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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tonight’s Premieres
ABC: Station 19 at 8p
AXS TV: The Very VERY Best of the 70s at 8:30p
Court TV: OJ25 at 9p
Fox: Outmatched at 8:30p
Freeform: The Bold Type at 9p
History: Swamp People at 9p
Reelz: Inside the Mind of a Serial Killer at 8p

Tonight’s Finales
NBC: Perfect Harmony at 9:30p
Oxygen: An Unexpected Killer at 8p

IN THE NEWS

Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Hallmark Channel parent Crown Media Family Networks, is leaving the company after 11 years, effective tomorrow. “I want to thank Bill for his many years of success and contributions to Crown Media and wish him continued success,” said Mike Perry, President and CEO of Hallmark Cards, which owns Crown Media. While no reason was given for the exit of Abbott, who saw Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Christmas” programming propel the network up the ratings chart, last month, Hallmark drew criticism for pulling a Zola.com ad featuring a same-sex couple. Days later, Perry issued an apology and reversed the decision. Perry said he will begin a search for Abbott’s replacement. “I have tremendous confidence in the Crown Media management team,” Perry added. “In a time when there is immense competition among television networks and streaming services, it is more important than ever that we find relevant new ways to grow our business and continue to produce high quality programming that resonates with our growing audience.”

NBCUniversal is flying high over streaming service Peacock. “Peacock can transcend the generations because we’re providing content for everyone,” said Laura Molen, President of Ad Sales and Partnerships for NBCU, at NATPE. Comcast reports its 4Q19 earnings this morning; the streaming service, with a tiered subscription model, launches April 15 for Comcast Xfinity X1 and Flex subscribers, and nationwide July 15.

ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, World News Tonight anchor and managing editor David Muir and ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis will moderate The Democratic Debate in New Hampshire on Friday, February 7 at 8p on ABC. They’ll be joined by WMUR-TV political director Adam Sexton and WMUR-TV news anchor Monica Hernandez. Muir will anchor World News Tonight from the debate hall in Manchester on Thursday, February 6, and Friday; Stephanopoulos will anchor GMA and anchor Byron Pitts will anchor Nightline from Manchester on Friday. ABC News is partnering with Apple News and Hearst Television’s WMUR-TV for the event.

The Supreme Court refused to hear Facebook’s appeal of a lower court ruling that allows Illinois residents to sue the social media giant. Facebook is accused of violating the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act with its facial-recognition software. Facebook argues that the lawsuit should be dismissed since Illinois residents weren’t harmed by its photo-tagging function.

Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard is suing Hillary Clinton for defamation, citing the former presidential candidate’s saying in October, on the podcast Campaign HQ, that a candidate assumed to be Gabbard is “the favorite of the Russians” and being groomed to be a third-party candidate. Gabbard “has seen her political and personal reputation smeared and her candidacy intentionally damaged by Clinton’s malicious and demonstrably false remarks,” said her lawyer. Gabbard is seeking $50 million.

The Global Alliance for Responsible Media is taking aim at unsafe online content. The group estimates that 620 million pieces of harmful content were removed by Facebook, Instagram and YouTube between July and September 2019, but about 9.2 million pieces reached consumers. GARM said it is working with media and digital platforms to ensure that “bad actors have no access to advertiser funding.” “It’s time to create a responsible media supply chain that is built for the year 2030, one that operates in a way that is safe, efficient, transparent, accountable, and properly moderated for everyone involved, especially for the consumers we serve,” said Procter & Gamble Chief Brand Officer and GARM member Marc Pritchard. “With all the great minds in our industry coming together in partnership with The Global Alliance for Responsible Media, we can and should avoid the pitfalls of the past and chart a course for a responsible future.”

The News Literacy Project and The E.W. Scripps Company are teaming for a national public awareness campaign on the importance of news literacy and the role of the free press in American democracy. The campaign, now running across Scripps’ local broadcast stations and national media businesses and with other journalism media partners, promotes news literacy as a fundamental life skill for America. (Tag line: “double-check your facts.”) The campaign culminates in National News Literacy Week, January 27-31.

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT & DISTRIBUTION

Producers and entrepreneurs L.C. Crowley and Brandon Barr, along with animator and VFX artist Grzegorz Jonkajtys, announced the launch of Trioscope Studios, dedicated to next-generation enhanced hybrid animation. The LA- based studio will be developing original dramatic content as well as adapting and producing third party intellectual property. Crowley will serve as CEO with Barr as Chief Content Officer and Jonkajtys as Chief Creative Officer. Joining them is Brian Lavin, SVP of Development.

