04/15/20: NBCU’s Peacock spreads its wings; Shudder shares Creepshow with AMC; Sling TV offers free “happy hour” viewing


Cynopsis Medias First Morning Read
Wednesday April 15, 2020

Tonight’s Premieres
Bravo: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills at 8p
FX: What We Do in the Shadows at 10p
Hulu: Mrs. America
ID: Deadly Recall at 10p
Netflix: The Innocence Files, Outer Banks

Tonight’s Finales
Fox: LEGO Masters at 9p
Lifetime: Married at First Sight at 8p


NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock kicks off for Xfinity X1 and Flex customers today, and while this is a challenging time on many levels, “We are very optimistic and encouraged with what we are seeing with advertisers that got in to work with us,” said Matt Strauss, Chairman of Peacock and NBCUniversal Digital Enterprises, on a call on Tuesday to introduce the streamer. “We do not see any degradation to the targets we laid out with our advertising sponsors.” Tal Chalozin, co-founder and CTO of Innovid, would agree. “Peacock is launching at a strong moment to capture advertising revenue,” he tells Cynopsis. “Ad supported CTV platforms are gaining share of total video ad dollars as consumers in isolation are increasingly watching CTV right now. NBC launching an ad-supported CTV service with super premium content and brand recognition will be attractive to advertisers. This is partially because Peacock has put forward a very unique focus on innovation and user experience which they can use as their differentiation in a sea of competitive streaming products. A better ad experience becomes a big selling point for viewers, hence also for marketers.”

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell, recovered from COVID-19, along with Strauss sent an email to employees about the Peacock launch. “This is a marathon and not a sprint,” the letter said in part. “While we are launching with a strong array of news and entertainment offerings, much more content will be on the platform down the road, including our original productions and many more sporting events (which are delayed in the wake of COVID-19). The product itself is in its beginning phase and will undergo continuous updates and enhancements.” While Peacock is on track to roll out nationally on July 15, Strauss said the company is “evaluating” an earlier debut.

AMC is borrowing a show from its corporate sib, streaming service Shudder: Two episodes of horror anthology series Creepshow will air back-to-back on Mondays at 9p from May 4 through May 18. “As we continue to experiment with show sharing across our portfolio of defining brands at AMC Networks, it felt like a no brainer to give fans of Greg Nicotero’s masterful zombie work on The Walking Dead Universe a chance to see this, his passion project,” said Sarah Barnett, President of AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and AMC Studios. “Greg’s Creepshow is a brilliant homage to the original classic horror film and we couldn’t happier to air it on AMC, or more grateful to our colleagues at Shudder.”

CBS canceled God Friended Me after two seasons. “We’re extremely proud of the unique concept and uplifting stories God Friended Me has told over the past two seasons,” said CBS and Warner Bros. Television in a statement. “We thank the brilliant cast, writers, production team and crew for a show that stirred thoughtful conversation about faith, life and happiness, and made viewers feel good at the end of each episode.” The show is averaging under an 0.7 rating among A18-49, and 6.2 million viewers in Live+SD Nielsens, down 27% and 20% versus its freshman season. A two-hour series finale airs Sunday, April 26 at 8p.

Displaced “March Madness” viewers increased their viewership of news by 32.3% as they turned to TV during the COVID-19 shutdown, a larger increase than seen among the total population (+30.6 percent), according to insights from 605. Among 2019 March Madness viewers, 64.8% more households are watching CNN; 36.7% more are watching Fox News, and 11.7% more are watching MSNBC. Across households in the US, minutes spent viewing news went up 31.5% in March 2020 compared to the previous month – resulting in a 79% increase in households watching CNN, a 44% increase for FOX News and a 20.1% increase for MSNBC versus February.

More big names joining the broadcast of Once World: Together At Home: Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Celine Dion, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL COOL J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Shawn Mendes, Taylor Swift, Usher and Victoria Beckham are all onboard. The special, hosted by late night super trio Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel, will air on networks and platforms from NBCUniversal, Walt Disney Television, ViacomCBS and Bell Media, as well as digital platforms. The show airs Saturday, April 18 from 8-10p; a six-hour digital broadcast starts at 2p.

The National Association of Broadcasters is moving online with its annual show, which was originally scheduled for April 18-22 in Las Vegas. The “NAB Show Express” will run May 13-14 and include exhibitor content, product news and demonstrations along with educational sessions.

