|Wednesday January 25, 2023
Disney+: Mia in the Multiverse
ID: Homicide Hunter: American Detective at 10p
Kanal D: El Pecado del Amor at 8:20p
Netflix: Against the Ropes; Love Never Lies: Poland
IN THE NEWS
The Justice Department and a group of eight state sued Google on Tuesday, seeking to break up its online advertising business. In the agency’s first antitrust lawsuit against a tech giant under President Biden, Google is accused of “engaging in a systematic campaign to seize control of the wide swath of high-tech tools used by publishers, advertisers and brokers to facilitate digital advertising.” The lawsuit asks for Google to be forced to sell its suite of ad technology products and cease engaging in allegedly anticompetitive practices.
Rupert Murdoch has called off his proposal to recombine News Corp. and Fox Corp., citing concerns that a merger “is not optimal for the shareholders” of either company right now. In October, the companies formed a committee to explore a deal.
CBS renewed “The Neighborhood” for a sixth season. “’The Neighborhood’ has become a hit by not only delivering laughs but by telling stories of cultural impact,” said CBS Entertainment president Amy Reisenbach. “From gentrification to Black Lives Matter, to addiction and pregnancy loss, the incredible writers and this amazing cast push boundaries and endlessly entertain us.” The series is CBS’s second longest-running comedy, after “Young Sheldon.”
Disney’s upfront presentation this year will take place May 16 at NYC’s recently renovated Javits Center. The event was held last year at Basketball City, and for years pre-Covid at Lincoln Center. Jimmy Kimmel will return as emcee.
Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl and Babyface will belt out “America the Beautiful, while “Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph is set to perform “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” As previously announced, Rihanna will star in the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show on February 12.
Facing elevated ticking fees as approval for Standard General’s $8.6 billion acquisition of Tegna drags on, Standard General founding partner Soohyung Kim told reporters, “We’re optimistic and obviously would prefer economically to get this done during the current ticking fee that’s in place today.” Fees started once the deal passed the nine-month mark, and will increase again on February 22. Short one FCC commissioner, the deal faces a split vote, along with increased opposition and an administration slow to approve big mergers.
After Netflix picked up Sundance Film Festival relationship drama “Fair Play” for a reported $20 million, Apple followed suit, paying about the same amount for Dublin-set Sundance hit “Flora and Son.”
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
“Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz has partnered with NEO Studios (“Life After”) to develop and produce “Frankie in the Fastlane” (wt), a docuseries tracking Muniz’s pursuit to achieve his life-long dream of racing NASCAR.
Medical drama “Wolf” nabbed a pilot order from NBC. The show, from writer/producer Michael Grassi, producer/director Lee Toland Krieger, and EP Greg Berlanti, centers on a larger-than-life neurosurgeon and his team of interns.
Vice TV ordered a series based on the Super70sSports Twitter feed. “Super Maximum Retro Show,” launching Tuesday, March 7 at 10p, comes from Jimmy Kimmel’s Kimmelot and ITV America.
Entertainment One has closed a two-year exclusive first look television and new media deal with JuVee Productions, the production company of actress and film producer Viola Davis and film producer Julius Tennon. “Viola and Julius’ powerhouse partnership has impacted audiences worldwide with their raw and authentic storytelling. Their vision for creating bold, provocative, and character driven stories was clear to me when we met and after the success of our collaboration for ‘The Woman King,’ we are thrilled to continue our relationship with Viola, Julius, and the team at Juvee Productions,” said Michael Lombardo, eOne’s President of Global Television.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
“Frozen Planet II” premieres Saturday, January 28 at 8p on BBC America and AMC+. The natural history series follows wildlife dramas playing out in the world’s coldest regions.
Docuseries “The 12th Victim,” shedding new light on an infamous 1958 murder case, debuts Friday, February 17 at 8p.
Apple TV+ has acquired “Drops of God” from Legendary. The eight-part, French/Japanese series follows a girl whose father left her an extraordinary wine collection.
