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Amazon is in talks to buy MGM, according to reports that set an offer price at somewhere between $7 billion and $10 billion. The studio – on the block since December – has a library of 17,000 hours of television and 4000 films, content that would bolster Amazon Prime Video offerings as the streaming wars heat up.
Returns on advertising investment, brand safety, lifetime customer value, and conversions and/or sales are the most important key performance indicators to advertisers, according to a report from the Association of Advertisers – but they are not necessarily the KPIs they use most often. According to “Media KPIs That Matter,” based on a survey among ANA members in January and February, the most common ones used rely on the efficiency of advertising – CPMs (cost-per-thousand), CPC (cost-per-click), unique reach and site visits. “Marketers now demand specific and accurate indicators measuring the efficiency of their media buys,” said ANA CEO Bob Liodice. “This report demonstrates they are keeping a keen eye on every aspect of their investments.”
Diversity on-screen and behind the camera are some of the top drivers of how audiences choose content, according to a study from Starz in partnership with UCLA’s Center for Scholars & Storytellers, “Give The People What They Want: US Audiences and Their Appetite for Multicultural Media Content.” The respondents, adults 18-54, said that having female and diverse representation behind the camera was important. Women reported feeling notably less represented compared to men, and racial minorities still feel representation is lacking. We told you so, thought Starz. “For years, Starz has been focused on delivering premium content that amplifies narratives by, about and for women and underrepresented audiences and the results of this study confirm we are delivering exactly what consumers are looking for across the TV and media landscape,” said Jeffrey Hirsch, STARZ President and CEO. “We will remain deeply committed to our existing mandate.”
While “live continues to be an important strategy” for Disney, said Rita Ferro, President of Advertising Sales and Partnerships, during a pre-upfront call, tanking ratings for many events have hardly gone ignored. “There’s no question that we will look at all of the sponsorships across all of our business going forward and make sure that they reflect the potential and the audience and the impact that they drive,” said Ferro. As for next year’s Academy Awards, “Being at the Oscars, being on the red carpet and having all of that come back will be a tremendous opportunity to get fans and clients back together again,” she said.
And in more upfront news…
Discovery Inc. President CEO David Zaslav opened the company’s upfront presentation on Tuesday with comments that surely hadn’t been in the original script, noting the “momentous” news that broke Monday about AT&T spinning off WarnerMedia, to create a new standalone company with Discovery. Then it was down to upfront business, with Chief US Advertising Sales Officer Jon Steinlauf, saying, “No one does real life like we do, and no one has brands like ours.” There was a lot of ground to cover – Discovery intends to produce 5,000 new hours of linear TV, the equivalent 15 new episodes a night. Also amping up the content is new streaming platform discovery+ , which will have hundreds of exclusive series, but the streamer “is built to complement linear, not cannibalize it,” said Steinlauf.
Programming highlights included new shows across non-fiction genres, like discovery+ auto show “Celebrity IOU: Joyride” ; Martha Stewart gardening series “Martha Gets Down and Dirty”; and paranormal series “The Haunted Museum.” Bragging rights include: Discovery Channel is the #1 cable network among men 25-54 in primetime outside of sports, owning half the top 10 unscripted cable series; HGTV is the #1 network for upscale women for 13 years running and ranks as the #1 network for women in total day viewing year-to-date; Food Network was the #1 most-distributed cable network for both households and people 25-54; TLC holds the #1 spot for women in primetime year-to-date; and OWN is the leading destination for African American women and has the top series in cable in primetime among African-American women 18+, households and P2+.
On the advertising front, Discovery, Inc. announced that it will partner with iSpot.tv to deliver advertisers information about the effectiveness of their advertising in the US. The agreement allows Discovery to offer its advertisers the ability to attribute ad exposures generated from its networks and streaming properties to sales activities that occur as a result. “Our advertisers know Discovery is an excellent vehicle for reaching highly engaged audiences with a brand message, but today we’re taking more steps to ensure they have the proof that investing with Discovery works and the intelligence to know how to maximize their investments with us going forward,” said Jim Keller, EVP, Digital Ad Sales and Advanced Advertising, Discovery, Inc.