ABC gave a pilot order to Harlem’s Kitchen, an ensemble family drama set in a restaurant in Harlem. Project comes from writer Zahir McGhee (For the People), Mandeville Television and ABC Studios.

TNT has put into development Liars Club, reports Deadline. The dramedy/thriller about a woman living two very different lives comes from Amy Rutberg (Daredevil), Paul Giamatti and Dan Carey’s Touchy Feely Films, Christopher Silber (NCIS: New Orleans) and CBS Television Studios.

In development at Amazon is a series based on James Patterson’s best-selling Alex Cross novels. Project comes from Amazon Studios, Paramount Television Studios and Skydance Television.

ITV Studios has sold a range of scripted content to the US. Brassic, Sky’s highest-rating comedy in seven years, has been acquired by Hulu; Gold Digger, a character-driven relationship thriller, is headed to Acorn TV; and new comedy drama The Trouble with Maggie Cole, which delves into what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control, has been picked up by PBS Distribution. ITV has also teamed with BritBox North America to co-produce the up-coming six-part mystery series McDonald & Dodds, about a pair of mismatched police detectives.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns for its final 12 episodes on Disney+ on Friday, February 21.

Restaurants on the Edge, from Marblemedia in association with OutEast Entertainment, launches its first season on Netflix for US and international audiences starting February 28; Netflix Canada will stream season one starting March 14.

Not in the mood for hearts and flowers on V-Day? Season three of Facebook Watch’s The Real Bros of Simi Valley premieres Friday, February 14 at 3p. Satirical scripted series follows four best friends trying to make sense of their lives now that they’ve graduated high school – ten years ago.

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COMING UP

Strange email messages following the disappearance of Christopher Smith led to the revelation that his business partner, Edward Shin, had murdered him, then covered it up. A two-hour 20/20 broadcast on Friday January 24 at 9p, and multipart podcast, tell the story of how authorities connected the dots to get Shin sent to prison for life. Podcast starts Thursday, February 27, with new episodes posting every Thursday.

She’s the boss: Judith Light (Transparent) will be honored with the Excellence in Media Award at the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards on March 19 in NYC. Lilly Singh, openly bisexual executive producer and host of NBC’s A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will serve as host of the Awards; Ryan Murphy will receive the Vito Russo Award.

On the series finale of ID’s Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda, Detective Kenda is called in to investigate a triple homicide and discovers one of his most personally brutal murders to date. Titled “The End,” the episode airs Wednesday, January 29 at 9p.

The Cynopsis Best Of The Best Awards gala luncheon (Feb 6 in NYC) is a chance to cheer outstanding achievement over the past year in content, campaigns and more. We can’t wait to spotlight the work that’s been done by the groundbreaking finalists, as well as the Rising Star honorees, who make it their business to stay ahead of the curve. Register your team today before we sell out!

TECH TALK

DoubleVerify announced a certification program designed to protect advertisers from fraud and invalid traffic in the CTV space. In order to be certified by DV for CTV Targeting, a platform must demonstrate the ability to prevent fraud and IVT by applying DV’s pre-bid app and device fraud protection for CTV inventory transactions. The program includes five ad tech platforms at launch: Amobee, The Trade Desk, AppNexus, MediaMath and SpotX.

Shipments of smart devices, including PCs, notebooks, personal audio devices, smart speakers, smartphones, tablets and wearable bands, will hit 3 billion in 2023, projects Canalys. Smartphones are expected to make up over half of shipments, while the fastest-growing category will be smart personal audio.

STREAMING SNIPPETS

Gusto TV is launching OTT and IPTV platform TikiLIVE, expanding Gusto TV’s presence in the US and Latin America. Said Chris Knight, President and CEO of Gusto Worldwide Media, “It’s an exciting kick-start for Gusto TV… with more news to come. This agreement with TikiLIVE is another demonstration of the growing global appetite for our culinary content.”

Speaking of global appetites, celebrity chef Guy Fieri will go live on the Food Network Kitchen app on Friday, January 31 at 8p, to whip up Super Bowl recipes like nachos, wings, burgers and, of course, game day cocktails. Joining Guy live will be Alex Guarnaschelli, Antonia Lofaso, Josh Capon and Aaron May, along with fans, who will be able to ask questions in real time.

Arts net Ovation acquired the exclusive US digital rights to two titles for its AVOD travel and culture channel, Journy, from TVF International. Glamping Adventures explores eco-tourism experiences, while Vanishing Foods takes a look at disappearing traditional culinary recipes.