The PGA Tour announced two new agreements aimed at enhancing monitoring capabilities as part of an expanded PGA Tour Integrity Program. A new partnership with U.S. Integrity, paired with an extension of the TOUR’s existing relationship with Genius Sports, will provide the organization with monitoring services through 2024. The PGA TOUR Integrity Program covers all facets of competition and operations on the Tours overseen by the PGA Tour, including players and their support teams, all tournament staff and volunteers, all PGA TOUR employees and the PGA TOUR Policy Board.
The UK has a way to go before catching up to the US when it comes to Super Bowl enthusiasm. Despite a concerted effort by the NFL to build a fan base in the UK, only 23% in that country watch the Super Bowl regularly, as compared to 60% in the US. According to Kantar, while 85% in the US watch the Super Bowl live on broadcast TV, only 50% in the UK do so. But of those that do watch in the UK, 76% think commercials are a big part of the experience, with 32% in the UK saying they pay attention to Super Bowl commercials because they are funnier or more entertaining than traditional ads.
Final Nielsen numbers for the Fox NFL Super Wild Card Weekend include 33.21 million viewers for the Giants vs. Vikings, and 27.46 million for the 49ers vs. Seahawks. The weekend featured the most-watched game on Saturday and the most-watched game of the weekend on Sunday.
Anthem Sports & Entertainment’s Game+ will be the official Canadian broadcaster of Major League Pickleball. The first broadcast will be on Saturday, January 28.
IAB released its annual State of Data report, highlighting how privacy-preserving technologies such as Data Clean Rooms are being managed and activated. Highlights include:
? 64% of companies leveraging privacy-preserving technology are using DCRs.
? Respondents cited time-frames of months to up to two years to get up and running with the technology.
? Nearly two thirds (62%) of users spent a minimum of $200K on the technology in 2022, with a quarter (23%) spending upwards of $500K.
“So far, most companies are using DCRs for privacy controls, matching data for collaboration, and data activation,” said Jeffrey Bustos, Vice President, Measurement, Addressability & Data, IAB. “But that only scratches the surface of what’s possible.”
Microsoft announced a multi-year investment in OpenAI, the third deal in its partnership with the artificial intelligence company. Microsoft’s new investment will “advance cutting-edge AI research and democratize AI as a new technology platform,” said Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella in a blog post.
StackAdapt struck a partnership with Broadsign that strengthens the OOH inventory available on StackAdapt’s multi-channel digital advertising platform. The integration of Broadsign’s global SSP with StackAdapt’s multi-channel digital advertising platform enables media buyers to weave global digital out-of-home ads spanning roadside, retail, transit, and beyond into cohesive programmatic multi-channel campaigns. “Demand for out-of-home advertising has risen sharply in recent years and continues to grow as more marketers double down on brand-building investments amidst the current economic climate,” said Lina Wangfang, Senior Director of Inventory, StackAdapt. “Out-of-home plays well with mobile, social, and CTV, and we expect this integration will help drive new growth here at StackAdapt, and fuel the continued evolution of multi-channel.”
Fyllo, a platform providing data-driven marketing and regulatory solutions, announced the launch of Hypertail PMP, a solution that helps advertisers contextually reach their target audiences through the unique set of websites related to their lifestyles. “Keyword targeting on major websites only paints a vague, and sometimes misleading, picture of a brand’s target consumer at a higher cost,” said Chad Bronstein, Founder and CEO at Fyllo. “Hypertail PMP’s ability to build semantic topics identifying hyper-engaged enthusiasts on niche sites more precisely connects the brand directly to their target audience at a lower cost, allowing for greater scalability and significantly improved performance.”
