Apple TV+: “Calls”
Discovery and discovery+: “Gold Rush: Dave Turin’s Lost Mine” at 9p
Disney+: “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”
HBO Max: “A Tiny Audience”
HGTV: “Everything But the House” at 9p
Netflix: “Country Comfort,” “Sky Rojo,” “Alien TV”
PBS: “Great Performances at the Met” at 9p
truTV: “Double Cross with Blake Griffin” at 5:30p
WE tv: “Mama June: Road to Redemption” at 9p
A&E: “Rescue Cam” at 10p
Adult Swim: “Final Space” at 10:30p
discovery+: “Portals to Hell”
Nickelodeon: “Drama Club” at 8:30p
BBC America: “Doctor Who: Fury From the Deep” at 6p
HBO: “Q: Into the Storm” at 9p
Nat Geo: “Genius: Aretha” at 9p
Starz: “The Gloaming” at 9p
TV One: “The Unsung” at 9p, “Uncensored” at 10p
ABC: “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” at 10p
CNN: “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” at 9p, ”Lincoln: Divided We Stand” at 10p
Starz: “American Gods” at 8p
IN THE NEWS
It’s a date! The NewFronts will take place May 3-6, virtually, followed by the Podcast Upfronts May 11-13. While Disney is not, for the first time, scheduled for a NewFronts slot, Amazon will make its inaugural NewFronts appearance, along with newcomers A+E Networks, Entrecom, Estrella Media, Vizio and Penske Media. Presentations will take place from noon-4p (slogan: “living the stream”). “We have all witnessed the acceleration that the pandemic has ushered into our worlds. There is no doubt in our mind that streaming will be one of the most potent growth engines for the industry in the coming years,” said IAB CEO David Cohen. “This new reality – where streaming is at the center of everything – demands a reset of how video is bought, sold, measured, and optimized. Consumers have already decided the future of media, and it’s streaming.”
NBC may not be making public announcements about the lack of diversity at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but “our perceived silence on this should not be equated with apathy or a lack of concern,” NBCUniversal EVP and Chief Diversity Officer Craig Robinson told the Los Angeles Times. “We are taking these issues very seriously, and we also understand our role and the importance of our role in encouraging HFPA to make what we deem to be necessary changes – and we are using that influence.” NBC has aired the group’s Golden Globes since 1996. Earlier this week, the HFPA said it was committed to having at least 13% Black members (current count: 0) by the end of 2021.
The NFL and ViacomCBS are playing ball with a new 11-year multiplatform rights agreement that extends CBS’ relationship with the NFL through the 2033 season. CBS Sports continues as the home of the NFL’s American Football Conference, with all games broadcast on the CBS Television Network and streamed live on Paramount+. The deal also grants an NFL rights across ViacomCBS networks and platforms.
Fox, NBC and ESPN will also remain in the NFL game, with ABC back in Super Bowl rotation for the first time since 2006 – and Amazon scoring exclusive rights to “Thursday Night Football.” “These new media deals will provide our fans even greater access to the games they love. We’re proud to grow our partnerships with the most innovative media companies in the market,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “These distribution agreements bring an unprecedented era of stability to the League and will permit us to continue to grow and improve our game.” The new agreements begin with the 2023 season.
NEXT WEEK: Colleges and Universities, don’t miss out on the 2-day virtual Esports Business Summit University taking place on March 23-24. This conference will guide you on how to integrate esports into your programs, highlighting topics such as sponsorships, recruitment, funding, and so much more. REGISTER NOW!
Axios and Noticias Telemundo are teaming to produce Axios Latino, a weekly English-language newsletter examining issues impacting the Latino community. The newsletter debuts March 25.
Jason Miller, a senior adviser to former President Trump, has joined Newsmax as a contributor. Miller will provide commentary on issues including immigration and trade. The conservative news net could use a boost. Many news networks have lost steam since the election, but since November 16, Nielsen reports, Newsmax has lost more than 55% of its total viewership, with the week of March 8 delivering 172,000 total viewers and 29,000 among A25-54.