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MTV gave a green light to Revenge Prank with DJ Pauly D and Vinny, from UK’s Gobstopper TV. The internet prank series is slated to launch this summer, hosted by Jersey Shore Family Vacation’s Paul “DJ Pauly D” Delvecchio and Vinny Guadagnino. The duo’s Double Shot at Love with DJ Pauly D and Vinny was the number one new cable series of 2019 among P18-34, airing Thursdays.

ABC’s American Idol is moving ahead this season with an episode on Sunday, April 26 that will have judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Ritchie judging from their homes. The top 20 contestants will be performing remotely.

INSP greenlit 12 episodes of Western docu-drama series Wild West Chronicles, featuring personal accounts of the West’s most notorious events. Each 30-minute episode offers storytelling aimed at letting viewers see and feel what it was like to survive in the American West.

LA-based production company NiteLite Pictures unveiled the Coronavirus Positivity Initiative, a worldwide effort to create programming that promotes togetherness and community during the global lockdown. NiteLite is launching a series of programs that spotlight the heroes on the front lines, inspiring individuals, and comedy shows that take a lighter look at life during the pandemic.

Animated science fiction comedy Filthy Animals is in development at Quibi. The series featuring Rashida Jones, written by artists and brothers, Nikolai and Simon Haas, and produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios follows a lonely, 12-year-old suburban middle schooler who befriends a selfish, renegade, messy cat.


Sling TV is making its service free for everyone starting at 5p every night, with “Happy Hour Across America.” “Since we can’t serve you a beverage or basket of hot wings, we’re introducing a new kind of happy hour – TV ‘on the house’ every night,” said Warren Schlichting, Group President at Sling TV. “Much like a real happy hour, TV is often a shared experience. So, grab your favorite refreshment, tune in with your friends and family, and get those group chats ready.” Sling TV said TV consumption on the platform is up 164%, with peak viewing around 10p.

Roku joined other companies in withdrawing its 2020 financial guidance due to economic uncertainty from the pandemic, but still had good news to share. The company reported it had 39.8 million active accounts as of March 31, an increase of 3 million since the end of last year, and anticipates reporting 13.2 billion streaming hours in 1Q20, up 49% year-over-year. “While we expect some marketers to pause or reduce ad investments in the near term, we believe that the targeted and measurable TV ads and unique sponsorship capabilities that Roku offers are highly beneficial to brands today,” said Roku CEO Anthony Wood. First quarter financial results will be released on May 7.

The share of demand for SVOD service Apple TV+, launched five months ago, is up over 10% since March 11, when the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a global pandemic, reports Parrot Analytics, registering the largest growth in the two weeks following the WHO declaration, compared to the prior two weeks. “Apple TV+ may have gotten off to a slow start last November when it launched, but we have seen demand for the platform’s content overall rise considerably,” said Steve Langdon, Partnership Director, Parrot Analytics. “It is certainly a by-product of the general rise in content consumption we are seeing as a result of consumers abiding by self-quarantine orders, but the introduction of two new original series on the platform is also a factor in this increase in demand.”

Dropping its movie, Trolls World Tour, on premium VOD rather than delay its launch due to the health crisis led to a record opening for a digital movie, Comcast Universal Pictures told Variety. Comcast noted the movie became the #1 title on major platforms including Amazon, Apple, Comcast and FandangoNow.

No butts about it: Disney+ is catching flak for the way it edited the 1984 movie Splash for the service. In the original version, there is (non-sexual) nudity; to make the film conform to its family-friendly standards, scenes like the one during which a nude Daryl Hannah’s mermaid dives into the water have been blurred with what CGI YouTuber Allison Pregler called “digital fur technology,” a la much-maligned Cats.

AVOD Tubi has started rolling out Tubi Kids on Android. The free service focused on children’s content is expanding its availability on Roku, Fire TV and Comcast Infinity.

MAVTV Motorsports Network is launching a free, ad-supported network featuring motorsports. MAVTV Select will air exclusively on Samsung TV Plus. “MAVTV Select is a logical evolution as we expand our availability to motorsports fans in the US and ultimately worldwide,” said Dan Teitscheid, President, MAVTV Motorsports Network.