Lotame introduced Spherical, a data platform designed to help marketers and media owners drive the most value from both known and unknown first-party data for customer engagement and acquisition in a privacy-first world. Spherical will enable interoperability and data portability across brand and media owner tech stacks, extending first-party data living in data warehouses or customer data platforms into the madtech ecosystem. CDPs integrated with Lotame at the launch of Spherical include BlueConic, Meiro, mParticle, Rudderstack, Salesforce, Simon Data, Tealium and Treasure Data. Lotame plans to expand support to additional CDPs on an ongoing basis.
“That ’90s Show” drew 41.1 million hours of viewing its first three days on the service, enough to land at number five on Netflix’s Top 10 list of English-language series for the week of January 16. Season two of “Ginny & Georgia” remained at the top of the list, with 87.4 million hours viewed during its third week.
Steve Rotfeld Productions is expanding its FAST channel with new launches of Xploration Station. Currently available on Local Now, the 24-hour FAST channel will also soon be available on several additional platforms including the TCL Channel, Free Movies Plus, Stremium, Xiaomi TV+, and RewardedTV.
Where can you stream Oscar nominees for Best Picture? JustWatch compiled a list:
All Quiet on the Western Front: Netflix | Netflix Basic with Ads
The Banshees of Inisherin: HBO Max | HBO Max Amazon Channel | DIRECTV
Elvis: HBO Max | HBO Max Amazon Channel | DIRECTV
Everything Everywhere All at Once: Showtime Amazon Channel | Showtime Roku Premium Channel | Showtime | DIRECTV | Paramount+ Showtime
The Fabelmans: For sale
Tar: For sale or rent
Top Gun: Maverick: FuboTV | Paramount Plus | Paramount+ Amazon Channel | MGM Plus Amazon Channel | MGM Plus Roku Premium Channel | DIRECTV | MGM Plus
Triangle of Sadness: For sale or rent
Avatar: The Way of Water and Women Talking can only be found in theaters.
Ahead of Black History Month, The Africa Channel will offer sneak peek at new original reality series “African Royale” on Monday, January 30 at 9p. The show, which follows a Nigerian heiress’ journey as she navigates a life and career while carving out an identity as both an African and an American in Black America, will repeat Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9p throughout February.
BritBox is delivering the 76th EE FAFTA Film Awards to BritBox to audiences in the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway, streaming live from London on Sunday, February 19.
Fox Nation special “The MisEducation of America 2: Live Summit” airs Thursday, January 26 at 7p. During the forum, experts will examine issues facing today’s education system.
Abacus Media Rights and Night Train Media will launch pre-sales for factual series “Conquistadors: The Rise and Fall” to buyers at Realscreen and Content Americas this month.
Merck Foundation has launched its first TV program, “Our Africa by Merck Foundation,” to address social and health issues through African fashion and art. Issues include diabetes, child marriage, female education and more.
Banijay Rights announced the sale of historical drama “Marie Antoinette” to Antenna Plus (Ant1+) in Greece, Ceska Televize in the Czech Republic, DIRECTV in Latin America and Canada’s national public broadcaster CBC/Radio-Canada for CBC Gem (English) and ICI Télé and ICI Tou.tv (French). RTÉ in Ireland, Sky Italia, Radio & Television Slovakia – RTVS and Viaplay across all Nordic and Baltic countries and the Netherlands have also acquired the drama.
Red Arrow Studios International has picked up the global distribution rights to World War II dramedy “While The Men Are Away,” which has been commissioned by SBS in Australia. The series is being produced by Australian production company Arcadia.
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Basic Cable Top 10 for the week of January 10
Network, P2+ AA (000s)
Fox News 1996
Hallmark Channel 885
Fox News 1387
Hallmark Channel 455
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Monday, January 23
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Bachelor 2.96 (0.7), The Good Doctor 3.29 (0.3)
CBS: The Neighborhood 6.41 (0.7), Bob Hearts Abishola 5.84 (0.5), NCIS 7.54 (0.5), NCIS: Hawai’i 5.27 (0.4)
FOX: Fantasy Island 2.04 (0.2), Alert 2.00 (0.3)
ION: FBI 1.03 (0.1), FBI 0.83 (0.1), FBI 0.81 (0.1)
NBC: America’s Got Talent All-Stars 4.91 (0.6), Quantum Leap 1.46 (0.3)
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosos 1.36 (0.4), El Señor de los Cielos 1.38 (0.57), Amor y Traición 0.84 (0.3)
Univision: Vencer la Ausencia 1.44 (0.4), Mi Camino es Amarte 1.59 (0.5), Cabo 1.50 (0.5)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
A year after being hired as chief marketing officer for the Scripps Networks division, Keisha Taylor Starr has been named chief marketing officer for The E.W. Scripps Company, a newly created position.