Ovation also nabbed non-exclusive US broadcast rights for eleven mystery titles from DCD Rights. Joining the net’s Mystery Mornings block, the deal includes two seasons of McCallum; three seasons of Rebus; drama series The Code; and drama series The Strange Calls, among others.

GOING GLOBAL

NBCUniversal Formats signed a deal with Floresta (Shark Tank Brazil), a joint venture between Executive Producer Elisabetta Zenatti and Sony Pictures Television, for a second season of Top Chefs, which will air on Record TV. Medcom has also signed a deal with NBCUniversal Formats, for a fifth season of Top Chef and a second season of spin off show, Top Chef Junior in Panama.

Northern Irish independent production company Green Inc. has been commissioned by Irish public broadcaster RTÉ to produce a travel entertainment series, High Road Low Road (wt), featuring celebrity friends or colleagues embarking on a holiday destination and having very different vacation experiences.

Banijay Rights acquired the rights to Thomas Markle: My Story from Alaska TV, excluding US and Canada. Commissioned by Daniel Pearl (Leaving Neverland) and executive produced by Paul Sommers, the special aired on Channel 5 in the UK yesterday.

Viacom International Studios announced the launch of production for El Asesino del Olvido (Before I Forget), the adaptation from Turkish series ?ahsiyet (Persona) produced by Ay Yapim. VIS also announced it has signed a first-look deal with director and screenwriter Ariel Winograd to develop and produce premium content for global audiences.

Multicultural broadcaster Ethnic Channels Group ramped up its English language distribution with the launch of PeopleTV in Canada on Ignite TV.

European Kids content producer Cottonwood Media signed a deal with U.S. based Bentex Group to launch a line of apparel for the global tween drama series Find Me in Paris.

GRB Studios picked up two scripted drama films, part of a portfolio expansion outlined for GRB this year. You Are Here and All The Little Things We Kill come from Courageous Content.

New Smithsonian Channel series Las Cantinas de Cornelio debuts throughout Latin America early this year. A Mexicanal original production, the series, hosted by radio and TV personality Cornelio García, invites viewers into the most historic and popular cantinas in Mexico.

CASTING

Billy Eichner (American Horror Story) will play Matt Drudge in FX limited series American Crime Story: Impeachment…Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) landed the lead in HBO Max pilot DMZ, based on the DC comic book series…Johnny Flynn (Beast) will star with Andrew Scott in Showtime drama Ripley, based on the Tom Ripley novels by Patricia Highsmith.

PODCAST POSTS

HLN’s first podcast, Down The Hill: The Delphi Murders, launches Wednesday, February 5. Hosted by HLN producers Barbara MacDonald and Drew Iden, the eight-chapter series will look at the crime that took the lives of adolescent girls Abigail Williams and Liberty German in the small town of Delphi, Indiana three years ago. Podcast is jointly produced by HLN and the WarnerMedia Podcast Network.

Audity, the audio company under the Asylum Entertainment Group banner, struck a production partnership with Spotify, and announced the appointment of Frank Hajdu as EVP of Audity. Under the deal, Audity will produce podcasts and audio-forward content across all scripted and unscripted genres for Spotify’s audience. For more, go here.

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RATINGS

The premiere of Paramount Network’s Army medic drama 68 Whiskey delivered 2 million viewers in Live+3 Nielsens, making it the most-watched cable drama series debut since November 2018.

The Tuesday debut of Univision’s Rubí reached nearly 3 million Total Viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the one-hour premiere. Rubi averaged 1.7 million Total Viewers 2+, 749,000 A18-49 and 256,000 A18-34. On Sunday, the second telecast of Univision reality series Mira Quien Baila All Stars averaged 1.9 million total viewers 2+, 679,000 A18-49 and 257,000 A18-34.

The January 17 episode of WE tv spin-off After Lockup: Life After Lockup was the highest performing episode for the series among A5-54 and total viewers, and also achieved season high ratings across all key demos, including W18-49, W25-54, A25-54 and total viewers. The most recent episode garnered more than 1.3 million viewers in Nielsen Live+3 ratings and also grew its ratings across all key demos.

Nickelodeon’s animated series It’s Pony was the net’s biggest animated series launch since 2018’s The Adventures of Kid Danger, posting double-digit gains over last year with Kids 2-11 (2.1/453,000, up +24%) and Kids 6-11 (1.9/250,000, +27%).

