday’s Premieres
AMC: Seven Worlds, One Planet at 9p
BBC America: Seven Worlds, One Planet at 9p
DIY: First Time Flippers at 9:30p
IFC: Seven Worlds, One Planet at 9p
Reelz: Aaron Hernandez’s Killing Fields at 8p
SundanceTV: Seven Worlds, One Planet at 9p

Sunday’s Premieres
FOX: 9-1-1 at 10p
HBO: Avenue 5 at 10p, Curb Your Enthusiasm at 10:30p
Oxygen: Murdered by Morning at 7p
PBS: Vienna Blood at 10p
Universal Kids: Powerbirds at 10a

Sunday’s Finales
ABC: Kids Say the Darndest Things at 8p
ID: Obsession: Dark Desires at 8p
Showtime: Ray Donovan at 8p

Monday’s Premieres
Bravo: Spy Games at 10p
Discovery: Street Outlaws at 8p
DIY: Maine Cabin Masters at 9p
HGTV: Home Town at 9p, One of a Kind at 10p
ID: Aaron Hernandez: An ID Mystery Murder at 9p
National Geographic: Brain Games at 8p
WGN: Carter at 10p

Monday’s Finale
ID: People Magazine Investigates at 8p

2020 Cable Hall of Fame Celebration
April 30, 2020 at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, NYC
2020 Honorees
• Bridget Baker, CEO, Baker Media Inc.
• Jim Blackley, advisor to the CEO, Charter Communications
• Cathy Hughes, founder and chairwoman, Urban One
• Alfred C. Liggins III, CEO, Urban One; chairman and CEO, TV One
• Jeff Marcus, Cable Pioneer
• Dave Watson, president and CEO, Comcast Cable
• Jeff Zucker, chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports and President, CNN Worldwide
www.cablehalloffame.com, 720-502-7513

IN THE NEWS

NBCUniversal unveiled details of its upcoming streaming service, Peacock, at an investor presentation at Rockefeller Center on Thursday. The tiered offering includes a free, ad-supported version with 7500 hours of programming, with next-day access to current seasons of freshman NBC series, complete classic series, curated daily news and sports programming, and genre channels. Peacock Premium, bundled at no additional cost to Comcast and Cox subscribers, will additionally include full season Peacock originals and tent-pole series, next day access to current seasons of returning broadcast series, early access to late night talk shows, and additional sports – such as the Premier League – totaling more than 15,000 hours of content. It will also be available for $4.99 per month for non-bundled customers; an ad-free version will cost $9.99 per month. Peacock Premium is set to launch on April 15 for Comcast’s Xfinity X1 and Internet-only Flex customers, and go national on July 15.

“By delivering timely and topical content like breaking news, live sports, and watercooler moments from late night, Peacock is uniquely bringing a pulse to the world of streaming that does not exist in today’s marketplace,” said Matt Strauss, Chairman of Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises.

Home and lifestyle brand Magnolia, the joint venture between Discovery and Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines will launch on October 4. Discovery President and CEO David Zaslav announced the news at Winter TCA press tour, noting that the company was developing “fantastic” content for the platform that will debut in the US, but also be available internationally. The initiative’s name will be announced soon, and include a linear television network and TV Everywhere app, with a subscription streaming service to be added later.

Demi Lovato will sing the National Anthem during the Super Bowl LIV pregame show at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday, February 2. The show, including the Anthem, will be broadcast live worldwide on Fox.

FOX News Channel’s Shannon Bream signed a new multi-year deal with the network. She’ll remain in her role as anchor of FOX News @ Night and continue as the network’s chief legal correspondent.

Tolleah Price, who joined the staff of Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien in January 2018 as its first supervising producer, has been named Executive Producer.

Awkwafina has taken over as guest announcer on the Flushing 7 subway line (from January 16 to 22), courtesy of Comedy Central’s partnership with MTA New York City. The first celebrity announcer of the MTA pilot program, the Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens star will be calling out each station arrival as well as other prompts.

The Paley Center for Media presents A Salute to Black Achievements in Television Presented by Citi runs from February 1 to March 1. The celebration will include an interactive exhibit focusing on comedy, spotlight BET Network’s 40th anniversary, as well as family activities, education classes and screenings.

