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|Tuesday September 6, 2022
Cooking Channel: Man v. Food at 9p
discovery+: Kiddie Kai
HGTV: Good Bones: Risky Business at 9p
MTV: Teen Mom: The Next Chapter at 8p
Netflix: Bee and PuppyCat
OWN: Queen Sugar at 8p
ABC: Claim to Fame at 10p
BET: The Murder Inc. Story
FX: What We Do in the Shadows at 10p
HBO: Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Detroit Lions at 10p
IN THE NEWS
Prime Video’s “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power,” which premiered with two episodes on September 1, drew over 25 million viewers on its first day, reports Amazon. “It is somehow fitting that Tolkien’s stories – among the most popular of all time, and what many consider to be the true origin of the fantasy genre – have led us to this proud moment,” said Amazon Studios chief Jennifer Salke. “I am so grateful to the Tolkien Estate – and to our showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay, executive producer Lindsey Weber, cast and crew – for their tireless collaborative efforts and boundless creative energy. And it is the tens of millions of fans watching – clearly as passionate about Middle-earth as we are – who are our true measure of success.” Prime Video secure rights for the show from the Tolkien estate in 2017, with a commitment for five seasons.
CNN White House correspondent John Harwood has left the news net. “Today’s my last day at CNN,” he posted on Twitter on Friday. “Look forward to figuring out what’s next.” A reason for his departure wasn’t given, but as CNN shifts to a more neutral tone under new chairman and CEO Chris Licht, Donald Trump critic Harwood – “The Republican party right now is being led by a dishonest demagogue,” he noted on Friday – might not be considered a fit. “We appreciate John’s work covering the White House, and we wish him all the best,” said a CNN spokesperson.
Donald Trump responded to the shift at CNN on Sunday on his social media platform, Truth Social, with an offer. After lashing out at Fox News for “pushing the Democrats and the Democratic agenda,” Trump said, “If ‘low ratings’ CNN ever went Conservative, they would be an absolute gold mine, and I would help them to do so!”.
Netflix has moved the debut of its ad-supported tier to as early as November 1, from an “early 2023” timeline announced in July. That gives the streamer a head start on Disney+’s ad-supported tier, Disney+ Basic, slated to arrive December 8. The Wall Street Journal reports Netflix is looking at a $65 CPM and wants advertisers to sign up for a year-long commitment.
Google and it YouTube app offered updates on plans to limit the spread of misinformation in the lead-up to the 2022 midterm elections. Google is rolling out features on Google Search to help with “how to vote” queries, and launching a new feature that will help readers discover local and regional news from different states. YouTube will recommend election content from authoritative sources like PBS NewsHour, The Wall Street Journal, Univision, and local ABC, CBS, NBC affiliates. On its homepage, YouTube will show reminders on voter registration and election resources, and misleading content and content that incites violence is being removed.
Big winners at night one of the Creative Emmy Awards included Disney+’s “The Beatles: Get Back” and CBS’ “Adele: One Night Only,” which each scored five wins on Saturday. Netflix’s “Love on the Spectrum” and CBS’ “Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show” each won three trophies. Netflix’s “Arcane” was the first streaming show to win Best Animated Comedy, while HBO’s “Last Week Tonight” picked up its seventh win for writing. President Barack Obama was the second US president – after Dwight Eisenhower – to win an Emmy, for narrating Netflix’s “Our National Parks.”
Sunday’s Emmy ceremony brought five wins each for HBO’s “Euphoria” and “The White Lotus,” and Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Nathan Lane won his first guest star Emmy after a record seven nominations in the category, for “Only Murders in the Building.” In more firsts, Disney+ won its first Emmy in a top program category, for TV movie “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers,” which is the first animated movie to take the prize. Footage from the two events will be edited for a two-hour show set to air on FXX on September 10.
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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT
Talker “The Jennifer Hudson Show” kicks off September 12 with guest Simon Cowell. Hudson appeared on season three of “American Idol,” and placed seventh (Fantasia Barrino was first).
Fuse doc “The Revolution Generation” premieres Tuesday, September 27 at 9p. The film focuses on Millennials’ activism.
