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Allied Esports’ new live original series PlayTime with KittyPlays, hosted by Kristen “KittyPlays” Michaela, will debut on March 24 at 2p with headline guest Ali “Myth” Kabbani. PlayTime with KittyPlays will be streamed in front of a live studio audience at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas on Allied Esports’ new Twitch channel, Twitch.tv/alliedesports, and simulcast on Twitch.tv/kittyplays and Twitch.tv/tsm_myth.
Insight TV is partnering with VICE Studios to launch a new esports series that will be broadcast globally on the platform. Premiering in Autumn 2019, the Modern Day Gladiators immerses viewers in the culture of esports, exploring the compelling human stories behind this ever-increasing global trend.
Apex Legends continues to soar, with Respawn Entertainment announcing that the free-to-play battle royale title has now passed 50 million players since its launch about a month ago. The benchmark continues a powerful trend that saw the game top one million players in eight hours, and three days to breaks the 10 million mark. “Thank you to the 50 million players that have shown up in the first month since Apex Legends launched,” Respawn CEO Vince Zampella said on Twitter. “You have all made this something special and there’s much more to come!”
Vivendi sold the remaining part of its interest in Ubisoft, following a failed bid to acquire the developer. The sale netted the media conglomerate with a capital gain of nearly $250 million. In total, the sale of Vivendi’s interest in Ubisoft represents about $2.3 billion.
NewZoo released a new study of mobile gaming called “Betting on Billions: Unlocking the Power of Mobile Gamers,” in partnership with Activision Blizzard. The survey projects that $148.1 billion will be made by mobile games this year, with additional takeaways that include gamers having larger purchase influence than non-gamers – up to 23% are “more likely” to influence people they know to make purchases. Meanwhile, 39% of game app users are Millenials with half from each gender. 41% of mobile gamers have at least one child while 18% of gamers are more likely to have a favorable attitude toward global brands.
Battle royale game H1Z1 officially got a rebrand, renaming itself ‘Z1 Battle Royale’ in addition to giving a facelift to the game’s core mechanics and user interface.
The 2019 NBA 2K League Draft took place at Barclays Center on Tuesday, with all 21 teams completing their six-person roster at the four-round draft. While Jazz Gaming selected Spencer “Ria” Wyman with the No. 1 overall pick, the league also made headlines when Warriors Gaming Squad selected Chiquita “Chiquitae126” Evans in the fourth round with the 56th over pick, marking the first woman drafted into the NBA 2K League. Overall, 75 players were picked up from the pool of candidates, including four international players. “It feels surreal. It’s an amazing experience. I’m very glad to be here, excited to be here. It’s a very humbling experience,” said Evans. “Women actually got me through this — a lot of my friends who play 2K with me. They’ve been pushing me to get through everything, especially when I found out that I made the draft pool. I’ve had amazing support both male and female, and I’m just very, very excited to be in the position that I’m in.”
Arnold Hur was upped to COO of Gen.G Esports, according to TEO. Hur had served as Gen.G’s chief growth officer and managing director.
Meanwhile, Gen.G signed three former Overwatch players to their new Apex Legends team: Ted “silkthread” Wang. Christopher “Grimreality” Schaefer, and Tim “Dummy” Olsen. “We think Apex Legends is one of the most promising titles for esports, and we’re excited to be able to find such a group of talented players that are committed to building a great team,” said Hur. “As the scene is still developing, we really debated about when we wanted to enter the scene, but when we met this group, we knew this was the right team for us as we loved that they were veterans of the fps scene, displayed both great mechanics and strategy, and had a professional team-first attitude.”
Speaking of which, 100 Thieves also announced its participation as one of the first professional esports teams for Apex Legends, adding three players: Connor “Gigz” White, Justin “Teenage” Phipps and Isiaih “Lifted” Slowik. “The battle royale genre is not a flash in the pan – it’s proven to be a hit from H1Z1 to Fortnite to Apex Legends,” says 100 Thieves’ Founder and CEO, Matthew “Nadeshot” Haag. “We want to work with the best players in the world and help them reach new heights in their careers. 100 Thieves is committed long term to battle royale.”
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Multiplatform. Monetization. Community.
