03/04/16: ELeague names its Generals; NASCAR gets Allegiant; Microsoft feels the Madness



A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM CBS SPORTS NETWORK


Road To The Final Four
Men’s College Basketball Conference Tournaments

Missouri Valley Tomorrow 3:30 & 6:00 ET
Patriot League Sunday & Wednesday
Mountain West Thursday & Friday
Conference USA Friday
Atlantic 10 Saturday

CBS SPORTS NETWORK
The 24-hour home of CBS Sports


CYNOPSISSPORTS
03.04.16

Good morning. It’s Friday March 4, 2016, and this is your first early morning Sports briefing. 

Turner Sports and WME | IMG have their faces to the upcoming launch of ELeague. The eSports competition will see Min-Sik Ko serve as Commissioner of the organization while Christina Alejandre becomes Vice President and General Manager. The pair will lead the development and strategy of the league, which debuts in May. Specifically, Alejandre will be responsible for business operations, content and program strategy, as well as the pursuit of new eSports opportunities, while Ko will provide administrative leadership within the league, directing team, business and eSports relations and managing the continued development and implementation. Ko previously served as an agent in charge of the gaming and eSports department at WME | IMG following the acquisition of Global eSports Management. Alejandre most recently served as a consultant for Electronic Sports League where she identified and developed the core elements to establish the company’s long-term growth in North America. 

ON THE AIR

Let’s open with some March Madness news. FOX Sports will showcase five conference championship games across FOX and FS1 over the next week, including the Big East men’s and women’s, Pac-12 and Conference USA men’s and Big 12 women’s conference tournaments starting today and running through March 12. The Big East championship returns to broadcast television for the first time in 20 years on March 12 at 5:30p on FOX, while first-round, quarterfinal and semifinal games run on FS1. Three Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament contests will be seen on FS1, including the final quarterfinal matchup, Friday’s second semifinal and Saturday’s championship. FS1 and FS2 deliver the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament starting with the quarterfinals, while the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Tournament, will see games on FOX College Sports (first-round), FOX Sports Regional Networks (quarterfinals) and FS1 (semifinals and final) starting today and running through Monday.

Meanwhile, CBS Sports Network unveiled championship week plans with “Bracket Week presented by Kubota,” featuring men’s and women’s action from the Atlantic 10, Conference USA, Missouri Valley, Mountain West and Patriot League tournaments. Play opens on Saturday at 3:30p with the Missouri Valley Men’s Semifinals and includes the Patriot League Men’s Semifinals on Sunday and Championship on March 9. The next day, the Mountain West gets the spotlight with quarterfinal action starting at 3p, while the Conference USA Men’s Semifinals begin March 11 at 4p. The Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Semifinals tips off March 12 at 1:30p.

NBCSN will carry the CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on Sunday at 1p with Game 1 of the semifinals and continues Sunday at 3:30p with Game 2. Monday night will see the network offer the Championship Game at 7p. Mike Corey handles play-by-play for all CAA Championship games on NBCSN, and will be joined by analyst Ron Thompson. In addition, NBCSN will present second-round and Quarterfinals coverage of the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship beginning on March 10.

Speaking of NBCSN, the network saw Wednesday’s Blackhawks/Red Wings battle drum up an average of 848,000 viewers for the rivalry game, marking the network’s most-watched regular-season outing since 2013 (not counting opening night action). That was up 42% over the average Wednesday Night Rivalry viewership for the first quarter of 2015. Chicago led all local markets with a 5.4 rating for the Blackhawks’ win, with Detroit scoring a 3.0.

ESPN takes the mound for this season’s lineup of Division I College Baseball coverage, announcing plans that will include more than 900 games throughout the 2016 season across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN3 and SEC Network +. The slate includes the American, ACC, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon League, Missouri Valley, SEC, Southern, Southland, Sun Belt and SWAC Championship games. ESPNU opens the season on March 19 with Louisville/Miami, and feature ACC Mondays, SEC Thursdays throughout the season.

Save the dates! Cynopsis Sports will hold its Sports Business Summit and Hall of Fame on June 22 while our eSports and Gaming Summit will take place on June 23 in NY.