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

Netflix signed The Big Bang Theory’s co-creator and executive producer Bill Prady to a first-look deal for scripted series programming. Prady will be tasked with writing and producing TV series across a range of genres.

NBCUniversal’s aforementioned streaming service, Peacock, issued a 10-episode order to Punky Brewster, a follow-up to the 1984 NBC sitcom that will feature original series star Soleil Moon Frye as the titular character. Project hails from Universal Content Productions and Universal Television.

Peacock’s development slate includes comedies MacGruber, starring and co-written by Will Forte and based on his Saturday Night Live skit; Clean Slate, starring and co-written by Laverne Cox and George Wallace, about a car wash owner with a trans daughter; Expecting, centered on a couple infanticipating via sperm donation, exec produced by Mindy Kaling; coming-of-age comedy Division One, exec produced by Amy Poehler’s Paper Kite Productions; and animated The Adventure Zone, based on a Dungeons & Dragons podcast. An anthology drama series, starting with Hatching Twitter, is also in development.

Among the projects on AMC’s development slate, announced at TCA: More as This Story Develops, inspired by the friendship between Katie Couric and Wendy Walker; National Anthem, a musical dramedy following a family who, after falling down the ladder of American life, need to figure out what actually makes life worth living; Sleeping Beauties, based on the novel by Owen King and Stephen King; Bunny, centered on a lonely student drawn into a mysterious clique of girls called The Bunnies; one-hour animated drama series Pantheon, based on short stories by Ken Liu; and Nigeria 2099, the story of a local police officer in a poor district of Lagos.

Reese Witherspoon will narrate and appear in the upcoming Quibi docuseries Fierce Queens, which takes a look at female animals. Project comes from BBC Studios Natural History Unit; Jo Shinner is set to serve as executive producer.

HBO Max, the upcoming direct-to-consumer offering from Warner Media set to launch this spring, ordered The Event. The unscripted series from Wolfgang Puck and Renegade 83 will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the events created by Wolfgang Puck Catering and the estaurateur.

Three-part animated mini-series Aquaman: King of Atlantis has also been set at HBO Max. Executive produced by James Wan (Aquaman) via his Atomic Monster production company, the project is based on the classic DC character created by Mort Weisinger and Paul Norris. Each stand-alone episode will have a unique storyline following the adventures of Aquaman as a protector of the deep.

Chinonye Chukwu (Clemency) will direct the first two episodes of HBO Max limited drama Americanah. Based on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s best-selling novel of the same name, the 10-episode limited series stars Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave, Black Panther), Zackary Momoh (Harriet), Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Danair Gurira (Black Panther, Eclipsed).

HBO Max also greenlit The Uninhabitable Earth written and directed by Adam McKay (Succession, The Big Short). The anthology series from wiip is inspired by David Wallace-Wells’ global best-selling book and New York Times article of the same name.

Netflix renewed Bonding, the short-form dark comedy from Rightor Doyle (Barry), reports Deadline. Zoe Levin, Brendan Scannell, Micah S tock and Theo Stockman are confirmed to reprise their roles for the show’s second season.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

The reboot of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, bowing Sunday February 16 at 9p and hosted by Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, headlined the announcement of HGTV’s 2020 programming lineup. New series premiere dates include Unsellable Houses on Tuesday, February 4 at 9p; 100 Day Dream Home on Sunday, February 16 at 10p; and Flipping 101 w/ Tarek El Moussa on Thursday, March 5 at 9p. Meanwhile, Frozen in Time and House in a Hurry are set to launch in Spring 2020, with Build Me Up and Farmhouse Fixer (wt) are slated to debut in Summer 2020.

HGTV’s Hot Properties: San Diego debuts Thursday, February 6 at 10p. On the digital front, Erin’spired bows Monday, January 20, while Windy City Rehab is scheduled for a Spring 2020 debut and Brother vs. Brother is slated to premiere in Summer 2020.

BBC America announced a new series of short films, Disability Monologues (wt), focusing on challenging and changing the perception of disability. Writer and performer Mat Fraser (His Dark Materials, American Horror Story) will curate the six, 15-minute works, to be performed by himself, poet and playwright Jackie Hagan, Ruth Madeley (BBC AMERICA’s The Watch), Robert Softley Gale (My Left/Right Foot), Liz Carr (Silent Witness) and more.