ViX+ is presenting the film “Mexzombies,” a horror comedy by Mexican director Chava Cartas, at different festivals around the world. The production will arrive exclusively on the ViX+ streaming service before the end of the year. “It was a real adventure to have made the first zombie movie in decades and to have found a story in this genre that connects with the heart of the audience – both young and old,” said Chava Cartas, the film’s director.
Prime Video users will have to wait three days before reviews of the streamer’s original content can be posted, per a new policy. The waiting period, which has been phased in since early summer, is aimed at minimizing offensive content and authenticating that comments are from actual viewers.
Romance-focused Passionflix has raised $9.4 million in a funding round led by AMC Networks. The company’s CEO is Tosca Musk, sister of Elon.
The College Football Playoff is going big, announcing on Friday that the Board of Managers voted to expand the current four-team playoff into a 12-team playoff in an unanimous decision. The new format will begin in the 2026 college football regular season, although some outlets have speculated that it could kick in as soon as 2024. The 12 teams will consist of the six conference champions ranked highest by the selection committee plus the six highest-ranked teams not included among the six highest-ranked conference champions. The ranking of the teams will continue to be done by a selection committee. The four highest-ranked conference champions will be seeded one through four and each will receive a first-round bye.
While we wait for Serena Williams’ final US Open match, ESPN reports that Wednesday night’s US Open match with Williams last week peaked in the last quarter hour (9:30-9:45 p.m.) with 5 million viewers. The audience averaged 2.3 million viewers overall for PrimeTime at the US Open presented by IBM for a rise of 289% over last year, versus Day Three of last year’s primetime telecast.
ESPN also reports that its coverage of the Backyard Brawl between West Virginia and Pittsburgh drew an average of 3.15 million viewers, and scored as the most-watched ESPN Thursday game in five years. College GameDay, meanwhile, averaged 900,000 viewers, for a rise of 30% year-over-year.
FIFA unveiled FIFA+ Collect, a lineup of digital collectibles available on FIFA+ later this month. Content will include images from “the greatest game moments to the most iconic FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup art and imagery.” “Fandom is changing and football fans around the world engage with the game in new and exciting ways,” said FIFA Chief Business Officer Romy Gai.
ESPN announced the release of its newest brand creative, ‘All in for Football’ in celebration of the 2022 NFL season. Created by Arts & Letters, the creative made its debut on Thursday Night College Football’s Backyard Brawl on ESPN. “It is September. Football is officially back,” said Emeka Ofodile, ESPN Vice President of Sports Marketing. “We have all been dreaming about it, preparing for it, going “all-in” for it. This season’s Ready for Football campaign is all about capturing exactly that – all the different types of fans and the different types of ways we are all getting ready for football. And the answer is “we are ready.””
Wednesday will see NFL Network celebrate the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams with a pair of documentary features in America’s Game: 2021 Los Angeles Rams at 8p, followed by We Not Me: Sean McVay and the 2021 Los Angeles Rams at 9p. This year’s edition of America’s Game is the 56th episode of the long-running special which celebrates the Super Bowl champions.
The BBC is bringing back “Survivor,” 20 years after its run on ITV. “’Survivor’ is a global television hit and to be able to bring one of TV’s most successful formats to audiences in the UK in a uniquely BBC way is a very exciting prospect indeed,” said BBC Director Of Unscripted Kate Phillips.
A+E Networks EMEA has launched its true-crime direct-to-consumer streaming service, Crime+Investigation Play, in the UK for £3.99 a month. The service offers over 1,000 hours of premium programming and local originals.
Red Arrow Studios International has acquired the global distribution rights to a pair of new drama titles: coming of age comedy “Kid Sister,” from New Zealand-based production company Greenstone TV and “Summer Love,” an anthology series from Australian producer Gristmill.
Stockholm-based production company Skyverse Nordic has announced that Sweden’s public service broadcaster SVT has onboarded the script and production development of “Whiskey On The Rocks,” a Cold War dramedy special event.
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In August, Warner Bros. Discovery portfolio viewers watched on average 7 hours and 39 minutes of TV weekly, nearly an hour longer than the closest competitor, according to Nielsen.
