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Hear about the two biggest acquisitions of the year – AT&T + WarnerMedia and Discovery + Scripps – from respective executives behind the moves: Donna Speciale (WarnerMedia) and Jon Steinlauf (Discovery).
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BET Network greenlit digital talk series Black Coffee. Hosted by Marc Lamont Hill, the live daily morning show will feature interviews with celebrities, athletes and social media stars. The show is set to premiere on Monday, June 3 at 10a across multiple platforms including YouTube, Facebook Watch, Twitter, BET Now App and Bet.com.
Netflix secured an exclusive, multi-year overall deal for scripted series programming with Michael Sugar’s Sugar23, reports Deadline. The agreement includes a first look for unscripted series, as well. It puts Sugar’s TV deal under the same roof as his feature deal, which was inked last October.
Happy Valley producer Red Production Company is adapting Jess Phillips’ book, Everywoman: One Woman’s Truth About Speaking the Truth, into a TV drama. Phillips, a rising British political star and critic of Brexit, published the book of stories from her own life in 2017 via Random House. The series will be co-produced by Red, which produces Netflix’s Safe and BBC’s Years and Years, and Lucy Dyke (The Split, Black Mirror).
Amazon Studios ordered young adult drama pilot The Wilds from writer-executive producer Sarah Streicher (Daredevil) and ABC Signature Studios. Amy B. Harris will serve as executive producer and showrunner on the project, which is ABC Signature’s first series for Amazon. Described as part survival drama, part dystopic slumber party, The Wilds follows a group of teenage girls from radically different backgrounds after an airplane crash strands them on a deserted island.
 “These women are all so cool and interesting I need to step up my game!” – direct quote from one of the Top Women in Media judges. Joins us for a special night of celebrations at the Top Women in Media Awards Gala Dinner September 9 in Tribeca, NYC and see what all the buzz is about. Reserve your table today!
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend face off against Lisa Vanderpump and the cast of Vanderpump Rules when Celebrity Family Feud returns for its fifth season on Sunday, June 9 at 8p on ABC.
History unveils new video footage from Unidentified: Inside America’s UFO Investigation of Navy pilots Lt. Ryan Graves and Lt. Danny Aucoin, who have reported multiple sightings of unexplained flying objects off the East Coast to the Pentagon and Congress. Six-part nonfiction series bows Friday, May 31 at 10p.
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Fan-favorite characters explore new places this June on Cartoon Network. New episodes of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes begin Sunday, June 2 at 4:30p, while Ben 10 bows Saturday, June 22 at 12p and Summer Camp Island returns Sunday, June 23 at 12p.
The third and final season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones begins streaming Friday, June 14. All 13 episodes of the Netflix superhero series will be released at the same time, globally.
Driver Digital Studios has teamed with Alita Friedman, CEO of Alita’s Brand Bar to expand its licensing and content distribution partnerships, including Cool School, a kids’ channel on YouTube and YouTube Kids. As the studio’s official licensing agency, Friedman will seed out and evaluate partnership opportunities across all categories including hard lines, soft lines, live events and entertainment, as well as new content distribution platforms.
ESPN+ nabbed exclusive English-language rights to Copa America soccer, which takes place between June 14 and July 7 in Brazil. The entire 26-match tournament will be carried on the subscription streamer in English and Portuguese.
Comcast is set to launch a new commercial-free, on-demand movie service called Hitz that will replace Cinemax in some channel packages. The service, which will feature over 200 movies from a variety of studios and rotate over time, will be available at part of Xfinity Premier, Super and certain other TV packages at no extra cost. For Xfinity subscribers who still want Cinemax for its original content, Comcast will continue to sell $12-per-month subscriptions to the premium channel.
Most adults see technology as the biggest driver of change and think that that’s a good thing, according to findings in the seventh annual trends report by Ford. The report examines the drivers of behavioral change around the world via a survey of 13,000 adults, conducted by Harris Insights and Analytics for Ford. Some 87% of adults say technology is the biggest driver of today’s change, while 79% say that technology is a force for good. However, that doesn’t mean that consumers like all tech prompted change. Some 69% of millennials, 68% of Gen Z, 62% of Gen X and 53% of Baby Boomers would like to undo some behavioral changes that happened because of technology.
Apple has been sued by three consumers who live in Rhode Island and Michigan and allege the company violated their privacy by sharing information about their music listening habits with third parties. The lawsuit was filed late last week in California and alleges that Apple has been selling this data directly and also giving iOS app developers access to other related data. The plaintiffs are seeing class-action status for their lawsuit. If found guilty, Apple could be forced to pay damages to residents of the two states who had their music listening habits disclosed.
Broadcaster Anna Maria Tremonti will produce and host original projects for CBC Podcasts, starting this fall with a one-on-one interview series. To focus on these ventures, Tremonti is leaving her post as host of CBC Radio One’s The Current on June 21.
Indian talk show host and director Karan John is set to host a dating talk show for Netflix in India. What The Love? centers on the wives of Bollywood stars, who discuss their husbands’ careers and struggles, and how their relationships have survived. Filming is expected to begin in 2020.
Canal+ Group acquired M7, an independent pay-TV company with operations in Benelux and Central Europe. It marks the largest overseas deal Canal has made in nearly two decades. M7 will give Canal access to new markets and provide a pipeline for its original productions and extensive film library.
Cynopsis Measurement & Data Conference
June 11 | 11:30AM – 5:00PM | CNVS, NYC
Beyond Traditional Ratings: The Crisis of TV Measurement
Join Jo Kinsella (TVSquared), Sue Hogan (IAB), Bob Ivins, (NCC Media), Kristyn Clement (NBCU), Vikram Somaya (Nielsen), Artie Bulgrin and other industry experts discussing best practices for 2020 and beyond.
Sponsored by: NCC Media, Videa, Tubular Labs, TVSquared, Tivo, Nielsen and Tunity