FreeWheel announced the next generation rollout and market-wide 2Q20 availability of its unified decisioning capability, enabling buyers and sellers to seamlessly transact across both direct sold and programmatic advertising. “To see the enthusiasm for our unified decisioning capabilities from both publishers and advertisers alike has been tremendous,” Geoff Wolinetz, Head of Sell-Side Revenue FreeWheel, tells Cynopsis. “The ability to unify sales channels with full television grade control has been a huge need for content providers, and the capability allows them to open up more premium, living room quality inventory for buyers. It’s truly a win-win for the industry, and we are thrilled to be leading the way.”

Coronavirus news is generally brand safe, according to a study from Verizon Media. In a survey of 1000 consumers, 77% said that when they encounter coronavirus news stories on online news sites, the content either has “no impact on my feelings towards the brands advertised” near the content (60%), or it actually makes them feel more favorable toward the advertised brands (17%). The top-three types of COVID-19 news content that are more likely to drive favorable sentiment for adjacent advertisers are “interviews with credible experts” (38%), “heartwarming stories” (37%) and “updates on vaccines & medications” (37%). The top-two qualities people look for when consuming COVID-19 news: “fact-based” (63%) and “trustworthy” (61%).

Furloughs and staff reductions across its agencies are some of the measures Omnicom is taking in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Unfortunately, COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the economy, on our clients’ businesses, and in turn, on ours,” wrote CEO John Wren in an email to employees. “While we hope for a swift recovery, we have to respond quickly to the reality of the moment, to ensure the sustainability of our business and our ability to continue to provide our clients with outstanding service.” Omnicom’s leadership team is taking salary cuts of one third, and Wren is waiving his entire salary through the end of September.

Add Dentsu Aegis to the holding companies implementing a cost-cutting program that includes job furloughs and salary cuts as it deals with the business disruption caused by the health crisis. “Since the coronavirus outbreak Dentsu Aegis Network’s primary priority has been to protect our people, preserve and nurture our client relationships and to support the local economies and communities in which we operate,” said the company. “As a result of COVID-19 business impacts, we are activating a set of cost saving measures across the company to ensure business continuity and to safeguard our people’s livelihoods around the world. We consider our people to be our greatest strength and are doing everything we can to ensure we have a healthy and sustainable business for them and our clients, after this crisis passes.”

Givsly, a for-purpose company that helps organizations find turnkey ways to create social good for their business community, has officially launched. The online platform allows professionals to contribute as well as connect; they can donate to causes supported by marketers, then request a virtual meeting. Over 75% of platform users represent media and advertising communities. Givsly is a new incarnation of CEO Chad Hickey’s Lucky Forks.


Stay-at-home orders have prompted YouTube to accelerate the launch of a free tool for businesses that can help users create quality video. For businesses without the resources to create videos from scratch, Video Builder animates static assets like images, text and logos with music, to generate a 6- or 15-second YouTube video. “With this tool, any business who needs a video can create one that helps connect with their customers and keep them informed,” said YouTube.

A California man is suing Facebook and LinkedIn for allegedly violating the privacy of Zoom users, and accused Zoom of sharing data with outside companies. Facebook “eavesdropped on, and otherwise read, attempted to read and learned the contents and meaning of, communications between Zoom users’ devices and defendant Zoom’s server without the users’ knowledge or consent,” said Todd Hurvitz in a class-action complaint. The suit also alleges Zoom and LinkedIn “surreptitiously provided certain Zoom users with personal information of other users even when the victim users proactively took steps to hide their identities.”

Broadband usage spiked to new Sunday highs on Easter. According to data from OpenVault, downstream consumption was 16.3 GB per subscriber, an increase of 15.8% over the previous Sunday (14.1 GB) and of 37.9% over Sunday, March 1 (11.8 GB), immediately before COVID-19 social distancing measures began to take effect. Videoconferencing likely contributed to data usage, said Mark Trudeau, CEO and founder of OpenVault: “Given the day and the profile of the usage, it’s safe to assume that much of the spike OpenVault saw was due to individuals and families conducting virtual Easter Sunday visits to friends and relatives.”


Telemundo’s 100 Dias Para Enamoratnos (100 Days to Fall in Love) makes its debut Tuesday, April 28 at 9p. The dramedy follows two women who decide to separate from their husbands after 20 years of marriage.

