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Jupiter Entertainment inked an overall co-production deal with veteran producer Chris Deaux (Trading Spaces) and his Two Fifteen West Entertainment. Under the pact’s terms, Deaux will create, develop and produce unscripted programming to be co-produced by Jupiter in the U.S. as well as internationally.
NBC greenlit two entertainment competition series to air this summer. Songland, which bows Tuesday, May 28 at 10p, centers on up-and-coming songwriters mentored by three music producers. The concept hails from Eurythmics co-founded Dave Stewart, The Voice producer Audrey Morrissey and director Ivan Dudynsky. Meanwhile, Bring the Funny, set to premiere Tuesday, July 9 at 10p, features comics vying to make audiences laugh for a chance to receive a $250,000 prize.
Janet Root’s Nutopia and Plan B Entertainment are joining forces to bring the Atlas Obscura phenomenon to television with a docuseries of the same title. The project, which is currently in development, is inspired by Atlas Obscura’s overall mission of drawing out stories of the people, food and culture behind the world’s most unusual places.
Robert Carlyle (Trainspotting, Once Upon A Time) and Victoria Hamilton (The Crown) are set to star in a British political drama Cobra for Sky. Catherine the Great producer New Pictures is behind the series, which explores what happens in the corridors of power during a national emergency. Production has already begun with a fall launch expected.
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Bravo Media expands its home and design programming with competition series Best Room Wins, premiering Thursday, May 2 at 9:30p. Each episode challenges two top interior designers to create luxury looks for less for couples in desperate need of a room makeover.
Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals is back on Monday, April 1 at 12p on Food Network. The new season features 30 episodes airing over 30 days.
Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 heads into its 11th season on Tuesday, March 19 at 10p, immediately followed by The Jim Jefferies Show, returning for its third season, at 10:30p.
Queen Sugar returns for its fourth season on Wednesday, June 12 at 9p on OWN.
Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly and Vinny premieres Thursday, April 11 with back-to-back episodes on MTV. Series features 20 contestants facing off against each other in hopes of winning the love of the Jersey Shore Family Vacation stars.
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Amazon slotted Friday, June 14 as the second season premiere date  for Absentia, the thriller starring and executive produced by Stana Katic (Castle). All 10 episodes will debut to Prime members in the US, UK, Germany, Australia, Austria, India, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Singapore, South Korea and other select territories globally.
Netflix set Friday, May 3 for the premiere of animated series Tuca & Bertie, starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong. Project centers around the friendship of two 30-year old bird women (Haddish and Wong).
Michael Buble returns to NBC on Wednesday, March 20 at 10p with buble!, his seventh music special on the network.
Rome’s Chariot Superstar offers an account of the life of Flavius Scorpus and the racing contests he and other champions entered in the Circus Maximus arena. Two-hour special airs Sunday, April 21 at 8p on Smithsonian Channel.
AXS TV introduces four-part festival series, 80s in the Sand, hosted by Downtown Julie Brown, Mark Goodman, Richard Blade and Alan Hunter and featuring appearances by Bret Michaels, Sebastian Bach, Taylor Dane, Berlin and others, on Sunday, April 7 at 8p. In addition, The Big Interview with Dan Rather returns for its seventh season on Tuesday, April 16 at 8p with guest Steve Perry, followed by Docs That Rock at 9p.
Following a linear special last November ABC digital original series More in Common is set to launch a second broadcast compilation on ABC Owned Television Stations beginning Saturday, March 16. 
Child actor Seth Carr (Bosch, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Black Panther) was cast as a series regular on Netflix’s Free ReinAsha Kamali (Milk & Honey) booked a recurring role on FOX’s Star David DeSantos (The Rookie) landed a recurring role on the fourth season of TNT drama Animal Kingdom.
On the pilot front, Halston Sage (The Orville) was set as a series regular on FOX drama pilot Prodigal SonCourtney Grosbeck (Parenthood) nabbed a series regular role on NBC’sLincolnElias Koteas (Chicago PD) landed a series regular role on Syfy’s AI drama Cipher.
Bring on the roses. The Bachelor is coming to Tubi as part of a content deal with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. Select seasons from the franchise’s history, including the first seasons of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, 2018’s fifth season of Bachelor in Paradise, and The Bachelorette: Trista and Ryan’s Wedding, will be available starting Monday, April 1.
Antenna TV added WINK in Ft. Myers/Naples as its newest affiliate, bringing the network’s reach to 134 stations across the country and 86% of US households. “We are already receiving positive feedback form viewers who are excited about the network’s classic programming,” said Gregory Stetson, Program Director at WINK-TV.