September 9 – 10, 2019 | ThreeSixty, NYC
Join us for two days of learning, sharing, and networking at a one-of-a-kind gathering as senior brands, agency and programming executives dive into the critical challenges transforming the television industry.
You can’t Google this stuff. You have to be in the room.
ON THIS DAY in 2012: Electronic Arts releases the Mass Effect 3 video game for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the US.
Trivia: Nolan Bushnell, who founded Atari in 1972, is also the founder of what national pizza chain? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: In the Alien universe of movies and games, what is Ripley’s first name? Answer: Ellen. Kudos: Chris Davies-Virgin/London; Luke Watson-Essential TV/NY; Gabrielle Fredrick-National Geographic/DC; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank; Peter Steckelman-Tennis Channel/Santa Monica; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA
Later — Chris
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PRODUCERS (2)/9 Story Media/NYC: Seeking 2 exp’d producers for iconic, high profile children’s series utilizing 2D, 3D and live action. Will be coordinating work of teams in mult int’l locations. Candidates must have a strong knwldg of animation prod w/min of 5yrs prod exp. Full info HERE (3/21)
SALES PLANNER/ TENNIS CHANNEL TV/NYC: Work closely with acct exec & pricing/planning team to maximize revenue. Handle daily acct maintenance for numerous advertisers. 2-4+ yrs brdcst cable exp. & ability to interact professionally w/all levels of personnel. Full info HERE (3/21)
DIGITAL MEDIA DIRECTOR/Discovery Inc/NYC: Lead dvlment/execution/analysis of Motor Trend, GOLFTV & TV Everywhere paid acquisition campaigns that primarily run across SEM, paid social & programmatic. 6+ yrs exp relevant field (dig media buying, performance media/mkt, DR). Digital media agency exp strongly pref’d. Full info HERE (3/21)
MEDIA STRATEGIST, PAID DIGITAL/Discovery Inc/NYC: Asst in dvlpmt of digital media plans that are strategic & data-driven, with the goal of efficiently acquiring subscribers/users to GOLFTV, Motor Trend, and Discovery’s TV Everywhere platforms. 2+ yrs of paid digital media exp; media agency exp strongly pref’d. Full info HERE (3/21)
ANALYST, PROGRAM RESEARCH/CNBC/Englewood Cliffs NJ: Resp for reg reporting of TV aud metrics to internal stakeholders including Prgrmng/Scheduling, Mktg, Public Relations & Finance. 2+ yrs exp (includes internships) in audience research for a media company or advertising agency. Full info HERE (3/21)
ANALYTICS MGR/Spectrum Networks/NYC: Resp for the dvlpmnt of application &/or reporting solutions to address business needs. Knowledge of SQL Server, Python, Tableau, Qlikview, VBA, Business Objects. 4-6 yrs of Data analysis and reporting or related exp. Full info HERE (3/20)
MGR, MEDIA RESEARCH & STRATEGY/Spectrum Networks/NYC: Resp for providing support with Media Rsrch, Plan’g & Strategy functions within the Audience Insights Dept across traditional and digital media. 3-5 yrs of Media rsrch exp, agency, publisher and/or client side. Full info HERE (3/20)
AD SALES ACCOUNT EXEC/Crown Media Family Networks/LA: Sell Nat’l advertising time to established and prospective clients. Strong negotiation skills and presentation skills. Strong knowledge of Los Angeles mktplace. Established relationships with automotive and tech clients. BA/BS req & Min 2 yrs exp. Apply HERE (3/19)
DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT/MY Entertainment/NYC: Create unscripted content for broadcast, cable and OTT. 8 years of development and/or production of factual series, specials formats and documentaries. Full info HERE (3/19)
VP SYNDICATED SALES, Northeastern Region/Sony Pictures/NYC: Focus on selling programing to TV stations, building/maintaining strong customer relationships while also creating dvlpmnt strategy. Exc comm/interpersonal/negotiation skills are critical to achieving success in this role. 4+ yrs VP role or similar in ent; 5+ yrs of ent exp and knwldg in TV ind. Full info HERE (3/16)
