Allblk: Judge Me Not
Hulu: The Kardashians
Max: 100 Years of Warner Bros.; Vgly
Peacock: Dino Pops
The Roku Channel: Team Rubicon
A&E: City Confidential at 9p
IN THE NEWS
The next Republican presidential candidate slated for a CNN town hall is Nikki Haley. Jake Tapper will moderate the event, set for Sunday, June 4 at 8p in Iowa. CNN’s headline-making town hall with Donald Trump took place May 10.
It didn’t take long for Paramount+ to renew “The Family Stallone.” One week after its debut – the number one reality show premiere ever on the streamer – the series starring Sylvester Stallone, his wife and three daughters landed a season two order.
It’s much more than a hunch – HGTV has put the “Brady Bunch House” on the market. In 2019, the network transformed the home as part of its series, “A Very Brady Renovation,” replicating the North Hollywood abode into a replica of the original set design from the series. As part of the massive renovation, HGTV added the iconic floating staircase, the burnt orange-and-avocado green kitchen, the kids’ Jack-n-Jill bathroom and a backyard with a swing set, teeter totter and Tiger’s dog house. Listing price: $5.5 million.
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
“Chef Swap at the Beach” has been greenlit for a second season. The Myrtle Beach-set cooking competition is produced by The WorkShop Content Studios. Season one aired on Cooking Channel.
Blake Shelton and Lee Metzger, who collaborated on USA Network’s “Barmageddon” and worked together on NBC’s “The Voice,” have launched Lucky Horseshow Productions. “Over the years of working with Blake, we’ve created some incredible TV moments. Now with the success of ‘Barmageddon,’ we’ve realized we have a creative point of view that an audience loves to watch,” said Mezger. “I’m looking forward to producing our own brand of entertainment and years of success with Blake. Besides, now that he’s left ‘The Voice,’ it’s not like he has anything better to do.”
Actress Eva LaRue (“CSI: Miami”), who along with her daughter was stalked for 12 years by a man now behind bars, has teamed with Forte Entertainment to develop her experience into scripted and unscripted projects. “What Eva and her daughter went through is unimaginable, and we are humbled to share their astonishing story with audiences worldwide,” said Forté Entertainment’s Andrea and Mitch Gabourie.
Prime Video handed a series order to “Butterfly,” from Daniel Dae Kim’s 3AD and BOOM! Studios. Kim will star in the series, with Ken Woodruff (“Gotham”) onboard as showrunner and co-creator.
Children’s and family entertainment producer Kenn Viselman (“Thomas the Tank Engine,” “Teletubbies”) is teaming with Toonz Media Group to launch itsy bitsy Animation with plans to create both animated family feature films and TV series. The partnership will introduce one new project a year starting with Viselman’s “Li’l Pet Hospital.”
Casting note: Indira Varma (“Game of Thrones”) has joined BBC and Disney+ drama “Doctor Who.” Varma previously appeared in “Doctor Who” spinoff “Torchwood.”
Chipotle Mexican Grill is partnering with Street Fighter 6 to give players the opportunity to earn Fighter Coins through digital entrée purchases made on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com. Later this year, Street Fighter 6 will feature in-game integrations like Chipotle Daily Brackets, Battle Hub signage, and Chipotle-branded avatar items. In addition to the partnership, Chipotle will serve as the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Evolution Championship Series, a sponsor of COMBO BREAKER, an advertiser on PlayStation™ media, and the first restaurant brand to offer free food as viewer rewards on Twitch.
Premium publishers such as Condé Nast and news publishers outperform on attention metrics, according to findings released by media platform Teads, with quality Teads content driving attention levels at least three times higher than Facebook. Teads’ premium ad formats deliver attention comparable to YouTube, with a 15% higher APM compared to Lumen’s December 2022 benchmark, while also being better perceived and more efficient. Teads also measured CTV within an omnichannel campaign across its digital and CTV inventory, and identified +21% lift in omnichannel attention compared to the digital-only benchmark, according to Adelaide.
So far, so good, said Warner Bros. CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels of this week’s launch of streamer Max. Speaking at a J.P. Morgan media conference, Wiedenfels said he was “actually very surprised by the large number of subscribers that have already started watching on the new product,” particularly the new premium tier.
Not so happy with Max’s rollout were the DGA and WGA, which objected to revised credits that put directors and writers under one group, “creators.” The DGA called the change “a grave insult,” while the striking WGA said it was “disrespectful and insulting.” WBD was quick to address the issue. “We agree that the talent behind the content on Max deserve their work to be properly recognized,” said the company in a statement. “We will correct the credits, which were altered due to an oversight in the technical transition from HBO Max to Max and we apologize for this mistake.”