Back under the Disney umbrella, ABC’s fall lineup has the first of two 2021 seasons of “The Bachelorette” taking the Tuesday-at-8p slot, followed by new girl group series “Queens.” The reboot of “The Wonder Years” lands at 8:30p on Wednesdays, with “Home Economics” relocated to a new time, 9:30p. “Big Sky” has moved to Thursdays at 10p, following “Grey’s Anatomy.” …Season ten of FX’s “American Horror Story” and FX on Hulu spinoff “American Horror Stories” will debut this summer. Season three of FX’s “Atlanta” is in production in Paris, after a pandemic delay….“The Captain,” a docu-series focused on New York Yankee Derek Jeter is in the works at ESPN Films, for a 2022 premiere on ESPN and ESPN+.
Announcements made during Nat Geo’s upfront presentation on Tuesday included three-night event “The Hot Zone Anthrax,” starring Daniel Dae Kim and Tony Goldwyn, to premiere Thanksgiving weekend; natural History Series “National Parks,” narrated by Garth Brooks; and renewals of “Gordon Ramsay: Uncharted”; “Running Wild with Bear Grills”; “Trafficked with Mariana Van Zeller”; “Life Below Zero,” “Life Below Zero: Next Generation,” and “Port Protection, Alaska.” New unscripted shows on the way include “The 80s: Top Ten”; and “Brain Games on the Road.” The renewal and tenth anniversary of summer stunt “Sharkfest” was announced, as well as a collaboration with Minorities in Shark Science that makes MISS experts available as talent and experts for “Sharkfest” shows.
Nat Geo WILD’s upfront slate includes a new season of “The Incredible Dr. Pol”; new seasons of the “Secrets of the Zoo” franchise, featuring Tampa and Columbus locations; and returns of “Critter Fixers: Country Vets,” “Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet” and “Heartland Docs, DVM.” “Over the past year, families have found comfort in and strengthened the bonds with the animals in their lives,” said National Geographic Global Television Networks President Courteney Monroe. “Nat Geo WILD has always celebrated the human-animal connection and remains the leading destination for programming about animals and the people who love them.”
Univision announced it is launching its first Brand Studio, combining original brand journalism with insights to deliver storytelling across the Univision portfolio and social media. Additionally, Univision is building the industry’s first Hispanic audience data graph, to optimize client campaigns and help solve for underrepresentation of Hispanic consumers in the advanced data sets iused across the industry. It will help power new addressable TV beta offerings with Vizio, Dish, and others; strengthen Univision’s audience targeting capabilities; and deliver a cross-platform offering that connects brands to targeted consumers across the Univision ecosystem. The new capabilities begin rolling out in 4Q21.
On the content side, Univision’s unveiled a 2021-2022 programming slate featuring more than 2500 hours of original content across its Univision and UniMás broadcast networks. The company’s programming strategy remains focused on big, live event programming, and in 2022, the network is introducing “UniVisionarios,” a platform designed to recognize those from all walks of life who are committed to improving and advancing the Hispanic community, and “TUDN Mega-Fest,” bringing together soccer and music. Reality competitions with cross-generation appeal return during its “Domingos en Familia” (Family Sundays) programming block. Reality franchises will team with Univision’s weekday slate featuring new scripted novelas, including “S.O.S. Me Estoy Enamorando” (S.O.S. I’m Falling in Love), “La Desalmada” (The Fiend), “Vencer el Pasado” (Overcoming the Past), and “Génesis” (The Story of Creation), as well as a modern remake of classic telenovela “Los Ricos Tambien Lloran” (The Rich Also Cry).
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The Kardashians are on the move. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” is wrapping up its 20th and final season on E!, but Kris Jenner was on hand at the Disney upfront to promote a new family show coming to Hulu and Star later in 2021. “I can’t say much about what’s coming but spoiler, we’re going to look fabulous and everyone’s going to watch,” said the momager.