ABC announced premiere dates for May and June:
Thursday, April 30: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire at 8p (new time slot)
Tuesday, May 19: The Genetic Detective at 10p (series premiere)
Thursday, May 21: Holey Moley II: The Sequel at 9p, To Tell the Truth at 10p
Wednesday, May 27: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. at 10p (season premiere
Sunday, May 31: Celebrity Family Feud at 8p, Press Your Luck at 9p, Match Game at 10p (season premieres)
Thursday, June 11: Holey Moley II: The Sequel at 8p (new time slot)

Bloomberg Media launched digital series Leadership Live with David Rubenstein, hosted by the Carlyle Group Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, and Bloomberg Television host. In the weekly half-hour interview show, Rubenstein will take viewers into the home offices of executives as they navigate the pandemic.

For its 15th season, Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out is pitting Old School and New School teams against each other, beginning Tuesday, April 21 at 8p on VH1. This season’s roster includes T.I., Chance the Rapper, Da Baby, Doja Cat, Lil Baby, Sisqó, Tommy Davidson, Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Marsai Martin, MC Lyte, Miles Brown, Montel Williams, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Juvenile, Lil Durk, Naughty By Nature, Sean Paul, YBN Cordae, Ying Yang Twins and more.


Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind debuts on HBO Tuesday, May 5 at 9p. In the doc, Gregson Wagner explores her mother’s public life and private persona with those closest to her.

The on-again, off-again, on-again Disney on Broadway benefit concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has a new streaming date: Friday, April 17 at 7p. The project hit pause when Ray Hair, International President of the American Federation of Musicians, withheld streaming rights because fees were waived, but reversed that decision after union members urged him to allow the show to go on. Streaming of the concert, which took place in November, will raise money for COVID-19 relief.

Telemundo Deportes is offering Spanish-language coverage of the EA Sports FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup starting today, April 15 through Sunday, April 19. The tournament will livestream on the Telemundo Deportes app, TelemundoDeported.com and Twitter, Facebook Twitch and YouTube starting at noon.

Lifetime’s “Ripped From the Headlines” feature I Was Lorena Bobbitt premieres Monday, May 25 at 8p. Dani Montalvo (Dispatches from Elsewhere) and Luke Humphrey (Tiny Pretty Things) star as the troubled couple. Lifetime will run a PSA for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence featuring the actors and Lorena Bobbitt, as part of Lifetime’s public affairs campaign, “Stop Violence Against Women.”

FETV (Family Entertainment TV) will celebrate Carol Burnett’s 87th birthday with a marathon on Sunday, April 26 from 2-8p and an encore presentation from 8p-2a. Look for “Went with the Wind,” “The Dentist,” “The Family” and more.


Gutsy Animations animated drama series Moominvalley has been sold to SF Studios across the Nordics, NRK in Norway and RÚV in Iceland through deals negotiated by PGS Entertainment.

Red Arrow Studios International has inked a host of global deals for Married at First Sight USA, produced by Red Arrow Studios company Kinetic Content for Lifetime. SVT Sweden has acquired season six of the US show, M6 GROUP in France and Discovery Italy have taken three seasons each, and Fox Network Group Middle East has picked up seasons 9 and 10. SIC Portugal has taken seven seasons, alongside spin-offs Married at First Sight: The First Year and Married At First Sight: Second Chances.

Distribution360 struck deals with two Canadian producer partners. Cooking show Red Chef Revival comes from Black Rhino Creative, while feature documentary Into the Arctic: Awakening hails from Campside Productions.

Genius Brands International “Genius Brands” has increased the reach of animated preschool series Rainbow Rangers across the Western Hemisphere with two new broadcast deals signed, including Canadian preschool channel Treehouse, and Televisa in Mexico.


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The season three debut of Killing Eve on AMC and BBC America averaged 1.1 million viewers across networks, with 424,000 among A25-54 and 330,000 among A18-49. Versus the drama’s season two average, the episode was up 4% in total viewers, 8% in A25-54 and 12% in A18-49.

ABC spin-off The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart premiered to just under 3 million viewers and an 0.7 rating among A18-49, followed by 0.5 and 2.7 million for the premiere of The Baker and the Beauty.

The premiere of Univision’s Te Doy La Vida reached 3.1 million Total Viewers 2+, and averaged 1.8 million Total Viewers 2+, 690,000 A18-49 and 330,000 A18-34 on Monday. The week of April 6, Univision was the #2 broadcast network during primetime with A18-34 with 286,000 in the demo.

Unimas delivered week-to-week double-digit audience growth in the 7p-11p time period among Total Viewers 2+ (+60% to 1.1 million), A18-49 (+46% to 473,000) and A18-34 (+67% to 199,000) the week of April 6.