Univision Communications Inc. launched new morning newscasts in Texas: Primera Edicion DFW in Dallas, Noticias 45 Primera Hora in Houston, and Primera Hora Texas Central in San Antonio and Austin. Programs run from 5a to 7a CT.
Apple is expected to announce its magazine subscription service at a March 25 press event, at which the company appears set to unveil a TV streaming service to compete directly with Netflix and Hulu. The magazine subscription service will be called Apple News Magazines and will allow subscribers download and store publications for offline reading. Readers will also be able to receive pop-up notification when publishers post their latest issues.
Google blocked 2.3 billion ads in 2018 – roughly 6 million a day – to stop scams, malware and abuse. The company took down 1 million advertiser accounts – double compared to the prior year, and terminated 734,000 publishers and app developers from its ad network, while removing ad completely  from about 1.5 million apps. In a blog post, Scott Spencer, Google’s director of sustainable ads, broke out some of the types of ads, explaining that Google removed about 207,000 ads for ticket resellers, 531,000 ads for bail bonds and 58.8 million phishing ads.
Spotify asked EU regulators to investigate Apple and its control over the music streaming industry. “After trying unsuccessfully to resolve the issues directly with Apple, we’re now requesting the EC (European Commission) take action,” Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek said in a blog post. Ek noted that Apple “has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience… essentially acting as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers.” EK also took issue with Apple requiring Spotify and other digital services to pay a 30% tax on purchases made through its payment system.”
Funimation, the global anime content provider and a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television, licensed the Search, Recommendations and Insight modules of TiVo’s Personalized Content Discovery platform. The use of PCD platform’s integrated reporting and analytics insights module enables Funimation to test, manage and fine tune search and recommendation performance in real time.
Curiosity Stream acquired Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, Innovation Nation and Rock the Park from Litton Entertainment. The four teen series join the documentary streaming and on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks’ library of choices for kids and their families to watch.
Univision’s Uforia and Napstar partnered to drive and discover ways to deliver audio across digital platforms. Through the deal, Uforia unveiled its enhanced and redesigned app “Powered by Napster.”  
Cyber Group Studio’s preschool series Gigantosaurus, currently airing on Disney Channel, will begin airing on Disney Junior, too, effective on Friday, March 15 at 7:35p.
Bomber, Tegna’s Vault Studios first podcast project and co-production with Austin ABC affiliate KVUE, debuts Friday, March 15. Tegna journalist and national Verify correspondent Jason Puckett is set to host.
Blue Ant International bolstered its catalogue with 19 new titles, including three true-crime series: BTK: A Killer Among Us, Fred & Rose West: House of Horrors, and See No Evil’s fifth season.
LONevison boarded Cinenord Drama and Beta Films’ World War Two political thriller Atlantic Crossing, starring Kyle MacLachlan and Sofia Helin. The series is currently in production for Norwegian broadcaster NRK.
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Some 30 million unique viewers watched all or part of CBS News’ broadcasts featuring CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King’s interview with R. Kelly and the two women who live with him. Videos from King’s interviewers generated nearly 40 million streams across CBS News Digital platforms and other digital channels including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. In addition, Friday’ s one-hour special The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly delivered a time-period winning 6.60 million Live+SD viewers and was the #1 program of the night among A18-49 and A25-54.
UPtv launched The Librarians series on Wednesday to an average audience of 195,000 HHs, driving UPtv’s strongest Wednesday night since 2014. 
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Wednesday, March 13, 2019 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
CBS: 5.65 million
Survivor 7.57, The World’s Best 3.72
NBC: 4.24 million
Chicago Med 4.74, Chicago Fire 4.15, Chicago P.D. 3.82
ABC: 4.09 million
The Goldbergs 4.81, Schooled 3.94, Modern Family 4.60, Single Parents 3.35, Whiskey Cavalier 3.73
FOX: 4.05 million
Empire 4.41, Star 3.68
UNI: 0.91 million
Jesus 0.97, Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia 0.98, Por Amar Sin Ley 0.78
CW: 0.84 million
Riverdale 1.04, All American 0.63
TELE: 0.80 million
Exatlon Estados Unidos 0.80, Betty en NY 0.85, La Reina del Sur 0.74
Wednesday A19-49: FOX 1.2/6, ABC 0.9/4, CBS 0.9/4, NBC 0.6/3, UNI 0.4/2, TELE 0.4/2, CW 0.3/2
Armoza Formats hired Ori Dror , previously Head of Entertainment and Game Shows at Israel’s Reshet 13, as Senior Development Producer.
Dorsey Pictures tapped Sean Hogan as Vice President, Current Programming. Hogan was previously employed at 495 Productions and Big Fish Entertainment.  