Blue Ant Media has launched FAST channels Homeful and Love Pets on VIZIO WatchFree+. Homeful features real estate, renovation and transformation series and is home to TV reno celebrity Mike Holmes’ catalog of home series and specials. Love Pets features stories about animals and the people who care for them.
Fuse Media is partnering with the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) which will provide viewers of its FAST channel Latino Vibes with exclusive access to premium Latino content. The partnership is anchored by the launch of the monthly programming block “LALIFF Presents” on Latino Vibes.
NEW & RETURNING SERIES
Season two of Fox Nation’s “Duck Family Treasure” premieres Sunday, June 11. The five-episode series features the Robertson family as they continue their quest for buried treasure. Episode two will also air on Fox News Channel that night at 10p. The Robinsons were first introduced to viewers on A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” (2012-2017).
Also coming back for a second season is Prime Video’s “The Wheel of Time.” The fantasy series returns September 1.
Oxygen true crime series “New York Homicide,” following some of the worst murders in the city’s recent history, premieres Saturday, June 10 at 9p.
MagellanTV is celebrating Memorial Day with the launch of its second annual “War & Military Week.” The playlist includes documentaries and series that honor the men and women in the armed force, and the streamer is making two of the titles – “Beyond the Myth: the SS Unveiled” and “The Day When: Pivotal Decisions of WWII” – available to non-subscribers through June 6, the anniversary of D-Day.
Great American Adventures will air a Memorial Day marathon on May 29, kicking off with travel cooking series exploring the best bites across the country. The FAST channel from Great American Media will feature 24 hours of curated episodes of “Seaside Snacks and Shakes,” “Southern Barbequed Everything,” “Baked,” and “Late Night Eats.”
“CMA Fest: 50 Years of Fan Fair,” a documentary film that tells the story of the world’s largest and longest-running Country Music festival, debuts on Hulu on Wednesday, July 5.ulu Hulu.
Inscape has launched Commercial Feed+, an enhanced and expanded commercial dataset that places an emphasis on streaming. Commercial Feed+ is aimed at helping the industry better understand ad effectiveness and the impact of TV commercial exposures in a holistic approach, across linear and streaming platforms.
Overall brand sponsorship with individual local NBA teams is up 10.5% to $1.4 billion this past season, according to SponsorUnited. The league signed 2,430 sponsorship deals for all its teams. While fewer deals were made in auto and consumer product categories, financial, retail, and sports wagering were strong, led by financial brands, which rose 9% to $289 million. Major new NBA sponsors for teams include PepsiCo’s new Starry beverage and Tequila brands Astral, CasaNoble, and Herradura.
Midea, producer of home appliances, has extended its global partnership with Manchester City. As part of the renewal, Midea and Manchester City will continue to create content campaigns through collaborations with players. The Midea brand will also have an increased brand presence in the Etihad Stadium across super-sized LED and pitch side branding.
Quickplay is collaborating with Google Cloud to drive new digital transformation opportunities for content providers, streaming providers and broadcasters in the Middle East. The two companies are bringing to market regionally optimized solutions that leverage Google Cloud’s new Middle East regional data center in Qatar. The solutions are designed to help streaming providers design, deploy and scale new cloud-native platforms with the flexibility of personalization capabilities to enable rapid, cost-effective time to market and subscriber engagement and monetization.
Banijay game show “Deal or No Deal” is headed back to Spain after a 12-year break. The revival, produced by Gestmusic, will air on Telecino.
CAKE has teamed up with Annie Mumolo and Ariane Price on “Lulu and The Help You Crew,” a 3D CG series originally developed with Reel FX Animation. CAKE is leading development and production with Reel FX Animation as executive producers. CAKE will distribute the series internationally.