Live with Kelly and Ryan (2.5 Live+SD national Nielsen rating, down 4% from the week before) was syndication’s highest-rated talk show for the second week in a row in the session ending April 5, up 9% from last year at this time. Dr. Phil (2.1, steady), which was partially in repeats, was hit with numerous pandemic news preemptions.

The only first-run strip moving up at a double-digit pace was freshman talker Tamron Hall (1.1, up 10%), matching its season high. The show began featuring fresh segments originating from Hall’s home about the coronavirus, in addition to highlights from previous episodes, drawing a show record 1.49-million viewers, up 19% over its season average.

The freshman season of HGTV’s Unsellable Houses averaged a 0.77 Live+3 rating among W25-54 on Tuesday, a 22% increase in the demo over the prior six weeks. Attracting more than 17 million total viewers since its February 4 premiere, it ranked as a top 10 new unscripted original series in all of cable among W25-54 year-to-date.

FETV’s Perry Mason earned the network’s largest C3 audience ever with Households (327,000), Total Viewers (382,000), A18-49 (375,000), Males 2+ (163,000), and Men 18+ (157,000).

Basic Cable Top 5 for the Week of April 6
Primetime (P2+)
Fox News (3,547,000)
MSNBC (1,986,000)
CNN (1,848,000)
HGTV (1,199,000)
TLC (1,146,000)
Total Day (P2+)
Fox News (2,240,000)
CNN (1,362,000)
MSNBC (1,265,000)
HGTV (793,000)
Food Network (630,000)
Source: Nielsen

TV Time’s Shows on the Rise for the Week of April 6
Terrace House: Tokyo 2019-2020 (Netflix) 84%
Super Dragon Ball Heroes (YouTube) 82.4%
Gravity Falls (Disney XD) – 74.2%
Fruits Basket (TV Tokyo) – 72.5%
The Good Fight (CBS All Access) – 70%
Nancy Drew (The CW) – 69.8%
Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Tokyo MX) – 67.4%
The Neighborhood (CBS) – 65.1%
The Bureau (Canal+) – 62.3%
The Rookie (ABC) – 58.4%*Methodology: Every week, millions of viewers around the world use TV Time to track their favorite series. “Shows on the Rise” is calculated by determining the week-over-week growth in episodes watched for a given program.

TV Time’s Binge Report for the Week of April 6
Money Heist (Netflix) – 9.82%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) – 1.73%
Friends (NBC) – 1.72%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (NBC) – 1.70%
Elite (Netflix) – 1.56%
The Office (NBC) – 1.27%
Community (NBC) – 1.27%
The Walking Dead (AMC) – 1.20%
Ozark (Netflix) – 1.11%
How I Met Your Mother (CBS) – 1.05%
The weekly Binge Report ranks shows with the most binge sessions. A binge session is when four or more episodes of a show are watched and tracked in the TV Time app within a given day.

Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of March 30 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Jeopardy (CTD) 7.2 AA
Family Feud (CTD) 7.0 AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.3 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 5.8 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 3.5 AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 3.2 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.1 AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 2.5 AA
Last Man Standing (DAD) 2.2 AA
Hot Bench (CTD) 2.2 AA

Late Night Shows Weekly Average Ratings week of April 6
CBS: The Late Show 2.64 million total viewers; 0.32/2 A18-49
NBC: The Tonight Show 2.13 million total viewers; 0.41/3 A18-49
ABC: Jimmy Kimmel Live 1.77 million total viewers; 0.31/3 A18-49
Source: Nielsen

Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Monday, April 13
Show, P2+ 0000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart 1.95 (0.7), The Baker and the Beauty 2.66 (0.5)
CBS: The Neighborhood 7.11 (1.0), Bob Hearts Abishola 6.81 (0.8), All Rise 5.95 (0.6), Bull 7.34 (0.7)
CW: Whose Line Is It Anyway? 0.91 (0.2), Whose Line Is It Anyway? 0.77 (0.2), Roswell, New Mexico 0.67 (0.1)
FOX: 9-1-1 7.63 (1.5), TMZ Investigates: Tiger King – What Really Went Down? 3.60 (1.0)
NBC: The Voice 9.84 (1.6), Songland 4.54 (0.8)
TELEMUNDO: Cennet 1.17 (0.4)), La Dona 1.02 (0.4), Corona: Lucha Vida 1.04 (0.3)
UNIVISION: Te Doy la Vida 1.80 (0.5), Amor Eterno 2.26 (0.7), Sin Miedo a la Verdad 1.42 (0.5)
Source: Nielsen, live + same day time period averages


BBC Studios has named Rebecca Glashow as President, BBC Studios – Americas, effective June 1. Glashow was most recently Co-Head of Awesomeness.