A+E Networks has named Deborah K. Bradley as EVP of Global Content Sales. Bradley comes to A+E Networks from The Amherst Group, a financial advisory firm.
24i, the video streaming company, has promoted David Brown to Chief Technology Officer.
Lloyd N. Morrisett, cofounder of Children’s Television Workshop, has died at age 93. “Without Lloyd Morrisett, there would be no Sesame Street,” said the series’ co-founder, Joan Ganz Cooney. “It was he who first came up with the notion of using television to teach preschoolers basic skills, such as letters and numbers. He was a trusted partner and loyal friend to me for over fifty years, and he will be sorely missed.”
This Day in History
1924 – The first Winter Olympic Games opened, in Chamonix, France.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which TV series did Rue binge-watch in season 1 of “Euphoria” (2019-)? “Love Island.” Kudos to: Ken DuBow-Access Entertainment/LA; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Cory Angerthal-AMC Networks/NYC; Zoe Zelkowitz-Google/NYC; Heather Allen-WWE Corp./Stamford, CT
Today’s Trivia Question
On “The Addams Family” (1964-66), what was the name of Wednesday’s lizard? (Email [email protected] 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.)
SALES MANAGER >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP/INDIANAPOLIS: Provides leadership for the broadcast/digital sales teams. Makes decisions regarding hiring, evaluation, promotion and operation of account executives and sales assistants. Develops and executes sales strategies that exceeds revenue targets in local, new business and digital revenue. Min 5 yrs of media sales exp; management exp. preferred. Full info HERE (2/7)
VICE PRESIDENT BUSINESS AFFAIRS >>
HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP/CHARLOTTE, NC: Focus on FCC compliance, brand integrity for all current series and day-to-day business affairs for development and production. Strategize with management and outside counsel on business issues, and draft, review and execute various short-form business documents. Legal background and/or related experience is preferred. Full info HERE (2/5)
SENIOR MANAGER, ACQUISITION AND OUTREACH >>
TELEVISION ACADEMY/LOS ANGELES, Hybrid: Develop, build, and execute member acquisition plans (monthly, quarterly, and annual) with measurable targets, optimize program performance and deliver strategic plans to achieve/exceed specific campaign KPIs. Identify and implement A/B tests & tactics, innovating & continually seeking to drive and improve. Min 4 yrs’ exp. in an acquisition role. Full info HERE (2/1)
VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & ON-AIR PROMOTION >>
REELZ/ALBUQUERQUE, NM: Develop strategic approaches and tactical planning for on-air promotion, guiding the creative process from creation through post-production, and managing the execution of consumer marketing programs for on-air promotion and off-air advertising. Responsible for full on-air presentation and format management. Min of 8-10 yrs exp. Full info HERE (1/31)
PRODUCTION MANAGER, MARKETING
Lead production on campaigns for cable’s biggest shows across on-air, print, design, GFX projects from inception to completion on time and on budget. Campaign and project budgets planning, workflow, and reporting. 3+ yrs in a fast-paced, highly collaborative agency creative team. Exp. in project management of a variety of cable TV campaign assets. Full info HERE (1/28)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA
NYC, Hybrid, Remote
Strategically sells linear & digital properties to drive Ad Sales revenue. Works with agencies & clients to develop unique advertising solutions for their brands. Requires 3+ years of sales experience with established agency & client relationships. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong negotiation, communication & presentation skills. Full info HERE (1/28)
SALES ASSISTANT – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA
NYC, Hybrid, Remote