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Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Tuesday, May 25
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Jeopardy! Masters 5.91 (0.57), Judge Steve Harvey 2.24 (0.25), Celebrity Family Feud 1.52 (0.23)
CBS: FBI 6.54 (0.42), FBI: International 5.36 (0.33), FBI: Most Wanted 4.83 (0.33)
CW: Superman & Lois 0.60 (0.08), Gotham Knights 0.33 (0.05)
ION: Chicago Fire 0.97 (0.11), Chicago Fire 1.01 (0.12), Chicago Fire 0.94 (0.12)
FOX: Beat Shazam 1.47 (0.22), Don’t Forget the Lyrics 1.16 (0.24)
NBC: The Voice 4.41 (0.34), The Voice 6.21 (0.49)
Telemundo: Top Chef VIP 0.77 (0.17), Secretos de Sangre 0.67 (0.14)
Univision: Perdona Nuestros Pecados 1.27 (0.30), Amor Invencible 1.35 (0.33)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
James E. Dunford has been promoted to President and CEO of American Public Television, effective June 12. He succeeds Cynthia Fenneman, who is retiring. Dunford was previously SVP, Station Services.
Kim Lemon is ending his 34-year run at Showtime, most recently as EVP of Data Strategy, Research, Scheduling and Programming. His duties will be taken over by Laurel Weir, currently EVP and Head of Programming and Strategic Insights & Research at MTV Entertainment Studios and Paramount Media Networks. “Kim has been a vital part of Showtime’s fabric, consistently striving to elevate the brand and make a cultural impact with our storytelling,” said the division’s President and CEO, Chris McCarthy in an email to staff.
sparks & honey, Omnicom’s cultural strategy consultancy, announced the appointment of its first Chief Innovation Officer, elevating Camilo La Cruz to fill the role. Most recently La Cruz served as Chief Strategy Officer.
Kari Patey has been named VP of Producer Development at CBS Stations. Patey will be based at WCCO-TV, the CBS Station in Minneapolis-St. Paul where she has served as VP and news director since 2017.
Digital Remedy announced the appointments of Randall Rothenberg and Martin Kristiseter to its Board of Directors. Rothenberg spent 16 years as CEO and Executive Chair of the Interactive Advertising Bureau; Kristiseter is the founder and Managing Director of Compulse, a marketing technology and managed services company for local media and agencies.
Avital Onn-Shachar is exiting Keshet International to launch Bitali Entertainment. The new company specializes in business and legal affairs, strategic planning, negotiations of talent, production and co-productions deals for domestic and international project, and content and format distributions deals.
Theorum has appointed Mark Wilson to the newly-created position of Director of Human Resources. In his previous roles with ArtQuest, he was responsible for talent acquisition for all positions.
This Day in History
1721 – John Copson became America’s first insurance agent.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
What was the name of the last ad that Don Draper created on “Mad Men” (2007-2015)? Coca Cola’s “Hilltop.” Kudos to: John Kukla-KDFW Fox 4/Dallas; Aaron Paquette-AccelerateSG/Fort Worth, TX; Vickie Wong-Jupiter Entertainment/NYC; Erik Rankin-CoxReps/NYC; Kevin Noonan-Surpass Digital/NYC; Shelly Schaeffer-UBSI/Ossining, NY; Sally Sluss-Spectrum Reach/St. Louis, MO; Jeff Peters-Marketplace/LA; Lisa Fikeys-Nissan United/Chicago; Dan Whitford-WTTW/Chicago; Lorrie Shilling/El Segundo, CA; Kathryn Tesoriero-GroupM/NYC; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Susan Nessanbaum Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA
Today’s Trivia Question
When Rainbow Media was spun off from Cablevision in 2011, what was the company renamed? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four answers per time zone.)
DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION LIFETIME/LMN MARKETING PRODUCTION OPERATIONS
Lead campaign planning & production oversight, ensuring best-in-class creative. Direct Campaign Planning rollouts & ensure production readiness of marketing initiatives. Oversee production on high-end graphics/design/editorial projects. 7+ yrs working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team, with relevant work exp. in production management. Full info HERE
SR CREATIVE DIRECTOR (BRAND + DESIGN)
Several opportunities available. Co-create & execute the creative vision & direction for the brand & uphold creative voice w/respect to all brand communications. Part executive, part designer, part visual artist, part writer, part director & all creative entrepreneur. Expert in ideation & creative process. 7+ yrs relevant work exp. Full info HERE
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER >>
NEWSMAX MEDIA INC/NYC: Determine best news stories for the program and create daily rundown. Work with show host in program preparation and execution. Identify compelling news stories. Delegate responsibilities as appropriate to producers, associate producers, and casting producers. 3+ years executive producing experience or overseeing newscast production. Full info HERE
STAGE MANAGER >>
NEWSMAX MEDIA INC/WASHINGTON DC: Works with Production management to maintains cast and crew lists and manages local rehearsal and show calendar. Oversee daily technical run-throughs directly prior to shows. Willing and able to work shifts between 12noon to 11pm and occasional Weekends and some longer hours during election and special events. Full info HERE
BROADCAST ENGINEER >>
NEWSMAX MEDIA INC/WASHINGTON DC: Troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance of television broadcast equipment, computers, and broadcast computer networks in a 24x7x365 environment. Serve as E.I.C. during live and taped shows. Electrical Engineering, or other technical degree preferred. 5+ yrs as broadcast engineer, or equivalent knowledge. 5+ yrs in live TV production. Full info HERE
NEWSMAX MEDIA INC/NEW YORK: Generate story ideas through research of news reports, social media, websites & contacts. Strong understanding of Newsmax brand & talent. Identify impactful news stories that result in provocative, compelling television. Delegate responsibilities as appropriate to associate producers, assignment editors & video editors. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Full info HERE
DIRECTOR, GENERAL AUDIENCE PUBLICITY >>
PBS/ARLINGTON VA, Hybrid: Leads the strategy, development & implementation of external communications to support PBS’s general audience content & provide support for PBS’s reputation & executive visibility. Manage relationships w/notable on-camera talent, producers – including partner agencies, managers, or agents supporting their programs. 8+ yrs of public relations exp. Full info HERE
AD SALES COORDINATOR, DIRECT RESPONSE
NYC, Hybrid, Remote
Work with account executives & sales planners utilizing internal computer system to fulfill sales orders through the execution of client schedules. Serve as the primary point of contact for ad agencies & TV One to resolve discrepancies, confirm schedule changes & distribute post & pre-logs. Bachelor’s degree or 2 yrs of exp. in advertising sales. Full info HERE
MANAGER OF ENTERPRISE CONTENT, WTKR
Collaborates w/other newsroom managers to leverage the Scripps content strategy as the foundation for market-specific local content strategy. Leading a team of people to regularly & reliably produce targeted enterprise & investigative stories of impact & importance to our community. 3 yrs of exp. in digital media, journalism, broadcast preferred. Full info HERE
SR. DIRECTOR, DIGITAL PLATFORMS AND PARTNERSHIPS
SILVERSIDE MD, NYC, Hybrid Remote
Develop, cultivate, and socialize vision, mission, and strategy for Digital Business, Programming Visibility, Content Creation and Content Partnerships & Data Governance. Lead and facilitate cross-functional and cross-company project teams. 12 yrs in the media & emerging platform landscape with building digital platforms and vMVPD growth strategy. Full info HERE
VP OF BROADCAST ENGINEERING >>
NEWSMAX MEDIA, INC./NYC, NEW YORK: Oversee the planning, management, installation & maintenance of the networks technical infrastructure: studios, transmitters, digital production platforms & automated systems. Ability to deploy in the field to coordinate special events. 8+ yrs of broadcast troubleshooting in a television network environment, preferably in a network News environment. Full info HERE
MEDIA RESEARCH MANAGER
Evaluate programming for our linear and FAST channel schedules to provide insights for content strategy and audience growth. Analyze & interpret media research for programming, ad sales, marketing, and affiliate sales. Research, & preferably Nielsen background is a strongly preferred. Media Research with linear, or similar platforms, is required. Full info HERE
SCHEDULING ASSISTANT- PROGRAMMING DEPARTMENT
Partner with the Programming Director to perform scheduling tasks for our Linear and FAST Channels. This includes data entry and distributing weekly schedules. Strong attention to detail and love for data entry/meta data is a plus. This role is ideal for someone looking to break into the media world. Full info HERE
TRAFFIC ASSISTANT- AD SALES METADATA ENTRY
Performing a variety of administrative tasks to provide support to the Traffic Department. The majority of this role will focus on metadata entry and must have strong attention to detail. This role will also assist team members with projects and serve as an idea source during team meetings. Full info HERE
VIDEO EDITOR- MOTION GRAPHICS
Responsible for editing a variety of content, including but not limited to: network promos, show promos, sponsor ads and graphics. The ideal candidate is highly skilled in the Adobe editing suite and is highly motivated and organized. After Effects/Motion graphics skills are needed and coding is preferred, but not required. Full info HERE
VICE PRESIDENT, COMPENSATION
NYC, Hybrid, Remote
Review current compensation programs to identify changes needed for a true best in class compensation approach. Develop simple tools that can be used by recruiters, candidates, & employees to effectively communicate all aspects of a compensation package. Minimum of 10 + years of experience in compensation. Full info HERE
DIRECTOR OF SALES
Leader of the Sales Team. Drive new business & digital sales development. Manage inventory, rates, political sales processes & revenue forecasting. Develop and execute integrated marketing packages and projects to increase stations’ revenue. Resolve customer complaints regarding sales and service. Min. 5 years’ exp. in Television Sales Management. Full info HERE
NETWORK ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
WEIGEL BROADCASTING CO.