Nischelle Turner has been promoted to co-host of newsmag “Entertainment Tonight,” alongside Kevin Frazier. Turner will do double duty as host of new CBS series “Secret Celebrity Renovation,” arriving this summer.
|PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Paris Hilton inked an overall deal with Warner Bros. Unscripted Television calling for the heiress and “The Simple Life” star to develop, executive produce and star in original unscripted programming. Bruce Gersh will executive produce all projects alongside Hilton under their Slivington Manor Entertainment. “I’ve known Paris since the ‘The Simple Life’ brought us together almost 20 years ago,” said Mike Darnell, President of Warner Bros. Unscripted TV. “She has always been an incredible talent and entrepreneur.”
HBO ordered a two-part documentary examining the life and mysterious death of actress Brittany Murphy (“Clueless”), co-produced by Blumhouse Television and Pyramid Productions. “Our Brittany Murphy documentary cuts through the tabloid noise with an elevated, nuanced depiction of a sensational story,” said Jennifer O’Connell, HBO Max’s EVP of on-fiction and live-action family programming. “Crafting a grounded account of Brittany Murphy’s life struggles and sudden passing comes with great responsibility and we’ve partnered with a masterful creative team to produce a thoughtful examination of a tragedy that has long been cause for speculation.”
A comedy starring SNL alum Maya Rudolph as a woman whose husband leaves her – but with $87 billion – nabbed a straight-to-series order from Apple. Creators Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard (“Forever”) executive produce alongside Rudolph, via her Animal Pictures, with Natasha Lyonne and Danielle Renfrew Behrens also executive producing as well as Dave Becky. Universal Television is the studio.
Discovery has begun production “Dirty Jobs,” with Mike Rowe returning to to the network to celebrate the next generation of hardworking men and women who have made civilized life possible. “Every now and then, the headlines catch up to a TV show and make it relevant in ways that no one imagined,” said Rowe, who first hosted the show from 2005-2012. “With essential work in the news, it’s impossible not to think of ‘Dirty Jobs,’ and for the last year, people have asked me every day if the show would make a comeback. Today, I’m happy to say the answer is yes. In other words, just when I thought I was out, they sucked me back in!”. The series will premiere later this year on Discovery.
“Young & Gospel,” following the lives of four young gospel artists, landed a production order from OWN. The unscripted series is produced by Thinkfactory Media, with Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Jordana Hochman, Phil Thornton and Jen McClure-Metz serving as executive producers. The net also ordered season five of “Black Love” and a second season of “Family or Fiance,” set to air this year.
Circle of Confusion Television Studios is working with Big Talk Productions on a television adaptation of Paul McAuley’s Astral, with screenwriter Elise McCredie (“Stateless”) set to write, and Erik Skjoldbjaerg (“Occupied”) set to direct the sci-fi series. Both will also serve as executive producers, alongside Kenton Allen, Luke Alkin and Matthew Justice from Big Talk, and Lawrence Mattis and Russ Buchholz from Circle of Confusion TV Studios.
Spectrum Originals has given a ten-episode pickup to one-hour drama “Joe Pickett,” starring Michael Dorman (“Patriot,” “For All Mankind”). From creators, writers, directors, showrunners and executive producers John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, and produced by Paramount Television Studios and Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher’s Red Wagon Entertainment, the series follows a game warden and his family as they navigate the changing political and socio-economic climate in a small rural town in Wyoming.
Casting notes: Dianne Wiest (“I Care A Lot”) will co-star opposite Jeremy Renner in Paramount+ drama “Mayor of Kingstown”…Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”) has joined the cast of “Five Days at Memorial,” Apple’s Hurricane Katrina limited series…Iain Glen (“Game of Thrones”) and Emily Hampshire (“Schitt’s Creek”) landed lead roles in Amazon UK Original series “The Rig.”…Kaci Walfall (“Power”) has joined CW’s Ava DuVernay superhero drama pilot “Naomi” in the lead role.