Rob Riggle travels the globe to unearth some of the world’s greatest legends and mysteries in Rob Riggle: Global Investigator. Series premieres Sunday March 8 at 10p on Discovery Channel.

TNT’s post-apocalyptic, long-gestating sci-series Snowpiercer bows Sunday, May 31 at 9p. Based on the graphic novel series and film from Bong Joon Ho (Parasite), drama stars Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.

Robert Englund takes viewers on a nightmarish journey through history’s horrors in True Terror with Robert Englund. Six-part series debuts Wednesday, March 17 on Travel Channel.

OWN original anthology drama Cherish the Day is set for a two-night premiere on Tuesday, February 11 at 10p and Wednesday, February 12 at 8p. Series is created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar, When They See Us).

Two lion prides fight for survival in Smithsonian Channel’s Big Cat Country, debuting Wednesday, February 12 at 8p. Wildlife filmmakers Nathan Pilcher and Sam Davies take viewers to Zambia in the six-part series.

OJ25, the new Court TV’s first original true crime series, takes a look back at the O.J. Simpson murder case 25 years later, starting Thursday, January 23 at 9p.

Food Network and Girl Scouts of the USA have teamed up on Girl Scout Championship. Hosted by Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother), the four-episode event challenges accomplished bakers to transform Girl Scout Cookies into edible pieces of art. Series kicks off Monday, February 3 at 8p.

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COMING UP

Bounce original movie The Nomads bows Monday, January 20 at 8p. Based on a true story, it centers on a female African-American teacher who joins forces with a male Caucasian colleague to develop a men’s rugby team in an inner-city North Philadelphia school.

BBC America added two shows to its nature programming slate: documentary She Walks With Apes, narrated by Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh and premiering Wednesday, April 22 at 9p, and a new installment of the Meerkat Manor series, Meerkat Manor: Rise of the Dynasty (wt), set to arrive next year.

IFC’s Sherman’s Showcase will return with a one-hour “Black History Month Spectacular” this summer, created by and starring Bashir Salahuddin (Top Gun: Maverick, South Side) and Diallo Riddle (Marlon, South Side), and executive produced by John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. and RadicalMedia. “When the network told us we could do an hour-long episode, we said we wanted it to be the Black History aMonth episode. When they warned us that the episode might not air until the summer, we said we wanted it to be the Black History Month episode. It was a brief negotiation,” said creators and stars Riddle and Salahuddin.

What does Sir Isaac Newton have to do with TV today? Media consultant Brad Adgate, an expert in digital strategy, market research and competitive intelligence, suggests the scientist’s third law of motion – for every action there is an equal reaction – has everything to do with the impact of the NFL on television, and why the FCC could help station groups achieve the scalability they need to negotiate effectively. “In recent years, station groups have petitioned the FCC to expand ownership caps to no avail,” says Adgate. “With the chance stations could lose NFL games to digital media, perhaps next time the FCC will relax the ownership caps for stations.” For more from Adgate, go to Cynsiders.

Ryan Murphy will receive with the Vito Russo Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Thursday, March 19. Ceremony honors media for fair, accurate and inclusive representation of LGBTQ people and issues.

STREAMING SNIPPETS

New original series begin debuting on Fuse Media’s digital channels today, and will continue rolling out through the weeks ahead. Culture Filter, premiering Friday, January 17, taps opinionated voices for a debate show on all things music culture. Struggle Gourmet features host Dariany Santana and a guest celebrity teaming up to make basic meals using crazy exotic ingredients. In Rappers Review Regular Cars rappers do exactly that – rate, review and test drive everyday cars. Finally, Trust Me sees guest artists presented with a series of small challenges that correspond to a punishment and a prize for a fan.

AMC’s Acorn TV acquired UK drama Deadwater Fell, starring David Tennant and Cush Jumbo, from Endemol Shine International. The Acorn TV original miniseries will make its exclusive North American premiere in April 2020.

FuboTV’s 4K offering is expanding beyond live and sports programming to include lifestyle/entertainment content with the premiere of BBC America’s Seven Worlds, One Planet. The series, which bows on Saturday, January 18 at 9p in HD, will be available in 4K on Sunday, January 19 via BBC America video-on-demand.

CBS All Access and Showtime OTT now have 10 million subscribers combined. The new total is up from the 8 million last year. CBS Interactive CEO Marc DeBevoise told Variety that the services are in a “great position” to hit their goal of 25 million subscribers combined by 2022, and are growing at a rate of 60% year-over-year.