In syndication news, freshman The Kelly Clarkson Show climbed 20% in the target W25-54 demo the week of January 6 and extended its winning streak among the season’s newcomers to 18 weeks, despite being one of the shows negatively affected by coverage in the aftermath of Iran’s missile strike on US bases in Iraq. Meanwhile, the top entertainment magazines nabbed big rating increases following the Golden Globe Awards on January 5. Entertainment Tonight (new season high 3.0, up 20%) claimed sole possession of first place among magazines with its strongest Nielsens since the week of March 11, overtaking Inside Edition (2.9, up 16%).

The premiere of Lifetime’s Robin Roberts Presents: Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story on Saturday ranked as the #1 telecast across television with W25-54, drawing 2 million total viewers, 776,000 A25-54 and 538,000 W25-54, according to Nielsen. It was Lifetime’s best movie premiere since Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance in May 2018.

UniMás achieved double-digit year-over-year audience growth during primetime the week of January 13 among Total Viewers 2+ (+73% to 556,000), A18-49 (+93% to 264,000) and A18-34 (+70% to 109,000), marking the thirteenth consecutive week of audience growth

Basic Cable Ratings for the Week of January 13
Basic Cable Top 5 – Primetime (P2+)

ESPN (4,399,000)
Fox News (2,842,000)
MSNBC (1,922,000)
CNN (1,507,000)
TLC (1,152,000)
Basic Cable Top 5 – Total Day (P2+)
Fox News (1,619,000)
ESPN (1,232,000)
MSNBC (1,037,000)
CNN (738,000)
HGTV (640,000)

TV Time’s Binge Report for the Week of January 13
Sex Education (Netflix) – 15.67%
You (Netflix) – 3.78%
Grace and Frankie (Netflix) – 2.14%
Titans (DC Universe) – 2.06%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) – 1.85%
Friends (NBC) – 1.79%
The Witcher (Netflix) – 1.23%
Anne with an E (CBC) – 1.03%
Jane the Virgin (The CW) – 1.03%
Spinning Out (Netflix) – 1.01%
The weekly Binge Report ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the TV Time app within a given day.

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of January 6 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Jeopardy (CTD) 7.1 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.9 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.6 AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.0 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 3.4 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.0 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9 AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.7 AA
Last Man Standing (2/T) 2.2 AA
Live with Kelly and Ryan (2/T) 2.1 AA

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of January 6 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
Family Feud (2/T) 1.4 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.4 AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.3 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.3 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 1.0 AA
Family Guy (2/T) 0.8 AA
Modern Family (2/T) 0.7 AA
Last Man Standing 0.6 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 0.6AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 0.6 AA

Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of January 13
CBS: The Late Show 3.08 million total viewers; 0.35/3 A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 1.83 million total viewers; 0.37/3 A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.77 million total viewers; 0.29/2 A18-49

Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions): Tuesday, January 21
Time period averages
Source: Nielsen Live+SD

CBS: 8.99 million
NCIS 11.23, FBI 9.32, FBI: Most Wanted 9.20, FBI: Most Wanted 6.5
NBC: 5.30 million
Ellen’s Game of Games 4.70, This Is Us 6.50, New Amsterdam 4.70
FOX: 3.05 million
The Resident. 3.98, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back 2.12
ABC: 2.87 million
The Conners 5.41, Bless This Mess 3.28, mixed-ish 2.37, black-ish 2.23 Emergence 1.98
UNIVISION: 1.74 million
Ringo 1.69, Amor Eterno 1.79, El Dragon 1.74
TELEMUNDO: 1.28 million
Exatlon Estados Unidos 1.64, La Dona 1.02, El Senor de los Cielos 1.19
CW: 0.82 million
Arrow 0.92, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow 0.72
Tuesday A18-49 Ratings
NBC 1.0/5, CBS 0.9/5, FOX 0.6/3, ABC 0.5/3, TELE 0.5/3, UNI 0.5/2, CW 0.3/1

EXECUTIVE MOVES

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Also at Hulu, Belisa Balaban has been upped to VP Original Documentaries. She joined the company in 2017 as Director of Original Content.

Earning a promotion at CBS Television Studios is Allison Brightman, elevated to EVP of Business Affairs and Operations. Brightman joined the studio as VP of Business Affairs in 2006.

Starz has named Jose Calderoni as SVP of International Marketing at Starz International Digital Networks. Previously, Calderoni was Marketing & Social Director North Latin America for Netflix.

Cream Productions appointed documentary producer Corey Russell as EVP and introduced a new division, Cream Films. Previously, Russell served as co-owner of Fadoo Productions, a company he launched in 2012.

Boom, the ITV Studios label, has appointed Dave Skinner as Director of Development. Skinner joined from Cactus TV, where he was Head of Development.