Nickelodeon shared details of its 2021-22 content slate during its co-viewing virtual Upfront on Thursday, using talent, characters and content to outline the brand’s strategy (and make Mom and Dad’s jobs look a little more cool). Among the highlights: The net greenlit two animated series, “ZJ Sparkleton” and “The Hamster Show”; comedy series “That Girl Lay Lay,”starring Alaya, got a greenlight, as part of Will Packer Media’s talent deal; live-action buddy comedy series “Warped!”, from co-creators Kevin Kopelow & Heath Seifert, scored an order; production will begin on “The Loud House: A Very Loud Christmas!” in April; and “Danger Force” and “Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan” were renewed.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Showtime has a powerhouse premiere night coming up on Sunday, May 23: Season four of “The Chi” kicks off at 9p, followed by season three of “Black Monday” at 10p and new comedy “Flatbush Misdemeanors,” following two friends struggling for success in Brooklyn, at 10:30p.
“Ready to Love” is back for season three on OWN starting Friday, April 2 at 9p, while season two of “Put a Ring on It” and new hours of season three of “Love & Marriage: Huntsville” premiere this summer. “When we expanded our original unscripted programming block to Friday and Saturday nights last fall, viewers showed up in a big way,” said Tina Perry, President, OWN. “In response to that success, we are giving our audience more of the shows they love.’
BritBox is adding a new crime thriller series, based on the Roy Grace novels by Peter James, to its slate. “Grace,” starring John Simm (“Doctor Who”) as the titular detective, premieres April 27 on the service in the US and Canada.
Netflix’s Marie Kondo series “Sparking Joy” will premiere this summer, announced the streamer, which also picked up season two of “Get Organized With the Home Edit” and season three of “Dream Home Makeover.”
“Joseline’s Cabaret: Miami,” an acquired original series from Zeus Network, premieres Thursday, April 15 at 10p on WE tv. The reality show follows “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” star Joseline Hernandez in her hometown of Miami as she creates a cabaret featuring her original music and a group of dancers who aren’t quite ready to fall in line.
Iron Chef Michael Symon joins Anne Burrell for the first time in boot camp to serve as mentor on the new season of “Worst Cooks in America: Best of the Worst,” premiering Sunday, April 25 at 9p on Food Network.
Nat Geo anthology series “Genius” is following up seasons about Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso with an installment, premiering on March 21, focused on the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Nat Geo’s Carolyn Bernstein, EVP Global Scripted Content and Documentary Films, explains how the show’s subjects are selected, and how familiar stories are made fresh, in Cynsiders.
Original series “Free Enterprise” is joining Litton’s Weekend Adventure, the Saturday morning programming block on ABC stations. The series will share the journey of formerly incarcerated individuals who dream of starting their own businesses after struggling to find consistent employment, starting April 3.
Season two of “Undercover Billionaire” returns to Discovery on Tuesday, April 20 at 10p. This season, three successful entrepreneurs bet $1 million that they can go undercover in three different cities, start their own business with $100 and top the million-dollar mark in 90 days.
Set to present at the 32nd Annual Producers Guild Awards are Riz Ahmed, Kaley Cuoco, Gal Gadot, Mindy Kaling, Nicole Kidman, Anthony Mackie, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sarah Jessica Parker and more. The virtual ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 24 at 8p.
“Urban One Honors,” celebrating the accomplishments of Black women, will be hosted by gospel artist and radio personality Erica Campbell and news anchor Roland Martin on Sunday, May 16 at 9p. In a first, the ceremony will be simulcast on TV One and sister net Cleo TV.
The answer to establishing an industry standard for measuring Outcomes is that there might not be a single answer, suggests a memorandum from Media Rating Council, summarizing initial findings in its report. Key learnings include:
· There was not consensus by practitioners around a single method by which to measure outcomes. Based on this finding, the MRC said it is likely to focus on the quality of data used, and disclosures around the capabilities and limitations of the approach used, rather than prescribing any one specific approach.
· There was broad recognition that the robustness of the underlying data sets used as inputs to outcomes measurement play a critical role in the overall quality of the end results.
· Privacy issues are at the forefront of respondents’ minds, and it is clear that privacy laws and regulations are to be fully respected in the design and approach of the measurement of Outcomes.
· It was also clear from that most users view current outcomes measurement as a largely opaque process in need of much greater transparency.