USA Gymnastics is returning to Prudential Center for the 2017 American Cup, scheduled for March 4, 2017, with this year’s event also set at the venue on March 5. The decision marks only the second time since 2002 that the American Cup will be held at the same arena in consecutive years.

India’s largest digital network Times Internet reached an agreement to pick up Willow TV International, the leading cricket broadcaster in the US. This is the first international acquisition by Times Internet, and the first US acquisition for The Times of India Group, India’s largest media company. Willow will exclusively live broadcast and stream the ICC World Twenty20 tournament to US audiences when the matches kick off on March 8. 

ONE Championship in opening the doors to Thailand, announcing that fight fans in Bangkok will be able to attend ONE Kingdom of Champions in the country on May 27. The promotion’s first-ever event in the country will be headlined by reigning ONE Strawweight World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichoke.

Stateside, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association will see its women’s title contest carries by FOX Sports North in a new deal. The channel will offer a live telecast of the conference title contest at 2p CT game Sunday and also be shown live on the FOX Sports Wisconsin alternate channel, ensuring coverage throughout much of the WCHA’s footprint. Jack Swanson and Natalie Darwitz are on microphone duties.


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


NewFronts Coverage

Digital advertising used to be just a small part of the Upfront season. Now, there are multiple digital publishers & nets all vying for a piece of the digital ad rev pie. Get your message heard with the help of Cynopsis through:
-Daily highlights in Cynopsis Digital
-Pre & Post-NewFronts Reports (5/3 & 5/16)
-“Backstage at the Upfronts” Reports
-“Upfront With” Reports: deep dives into 1 publisher/network’s positioning
-Dedicated webpage w/news, press releases & photos
For advertising info, contact Mike Farina.


SPONSORSHIP & PROMOTION

NASCAR locked in its first-ever “Official Passenger Airline Partner” with a multi-year deal with Allegiant Air. Allegiant will also serve as the presenting sponsor of NASCAR Goes West on NASCAR.com and joins the NASCAR Fuel for Business Council, which brings together an exclusive group of nearly 60 Official NASCAR Partners four times per year to buy and sell products and services from one another.

Cricket Wireless is teaming with WWE in a multi-year deal that will see Cricket beef up visibility and consumer engagement at WWE’s top events of the year, including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Royal Rumble and Payback. The deal sees the mobile brand sponsor WWE Network while WWE will also utilize its platforms to generate awareness and exposure for Cricket Wireless. John Cena will serve as a Cricket brand ambassador and promote the sponsorship through social and digital media.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is tapping Lyft to become the first official rideshare partner of the Washington Capitals, Mystics, Wizards and Verizon Center. As part of the partnership, central pick-up and drop-off locations will be defined around Verizon Center to provide easy access for transportation to and from the arena. Lyft will also receive various experiential, sweepstakes and concourse tabling opportunities during games at the venue.
 
The LA Galaxy inked a deal with Southern New Hampshire University to expand educational opportunities for players, students and the greater LA community. The partnership will allow LA Galaxy players to pursue their education, while continuing their careers as professional soccer players, and SNHU students will have access to internship opportunities with the team. SNHU and the LA Galaxy will also work together in the creation of a Science of Soccer curriculum, designed to teach science principles through the lens of soccer.

LEGACY Global Sports is partnering with the Pro Football Hall of Fame Village to draw up events, camps and leagues to the new national youth sports complex that will be a key component of the $500 million development of the Hall’s campus. “Hall of Fame Village will be a top destination for athletes participating not only in football but lacrosse, soccer and other field based sporting events,” LEGACY Global Sports President John St. Pierre shared. “Our company looks forward to attracting athletes from around the world who will come to Canton to compete at a place that espouses excellence.”
 

DIGITAL & STREAMING

Microsoft is once again partnering with the NCAA in a deal that will see Bing create the NCAA March Madness bracket experience. The initiative will see Bing Predicts’ intelligent machine learning technology analyze social signals and use NCAA statistical data to help fans build “a smarter bracket,” offering intelligent match-up predictions, analysis and additional features. Bing’s smarter bracket will be available on all devices after Selection Sunday, March 13 on Bing.com. In addition, the NCAA built a universal app for Windows 10 to allow fans everywhere to experience the tournament anywhere.