Food Network closed out August tied as the #3 overall cable network in prime among W18-34, #4 non-news/sports network among W25-54 in prime and as the #2 non-news/sports in Total Day. The last Sunday of the month saw the sophomore season of “Alex vs. America” hit a new series high among P25-54 (.5 Live+3 rating), P18+ (.7), and W18+ (.9).
Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Thursday, September 1
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: Press Your Luck 3.29 (0.4), Generation Gap 2.51 (0.3), The Con 2.27 (0.2)
CBS: Young Sheldon 3.21 (0.3), Ghosts 2.82 (0.3), Big Brother 3.68 (0.8), CSI: Vegas 1.50 (0.2)
CW: Bump 0.32 (0.1), Whose Line Is It Anyway 0.32 (0.1), Great Chocolate Showdown 0.42 (0.1)
FOX: Thursday Night Football 3.32 (0.7)
NBC: Law & Order 1.97 (0.2), Law & Order: SVU 2.14 (0.2), Law & Order: Organized Crime 1.68 (0.2)
Telemundo: Top Chef VIP 0.94 (0.3), Infiel: Historia de un Engano 1.05 (0.3)
Univision: La Mexicana Y El Guero 1.05 (0.3), Herencia Legado Amor 1.26 (0.4), Mujer de Nadie 1.18 (0.4)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages
Keshet International has appointed Fleur Wheatley to the role of VP of Sales. Wheatley joins the company following a four-year tenure at Blue Ant International, where she most recently held the position of Director, International Sales and Acquisitions.
This Day in History
1916 – Piggly Wiggly, the first self-service grocery store, opened in Memphis, TN.
Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Where did Jenna Maroney go to college in “30 Rock” (2006-2013)? Jenna studied at Northwestern, where she met Liz Lemon; extra credit to those who also said The Royal Tampa Academy of Dramatic Tricks. Kudos to: John Ferlazzo/London; Sandy Spiegel/Chicago; Paul Gluck-TUTV/Philadelphia; JoAnn DiNapoli-DeSales Media/Brooklyn; Kayla Moriarty-Headgum/NYC; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Joe Swaney-Purchasing Power/Atlanta; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank; Jane Glickman-Scripps Networks/NYC
Today’s Trivia Question
Who came in second in parody show “Reality Bites Back” (2008)? (Email email@example.com 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.)
SENIOR TELEVISION WEATHER BROADCASTER >>
AccuWeather/STATE COLLEGE, PA:
Works with AccuWeather meteorologists, weather graphics designers and producers to prepare accurate on-camera weather forecasts. Assist in clearly tell a weather story using provided graphics tools. Tailor content and delivery based on pertinent weather stories and breaking weather situations. 7-10 yrs of weather-related broadcasting exp. Full info HERE (9/17)
SENIOR PRODUCER, LIVE BROADCAST >>
AccuWeather/STATE COLLEGE, PA: Deliver a unique style and cohesive cross-platform editorial voice. Provide key input with editorial leadership to provide guidance and quality consistency for AccuWeather digital, social video, and between dayparts. Produce recognizable programming that is distinctive and best-of-class. 5 yrs of exp. in a dynamic, live news production environment. Full info HERE (9/17)
WEATHER GRAPHICS PRODUCER >>
AccuWeather/STATE COLLEGE, PA: Working knowledge of daily weather graphic production workflow. Functional understanding of the Baron Lynx weather graphic system. Ability to perform general Baron Lynx and PC troubleshooting. Generate daily content under deadline pressure. Previous experience with weather graphics systems (I.e. Baron Lynx, WSI, Weather Central). Full info HERE (9/17)
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE >>
REELZ/NYC: Meet & exceed monthly, quarterly & annual budgets. Prepare & complete sales presentations w/decision makers. Make presentations to include a customer needs analysis, research & supporting documentation & creative business solutions. Follow up & close all pending business in a timely manner. 7+ yrs of sales, advertising, digital sales, or media exp. Full info HERE (9/15)
DIRECTOR OF SALES >>
NEXSTAR MEDIA GROUP/HOUSTON: Provide clear, positive leadership for the sales team and sales managers. You will lead a team of 3 sales managers and 12-14 salespeople. Develop and execute sales strategies which result in exceeding revenue targets. Manage inventory, pricing, budgeting, and revenue forecasting. Minimum 5-7 years of experience in media sales management. Full info HERE (9/15)