Bleacher Report is elevating Stefanie Rapp to Chief Revenue Officer. Rapp will continue to focus on building incremental revenue streams while overseeing the ongoing integration of B/R across Turner Sports, WarnerMedia and AT&T.

Asia’s Beach House Pictures, a Blue Ant Studios company, has added to its ranks. Suzy Hounslow Executive-in-charge of Production), Rob Sixsmith (Head of Factual), Geraldine Orrock (Head of Unscripted) and Susan Zhao (Business Director, China) will join the production company’s senior management team.

Animation studio ZAG promoted Ian Lambur to the post of EVP Production, Distribution & Co-Production. Lambur joined ZAG in November 2018 as SVP, Global Distribution & Co-Productions.

Lori Rovner is joining Imagine Entertainment as head of business and legal affairs. Rovner was most recently SVP & Deputy General Counsel for Skydance.

ER Productions, a division of Extreme Reach, announced that industry veteran Flo Mitchell-Brown has joined the company as Head of Industry Engagement.

Magical Elves tapped Joel Zimmer to serve as EVP Development, and promoted Samantha Hanks to EVP, Casting and Talent Relations. Zimmer ran Snow Day Entertainment; Hanks will expand her casting role to include exploring additional strategic partnerships.

IN MEMORIAM

Author and actor Terry Jones, co-founder of Monty Python, died at age 77. He was diagnosed with dementia in 2015. “He was far more than one of the funniest writer-performers of his generation, he was the complete Renaissance comedian – writer, director, presenter, historian, brilliant children’s author, and the warmest, most wonderful company you could wish to have,” said Monty Python member Michael Palin.

Sheldon Cooper, former GM of Chicago’s WGN-Channel 9 and founding President of Tribune Entertainment died of obstructive pulmonary disease on January 19. He was 93. “Sheldon was a pioneer, bringing talent such as Mike Douglas and Phil Donahue to the Chicago market,” said Paul Rennie, VP and GM of WGN.

Producer/showrunner David Valentine Osper died December 30 of cancer. He was 47. Known for work on shows like Road Rules, Storage Hunters and Ancient Aliens, Osper most recently served as Vice President, Unscripted Development at MTV.

This Day in History
1978 – Sweden became the first country to ban aerosol sprays.

Answer to our last Trivia Question
What was Jason Segel’s first major television role? Nick Andropolis in Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000). Kudos to: Dennis Dorfmeister-Showtime Networks/Hauppauge, NY, Rick Dascher-Turner Studios/Atlanta, Art Salisch-Nielsen/NYC, Joel Maxwell/NYC, Kara Rheingans-Kennedy Communications/Madison, WI, Eric Litt-Tribune Media/Chicago, John Kukla-KDFW Fox 4/Dallas, Amy Kessler-Merola Opera Program/San Francisco, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA

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ANALYST/SR ANALYST >>
Sesame Workshop/NYC: Responsible for supporting the market research team across a variety of projects, rating analysis, syndicated research analysis, analyzing primary research data, creating sales sheets for business teams, etc. 3-4yr exp media/market research environment. Full info HERE (1/30)

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
>>
NY/NYC:
TV prod company seeking admin for President, CCO and SVP of Development. Gatekeeper to each exec & help manage heavy schedules and day-to-day for each and must be able to think fast on their feet. 2-3 yrs exp supporting high level exec. Full info HERE (1/29)

DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION FINANCE >>
FX Networks/LA: Oversee all phases of pre-production, production, and post-production ranging from show set-up to wrap. Exp interpreting ATL contracts. Min 7 yrs finance exp. Req’d w/5 yrs prod finance exp. Full info HERE (1/28)

ENTERTAINMENT COORDINATOR, COMMUNICATIONS
>>
You Tube Originals/Play Vista CA:
(Temp staff) Candidate w/exp in ent publicity to join comm team to create/implement publicity. 2-3 yrs of PR/event exp, incl internships (incl press releases/newsletters/industry events/ent awards. Full info apply HERE (1/25)

MILITARY & FEDERAL ACCOUNT DIRECTOR >>
Refuel Agency/DC:
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)

THURSDAY JANUARY 23
ABC:
Station 19 [p], Grey’s Anatomy, A Million Little Things
CBS: Young Sheldon, The Unicorn, Young Sheldon, Mom, The Gayle King Grammy Special
CW: Supernatural, Legacies
FOX: Last Man Standing, Outmatched [p], Deputy
NBC: Superstore, The Good Place, Will & Grace, Perfect Harmony [f], Law & Order: SVU
PBS: This Old House Hour, Great Performances
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, La Dona, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Ringo, Amor Eterno, Rubi

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