TECH TALK

Google has made a move, surpassing Facebook as the top mobile publisher of worldwide app downloads for the first time in more than five years. The news comes via a report from Sensor Tower, which assessed mobile market shifts in the fourth quarter of 2019. It revealed that YouTube’s parent company had 841 million first-time downloads during that period, which was up 27.6%. Facebook racked up just shy of 800 million.

Disney’s Hulu is preparing to push the ad format envelope in 2020 with choice-based ads and ads allowing viewers to receive information about products or buy them, according to TechCrunch. The streamer is also working on a capability to digitally insert products, post-production, into its original content. Jeremy Helfand, Hulu Vice President and Head of Advertising Platforms, told the tech site that Hulu’s continued experimentation reflects its goal of delivering advertising that is less disruptive and more engaging for viewers, and that improves advertisers’ ROI.

TiVo’s Video Trends Report: Q4 2019 found that in a digital age, major networks still have broad appeal. The most popular nets survey respondents said they’d want in an a la carte bundle are ABC (61.2%), CBS (55.1%), Discovery (48.3%), A&E (47.8%), NBC (47.4%), Fox (46.7%), History (41.4%), FX (40.2%), AMC(38.3%) and Food Network (37.9%). Other findings include:
· 72% want the ability to view, browse and search available content from a unified experience or interface.
· Consumers spend an average of 11+ minutes discovering new shows or movies through major OTT platforms.
· 54% indicated learning about new shows or movies from commercials or ads running within their content.
· More than 85% said recommendations from their pay-TV and/or streaming provider(s) are either “sometimes” or “always” accurate.
· Respondents want an average of 22 channels in their TV packages and are willing to pay $33+ per month to access them.

A survey of over 300 marketers and agencies showed that advanced TV is being used by the majority of advertisers to reach their target audiences. According to “The Changing Face of TV Advertising: 2019, 2020 and Beyond,” from FreeWheel, a Comcast company, OTT/CTV was purchased by the highest percentage (66%) of advertisers over the past month, while addressable TV (household-level targeting), streaming full-episode players (FEPs) and audience-based linear TV were all also used by over half of all advertisers and agencies surveyed. “In 2019, we saw our clients embrace data and automation for TV buying in ways we’d never seen before,” said Brian Wallach, SVP, Advanced TV Media Sales, FreeWheel. “The technology is there and the interest is there. We expect the breadth of capabilities and applications to increase as we move through 2020.” For more, go here.

CASTING

Paulina Chavez is set to star as the lead in Netlfix’s upcoming original series, The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia. The Latinx comedy, co-created by Mario Lopez and Speechless producer Seth Kurland, centers on the world’s first 15-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist, who lands her dream job working for NASA. Series is set to premiere February 17.

Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Malin Akerman (Billions), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, Life in Pieces) and JJ Feild (Turn) have joined the cast of AMC’s Soulmates, the six-part episodic anthology series debuting this summer.

Courtney B. Vance (The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story) will star AMC’s upcoming courtroom drama 61st Street, from Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, The Night Of, Your Honor) and executive produced by Michael B. Jordan and Alana Mayo of Outlier Society (Just Mercy, David Makes Man). Produced by AMC Studios, the series, which has been ordered as a two-season television event with eight episodes per season, is set to debut in 2021.

ADVERTISING

How people react to an ad varies on the individual, the ad type, and the situation. First-party data platform Disqo released a report, Ad Reactions Study, that gauged how people feel about the most common kinds of advertising. The most negative reactions came from pop-up ads that take users away from the site they’re on (10%), ads on social for a brand they don’t know (13%), and ads within an app that are for another brand (14%). “Unsurprisingly, people react more positively when advertising is either related to their current browsing interests or pertains to a brand for which they already have a positive affinity,” said the report. “While pop-up promotions on a given site or app may elicit a positive reaction when it provides a meaningful message – such as a discount – that is related to the current content the person is browsing, ads that are both interruptive in nature and disconnected in context are not advised.”
Findings include:
· 63% said advertising has a negative impact on their experience.
· 60% feel strongly negative when seeing a pop-up ad take them away from the site they’re on.
· 52% would react positively to a visual ad for a product they’re shopping for.
· 48% expressed they are okay with viewing ads while browsing social media.