VP OF AD SALES MARKETING >>
GSTV/NYC: Ideating, and executing upon customized pitches for major clients across all key categories. Developing and deploying a “product marketing” approach that delivers tools and ideas to the Sales team to support and enhance the Sales strategy. 10+ yrs of ad sales marketing experience in highly progressive and innovative media and/or content companies. Full info HERE (9/14)
Work with advertising agency contacts and other advertising sales personnel to ensure that administration aspects of accounts are in order. Prepare and deliver competitive network planning analysis. Assist with ongoing “business intelligence” system enhancement efforts. 1+ yrs related cable exp. or equivalent combination of education & experience. Full info HERE (9/14)
CREATIVE DIRECTOR, BOUNCE
E. W. SCRIPPS
Work with internal creative studio teams to deliver inspired, clear, creative direction that levels-up to strategy and exceeds creative expectations. Provide creative direction for marketing assets created by groups within Scripps Networks. Min 8 yrs of progressively responsible multimedia creative/management in medium to large market. Full info HERE (9/13)
SR. DIR, CREATIVE STUDIO OPERATIONS
E. W. SCRIPPS
Develop & maintain the annual budgets for the Creative Studio operations, reviewing weekly & staying on budget. Oversee the live action production team w/responsibilities including shoot production for all networks & supervising the production stages. Min 8 yrs of progressively responsible multimedia creative/management in medium to large market. Full info HERE (9/13)
SR. MGR, BRAND STRATEGY, BOUNCE
THE SCRIPPS NETWORKS
Leads cross-functional efforts to evolve the brands – evolving the brand
based on key insights and competitive research. Acts as a brand steward driving marketing efforts – all with the goal of building brand equity, driving consumer engagement and monetization. 7+ years of experience in news, media, and/or TV marketing. Full info HERE (9/13)
DIR, BRAND STRATEGY, NEWS
THE SCRIPPS NETWORKS
Develop and implement network strategy to increase visibility and exposure. Create marketing briefs for key marketing campaigns taking a strategic, data-driven, and holistic view of the brand(s) involved. Manage and coordinate all media, communications, marketing, advertising and promotional activities. 10+ yrs of exp. in marketing and strategy. Full info HERE (9/13)
JR. ON-AIR DESIGNER
Work with Graphic Designers to design, develop, and construct visually compelling graphics with careful focus on the station’s brand. Support the marketing team to create marketing campaigns across multiple platforms. Assist in developing and executing design concepts. 1 – 2 years of professional experience working in digital or print design. Full info HERE (9/13)
CAMPAIGN MANAGER, PROGRAMMATIC >>
GSTV/NYC, DETROIT: Manage Post Sale activity, setup of direct contracts from the OMS (Salesforce) to the ad-serving platform (Vistar). Ensure accurate scheduling details are included & communicate any issues related to creative & campaigns. Obtain creative asset materials & launch advertising campaigns both programmatic & direct. 3-5 yrs media/digital industry exp. Full info HERE (9/12)
AFFILIATE RELATIONS MANAGER, SYNDICATION >>
HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP/CHARLOTTE, NC: Serve as the primary contact with our broadcast television station partners, represent clients and outside vendors; including coordination of contracts and agreements, as well as provision all needed information and communication for the Syndication department. Great opportunity for programming, promotion, marketing or PR background. Full info HERE (9/12)
DIRECTOR, AD SALES MIDWEST
Excellent relationships and contacts in both national and performance marketing advertising, digital agencies, and in-house brands. Strong knowledge of current National and DTC/Performance Driven marketplace, linear and digital advertising. Responsible for selling advertising to clients and developing new business relationships by prospecting, developing and selling new business accounts. Full info HERE (9/12)
SPECIALIST, AFFILIATE OPERATIONS