Friday Fun Fact: Melbourne, the capital of the Australian state of Victoria, was actually named Batmania from 1835 to 1837.
This Day in History: 1982 – T.J. Hooker, starring William Shatner, debuted on ABC.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: On which series did Tom Petty play a recurring character named Lucky? King of the Hill (1997–2010)? Kudos to: Melissa Prince-INSP/Indian Land, SC; Russell Mesnick-Mediaocean/NYC; Andrew Goldman-Fathom Events/NYC; Matt Sautter-WideOrbit/York, PA; Charlie Conner-KOKI-KMYT/Tulsa, OK; John Kukla-FOX4/Dallas, TX; Richard Quan-Heat/San Francisco; Kerri Huyck/Pasco, WA; David Westburg-SAG-AFTRA, Burbank, CA; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA.
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AD SALES ASSISTANT/Crown Media Family Networks/NY: Provide support to Ad Sales by working W/ Acct Execs to service clients. Including sales orders, move requests and media schedules. Detail oriented w/orgnzt’l skills to keep manage fast paced, time sensitive environment. BA/BS req. Full info/apply HERE (3/29)

DIRECTOR, LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS/TV One/NYC: As secondary mgr, you are responsible for providing business and legal support to all departments of TV On. Structure, negotiate and draft a variety of content acquisition agreements minimum of 7 years of television industry experience pref’d. Full info HERE (3/29)

PRODUCER, DIGITAL & SOCIAL MEDIA/TV One/Silver Spring MD: Build promotional & original digital content to build the TV One digital brand.Dvlp/prod promotional content (incl articles, videos & any other media) to support our orig. 3+ yrs exp in building, managing, and growing a website for a medium/​large size org. Full info HERE (3/29)

ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, MEDIA BUYING & PLANNING/Spero Media/NYC: Organized, detail-oriented team player w/min 1yr of media buying/plan’g exp, interested in actively participating in media buying & plan’g/promotion for variety of sports/ent clients incl: US Open Tennis, NY Jets, Blue Man Group, NY Mets + Full info HERE (3/29)

/NBC/TELEMUNDO/PHILADELPHIA: Self-motivated well organized team player to identify, target, develop and secure new business for NBC10 and Telemundo62 through a variety of platforms including on-air, on-line, mobile and out-of-home. Min of 3 yrs exp in media sales. Full info HERE (3/28)

/A+E Networks/NY: Serve as digital/social marketing resource and thought leader in the sales department, managing latest digital/social marketing products & tools, effectively demonstrating how they can be leveraged in strategic 360 campaigns. Full info HERE (3/27)