Blue Ant International appointed Gerbrig Blanksma as SVP, International Sales and Partnerships. Blanksma was most recently Director, International Sales & Licensing, UK and EMEA at Discovery Inc.

Tim Alavathil has been named Chief Financial Officer of Firstlight Media, the innovator of modular OTT platforms for engagement and monetization. Alavathil joins Firstlight Media from Endeavor Streaming, where he served as CFO for the company’s global streaming operations.

Sasha Junk has been appointed to President of KIDZ BOP, succeeding Victor Zaraya, who was elevated to CRO. Junk joined KIDZ BOP in 2009.

Katie Slaman is moving cross-country to become CNBC’s San Francisco Bureau Chief. Slaman has been at the news net since 2011, most recently serving as Senior Enterprise Editor in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.


Documentarian Craig Gilbert died April 10 after a brief illness. He was 94. Gilbert created 1973’s pioneering public television show An American Family.

This Day in History
1931 – The first backward walk across America began.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which 1985 prime time soap focused on a family that owned a department store? Berrenger’s. Kudos to: Rev. Mark Wajda/Lakeland, FL, Charles Lore/NYC, Peter Butchen-NFL Media/NYC, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, Jon Krongard-Wonderama/NYC, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank

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Seeking a linear TV sales professional to generate new advertising accounts and revenue. Dvlp sales strategies for new bus. development. Bachelor’s degree; 8+ years of television selling or related advertising sales experience. Full info HERE (4/17)

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Partner with Finance, Consumer Marketing, Promo Scheduling, and Development to directly impact content strategy and audience targeting. BA degree & 2+ years of Media research experience at a broadcast or cable network, agency or vendor. Full info HERE (4/17)

NBCU/LA: Play a critical role within our fast-paced advertising sales team. 8+ years of relevant direct selling experience in advertising sales (Advanced TV) Full info HERE (4/16)

Fuse Media/NYC:
Experienced candidate to join dynamic team developing customized plans and presentations for Ad Sales clients. 2-4 yrs exp media sales co., or advertising agency pref’d w/strong knwldg media math. Exc problem solving & analytical skills. Full info HERE (4/16)

SITUATION WANTED ADS below are individuals looking to be hired

PUBLICITY COORDINATOR with a knack for logistics, a keen eye for detail and a creative touch at your service. Extensive tenure with six studios (film and television). Adept in filmmaker/talent relations, media events, awards, press releases/production notes etc. To hear more [email protected] (4/22)

LA based entertainment pro seeking PR & Marketing Position. More than 10 years of agency and in-house experience leading teams and working as an individual contributor to promote scripted and unscripted content and creators on all platforms to trade and consumer audiences. Contact: [email protected] (4/22)

Marketing communications professional with 8+yrs exp working on top tier ent, fashion, luxury & consumer brands. Currently in NYC but moving to LA to be closer to family during this time. Main responsibilities include: mktg campaigns, press releases, media relations, influencer & talent relations, etc. Contact: [email protected] (4/22)

Looking for a position in an operations team to provide Project Management and/or Logistical Support in ATL, GA. Experience in the entertainment industry. Background in project management, budgeting and cost control, scheduling, accounting reporting, resource management. English, Spanish, Portuguese. Contact: [email protected] (4/22)

Business strategist with success in maximizing growth and profitability for 20+ years. Solutions focused leader with diverse media operations experience. Proficient in launch and turn-around. Revenue generator and business builder. Looking for full time job or consulting work in NYC. Contact: [email protected] (4/22)

Seeking f/t or freelance content marketing role on brand or media side. Award-winning marketer and expert in podcasting, strategic comms, and explanatory journalism. Former TV/Radio network ad sales marketing exec turned trade press Managing Editor/Content Strategist/Podcast host. NYC or WFH. Contact: [email protected] (4/22)