Soccer brand FourFourTwo launched its new US site, marking Haymarket Media Group’s first consumer launch in the States. The platform went love last week with a digital preview for the new MLS season which starts on March 6th. The league will also serve as a new addition to FourFourTwo’s Stats Zone app for its 2016 season.

THE MAIN EVENT

The MLS season gets underway on Sunday, including Portland/Columbus on ESPN at 4:30p, Seattle/Kansas City on FS1 at 7p and LA/DC on UniMas at 10p.


A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE


VISIT OUR WEBSITE
WWW.CYNOPSIS.COM

FOR THE LATEST NEWS
FROM
CYNOPSIS MEDIA


ON THIS DAY in 1995: George Foreman is stripped of his WBA Championship belt after declining to fight top contender Tony Tucker.

In The Know: Who played Angels manager George Knox in the movie Angels in the Outfield? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)

Later — Chris
Chris Pursell for Cynopsis | Sports @VegasandVine
03.04.16

Roberta Caploe: Associate Publisher @robertacaploe
Diane K Schwartz: Senior Vice President, Media Communications Group

Cynopsis Ad Sales: Mike Farina | VP, Sales | 203-218-6480
Cynopsis Job Listings Sales: Trish Pihonak | Director of Operations | 203-899-8459

Cynopsis Media: a division of Access Intelligence, LLC * 10 Norden Place * Norwalk, CT * 06855 * USA


CYNOPSISJOBSFor More jobs, visit Cynopsis.com


JOB OPENING: AD SALES RESEARCH, ANALYST/HGTV/DIY NYC: Successful candidate will have strong writing/storytelling skills, be curious and show early signs of leadership, we are looking 1 year exp or intern equivalent in national cable or broadcast network Ad Sales For more detail www.scrippsnetworks.com J100806 (3/11)

JOB OPENING: CAMPAIGN SPECIALIST/NBCU/LA: Digital Campaign Specialist to support trafficking, troubleshooting & reporting of assigned digital properties. 1+ yrs sales ops exp. Full info/apply HERE 3/11

JOB OPENING: DIR PROGRAMMING/SundanceNow (DocClub)/NYC: Lead content strategy for the emerging indie film OTT business. 5+ yrs exp curating &/or acquiring film/TV content. The candidate will combine deep film knwldg, curatorial vision, & results-driven prgrmng tactics. Full info/apply HERE (3/11)

JOB OPENING: MGR CONTENT & PARTNERSHIPS NEWCAST/ZenithOptimedia/NYC: Seeks exp’d, bi-lingual (Spanish & Engl.) mgr to dvlp & execute multicultural cross-platform content solutions for key accounts. 3-5 yrs integrated mktg/branded content exp. Apply HERE (3/10)

JOB OPENING: DIR/SR MGR, SOCIAL STRATEGY/A&E/NY: Manage the translation of mktg strategy to actionable social strategy. 5+ yrs mktg exp in an entertainment or social environment. Strong agency mgmt. exp. Full info/apply HERE (3/10)

JOB OPENING: DIR of DIGITAL and SOCIAL CONTENT/WE tv/NYC: 10+ yrs exp in dig/social media and/or mktg, plus 4-5 yrs mgmt exp. Resp: Evaluating, plnning, organizing, mnging and contributing to all dig cntent initiatives and soc media channels. Full info/apply HERE (3/10)

JOB OPENING: SR SPECIALIST, DIG MKTG/CMMB/NYC: Optimize rev growth thru strategic dig mktg & data base mngmnt. 3+ yrs exp dig mktg. Proven ability to dvlp/eploy dig mktg strategies across paid channels, email, & social ntwrks. 4-5 month contract. Resume HERE (3/10) 

JOB OPENING: SR DESIGNER/WE tv/NYC: 10 yrs exp at a tv ntwrk, ad or design agncy. Resp: Ideation, creative dev, design key promo materials  print, digital, stunt, etc. Photoshop, Illust, InDesign, Acrobat, Basic HTML and CSS. Full info/apply HERE (3/9)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST/CSI Sports/NYC: Work with our digital team to develop, manage and maintain digital assets for newly launched website and digital products. 5 yr exp req’d. Passion for sports. Strong writing skills. CMS skills required. cvr/res to Rose: [email protected] (3/9)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC. AD SALES/CSI SPORTS/NYC: NY Expanding Ad Dept. 75m+ Sports Net. 5+ yrs. TV ad sales exp. w Nielsen. Nat’l DR and Digital exp. preferred. Res/cvr to Rose: [email protected] (3/9)