Discovery+ ordered docu-series “Chasing Ghislaine,” reporting on Ghislaine Maxwell, accused accomplice of Jeffrey Epstein, from executive producer James Patterson and Blackfin.
David Nutter ( “Game of Thrones”) has joined HBO’s “The Time Traveler’s Wife” as an executive producer and will direct the six-episode first season. The series is in production in New York.
A revival of “Project Greenlight,” which will focus on aspiring female filmmakers, is a go. From Issa Rae (“Insecure”), HBO Max and Miramax, the series will feature Rae in every episode as an executive producer and mentor. “At HBO Max, we are committed to providing a platform for diverse, up-and-coming talent. Issa is uniquely skilled in this space,” said Jennifer O’Connell, EVP of non-fiction and live-action family at HBO Max. The original series ran on HBO from 2001-03 and in 2015, and on Bravo in 2005.
“Welcome to Wrexham” landed a two-season order from FX. The docu-series tracks the dreams and people of Wrexham, a working-class town in North Wales, UK, as two Hollywood stars – Rob McElhenney (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) and Ryan Reynolds (“Deadpool”) – take ownership of the town’s historic yet struggling football club.
Discovery Channel has hit the gas for “Hustle and Roll” (wt), from executive producer Jamie Foxx, Propagate and its subsidiary Big Breakfast. The series will offer a behind the scenes look into the life of the world’s most successful celebrity car dealers. “We are so excited to welcome Jamie Foxx to the Discovery family, and through his show we are getting access to a rarely-seen business of sourcing and selling luxury cars,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual.
Hulu handed a straight-to-series order to a limited series about Somen “Steve” Banerjee, an Indian American entrepreneur who started the Chippendales stripper troupe. Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) will executive produce and play Banerjee.
On a related note, “Curse of the Chippendales”, a four-part true crime series from Lightbox, has nabbed an order from discovery+. “The Chippendales are cultural icons, but there are many scandalous stories hidden beneath the surface that will leave even the most seasoned true crime viewer shocked,” said Lisa Holme, Group SVP Content and Commercial Strategy, DTC
Producer, rapper and DJ Lil Jon offers unconventional renovation ideas in “Lil Jon Wants To Do What?”, greenlit by HGTV and slated to air this summer. “I don’t love following design trends – I would rather be the trendsetter,” said Lil Jon.
Love Nature announced a new original series, “Otter Dynasty.” Produced by Beach House Pictures, in association with Love Nature and Animal Planet, the six-parter will examine the urban wildlife story of three otter families in Singapore.
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“The Mighty Underdogs” offers an inside look at the world of Junior Dog Shows, where teen handlers compete for spots at the Westminster Dog Show. “This is an opportunity to highlight the highs and lows of the competitive show world in addition to shining a light on these confident, bold teen handlers who are dedicated to being the best of the best in their group,” said Amy Introcaso-Davis, EVP, Development and Production, Factual Programming, Discovery. The show will be available across Discovery platforms in 4Q21
Scripted comedy “Everything’s Fine,” following a college student coping with a bipolar diagnosis, drops Saturday, May 22 on Snapchat’s Discover.
HBO’s “Betty” is back for season two on Friday, June 11 at 11p. The series follows five women in the NYC skateboarding scene.
Hulu’s “Nine Perfect Strangers” will premiere Wednesday, August 18, while the streamer’s comedy starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez, “Only Murders in the Building,” makes its debut Tuesday, August 31.
Comedian/actress/mom Michelle Buteau takes a break from home life in “Weekend Getaway with Michelle Buteau,” traveling to locales across the country. Executive produced by Queen Latifah and produced by her and Shakim Compere’s production company Flavor Unit Entertainment, the three-episode series begins streaming Thursday, June 10 on discovery+.