Provides workflow support to ensure effective campaign delivery for advertisers. Verifies order and schedule accuracy and entry. Monitors accounts while booking and maintaining inventory. Works closely with Account Executives and Sales Planners. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong communication, analytical & problem-solving skills. Full info HERE (1/28)
PARTNERSHIPS MARKETING SPECIALIST >>
HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP/CHARLOTTE, NC: Manage development of revenue-generating partnership solutions. Responsible for developing multi-platform media sales materials and partnership proposals for prospective partners including brands, non-profits, and high-net-worth individuals. Create and update sales materials. 5+ years of relevant marketing experience required. Full info HERE (1/28)
MANAGER, COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
CHICAGO, NYC, Hybrid, Remote
Supervise & train copy coordinators & log editors for accuracy & attention to detail of building a commercial log & reading agency instructions. Monitor employee performance & output; provide back-up for all desks including log editing, added value insertion & continued communication with marketing for all custom creations. Min of 3 yrs of exp. Full info HERE (1/27)
TRAFFIC MANAGER >>
WHYY/Hybrid, PHILADELPHIA: Create monthly programming grids for 12.1 and 12.3. Update programming grids when schedule changes are made. Prepare daily logs & submit to Centralcast Joint Master Control. Work w/WHYY Traffic Specialist who creates programming grids for 12.2 and logs for 12.2 and 12.3. 3-5 yrs of management exp. & working with data or traffic systems. Full info HERE (1/27)
LOCAL MULTIMEDIA SALES MANAGER >>
WALA FOX 10 TV/MOBILE AL: Build a steady stream of new business, constantly recruit to grow the sales team, developing client solutions with account executives using digital and television products. Generating a weekly forecast of revenue, regularly attend sales calls with account executives. Skilled negotiator and problem solver. Proven history of developing new business. Full info HERE (1/26)
Remote, must be licensed in NY or CA
Negotiating and drafting development deals, shopping agreements, amendments, talent deals, above-the-line contracts, PSAs, production release templates, trade-out agreements, specialty releases and other necessary documents. Shaping corporate and production legal policies. 5-10 yrs of entertainment legal exp. working with a law firm or production. Full info HERE (1/26)
INTEGRATED SALES MARKETING MANAGER
TODAY’S HOMEOWNER MEDIA
Manages pre-sale process in partnership with senior sales team to drive multi-platform revenue growth with advertisers. Sales mktg exp, 3+ yrs. Home improvement, & tv exp a plus. Digital experience a must. Full info HERE (1/25)
STANDARDS AND PRACTICES SPECIALIST >>
HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP/CHARLOTTE, NC: Provide S&P notes on unscripted Educational/Informational series in development, production, and post, ensuring all content adheres to FCC regulations, HMPG’s internal standards, and network mandates. Contribute to bringing HMPG’s diverse slate of family-friendly series and positive programming to millions of viewers each week. Full info HERE (1/25)
SR. DIRECTOR, CONSUMER MARKETING
SILVER SPRING, Hybrid, Remote
Lead the Consumer Marketing media, promotion and marketing campaigns by prioritizing shows & campaigns across the brand, and support for each of those priorities. Work with internal research and marketing analytics team to gather and organize past performance and insights, construct goals and objectives, and develop target definitions. 7+ yrs exp. Full info HERE (1/25)
|WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25
ABC: The Conners, The Goldbergs, Abbott Elementary, Abbott Elementary, Will Trent
CBS: The Price Is Right at Night, Lingo, Tough as Nails
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Kung Fu
FOX: Name That Tune, Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test
NBC: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Secrets of the Dead
Telemundo: La Casa de los Famosis, El Senor de los Cielos, Amor Y Traicion
Univision: Vencer La Ausencia, Mi Camino Es Amarte, Cabo