Spearhead affiliate technical/operational efforts (including but not limited to: launch authorizations, blackout implementation, VOD and TV Everywhere) for MLB Network and NHL Network with traditional and virtual MVPDs worldwide. Full info HERE (9/11)
DIRECTOR OF POST PRODUCTION >>
PART2 PICTURES/NY: Responsible for the organization and optimization of all post-production projects. Ensure consistent workflows and best practices are being used across the entire production process. This position will oversee all projects from development to final delivery. Full info HERE (9/11)
AD SALES RESEARCH MANAGER
TENNIS CHANNEL/SINCLAIR SPORTS GROUP
Support linear and digital national ad sales efforts with PowerPoint presentations using Nielsen, comScore, YouGov, MRI & Ipsos. Oversee submission of linear line ups for Tennis Channel. Create and update tracking reports on sports landscape. 3+ years’ experience with Nielsen national applications. Full info HERE (9/10)
DIRECTOR, AD SALES >>
REELZ, NY: Mentor and manage the day-to-day direction of account executives in New York. Manage & develop relationships in marketplace. Collaborate with VP, Ad Sales regarding strategy and development of new business. Negotiate and close upfront & scatter deals. 10+ yrs of advertising sales exp. in a broadcast or cable network environment. Full info HERE (9/10)
DIRECTOR, PUBLIC PROGRAMMING >>
THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA/NYC: Collaborate w/the Programming & Curatorial teams to develop & book unique & influential talent, programs, educational workshops, membership events, exhibits & experiences. Align programming with institutional priorities in TV & produce immersive & interactive tentpole exhibits to ensure that there are engaging offerings year-round. 8+ yrs exp. req. Full info HERE (9/9)
TELEVISION & CROSS PLATFORM RESEARCH DIRECTOR
This highly visible role provides quantitative and qualitative research to all departments; includes research oversight of Tennis Channel, Tennis Channel International, Tennis.com, TennisChannel.com, Tennis Channel Plus OTT, TC app and Tennis Magazine. Expert level proficiency with Nielsen data systems, including NPower is required. Full info HERE (9/8)
COUNSEL, BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS
Draft and/or negotiate a wide variety of agreements, assist with counseling various departments on transactional and legal matters. Oversee administration and compliance with of standards and practices for day-to-day production. A minimum of two years of legal experience in a media and/or entertainment transactional environment, required. Full info HERE (9/8)
DIRECTOR OR VICE PRESIDENT OF CHILDREN’S TELEVISION
THE JIM HENSON COMPANY
Work closely w/the President of Television to strategize building new Jim Henson Company IP. Generate new business by performing outreach, networking, and scheduling meetings w/key players in the industry. Track network mandates, industry trends, and talent/IP to inform development strategy & planning. Min of 5 yrs of exp. working in Children’s TV. Full info HERE (9/8)
THE DIRECTOR OF SALES
REMOTE (PREFER CHICAGO BASED)
Responsible for selling general advertising of our Linear network for year over year growth of our advertising sales projections. Source, create, and maintain relationships, as well as execute contracts for our Linear/Cable/VOD networks. Use of qualitative sales packaging and the drive to meet/exceed sales goals is a top priority. Full info HERE (9/7)
LOCAL SALES MANAGER >>
COX MEDIA/OMAHA NE: Overseeing all sales activities, create a high-performing, fun, and successful team-based environment. Attract, hire, and develop new sales consultants and provide training for your team to be successful and exceed their goals. 2+ yrs exp. leading a team of 5 or more people, 3-5 yrs of sales exp. in the media, cable, or digital advertising. Full info HERE (9/7)
|TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 6
ABC: The Bachelorette, Claim to Fame [f]
CBS: FBI, FBI: International, FBI: Most Wanted
CW: Leonardo, Devils
FOX: TMZ Investigates: Who Really Killed Michael Jackson
NBC: America’s Got Talent, Password
PBS: Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Frontline
Telemundo: Top Chef VIP, El Fuego del Destino
Univision: La Herencia, Los RicosTambien Lloran