JOB OPENING: PUBLICIST/ANIMAL PLANET/NYC: Do you have a passion for publicity and puppies? Promoting talent in treehouses? Animal Planet is looking for a top notch publicist to dev/execute publicity cmpgns, write comms material, staff talent and support NYC/LA/MD teams. 3 yrs publicity/media exp. Apply HERE (3/9)

JOB OPENING: DIR ONLINE EDITORIAL & SOCIAL/SundanceTV/NYC: Manage all online content (video, photos, apps, sponsored integration). 5+ yrs exp in dig media or interactive content field. Strong copy editing skills required and strong WordPress exp preferred. Full info/apply HERE (3/9)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR DEV’T & PROD/FX/LA: Resp for identifying writers, producers & TV formats. Script coverage & dailies. Min. 5 yrs w/exec level dev’t & current exp. Int’l exp + . Full info/apply HERE (3/6)

JOB OPENING: INTEGRATED MKTG MGR/TURNER/LA: Partner w/Marketing & Sales Teams to develop best in class advertiser sponsor promotions across our Portfolio. 5-7 yrs Integrated Media, or Client/Agency Branded Content Dvlpmnt exp. Passion for creative pitch writing & presentation design. Apply HERE (3/6)

JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/SCREENVISION/NY: Sales acct mngmnt support, sales reporting, campaign tracking. Knwlg sales processes, CPM’s & inventory mngmnt pref’d Need BS+3 yrs media exp, strong excel. Fast paced envir, mult tasker a must. Apply HERE (3/6)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, AD SALES MARKETING/SCREENVISION/NY: Oversee sales marketing initiatives/ focus on national accts via CH/Det office/custom developmt/strg sales presentation developmt/knowlge of media/ad cinema industry/7+ yrs exp. Apply HERE (3/6)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/In-Depth w/Graham Bensinger/St Louis: Media sales leader w/proven track record for driving rev & bldng Sr level contacts. Lead Bus. Dev w/tier 1 sponsors for growing TV/Dig. wkly sports interview show. Resumes HERE (3/6)

JOB OPENING: SR. ANALYST, TV RATINGS/Nickelodeon/NYC: Resp for handling daily requests & maintaining daily, wkly, mnthly & quarterly performance reports across all Kids & Family group channels at Viacom. Min 2 yrs exp TV ratings rsch. Exp w/ Nielsen systems. Full info/apply HERE (3/6) 

JOB OPENING: AD SALES RESEARCH, MANAGER/Travel Channel/GAC/NYC: Successful candidate will be well-rounded and experienced research manager, strategic business partner to our ad sales team. Min 5 yrs relevant experience. For more detail www.scrippsnetworks.com J100851 (3/5)

JOB OPENING: DIGITAL MEDIA SALES/BOINGO MEDIA/NYC: Looking for sales superstar to represent our Wi-Fi sponsorship platform to clients & agencies throughout the East Coast. Knwldg of digital, mobile & OOH business is a must. Full info/apply HERE (3/5)  

JOB OPENING: MANAGER DIGITAL RESEARCH/MGR DIGITAL ANALYTICS/E!/LA: Produce quality analytics with an emphasis on site/mobile optimization, editorial and video analysis. 5 yrs digital research exp. Req. Full info/apply HERE (3/5)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR DATA & INSIGHTS/NBCU/LA: Use big data for strategy and to provide actionable insights to support content across all digital channels. 5 yrs digital research req. Full info/apply HERE (3/5)

JOB OPENING: SR MGR PROMOTIONS, SPORTS NCAA/Turner/NYC: Resp for acct mngmnt, creative ideation, problem solving & upselling of our clients. 7 yrs mktg/ad/media exp + 2 yrs exp acct mngmnt. Full info/apply HERE (3/5)