Songwriter/Music Producer/Singer with experience songwriting & performing music for Sesame, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Pinna, etc. Available to demo, write on spec, record vocals/voice over, and write/record original songs and jingles. Available remotely; based in NYC. Contact Erica: [email protected] for music reel. (4/22)

Fulltime Senior Digital Content Producer. Over 20-yrs experience. New York, NY. Award-winning work in TV and commercials. Video script, production, directing, and editing (Adobe CS). Digital marketing: UX, integration, branding, and production management.
Contact me: [email protected] (4/22)

Experienced AE working in Ad Sales media since 2012. Highly motivated with experience in development and implementation of sales strategies for revenue building. I specialize in the CPG, Beauty and Entertainment Vertical. My desired position type is full-time in Los Angeles. Contact: [email protected] (4/22)

Seeking mktg strategy role where I can leverage data-driven insights to drive brand image, awareness, & audience growth for a media/entertainment property across multi-channel platforms. I have 15+yrs exp at HBO & Pokemon. I am based in NY metro area. Computer Skills: MS Office, G Suite, Keynote, Adobe. Contact: [email protected] (4/21)

Former writer at Nickelodeon/Viacom with 12+ years experience in scripting promos, creative advertising, and short form content. Emmy nominated. Currently located in Northern CA, but open to all locations + remote. Contact: [email protected] (4/21)

Marketing or Media Planning senior director/VP/account director 20+ years experience. NYC tri-state. Media planning, social media management, programmatic buying, brand marketing, promo development. Contact: [email protected] (4/21)

Sr level, seasoned content strategy executive with over 25 yrs experience in broadcast, cable, and digital. Skills incl program planning, acquisitions, co-production, launching /re-branding new platforms, and much more. L.A.-based but open to relocation for the right opp. Contact: [email protected] (4/21)

In search of a content producer position for either TV or digital projects. I’ve worked nine years as a producer, producing docu-series, challenge shows, and branded content. I am based in LA. Proficient in AVID, conducting Skype interviews, and developing decks. Contact: [email protected] (4/21)

SHOWRUNNER/DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST available to dvlp, sell and/or run TV & digital series. I’ve EP’d over 120 broadcast episodes & 6000+ digital videos & developed over 35 orig series that have sold to 20+ clients. Full command of the entire process incl. creative &logistics. Email: [email protected] (4/21)

I help companies with their business & succeed online; growth, identity, websites, social media, ecommerce, etc. I provide advice on digital strategy or work w/those who need digital services & want to transition into a digital ops role w/ an innovative co. I have 15+ yrs exp & am based in NYC. Contact: [email protected] (4/21)

Experienced Executive Producer and show runner available for full or part time work. 25+ years of experience in network news and. documentary production. NY-based. Contact: [email protected] (4/21)

Showrunner / Director with 20 + years of experience in the non-scripted space. Local NY and LA. Contact: [email protected] (4/21)

Digital Media Content Producer with experience at Fox Sports, First Look Media, & varied freelance clients including celeb influencers. Spring 2020 UConn Digital Media & Design grad excited to help build audience for your brand. Proficient Adobe Suite. New York based. References available. [email protected] (4/18)

Multifaceted Marketing Expert & Yoga Instructor/NYC 20+ yrs exp in Digital / Integrated / Social / B2B. Let me help you manage projects, campaigns, brand partnerships; create sales sheets / pitch decks. Freelance or FT. Also available for virtual Yoga / Pilates sessions. [email protected] (4/18)

MARKETING/PARTNERSHIPS ROLE/LA: 5+ yrs exp within the sports and entertainment industry. I was recently a marketing coordinator at a top sports agency where I prospected and landed six-figure deals for athletes and properties. Contact: [email protected] (4/18)

Emmy nominated Talent Producer/Booker with over 20 years experience working with Barbara Walters on all her ABC Specials. Large contact list of publicists who handle Celebrities, Musicians, Sports Figures, etc. Full Time or Part Time, can work from home. Email Brad: [email protected] (4/18)

I am a results driven, strategic media executive with over 20 years experience developing and launching new products, business development/strategic partnerships and account management. I’m looking for an VP level opportunity to leverage my strong media background to help a company grow in LA. Contact: [email protected] (4/18)

Manager, Talent Relations for television/media organization I have 16 years for experience with the Disney/ABC Television Group Location is New York City I am adept in facilitating talent interviews (for talk show appearances, radio, etc.) as well as securing talent for company events. [email protected] (4/18)