Hisense and basketball icon Dwayne Wade have teamed on a multi-year marketing deal. As the brand’s first ever U.S. ambassador, Wade will support product launches, make in-person appearances and be featured in upcoming marketing campaigns.

PODCAST POSTS

AT&T’s advertising company Xandr launched the first episode of its new podcast, Unsponsored Content. It features candid conversations with Xandr executives, employees and industry thought leaders who are making moves and impacting the advertising industry in unprecedented ways. Jessie Resnick, a member of the CEO chief of staff team at Xandr, hosts.

GOING GLOBAL

A+E Networks UK is remaking U.S. show American Pickers for Blaze, its free-to-air channel, reports Deadline. Irish Pickers, set to launch in March, will be based in Ireland and has a new cast.

My5, the UK streaming service operated by ViacomCBS’ Channel 5, launched two new channels from Endemol Shine Group: Masters of Food and Reel Truth Crime.

BBC One commissioned Plimsoll Productions special Oti’s South African Odyssey.

Blue International secured new licensing deals for over 320 hours of content across Latin America, the United States and Canada. Among the series sold are Airport Below Zero, Great Blue Wild and Celebrity Legacies.

Hopster launched in Africa, partnering with South Africa’s Vodacom and Congolese telecom provider MTN. The preschool educational and entertainment digital platform develops young children’s learning through kids TV shows, music, games and books.

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RATINGS

UPtv reports it grew primetime ratings by double digits in 4Q19 vs 4Q18 among W1849/W2554 and HHs. The net’s highest rated weeks of 2019 occurred during the holiday season and Binge Week programming stunts. In total, 17.7 million viewers tuned into Christmas movies this year.

Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, January 15 time period averages
Source: Nielsen Live+SD

NBC: 7.75 million
Chicago Med 8.37, Chicago Fire 8.13, Chicago P.D. 6.76
CBS: 4.20 million
Undercover Boss 4.40, Criminal Minds 4.56, S.W.A.T. 3.64
ABC: 3.06 million
The Goldbergs 3.61, Schooled 2.87, Modern Family 3.84, Single Parents 2.48, Stumptown 2.48
FOX: 1.27 million
Flirty Dancing 1.51, Almost Family 1.02
UNIVISION: 1.16 million
Ringo 1.10, Amor Eterno 1.24, El Dragon 1.15
TELEMUNDO: 0.94 million
Decisiones: Unos Ganan, Ostros Pierden 0.78, La Dona 0.88, El Senor de los Cielos 1.17
CW: 0.62 million
The CW Dog Honors 0.57, Nancy Drew 0.67

Wednesday A18-49 Rating
NBC 1.2/6, CBS 0.7/4, ABC 0.6/3, UNI 0.5/3, FOX 0.3/2, TELE 0.3/2, CW 0.1/1

EXECUTIVE MOVES

John Villacorta was upped to Senior Vice President Talent and Casting at ABC Entertainment. He joined the company in 2004 as a casting assistant and was promoted to Manager of Talent and Casting within a year.

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios promoted Natasha S. Alford to Vice President of Digital Content for the Grio Digital Network Platform. She’ll also serve on camera as a senior correspondent.

Friday Fun Fact
If you feel like you’ve previously experienced something in a dream, it’s called deja reve.

This Day in History
1954 – Jacques Cousteau’s first network telecast aired on Omnibus on CBS.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
What was the first series created by Stephen J. Cannell? Chase (1973). Kudos to: Dennis Dorfmeister-Showtime Networks, Inc./Hauppauge, NY; Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing, Inc./NYC; Charles Lore/NYC; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; John Kukla-FOX4/Dallas, TX; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station/TX; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA; Ken DuBow-Bob’s Your Uncle/Los Angeles, CA.

Today’s Trivia Question
What was the name of the potential ninja cops’ spinoff of CHiPS (1977-1983) that never made it past being a season finale for the motorcycle patrol show? (Email trivia@cynopsis.com with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four.)