TV Time’s Shows on the Rise Report for the week of May 20
WHAT/IF (Netflix) 100%
She’s Gotta Have It (Netflix) 96.2%
Slasher (Netflix) 96.1%
White Gold (BBC Two) 64.8%
It’s Bruno (Netflix) 63.0%
Catch-22 (Hulu) 96.2%
Chernobyl (HBO) 56.6%
Kuroko’s Basketball (MBS) 53.5%
Elementary (CBS) 52.6%
Fleabag (BBC Three) 43.8%
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.
SHAREABLEE SOCIAL TV RATINGS: Top US Shows Overall by Engagement for the week of May 20
Program, Total Actions (millions), Total Content, Actions per Content (000), Fans/Followers (millions)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Warner Bros./synd.) 15.1, 125, 120, 181.9
E! News (E!) 12.8, 571, 22, 35.5
The Voice (NBC) 3.4, 229, 15, 24.4
RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1) 2.9, 102, 28, 5.9
Entertainment Tonight (CBS/syndicated) 2.1, 731, 3, 8.2
Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists (Freeform) 1.7, 110, 16, 26.8
Today Show (NBC) 1.5, 701, 2, 13.1
The Late Late Show with James Corden 1.3, 102, 13, 6.3
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC) 1.1,118, 9, 24.1
Good Morning America (ABC) 917K, 921, .995, 13.1
Based on Total Actions (reactions, comments, shares and retweets)
Top 11 Live+7 Playback Rankers by actual gain for the week of May 6 Live+SD/Live+7/+7 Actual Gain
The Big Bang Theory 2.0/ 3.6/ 1.6
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.4/ 2.5/ 1.1
Modern Family (ABC) 1.0/ 2.1/ 1.1
911 (FOX) 1.1/ 2.2/ 1.1
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) 0.7/ 1/6/ 0.9
Young Sheldon (CBS) 1.5/ 2.3/ 0.8
Chicago Fire (NBC) 1.0/ 1.8/ 1.0
Chicago PD (NBC) 0.9/ 1.7 / 0.8
New Amsterdam (NBC) 0.8/ 1.6/ 0.8
NCIS (CBS) 1.0/ 1.7/ 0.7
Chicago Med (NBC) 1.0/ 1.7/ 0.7
Based on the difference between Nielsen’s first-reported Live + Same Day and the final Live + 7 Day ratings (for regular/original programs only)
Tunity Analytics Top Weekly National Out-of-Home Viewer Rankings for Entertainment Programs for the week of May 20
Program, OOH Viewers (000)
Live in Front of a Studio Audience (ABC) 378
The Voice (NBC) 308
All About “All in the Family” and “The Jeffersons” (ABC) 295
Blood and Treasure (CBS) 254
The Voice (NBC) 228
Chicago Fire (NBC) 226
Chicago PD (NBC) 212
Chicago Med (NBC) 199
Love It or List It (HGTV) 181
Love It or List It (HGTV) 177
Source: Tunity Analytics. Viewing estimates are derived from the Tunity mobile app usage. OOH Impressions are calculated using Tunity Analytics proprietary estimation model.  
TV Time Binge Report: Most Binged TV Shows for the week of May 20
(Show/Share of Streams)
Lucifer (FOX) 6.52%
Game of Thrones (HBO) 4.86%
The Society (Netflix) 2.48%
The Rain (Netflix) 2.48%
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 2.18%
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) 1.99%
Friends (NBC) 1.88%
Riverdale (The CW) 1.79%
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX) 1.71%
How I Met Your Mother (CBS) 1.12%
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 our TV Time app within a given day.
Live + Same Day Viewers AA (millions) Monday, May 27 time period averages
Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated Live+SD
NBC: 5.15 million
2019 Stanley Cup Finals Game 1 5.15
ABC: 4.00 million
The Bachelorette 4.68 Celebrity Family Feud 3.31
CBS: 3.38 million
The Neighborhood 3.83, Man with a Plan 3.29, The Code 2.71, Bull 3.69
FOX: 2.33 million
Beat Shazam 2.45, 9-1-1 2.21
CW: 1.08 million
Howie Mandel Standup Extravaganza 1.08
Monday A18-49: NBC 1.5/7, ABC 1.0/5, FOX 0.6/3, CBS 0.4/2
Guy Cacciarelli joined in-video shopping software company Simustream as Vice President of Sales. The veteran Viacom and Madison Square Garden Company executive recently served as a consultant for several media and entertainment companies.