Building and managing relationships with existing and potential new clients and agencies through routine communication; actively grow industry relationships to gain marketplace intelligence. Generate revenue for the networks & meet monthly goals through effective outside sales techniques. 5 yrs of National Network selling and sales development exp. Full info HERE
AD SALES PLANNER >>
SINCLAIR BROADCASTING GROUP/NYC, Hybrid: Responsible for creating, analyzing & communicating sales proposals to the Sales team for presentation to advertising agencies and/or clients. Collaborate w/all media platforms & departments to create proposals, execute campaigns, manage stewardship & pacing of linear & digital deals. Point of contact post sale & provide excellent client services. Full info HERE
DIRECTOR OF SALES >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP WKRN -TV (ABC)/NASHVILLE TN: Being a Leader of the Sales Team and owning the position. Driving new business development. Managing inventory, rates, political sales processes & revenue forecasting. Developing and executing sales packages and projects to increase stations’ revenue. Performing other duties as assigned. Minimum five yrs experience in Television Station Management. Full info HERE
MANAGER, RIGHTS CLEARANCES, STANDARDS & PRACTICES
SILVER SPRING MD, Hybrid, Remote
Pre-screen broadcast programs, commercials and other content to ensure compliance with TV One’s current Content Standards, Federal Trade Commission/Federal Communications Commission regulations. Assign parental ratings to all TV One programming based on content review. 3+ yrs exp. in a rights clearances and standards and practices is preferred. Full info HERE
DIRECTOR OF AD SALES – PLATFORM PARTNER
BBC GLOBAL DIGITAL NEWS & STREAMING
BBC Global Digital News & Streaming is looking for a highly skilled, NY based, Director of Ad Sales – Platform Partner. The purpose of the role is to launch BBC Studios Youtube and social advertising proposition across the Americas, deliver advertising revenues across the BBC Studios global portfolio and build a best in market Partner Sales team. Full info HERE
LOG EDITOR, COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS
CHICAGO, IL, NEW YORK, NY – Hybrid, Remote
Prepare and update the daily assigned program log for TV One or Cleo TV. Manage the placement of key clients by using detailed instructions to ensure correct placement as ordered by the Advertising Sales team. Bachelor’s degree in a related field or 2+ years of experience in Broadcast Cable Log Operations. Full info HERE
SR. PROMO EDITOR
SILVER SPRING, Hybrid, Remote
Video editing, with primary responsibility in marketing and digital media. Work with creative marketing teams to complete their production assignments. Contribute creative ideas that will help elevate the brand. Organize, Manage and Archive Avid Media Projects and files. 10 years of video editing exp. including 5 years of promo editing exp. Full info HERE
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/CHICAGO Remote: Strategically sells linear & digital properties to drive Ad Sales revenue. Works with agencies & clients to develop unique advertising solutions for their brands. Requires 5-10 years of sales experience with established agency & client relationships. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong negotiation, communication & presentation skills. Full info HERE
SALES PLANNER – AD SALES >>
GREAT AMERICAN MEDIA/NEW YORK, Hybrid/Remote: Works with Account Executives to service clients daily. Builds sales plans, maintains media schedules & handles client requests such as stewardship, liability, and traffic concerns. Seeking a motivated, self-starter with strong communication, problem-solving & time management skills. Must have 1+ year of planning experience. Full info HERE
MOTION GRAPHIC DESIGNER >>
LONG STORY SHORT MEDIA/WASHINGTON, DC: Bring creative concepts to life through design and animation. Motion Designer will work in a team environment to share fresh design perspectives and create engaging high-quality content for a variety of subjects and media. Full Info HERE
|THURSDAY MAY 25
ABC: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
CBS: Young Sheldon, Ghosts, So Help Me Todd, CSI: Vegas
CW: Walker, 100 Days to Indy
FOX: Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars, Animal Control, Animal Control
NBC: The Wall, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Magnum P.I.
PBS: This Old House, Ask This Old House, Lucy Worsley’s Royal Myths & Secrets, Tom Jones
Telemundo: Top Chef VIP, Secretos de Sangre
Univision: Perdona Nuestros Pecados, El Amor Invencible, Mujer