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Resp for identifying brands/agencies that wish to connect w/Military & Federal audiences thru strategic media plans. 2-3 yrs. sales exp selling experiential mktg, out-of-home, digital, social and/or print media desired. Ex working w/ Military and Federal brands or agencies strongly pref’d. Full info HERE (1/25)

DIGITAL COORDINATOR >>
NBC Sports Northwest/Portland OR:
support and contribute to multiplatform initiatives in a role that will flex across all platforms in various capacities which engage audience around local and regional sports. Min 2 yrs exp in similar or related industry. Full info HERE (1/24)

MULTI-PLATFORM COORDINATOR >>
NBC Sports Northwest/Portland OR: Coord/execute all areas of the network’s digital properties; execute a multiplatform digital content strategy, focused around local and regional sports news, coverage of live events as well as collaborating on content with NBC Sports Northwest’s linear programs. Min 2 yrs exp sports/news digital media. Full info HERE (1/24)

SR MARKETING MGR >>
NBC Sports Bay Area/San Francisco:
Responsible for developing/enforcing marketing strategies and brand guidelines to achieve business objectives. 6+ years of proven experience and results in previous Marketing roles. Full info HERE (1/24)

MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER >>
NBC Sports Washington/Bethesda MD: Candidate must have keen eye for design, modern graphic communications skills, a visual storytelling sense, and a strong interest in our brand. Min 2 yrs of related professional work exp (i.e. Graphic Designer/Animator/Editor) Full info HERE (1/24)

CREATIVE SERVICES PROJECT PLANNER >>
NBC Sports Washington/Bethesda MD:
Plan, organize and execute the management of projects as requested from creative services. 2+ yrs of exp in creative services, agency or production related to sports, media or TV or ent industries. Full info HERE (1/24)

PRODUCER, BRAND MARKETING >>
NBC Dallas (Fort Worth AREA) TX:
Support for NBC 5’s daily news operations and syndicated/network programming. Lead/participate in strategic planning, brainstorming, concept development, and concept refinement sessions. Full info HERE (1/24)

DIGITAL SALES PLANNER >>
NBCU/Philadelphia:
Work w/sales, mktg & ops teams to create, optimize, deliver, and re-cap successful digital media campaigns. Well organized a must & familiarity with ad serving systems as well as knwldg of digital sales/ordering/traffic systems. Full info/apply HERE (1/23)

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE DR >>
Marathon Ventures/NYC: Maintain/develop our DR acct business while working in collaboration w/internal depts to minimize risk & maximize revenue on current & future business transactions. Success record selling TV inventory to nat’l advertisers in the branding & DR marketplace. Full info HERE (1/23)

SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
Screenvision Sports/NYC: Responsible for establishing/maintaining strong relationships with brands/agencies. 5+ yrs developing & selling multi-media packages directly to agencies/clients. Proven success selling non-traditional and integrated products. Full info HERE (1/23)

DIGITAL SALES PLANNER >>
TSM/LA:
Oversee all aspects of TSM & Blitz digital sales planning & collaborate w/dvlpmnt & sales teams to deliver campaigns for clients. 3+ yrs exp in a digital sales planner role. Full info HERE (1/22)

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT >>
NYC: A prominent unscripted prod company is seeking a FT Executive Assistant to the EVP of Business Affairs. Highly organized, detail-oriented and reliable a must. Responsibilities incl phones, scheduling, filing, tracking projects, and drafting. Resumes/cover HERE (1/22)

MARKETING MGR, MKTG SOLUTIONS >>
Clear Channel Outdoor/NYC:
Dvlp strategic & compelling advertising pitches to address client challenges. Drive a collaborative partnership w/Nat’l Sales Group & Clients Solutions Team. 5+yrs sales or ad mktg exp media sales or ad tech org. Full info HERE (1/22)

MANAGER, ON AIR PROMOTION MARKETING >>
Marquee Sports Network/Chicago: Ideate/execute yr-long campaigns, write, produce & edit all topical on-air promotions, branded content, sizzle videos and more. Collaborate w/marketing, Prod, Digital & Social teams; also w/Sales requests & ad partnerships. 5+ yrs of on-air promotions exp. Full info HERE (1/22)

FRIDAY JANUARY 17
ABC:
American Housewife, Fresh Off the Boat, 20/20
CBS: Hawaii Five-0, Magnum P.I., Blue Bloods
CW: Charmed, Dynasty
FOX: WWE Friday Night SmackDown
NBC: Lincoln Rhyme: Hunt for the Bone Collector, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Antiques Road Show, Country Music
Telemundo: Decisiones: Unos Ganan, La Dona, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Ringo, Amor Eterno, El Dragon

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