This Day in History: 1942 – Bing Crosby recorded “White Christmas”.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question: Who was the first winner of Celebrity Apprentice? Piers Morgan. Kudos to: Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./NYC; Synda Kollman-Charter Marketing Group/Boca Raton, FL; Charmaine Leary/NYC; Charlie Connor-KOKI-KMYT/Tulsa, OK; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station/TX; Paul Blutter-Walk and Talk Production Rentals/Burbank, CA; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/Los Angeles, CA; Thomas Moore-Kalt Productions/Los Angeles, CA; David Westburg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank, CA.
Today’s Trivia Question: What actress turned down the role of Kris Munroe on Charlie’s Angels (1976-1981) to focus on her film career? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: a limit of four.)
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MANAGER, AD SALES RESEARCH/UPtv/NYC: Well-rounded & exp’d ad Sales rsrchr – adept at using ratings, mktg analytics & custom data to create a complete & accurate picture. 5+ yrs ad sales rsrch exp. Fast thinking, collaborative, data miner & strategic storyteller. Join an amazing Team & have an impact. Full info HERE (6/12)

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Write daily articles for PCA’s website on E! Online. Voting preparation in coord w/mktg on categories, celebs selection, voting tool entry & updating nominee’s lists. Min 1yr prior writing and/or editing exp pref an online ent news org. Strong knwldg pop culter ent news. Full info HERE

MEDIA MGR, NATIONAL ACCOUNTS/Ad Council/NYC: Responsible for building/managing relationships w/existing & potential media partners that will help us drive impact for Ad Council’s 40+ social impact campaigns. Prospect new business w/a focus on growth areas such as streaming audio, OTT & new video platforms etc. Full info/apply HERE (6/7)


SALES PLANNER/UP TV/NYC: Resp. for dev/implementing media proposals and working directly with Acct Execs. and Pricing & Planning. College deg. & 1+ yrs cable exp. in ad sales ind.  Strong Microsoft Office & DealMaker skills a +. Good comm, interpersonal & organzt’l skills. Send Resume: HERE (6/7)

AD SALES ASSISTANT DIRECT RESPONSE/OPPORTUNITY MEDIA/NYC/LI: Seeking an energetic achiever w/excellent written & organizational skills for role to assist in supporting growing revenue for dynamic DR Team: BA Degree, Min 2 yrs DR Experience req.  Wide Orbit Knowledge a + Full info HERE (6/7)