DIRECTOR of MEDIA, SOCIAL & EMERGING/Ad Council/San Francisco: Manage daily responsibilities with existing social & digital media partners. 5+ yrs digital & traditional media/cross-platform sales experience with a track record of developing and executing successful strategic partnerships. Full info HERE (3/27)

DIGITAL ACCOUNT SPECIALIST /Discovery/NYC: Resp for all aspects of digital media plan’g & acts as key point of contact with ad agency and internal constituents Min 1+ yr professional exp/or equivalent internship exp preferably within the digital media, advertising sales/agency fields. Full info HERE (3/26)
DIGITAL PRODUCER /Spectrum News/NYC: Produce new & innovative content series for non-linear platforms. Proficiency at multi-tasking and must have the ability to prioritize, work independently and meet strict deadlines. 3+ yr TV new exp. Full info HERE (3/26)

DIRECTOR, BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS/GSN/Santa Monica: 2-4 yrs. w/law firm or TV exp. Member of CA bar or eligible for registration. Structuring, negotiating & closing a heavy volume of acquisition deals. Day-to-day legal support. Drafting & negotiating documents & agreements. Reviewing & approving advertising/marketing materials. Full info HERE (3/23)

ACCOUNT EXEC/SR ACCOUNT EXEC/starpower LLC/NYC: Provide support to the SVP, incl drafting/managing correspondence/communications, project mngmnt & coordinating special events. Strong passion for pop-culture/ent. Exp interacting w/brands & agencies. Strong orgnz’l skills. Dig & SM savvy. Full info HERE (3/23)

DIRECTOR, TALENT PARTNERSHIPS & INFLUENCER STRATEGY/starpower LLC/NYC: Acct Management Attend (and lead) regularly scheduled client conference calls, in person meetings. Mng relationships, timelines, budgets. 7-10 yrs in digital space w/proven exp delivering successful programs across channels. Full info HERE (3/23)

ANALYST, INFLUENCER MKTG GROUP/starpower LLC/LA: Identify potential social influencers (incl global) for a campaign based on client brief incl rsrch, leveraging tools & ntwrk. 1-2 yrs of social influencer & digital exp. Exp interacting w/brands, social influencer representation agencies, Full info HERE (3/23)

DIRECTOR, ENTERTAINMENT MARKETING, LIFESTYLE GROUP/starpower LLC/NYC: Lead the talent procurement process for public relations, advertising, digital and influencer seeding campaigns. 5+ yrs. of talent procurement/buying exp. Full info HERE (3/23)  
SR DIRECTOR, INFLUENCER MARKETING/starpower LLC/NYC: Thought-leader for clients and agency; strategist and trusted adviser for clients. 7-10 years in the digital space with proven experience delivering successful programs across channels. Full info HERE (3/23)

CAMPAIGN MGR, INFLUENCER MKTG GROUP/starpower LLC/LA: Identify potential social influencers (including global) for a campaign based on client brief incl rsrch, leveraging tools & network. 3+ yrs in digital & influencer mktg space with proven exp delivering successful digital/social programs across channels. Full info HERE (3/23)

DIR, LEGAL AFF/GSN/Santa Monica: 2-4 yrs. w/law firm or TV exp. Member of CA bar or eligible for registration. Structuring, negotiating & closing a heavy volume of acquisition deals. Day-to-day legal support. Drafting & negotiating documents & agreements. Reviewing & approving advertising/marketing materials. Full info HERE (3/23)

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 5 yrs 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)

/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)

/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 (3/19)
ABC: Fresh Off the Boat, Speechless, 20/20
CBS: MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, Blue Bloods
CW: Dynasty, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
FOX: Last Man Standing, The Cool Kids, Proven Innocent
NBC: Blindspot, The Blacklist, NBC Dateline
PBS: Washington Week, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, Craft in America, Craft in America
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
Univision: Jesus, Mi Marido Tiene Mas Familia, Por Amar Sin Ley

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