Telemundo Deportes is Super-sizing its football programming with exclusive Spanish-language coverage of Super Bowl LVI, live on Telemundo on February 13. This will mark the first time ever that a Super Bowl will be televised on a Spanish-language broadcast network in the US. Telemundo Deportes will be the Spanish-language home of “Sunday Night Football” for the next 13 seasons. Under the new agreement, Telemundo Deportes will continue to present the “NBC Sunday Night Football” package, including all Sunday night regular-season games, the NFL Kickoff game, the annual Thanksgiving prime time game, two Wild Card games, and one Divisional Playoff Game.
Haystack News has entered into an expanded content distribution agreement with Altice News, including the launch of a live stream of Cheddar News and the addition of News 12 New York content to its pipeline of on-demand news stories, with the News 12 New York live feed coming later in the year. “Haystack News is proud to build upon its long-standing and successful relationship with Altice News and bring to our users its quality journalism” said Daniel Barreto, Co-Founder and CEO at Haystack TV.
Struum, which is looking to provide viewers with one central destination and a single monthly subscription to access an array of streaming programming, announced content deals with over 50 services and content owners. Among them: BBC Select, Magnolia Pictures, Tribeca, Tastemade, REVOLT, Cheddar News, and Echoboom Sports. The app will fully roll out this summer.
AVOD The Preview Channel has launched worldwide on Plex. TPC debuted in February 2019 offering short form content.
Flowcode is partnering with Sinclair Media Networks to power their 2021 TV Upfronts with Flowcode-enabled ad units. Flowcode’s direct connection platform offers TV optimized, next generation QR codes that enhance original content and programming, live events and advertising across screens as well as mobile-first landing pages crafted for the post-scan experience with Flowpage. “We are thrilled to be partnering with Sinclair to create dynamic ad spots with our next-generation QR technology that will be broadcast to households everywhere,” said said Jim Norton, Chief Revenue Officer, Flowcode. “Through our integrated QR graphic overlays, real-time engagement data and attribution, and dedicated client success team, we will be able to deliver a new level of TV experiences for Sinclair and their partners.” One of the themes of Sinclair Media Networks’ 2021 TV Upfront presentation is “Creating Opportunity from Disruption,” focusing on SMN as a more custom-solution oriented platform for agency and client partners. “In keeping with our ‘boutique’ positioning, this technology is customizing our offerings for advertisers with an ability to immediately enhance engagement and drive business outcomes,” said Jon Spaet, SVP of Network Sales and Development for Sinclair Media Networks.
Music video network Vevo has launched a new contextual ad targeting product, Vevo Rewind, allowing brands to place their campaign alongside the top Vevo music videos of a particular decade, from the 1970s through the 2010s, in addition to targeting a specific genre or country. “From the videos that defined our childhood to the ones with futuristic set designs, slick choreography, and unforgettable fashion, audiences cannot get enough of content that evokes nostalgia,” said Jesse Judelman, SVP of Sales, Americas, Vevo. “In fact, the creation of Vevo Rewind coincides with the strong performance of our decade-specific channels on linear television. Our Vevo 80s channel on Pluto TV, for example, is one of our most watched linear channels today.”
TVsquared is expanding its data coverage with the integration of Foursquare’s location data within its ADvantage platform. TVSquared users can now connect linear and OTT/CTV ads directly to physical outcomes, including store visits and foot traffic, to get a same-day view into how campaigns impact offline consumer behavior. The integration allows brands to tie ad exposure directly to location visits in a privacy-compliant way across 95 million global points of interest and 500 million devices.
Channel Factory, the brand suitability and ad performance platform for YouTube, announced the launch of The Conscious Project, to address internet bias using proprietary software, strategic services, education and awareness. The project comes after a study conducted by CHEQ found that 93% of LGBTQ+ friendly channels are blocked by industry standard block lists. The technology from Channel Factory will help brands identify and spend advertising dollars with creators within impacted communities.
The E.W. Scripps Company is collaborating with Amazon Advertising to bring its OTT advertising offerings to local businesses. Scripps’ Octane OTT sales team and Amazon Advertising will work together to sell Amazon OTT inventory across IMDb TV, Twitch, network and broadcaster apps and Amazon’s News apps to local businesses.