“The MRC’s Outcomes Standard can be expected to include rigorous requirements for methodological and other disclosures to better enable users of the measurements to understand and interpret the end results,” said the group.
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Operative Media announced a partnership with Fox Corporation that integrates the company’s cloud native sales technology platform across Fox’s portfolio, enabling Fox to oversee client inventory across its portfolio and manage the advertising sales lifecycle across linear, digital, and advanced audiences in a converged and unified way in one single solution. “Our continuing goal is to provide a variety of solutions to our clients that help their businesses,” said Marianne Gambelli, President of Ad Sales for Fox. “The AOS platform allows for our advertising partners to extend their reach across our portfolio of products in a single solution, as well as leveraging our rich data sets in an easy and flexible way”
Seven additional ViacomCBS channels have been added to YouTube TV: BET-Her, Dabl, MTV2, MTV Classic, Nick Jr., Nick Toons and Teen Nick. BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, TV Land and VH1 were added to the service in June.
TikTok rival YouTube Shorts has started rolling out in beta in the US. Creators can record, edit and share content that is 60 seconds or less, with access to millions of songs from more than 250 labels and publishers. Yet to come are special effects like AR features.
The Spectrum News App has reached 1 million downloads on the Apple App and Google Play Stores, less than eight months after launching in July 2020. “We developed the Spectrum News App specifically to meet our customers’ needs for high-quality, objective news that reflects our communities, to be consumed wherever and whenever they want,” said Alison Hellman, SVP of Content, Strategy and Marketing for Spectrum Networks. “To surpass 1 million downloads so quickly is a strong indicator that our coverage is essential to our customers, who rely on us to foster a deeper dialogue and connection with their communities.”
All nine seasons of “The Office” are streaming for free on Peacock, now through March 24. The promotion is tied to the anniversary of the NBC comedy’s premiere on March 24, 2004, and includes a contest encouraging fans to share videos paying homage to the series. Until now, the first two seasons of “The Office” have been available for free on Peacock, while seasons 3-9 required a paid tier subscription.
Law&Crime is now available on Redbox Free Live TV. “The Redbox brand has long been synonymous with an engaging entertainment experience,” said Alex Kopacz, Head of Content Distribution & Licensing at Law&Crime. “We feel that they are uniquely positioned for ongoing growth in the free ad-supported streaming space.”
Cineflix Rights has signed a deal with VCNI calling for international espionage drama “Mirage” to stream on Paramount+ in the Nordics and Latin America, and on local streaming services in the Middle East and North Africa.
iZen UK has entered a creative diversity partnership with Line Light, a new talent and employment consultancy. Under the deal, Line Light will work with iZen UK companies to generate fresh responses to broadcaster briefs and identify new talent and development opportunities.
BossaNova, the new content creation, funding and distribution company, has announced its first volume catalogue acquisition in the form of a 600+ hours deal with Australia and New Zealand factual producers, CJZ and Greenstone.
Banijay announced home renovation format “Changing Rooms” is returning to Germany after 15 years. Commercial broadcaster RTLZWEI has ordered a four-part series from Banijay Productions Germany, which is set to air later this year.
MTV International is launching investigative series “True Life Crime UK.” The four-episode docu-series is hosted by broadcast journalist Linda Adey.
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Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Wednesday, March 17
Show, P2+ 0000s, (A18-49)
ABC: “The Goldbergs” 2.58 (0.5), “American Housewife” 1.86 (0.4), “The Connors” 1.81 (0.4), “Call Your Mother” 1.49 (0.3) “The Con” 1.69 (0.3)
CBS: “Tough As Nails” 2.94 (0.5), “Grammy Salute” 1.52 (0.3)
CW: “Riverdale” 0.45 (0.1),“Nancy Drew” 0.41 (0.1)
ION: “Blue Bloods” 1.05 (0.1), “Blue Bloods” 1.12 (0.1), “Blue Bloods” 1.13 (0.1)
FOX: “The Masked Singer” 5.12 (1.2), “Game of Talents” 2.70 (0.7)
NBC: “Chicago Med” 7.09 (0.8), “Chicago Fire” 7.48 (0.9), “Chicago PD” 6.21 (0.9)
Telemundo: Exatlon 1.17 (0.3), Suerte de Loli 1.23 (0.4), Buscando Frida 1.24 (0.4)
Univision: Vencer al Desamor 1.84 (0.5), Te Acuerdas De Mi 1.54(0.4), Hija Del Embajador 1.41 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Missy Birns-Halperin has been named to the newly-created role of Head of Talent Development and Casting for discovery+. Birns-Halperin was most recently EVP, Global Talent Strategy for National Geographic Partners.