SR SYSTEMS ENGINEER/GSN/SM: 8+ yrs. Active Directory, Azure, VMWare, Veeam, Office 365, Power Shell, OS: Server 2012, 2016, Windows 10, Mac OS, Storage Area Networks, telephony, network routing, and switching, OS and network security. Lead and mentor other Engineers and IT staff. Full info and to apply HERE (6/6)

PROJECT MANAGER/WideOrbit/NYC: Partner closely w/clients, overseeing large, complex implementation projects. 5+ yrs exp managing/delivering enterprise software or IT projects, Media indstry exp, Knwldg of proposal & inv mngmnt systems used by nat’l cable networks is highly desirable. Full info HERE (6/6)

FREELANCE STRATEGIC PLANNING & OPS COORDINATOR/Nickelodeon Velocity/NY: Support VP in all strategic planning ops, communications & training initiatives for Nick team that dvlps custom mktg campaigns for Advertising partners. Proactive/strategic thinker with excellent comm skills. 2-4 yrs of mktg or strategy plan’g exp. Full info HERE (6/6)

INVENTORY & PLANNING MGR/Katz Networks (Bounce, Court TV, Escape, Grit, Laff, Brown Sugar) /NYC: Support VP, Pricing, Planning and Inventory w/all things related to inventory & managing the day to day business processes & sales assistants & planners. Min 5-7 yrs exp including; sales planner exp and/or Inventory mngmnt and commercial operations. Full info HERE (6/6)

SALES DIRECTORS/VideoAmp/NY/LA/Chicago: Experts needed to identify opportunity, articulate value & close deals that deliver value to clients & VideoAmp a must. Dedication to value-based solution selling & delivering value for clients. Exceptional track rec for breaking into & building major acct relationships. Full info HERE (6/4)

AD SALES ASSISTANT/Weather/NYC: Provide support to Ad Sales Acct Execs to srvc clients, and all aspects of media schedules. Extremely detail oriented w/orgnzt’l skills to keep efficient work sched. BS or 2 yrs exp. req. Full info HERE (6/4)

BRAND DIRECTOR/NBC 7 & TELEMUNDO/San Diego: Ensure all platforms are consistent with the overall voice and tone of our stations’ images. BA deg or equivalent work exp. Min 5 yrs of mktg, brand development, or creative prod exp. Working knowledge of editing platforms, final cut pro. Full info HERE (6/4)

CBS SPORTS SENIOR WRITER/PRODUCER, ON-AIR PROMOTION/NYC: Write/produce all wkly promos for CBS Sports with particular knowledge of NFL, College Football, NCAA BB Tournament, PGA & the Masters. Pressure player with superior conceptual skills. Min 7 yrs exp as promo producer req’d. Full info HERE (6/3)

VP, TV SALES & SPONSORSHIP/Stadium/Chicago: Nat’l sports network seeks VP resp to drive new business rev & dvlp sponsorship prgrms by working w/clients & agencies. Leverage expertise & network to capitalize on linear-specific opps. 10+ yrs exp rev dvlpmnt w/progressively resp roles focused on integrated sponsorship. Full info HERE (6/3)

SR DIRECTOR, DISTRIBUTION OPERATIONS/Viacom/NYC: Lead ops for new media and linear distribution, act as SME and thought leader across all brands. 5+ yrs leadership and ops exp within media or technology industry. Full info HERE (6/3)

TALENT COORDINATOR/INSP/CHARLOTTE NC: Multi-tasking dynamo w/strong orgnzt’l skills to support team in optimizing celeb appearances. Mng travel plans incl setting up logistics for principal photography, promotional events, media tours & talent interviews. 2 yrs exp in a leadership or management role. Full info HERE (6/3)
ABC: The Goldbergs, Schooled, Modern Family, American Housewife, Modern Family, The Goldbergs
CBS: The Amazing Race, NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget [p], NCIS: The Cases They Can’t Forget
CW: My Last Days, Janet the Virgin
FOX: MasterChef [p], Gordon Ramsay’s 24-Hour to Hell and Back
NBC: American Ninja Warrior [p], The InBetween [p]
PBS: Nature, NOVA, Light Falls
Telemundo: Un Poquito Tuyo, Betty en NY, La Reina del Sur
Univision: La Reina Soy Yo, Silvia Pinal, Frente a Ti, Por Amar Sin Ley

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