The Out of Home Advertising Association of America released new guidelines that recommend a move toward an impressions-based measurement system that will provide forecasted and reconciled-as-delivered daily impressions. The “OAAA OOH Impression Measurement Guidelines” set forth a new standard that uses Opportunity to See as the core metric for measurement. It also proposes a refined definition of OTS that more closely aligns with the same metric used by all other measured media combining predictive audience models. Under the new definition, OTS will encompass circulation as a measure in conjunction with “view-sheds ” which factor in ad display size, placement, view angles and other traditional OOH attributes that impact audiences.
Advanced contextual targeting platform Quintesse announced the general availability of its solution that analyzes the global bidstream to provide Curated Brand Marketplaces for precise contextual pre-bid targeting at scale. Advertisers and agencies can create custom semantic lemma maps to define content requirements at the brand, campaign and placement-level. Using natural language processing and computational linguistics, Quintesse then analyzes the bidstream to create Custom Brand Marketplaces, which include only specific URLs and pages of content that match a brand’s safety and suitability preferences as well as domain inclusion and exclusion lists. The platform then creates Deal IDs that are used to activate contextually targeted display, native and video campaigns on more than 240 different DSPs.
Season two of Entertainment One’s“Ricky Zoom” has been picked up by ViacomCBS Networks UK, Nick Jr. and Channel 5’s multiplatform pre-school brand, Milkshake!. The CGI animated series follows Ricky, a speed-loving, adventure-seeking, little red rescue bike.
Endeavor Content has acquired international rights for a new series from TV4 and C More. “The Congregation” explores the notorious real-life Swedish cult murder in Knutby that shook the nation in 2004.
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Hallmark Channel’s May 15 premiere of “Sweet Carolina” was the #1 most-watched cable program of the week among Women 18+, elevating the network to be #1 across entertainment cable on Saturday and in Weekend Primetime among Households, W18+, and total viewers. The film averaged 2.4 million total viewers, 2 million Homes, and 273,000 W25-54 in Nielsen Live+SD numbers.
“Judge Judy” (10-week high 5.5, up 8% from the week before and up 28% from the week before that) vaulted into first place among all syndicated shows in the session ending May 9. Finishing second and third were “Family Feud” (5.3, down 4%) and “Jeopardy” (5.2, up 8%) with guest host Bill Whitaker.
During the week of May 10 through May 16, Fox News Channel was the highest-rated cable news network in both total day and primetime viewers, according to Nielsen. From 8-11p, FNC earned 2.3 million viewers, 369,000 among A25-54 and 227,000 in the A18-49 demo. Fox News Digital closed out the month of April with a total of over 3.5 billion total multiplatform minutes, according to Comscore.
Broadcast Nielsen Top 10 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of May 3 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CMV) 5.5 AA
Family Feud (CMV) 5.3 AA
Jeopardy! (CMV) 5.2 AA
Wheel of Fortune (CMV) 5.0 AA
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.5 AA
Inside Edition (CMV) 2.3 AA
Entertainment Tonight (CMV) 2.2 AA
The Dr. Phil Show (CMV) 1.8 AA
Live With Kelly and Ryan (DAD) 1.7 AA
Last Man Standing (DAD) 1.7 AA
TV Time’s Shows on the Rise for the week of May 10
Halston (Netflix) – 99.80%
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix) – 96.00%
Castlevania (Netflix) – 94.60%
High School Musical: The Musical: The Series (Disney+) – 91.40%
Haunted (Netflix) – 90.80%
Hotel Paradise (PL) (TVN) – 88.50%
Plus belle la vie (France 3) – 81.00%
SKAM France (france.tv slash) – 71.90%
My Wife and Kids (ABC US) – 53.70%
The Bold Type (Freeform) – 48.30%
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 May 10
Love, Death & Robots (Netflix) – 4.63%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC US) – 2.13%
One Piece (Fuji TV) – 1.82%
Modern Family (ABC US) – 1.72%
Castlevania (Netflix) – 1.70%
Jupiter’s Legacy (Netflix) – 1.53%
Attack on Titan (NHK) – 1.25%
The Office (US) (NBC) – 1.14%
Friends (NBC) – 1.08%
Shadow and Bone (Netflix) – 0.98%
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.