Seeking System Analyst/Support Engineer role in the NYC metro area. Experienced in Business Analysis, Ad Operations and Customer Support. Contact [email protected] (4/18)

Line Producer and / or Unit Production Manager over 25+ years in the Entertainment field since 1991 based in Los Angeles, also have worked in the Atlanta area on a local basis Special Software: Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling, Excel, [email protected] (4/18)

Exp’d media rsrch & analytics professional within the direct response marketing world. 20+ yrs knowledge of media buying across all verticals, client services, acct mngmnt & data analysis. Seeking FT or consultant role. Expert in Nielsen, comScore, MRI, Simmons, Tableau. NYC area or remote welcomed. [email protected] (4/18)

Looking for an account management/client success position where I can apply my client dvlpmnt & relationship building skills. I have more than 13 yrs exp in addressing business pain points, developing creative partnerships, & helping clients succeed. Based in NYC. Google Suite, SalesForce, Zoho, Microsoft Office, Mac, and PC. Contact: [email protected] (4/18)

Experienced professional seeking an opportunity in marketing and promotions. I have 5 years of experience in Media and Marketing Strategy and am seeking work in Los Angeles. Contact: [email protected] (4/17)

I recently was let go from my position at FOX Bet as a VP/EP. Prior to that role I was with NBCUniversal as Director of Branded Content. I have 15+ years of experience in Marketing (social/digital), Commercial Production and Broadcast Television and VOD. Contact: [email protected] (4/17)

Creative Director -20 plus years of experience branding networks, launching shows (CBS, Fox, WGN America) on all platforms -Los Angeles, CA -editing (Premiere), copywriting, producing, English and Spanish VO. www.bradroe.net (4/17)

Manager/Director level Content Scheduling, Strategy and Acquisitions Professional with 8+ year’s experience over multiple highly rated cable brands. NYC Based. Fluent in GSuite and Microsoft Office. Contact: [email protected] (4/17)

TALENT PRODUCER/BOOKER: Over 20 yrs booking Talent for Entertainment & Sports shows (Nat’l & regional) from a 1-hr sit-down to a segment hit. Have a vast contact list of PR/mgrs/agents who handle: Athletes, Celebs, Chefs, Reality & Music artists. NYC based–but can book from anywhere! Email Steve: [email protected] (4/16)

Experienced Atlanta area Project Manager with a demonstrated history of Emmy-Award winning work in the sports industry looking for work in Field Production, Event Management, Immersive Technology, Content Management and Media Production. Contact: [email protected] (4/16)

Curran Bhatia is a 4-time Emmy® nominated fmr. Producer at HBO. Curran produced/directed long-form documentaries and 250+ live events for nearly a decade. Since HBO, Curran has stepped in front of the camera as on-air talent featured on FOX Sports, B/R Live, & PlutoTV. Contact HERE: [email protected] (4/16)

Business Development, Mktg & Sales! 30+ years of analog & digital exp. Former United States Air Force Officer & Law Enforcement exp. Serial Entrepreneur & intrapreneur to get projects done, sales made & happy clients. Metro NYC & LA mkts, good w/LinkedIn, webinars & cold/warm calls. Great social network David W Stern [email protected] (4/16)

Experienced professional seeking an opportunity in marketing and promotions. I have 5 years of experience in Media and Marketing Strategy and am seeking work in Los Angeles. Contact: [email protected] (4/16)

Creative Director/Marketer in L.A. with 20+ years experience at CBS, Fox and WGN America is available to guide creative and marketing strategy for shows, brand campaigns, BTS and integrated marketing on social media/digital, on-air and radio. Also available for copywriting, producing and editing. Fluent in Spanish. www.bradroe.net (4/16)

Highly experienced booking, research and archival producer available to bring your non-fiction project to life. Provide me with a title, log line or show concept and I can help you develop your project from the ground up with real people, compelling stories and real footage. NY, LA or remote. Please contact me by email: [email protected] (4/16)

ABC: The Goldbergs, Schooled, American Housewife, Single Parents, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
CBS: Survivor, SEAL Team, S.W.A.T.
CW: Riverdale, Nancy Drew
FOX: The Masked Singer, LEGO Masters [f]
NBC: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Blood Sugar Rising
Telemundo: Cennet, La Dona, Operacion Pacifico
Univision: Te Doy la Vida, Amor Eterno, Sin Miedo a la Verdad


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