SALES PLANNER/Ovation TV/NYC: Work closely with acct exec & pricing/planning team to maximize revenue. Handle daily acct maintenance for numerous advertisers. 1+ yrs brdcst cable exp. & ability to interact professionally w/all levels of personnel. Full inf HERE (3/15)
MGR, STRATEGY & INSIGHTS – CPG/Univision/NY OR MIAMI: Dvlp in-depth understanding of CPG category business drivers, consumer habits & practices, consumer behaviors & barriers, & key brand strategies. 3-5 yrs of exp at a CPG org. Hispanic/multi-cultural, brand mktg advertising or research exp a +. Full info HERE (3/15)
PRODUCT & SALES STRATEGY DIR, SHOWS/BUZZ FEED/NYC: Work close w/teams producing premium digital/linear shows to dev/create content partnerships, integrations & innovative ad products to drive show & events sales revenues. 10+ yrs digital/linear prgrmng sales. Proven track rec meeting/exceeding sales goals. Full info HERE (3/15)
SALES PLANNER/Crown Media Family Networks/NY: Provide sales and support to the Ad Sales team for Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, and Hallmark Drama. Maintain media schedules, build sales plans, manage added value. BS and minimum 1 year exp. req. Apply HERE (3/15)
SVP, ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING/Katz Networks/Atlanta/LA: Oversee dvlment, concepts, scripts, prod and post prod on all orig programming for Bounce, Court TV, Escape, Grit and Laff. Understand/utilize rsrch to identify opps to create prgrmng that strengthens viewership and enhances our brands. 7+ yrs exp TV prod. FULL info HERE (3/15)
MEDIA PARTNERSHIP INTERN/AD COUNCIL/NYC: Participate in partnership kick-off calls, related meetings & help project mng as needed. Take notes during calls, recap meetings, help w/ follow-up, routing partnership materials, etc. Undergrad-level w/ concentration in advertising, mktg or comm pref’d. Full info HERE (3/14)
MARKETING MGR/Pond 5/NYC: Candidate well versed in Dig mktg to work w/Brand Director to ensure mktg plans are being implemented effectively to acquire and engage prospects. 5+ yrs of mktg, preferably with at least 3 yrs at an agency in acct mngmnt. Full info HERE (3/14)
SR DIR, MUSIC PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT/MTV INTERNATIONAL/NYC: Create, dvlp orig music & talent driven long form series & specials for MTV’s 160 global channels. 7+ yrs exp dev in net or a prod co; or have 7+ yrs reality TV producing exp w/a strong desire to transition to dvlpmnt. Exp w/contract negotiation. Full info HERE (3/14)
SENIOR MGR COMMUNICATIONS/WWE/Stamford CT: Candidate w/strong corp & bus comm background to dvlp/execute plans & programs to enhance the visibility of our brand, businesses, products & talent in print, TV, film, radio, digital & trade outlets. 7+ yrs exp corp comms pref at a media/ent or sports org or property. Full info HERE (3/14)
PRODUCER, ON AIR PROMOTIONS/Spectrum News NY1/NYC: manages projects through all the phases of production and delivery. Write and edit spots for air, and concept ideas for print/radio/web. 2+ years of Television news or production experience. Full info HERE (3/14)
EDITOR, DIGITAL/Spectrum Networks/NYC: Plans, coordinate, and edit content for broadcast. Provide edit support to Digital productions. 6+ years of Technical background in non-linear editing and Premiere Pro. Full info HERE (3/14)
DIGITAL OPERATIONS SUPPORT MGR/PGA TOUR/Ponte Vedra Beach FL: Train/mng the Digital Operations Support Team. BA/BS degree CS or Management IS. 3+ yrs managing a tech support team, which supported both internal tools (e.g. Content Management System) as well as consumer-facing products. Full info HERE (3/13)
MGR, CORPORATE RESEARCH/Discovery Inc/NYC: Analyze data/trends across media & develop key audience analysis for linear & nonlinear platforms, give insights for internal & competitive networks to senior leadership. Thorough knowledge of Nielsen data & 5+ yrs exp. needed. Full info HERE (3/13)
SR ANALYST, CORPORATE RESEARCH/Discovery Inc/NYC: Support brand and ad sales rsrch teams by analyzing data/trends across media & developing key audience analysis across linear & nonlinear platforms. Thorough knowledge of Nielsen data & 2+ yrs exp. needed. Full inf HERE (3/13)