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Monday, May 17
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Monsters Inc., The Good Doctor 3.7 (0.6)
CBS: The Neighborhood 5.3 (0.7), “Bob Hearts Abishola 5.1 (0.7), All Rise 3.7 (0.5) Bull 4.9 (0.4)
CW: All American 0.67 (0.2), Black Lightning 0.41 (0.1)
ION: NCIS: LA”= 0.87 (0.1), NCIS: LA 0.95 (0.1), NCIS: LA 0.83 (0.1)
FOX: 9-1-1 5.6 (0.9), 9-1-1: Lone Star 5.0 (0.8)
NBC: The Voice 6.0 (0.6), Debris 2.45 (0.3)
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, 1.02 (0.3), La Suerte de Loli 0.88 (0.2), Buscando a Frida 1.11 (0.3)
Univision: Disnando Tu Amor 1.33 (0.4), Te Acuerdas Di Mi 1.56 (0.5), La Hija Del Embajador 1.35 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Allen Media Group has appointed John Buckholtz to the position of VP of Ad Sales for AMG Global Syndication. Buckholtz was most recently VP of Advertising Sales for Warner Media/Warner Bros. Domestic Television.
Nickelodeon has consolidated its Animation and Live-Action casting and talent under one team, under Liz Paulson, SVP, Talent and Casting for Nickelodeon Kids & Family. Expanding her current role of overseeing animation casting and talent development, Paulson will now also oversee all live-action casting and talent for Nickelodeon and Studio content for third-party platforms.
Cineflix Studios has tapped producer Sonia Hosko to serve as VP, Current. Hosko served as co-executive producer on “Saving Hope” and “Rookie Blue.”
DPAA, the OOH trade marketing association, announced he appointment of Jim Wilson to its Board of Directors. Wilson is the US CEO of Europe-based, private equity backed Talon Outdoor.
Canela Media has named Mario Torres as Director, Canela Music, which is set to launch in the fall. Prior to joining Canela, Torres served as VP of Business Development at Latido Music.
Michael Corn, a former producer at ABC’s “Good Morning America,” has joined “NewsNation” as President of News. NewsNation has plans to launch a morning program.
Lionsgate has promoted Kate Nexon to EVP of Domestic Television & Digital Distribution, and Chase Brisbin to EVP of International Television & Digital Distribution.
And in the “Executive Stays” column, Discovery Inc. has extended the contract of President and CEO David Zaslav through 2027; his previous contract ran through 2023. The extension was made in connection to the agreement between AT&T and Discovery to create a new company, which would be led by Zaslav.
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AT&T/EL SEGUNDO, CA: Partner with content distribution business clients to develop strategy, deal structure, desired rights and protections. Critically evaluate complex agreements. Clearly identify issues and opportunities to optimize DIRECTV’s position. Strong academic credentials from a highly recognized law school required. Full info HERE (5/25)
ASSOCIATE MANAGER, INTEGRATED MARKETING >>
INTERACTIVE ONE/NYC, NY: Concept and formulate both large- and small-scale ideas into innovative, marketable programs. Champion and help implement the vision and go-to-market strategy and digital sales positioning. Minimum 2-years of digital advertising sales marketing experience required. Full info HERE (5/24)
ASSOCIATE MANAGER, INTEGRATED MARKETING >>
INTERACTIVE ONE/NYC, NY: Lead and implement the strategic and creative development as well as management of revenue-generating marketing. Oversee the day-to-day management of all digital pre-sales and post-sales responsibilities. Minimum 2-years of digital advertising sales marketing experience required. Full info HERE (5/24)
MANAGER, INTEGRATED MARKETING >>
INTERACTIVE ONE/NYC, NY: help craft sales strategies and creative solutions in response to RFPs as well as help build a roster of off-the-shelf and custom program offerings to support and drive the sales process. Minimum 4-years of digital advertising sales marketing experience required. Full info HERE (5/24)
LEGAL OR BUSINESS AFFAIRS >>