Irene Weibel has joined Portfolio Entertainment in a consulting role, to further accelerate the company’s presence in the US. Most recently, Weibel was an independent producer and entrepreneur.
Flashtalking hired Michael Tuminello as Vice President of Strategy. Tuminello has over 15 years in leadership at companies including Integral Ad Science, Innovid and Sizmek.
|Friday Fun Fact
“The Addams Family” was the first TV family to have a home computer.
This Day in History
1931 – Nevada legalized gambling.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Who played the oldest brother in “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1982-83)? Richard Dean Anderson (Howard Keel played the role in the 1954 film). Kudos to: Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station, TX, John Kukla-KDFW/Dallas, Phyllis McQuillan-MSG Networks/NYC, Greg West-WATC TV/Atlanta, Cathy Russo-Merchant & Gould/NYC, Mary Moonen-WCPE/Wake Forest, NC, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank
Today’s Trivia Question
No Googling Week! Elizabeth Taylor, Kirstie Alley, Morgan Fairchild and David Ogden Stiers all had roles in which mini-series? Email email@example.com 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.)
THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA/NYC/NY: Develop events, series, festivals, exhibits that are topical, culturally relevant, impactful and inclusive. In depth knowledge of history and current trends to conduct research and generate weekly reports. 8+ years managerial experience of a content collection in a research library, archive, museum, or related setting. Full info HERE (4/2)
DIGITAL MEDIA PLANNER >>
BLUE PLATE MEDIA SERVICES/ SUMMIT NJ: Day-to-day planning, executing and management of Digital and Social Media campaigns. Evaluate digital media, social platforms and advertising products and manage the RFP process. Strong ability to use and interpret analytical data and arrive at sound conclusions. 5+ years Digital and Social Media marketing experience required. Full info HERE (4/2)
VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & PARTNER INSIGHTS >>
ViacomCBS/NY, NY: Partner and liaise with senior sales management on brand strategy and positioning. Measure the efficiency of traditional and non-traditional advertising campaigns and author and present consumer-focused research on brands, generations, trend and categories. 10+ years’ experience in media or consumer research required. Full info HERE (3/31)
DIRECTOR, DIGITAL SCHEDULING >>
PBS DISTRIBUTION/ARLINGTON VA: Lead PBSd’s digital scheduling function to support our growing distribution business across VOD, streaming and educational platforms by ensuring accurate, on-time content launches. Direct day-to-day activities of the scheduling team and execute on content release plans. 7-10 years’ experience in Content Scheduling/Programming required. Full info HERE (3/29)
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER, MEDIA & LABOR ECONOMICS >>
SAG-AFTRA/NY or LA: Conduct financial statement and operating analyses of publicly-held companies. Research, analyze and identify the implications for internal clients. Comprehensive understanding of micro- and macro-economics principles and have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members. Full info HERE (3/28)
PROJECT MANAGER, CREATIVE MARKETING CAMPAIGNS >>
ViacomCBS/NY/CA/REMOTE: Lead and track multiple creative projects and timelines simultaneously, work with agencies and marketing teams to assess initial requests for information, project parameters and priority scheduling. Significant experience working in production management/digital marketing/creative agency and/or professional services/consulting required. Full in HERE (3/28)
TEMP COORDINATOR, ON AIR >>
SCH/GSN/SM: 1+ yrs. w/ traffic exp. is a plus, communicating, scheduling, data entry, hands on coordination, log changes/revised promo scheduling/run logs and reports/ensure correct promo elements etc. Team player with strong attention to detail and strong time management. Full info HERE (3/27)
EXCEL QUICK TIP >>
MY SOFTWARE TUTOR: Add the current date – Ctrl + ; (Windows & Mac). Add the current time – Ctrl + Shift + ; (Windows) or Command + ; (Mac). Want to learn more shortcuts? MST offers three levels of real-time training in a safe, supportive environment. Use promo code CYNOPSIS20 to unlock a 20% savings. Full info HERE. (3/27)