DIRECTOR, DIGITAL MEDIA/TLC/NYC or MD: Lead small team in entire project lifecycle to establish/implement innovative & influential social media strategies. Plan original content, leverage social tools, and collect data to evaluate performance. 6+ yrs exp. Full info HERE (3/13)
CLIENT SOLUTIONS COORD/UP & ASPIRE/NYC: Asst. in dev & execution of sponsorships. Coord upfront & client evnts. Update ad sales pres, videos, photos & keyart. Proj mgt & pres skills req. Mkting/Comm degree pref’d. 2+ yrs cable exp, digital/social a +. Knowledge of PowerPt required. Full info HERE (3/13)
CNN MANAGER, BRAND & MULTIPLATFORM RESEARCH/ATL/NYC: Strengthen CNN brand appeal through qualitative and quantitative work looking at consumer news behavior and its connection to need states, attitudes and values. 5+ yrs exp and proficiency with both TV and digital data. Full info HERE (3/13)
DIGITAL MEDIA SALES, INTEGRATED/WIVB TV/WIVB.com/Buffalo: Resp for generating & growing digital mktg service revenue. Resp for the execution of digital sales, implementation, optimization & reporting of digital campaigns for clients. 2+ yrs outside digital mktg or media sales exp pref’d. Full info HERE (3/12)
SALES ACCOUNT EXEC/WIVB/WNLO TV/Buffalo: Exp’d sale professional w/ 2-3 yrs exp in media sales or outsides sales exp. Proven track record for dvlpng new biz & growing existing business. Able to work successfully in a multi-platform environment selling both TV & Digital products. Full info HERE (3/12)
COUNSEL, DISTRIBUTION & BUSINESS AFFAIRS/PAC-12/LA or SF: Oversight and management of traditional and digital distribution deals including cable, satellite, VOD, and other over-the-top agreements. Full info HERE (3/12)
COMMUNICATION MANAGER/PAC-12/SF: Develop & implement strategic PR initiatives to promote Pac-12 Networks. 4-6 years of relevant experience in media, PR & communications. Thorough understanding of the sports media landscape and a strong network of B2B & B2C national business & and trade media contacts. Full info HERE (3/12)
SALES COORDINATOR/Emerging Networks TV/Remote work from home: New York Seasoned Multicultural Television Rep Firm seeks to hire a professional sales coordinator to book insertion orders, organize wkly pre & post log & facilitate monthly invoicing. Full info HERE (3/12)
BRAND MARKETING MGR/FreeWheel/NYC: Resp for leading Freewheel brand mktg projects from conception to completion thru creative brainstorming session w/smart technology execs. Demonstrable marketing/brand management experience within an enterprise technology environment. 6-9 yrs of exp in a marcomm capacity w/ increased responsibilities. Full info HERE (3/12)
ACCOUNT SERVICES REPRESENTATIVE, AD SALES/NBCU/NYC: Responsible for maintaining all aspects of account management while providing timely and accurate information to the sales team and to the client. Client Service and/or Account Management exp a +. BA degree req’d. Full info HERE (3/8)
DIRECTOR, TALENT RELATIONS/PBS/Arlington, VA: Build a program to recruit and retain the best on-air talent for PBS in all Gen. Audience program genres. 7+yrs of related exp. Full info HERE (3/8)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/NBC- WVIT Telemundo/Hartford, CT: Dynamic candidate to join the NBC CT & Telemundo CT local sales team. Responsible for delivering sales revenue, as well as cultivating and developing new advertisers for the station’s multi-platform properties. 1 yr sales exp. BA Deg or equiv work exp. Full info HERE (3/8)
CUSTOMER SVC REP/Cynopsis/Norwalk CT: Play critical role w/marketing team and be a major support of events & logistics for all events. incl in-bound/out-bound calls with customers, event logistics and communications. comfortable in an “all hands-on deck” enviro a must. MS excel, word, outlook proficient a must. Full info HERE (3/8)
ASST MEDIA MGR, SOCIAL & EMERGING MEDIA/AD COUNCIL/San Francisco: Mng the day-to-day management of accts & assist in evaluating & executing targeted media partnerships for our 40+ campaigns. 2+ yrs professional sales, mktg, or agency (media or acct mnemnt) exp. Full info HERE (3/8)
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