JOB OPENING: SALES MGR/Take 1 Transcription/LA: Secure new business & dvlp existing client base w/in the US unscripted TV industry. Balance client-facing activity & autonomy w/effective research & int. communication. Min 5 yrs exp working within the TV industry Full info/apply HERE (3/5)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA SUPERVISOR/GROUPM/NYC: Direct daily media activity on assigned accts; Dvlp media strategy & oversee translation of client mktg/advertising objectives into media strategies for DR. 4+ yrs supervisory exp. Strong knwlg media plan’g. Full info/apply HERE (3/5)

JOB OPENING: PR COORDINATOR/HGTV & DIY Network/NYC: Support team in developing, planning & executing PR campaigns for series, promotions, events. 1-3 years PR/Journalism exp. Strong writing & verbal skills a must.Cable ntwk & lifestyle media exp a plus. Apply HERE (3/5)  

JOB OPENING: CONTENT SCREENER/Media Information Services/NYC: Entry-level position writing summaries of TV programs. Requires BA/BS, strong writing skills, attention to detail and love of TV. Fluent in Spanish pref’d. Send resume to [email protected] (3/5)

JOB OPENING: SR ANALYST RESEARCH/IFC/NYC: Support both Programming and Ad Sales to achieve revenue goals. 1-2 years exp with Nielsen systems. Digital research a plus. Full info/apply HERE (3/5) 

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PRODUCT MGMNT/NBCU/NYC: Focus on definition, justification, development & delivery of advanced products/business models w/focus on digital video experiences, ad products, & emerging interactive TV. Full info/apply HERE (3/5)

JOB OPENING: FEMALE BEAUTY EXPERT, TV HOST or PERFORMER/PERSONALITY with strong beauty expertise/interest. Represent Elemis Skin care on a national shopping channel. National Search. Res/recent photo and on air links to [email protected] (3/5)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at trish@cynopsis.com

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.

To subscribe to any Cynopsis edition(s) click here.
%%PLUGIN_Unsubscribe: 2193667-unsub-generic%%

Copyright Cynopsis 2016

All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free. Copyright Cynopsis 2016

Related Stories

05/20/24: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

nfl tech

Monday May 20, 2024 Reddit has partnered with OpenAI for a deal that allows use of its data for training AI models. OpenAI will gain access to Reddit’s Data application programming interface, and Reddit will offer AI features to users and moderators, powered by OpenAI. “Reddit has become one of the internet’s largest open archives […]

Cynopsis 05/20/24: “Young Sheldon” finale hits ratings high

"Young Sheldon" finale hits ratings high

A Cynopsis Message From A+E Networks Unforgettable Stories That Move Audiences to Action Fuel Q3 with Our Original Content… Terry McMillan Presents: May/December | Icons That Built America American Godfathers with Michael Imperioli | BIOGRAPHY: ODB Find My Country House Stories. Solutions. Service. A&E | The HISTORY Channel | Lifetime | HOME.MADE.NATION

05/19/24: Cynopsis Jobs

jobs4

MARKETING ASSOCIATE MANAGER GSTV NEW YORK, NY – HYBRID REMOTE Touch various teams within our group such as Marketing Solutions, Marketing Communications and Design. Our group develops thoughtful marketing and promotional programs alongside our business development team. We collaborate with teams across the organization to develop concepts that meet client needs and then bring the […]

Cynopsis 05/17/24: Streaming sports joint venture gets a name

Streaming sports joint venture gets a name

Friday May 17, 2024 Today’s Premieres Apple TV+: The Big Cigar CBS: S.W.A.T. at 8p; Fire Country at 9p Netflix: The 8 Show Paramount+: RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Prime Video: 99 Today’s Finales Apple TV+: Franklin Starz: Mary and George Saturday’s Premiere Oxygen: Accident, Suicide or Murder at 8p Saturday’s Finale CBS: 48 Hours […]

Cynopsis 05/16/24: WBD thinks FAST

WBD thinks FAST

Thursday May 16, 2024 Today’s Premieres Hulu: The Beauty Queen Killer: 9 Days of Terror Peacock: Bronx Zoo ’90: Crime, Chaos and Baseball Max: Home Sweet Rome! Today’s Finales CBS: Young Sheldon at 8p; So Help Me Todd at 9p NBC: Law & Order at 8p; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit at 9p; Law […]

CynCity

Cynsiders