DIRECTOR OF CONTENT DEVELOPMENT & PRODUCTION >>
APM STUDIOS/ST PAUL MN: Develop and create innovative, high quality content. Set editorial vision and brand voice for APM Studios’ new podcasts and their product development across platforms and formats. Lead collaborations with external media and distribution partners. 10+ years’ experience in media, 4+ years management experience required. Full info HERE (3/27)
DIRECTOR, PROGRAMMATIC SALES (CTV) >>
ORIGIN MEDIA/REMOTE: Striking partnerships with DSPs, agencies, brands, and agency trading desks to integrate with Origin’s programmatic solutions. Sourcing and managing PMP/PG business and adopt existing clients and grow their relationships. 5+ years of programmatic advertising video sales experience. CTV experience is a plus. Full info HERE (3/26)
OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE (DIGITAL/CTV) >>
ORIGIN MEDIA/REMOTE: Oversee administrative tasks, work with Sales to assist in the production, maintenance, and delivery of sales materials and RFPs from advertisers. Manage contracts with in-house legal counsel and organize and manage all company contracts and documents. 1-3 years of experience in sales or operations and familiarity with the Google Suite of products. Full info HERE (3/26)
HEAD OF GLOBAL PROCUREMENT >>
NEP GROUP/EASTERN US-LONDON: Establish a global purchasing community and build procurement capability to ensure a consistent approach to negotiations with key suppliers. Design and implement a global procurement strategy to add value and efficiency to the organization. and Understand global needs and lead negotiations. Fifteen years of industry-related experience in procurement required. Full info HERE (3/26)
SALES PLANNER >>
MARATHON VENTURE/NYC: Serve as the primary point of contact for our media partners, responsible for exceeding expectations by effectively anticipating and solving problems. Review client orders for accuracy and resolve discrepancies. 2-3 years related experience and strong organizational skills and attention to detail required. Full info HERE (3/25)
SENIOR MANAGER OF MARKETING OPERATIONS >>
ITVS/San Francisco: Optimize project management processes to create sustainable, scalable standards and best practices that improve cross-functional collaboration and long-range planning. Set, manage, and execute our audience development workflows. Identify, plan, and execute effective, “right-size” workflows. 5-7 years of professional experience in project management and communications required. Full info HERE (3/25)
MANAGER, DIGITAL CONTENT PROGRAMMING >>
FILMRISE/BROOKLYN NY: Manage clients for various emerging OTT verticals including but not limited to US Hispanic and Latin American/Brazilian platforms. Coordinate delivery of new content and looking for new ways to optimize revenue. Experience working in international digital content programming/ sales; familiarity with various platforms and Spanish language fluency required. Full info HERE (3/24)
INTEGRATED MARKETING MANAGER >>
REVOLT TV/LOS ANGELES: Managing branded content projects, ensuring the flawless execution of sold concepts through to delivery across media platforms. Tracks projects through all phases; from requests through approvals and distribution. 3+ years in creative/digital project manager role at a related production house/agency. Full info HERE (3/24)
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SCRIPTED SALES & CO-PRODUCTIONS >>
BBC AMERICA/LOS ANGELES CA: Managing sales and co-production activity with designated clients across both television and digital. Keep in constant contact with all key US buyers pitching upcoming programmes –for both TV and SVOD sales. 7+ years of experience at executive level within programming and/or distribution. In-depth understanding of the UK television industry, in particular the BBC. Full info HERE (3/23)
SALES ASSISTANT – NATIONAL >>
UPtv/NYC, NY: Provide full support to all accounts for the Ad Sales team, assist Account Executives, Sales Planner and Pricing Inventory in managing day-to-day Ad sales responsibilities. Communicate daily with Traffic Department, and create and maintain quarterly flighting grid. B.A. in Communication or equivalent from a four-year college; prior experience a plus. Full info HERE (3/23)