BROADWAY VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT/NYC, NY: Negotiating, reviewing and drafting production and distribution agreements. Traffic outside counsel workflow including maintaining overall counsel budget and shepherding invoices. Law degree or paralegal or business affairs experience with demonstrated interest in Entertainment industry. Full info HERE (5/24)
ASSOCIATE PROGRAM PRODUCER >>
HEARST TELEVISION/WASHINGTON DC: Ideation, researching, booking, writing, field producing, script editing, studio producing, control room supervision, rights clearance, digital development and travel planning. Exceptional story-telling, conceptualization and visualization skills required. 7+ years of experience as a show or line producer. Full info HERE (5/24)
MANAGER, PRODUCT MARKETING & MARKETING SOLUTIONS >>
CLEAR CHANNEL OUTDOOR/NYC, NY: Translate technical product details into customer benefits in collaboration with the CCO RADAR and Programmatic teams. Achieve on-going fluency in the details and nuances of CCO Radar and Programmatic products and develop product marketing strategies. Deep understanding of Programmatic Buying & Planning, Product Marketing required Full info HERE (5/20)
SENIOR MANAGER, COMPENSATION & BENEFITS, ACCOUNTING
Develop and maintain a detailed compensation budget file and fringe expense budget. Responsible for determining and recording all comp & benefit accruals/entries for the monthly close cycle. 6 or more years in accounting and or compensation/benefits with strong knowledge of the balance sheet and the income statement required. Full info HERE (5/20)
SR. SALES PLANNER >>
REELZ/NYC, New York: Create/revise upfront/scatter media plans, account stewardship & serve as agency liaison. Experienced candidate will have opportunity to carry an agency list. Should be comfortable presenting and cultivating agency relationships. A min. 5 years ad sales exp. Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong media math skills. Proficient in Wide Orbit, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Apply HERE. (5/20)
JR. SALES PLANNER >>
REELZ/NY, NY: Create/revise upfront/scatter media plans, account stewardship & serve as agency liaison. Deal maintenance of small list of accounts: order entry, flighting, allocations, revisions. A min. 2 years ad sales exp. Strong written and verbal communication skills, strong media math skills. Proficient in Wide Orbit, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint. Apply HERE. (5/19)
SR PRODUCER/DIRECTOR >>
GRACE CHAPEL/LEXINGTON, MA: Creatively plan, execute, and produce content that meets the strategic goals of our Digital Ministry. Supervise and provide hands-on execution of videography, photography, and post-production processes. Strong proficiency with digital video cameras, audio recorder and computer editing on Premiere Pro required. Full info HERE (5/19)
BROADCAST VIDEO EDITOR/PRODUCER
Cutting trailers, TV campaigns, digital spots and campaigns, special content and in-house reels. Make producer decisions with creativity and decisiveness while paying special attention to sensitive content. Min 3 years of professional video editing experience; detailed working knowledge of Adobe Premier and Adobe After Effects required. Full info HERE (5/19)
DIRECTOR OF AD OPERATIONS
Structure the optimal workflow between different platforms and systems in the ad serving ecosystem. Ownership of all supply related set up, configuration, trafficking and troubleshooting. 7+ years’ experience in digital advertising including video, CTV, OTT and Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required. Full info HERE (5/19)
|WEDNESDAY MAY 19
ABC: The Goldbergs [f], Home Economics [f], The Conners [f], Call Your Mother [f], A Million Little Things
CBS: Kids Say the Darndest Things, SEAL Team, S.W.A.T.
CW: Kung Fu, Nancy Drew
FOX: The Masked Singer, Game of Talents
NBC: Chicago Med, Chicago Fire, Chicago P.D.
PBS: Life at the Waterhole [p], NOVA, The World Within
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos, La Suerte de Loli, Buscando a Frida
Univision: Disnando Tu Amor, Te Acuerdas Di Mi, La Hija Del Embajador