COUNSEL, BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS >>
MLB NETWORK/SECAUCUS, NJ: Strong knowledge and understanding of legal and business issues related to media, strong negotiation and drafting skills and a solid understanding of business issues. Draft and/or negotiate a wide variety of agreements and contract summary/tracking/management. A minimum of two years of legal experience in a media and/or entertainment transactional environment either in-house or with a law firm is required. Full info HERE (3/22)
VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL MANAGER >>
NEXSTAR INC., KRON4-MYNETWORK/SAN FRANCISCO: Leading broadcast operational teams with sales-driven organizations, developing locally originated content, and commitment to community service. Track record of high performance in developing revenue across multiple platforms. Minimum of five years of general management experience at a commercial broadcast television station with accompanying digital assets required. Full info HERE (3/22)
COMMUNITY MANAGER >>
JUKIN MEDIA/LOS ANGELES: Set overall community strategy as it relates to supporting brand initiatives, structure implementation of community-facing strategy across FailArmy, communicate on behalf of the brand across multiple channels. Min 3 yrs experience in brand communications, strong expertise in and a passion for current and emerging social and OTT platforms. Full info HERE (3/21)
DIRECTOR, CURRENT PROGRAMMING >>
JUKIN MEDIA/LOS ANGELES: Responsible for overseeing, guiding and elevating all programming for each of the Streaming TV channels, Works with VP Streaming to establish long-term creative programming strategy to achieve business unit KPIs. Plan and budget to help develop, help commission, and acquire programming for Jukin streaming channels. 7+ years in creative production for digital/streaming/television required. Full info HERE (3/21)
DIGITAL MANAGING DIRECTOR >>
SPECTRUM NETWORKS/NYC: Lead the talented and resourceful journalists, manage digital teams in multiple locations and editorial content; encourage innovation and unique story telling techniques. Impeccable integrity and ability to support our writers and editors in making tough journalistic calls in fast-moving news cycles. Full info HERE (3/21)
SENIOR MANAGER, NEWS & CONTENT >>
SPECTRUM NETWORKS/NYC: Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience, ability to oversee production of Live Newscasts. Drive integration and collaboration with other managers to achieve station goals. Work closely with other managers to determine daily scope of coverage. Full info HERE (3/20)
MANAGER, PROGRAM & CONTENT STRATEGY >>
CNN/NYC OR REMOTE: Creates schedules/rollout plans for series/films, live news, and special events on CNN & HLN. Manages inventory and evaluates performance to optimize usage. TV Programming exp, 5+ yrs. Can project manage/multi-task. Must know current events. Full info/apply HERE (3/20)
DIRECTOR OF PRIME TIME TELEVISION >>
THE JIM HENSON COMPANY/ HOLLYWOOD: Responsible for building out relationships with writers, directors, agents, managers, and talent in the prime-time arena, identifying new projects and talent in both comedy and drama for live-action and animation, and will oversee development of series to pitch A background in prime time television required and demonstrated knowledge of television development and production processes a must. Full info HERE (3/20)
VP of GAMING and ESPORTS >>
GRAVITY ROAD/NYC: Gravity Road is a creative company bringing together marketing, entertainment, and technology to create things people want to spend time with. We are looking for someone that is a commercially minded gamer, a strategic thinker and a proactive doer to join as our VP Gaming and Esports. Full info HERE (3/20)
|FRIDAY MARCH 19
ABC: “Shark Tank,” “20/20”
CBS: NCAA Basketball Tournament
CW: “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”
FOX: “WWE Friday Night Smackdown”
NBC: “The Blacklist,” “Dateline NBC”
PBS: “Washington Week,” “Firing Line,” “Great Performances at the Met” [p], “Live From Lincoln Center”
Telemundo: “Exatlon Estados Unidos,” “Noticias Telemundo,” “Buscando a Frida”
Univision: “Vencer El Desamor,” “Te Acuerdas Di Mi, “La Hija del Embajador”