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09.10.15

Good morning. It’s Thursday September 10, 2015, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Tonight’s Premieres:
E!: New York Fashion Week at 8p
Great American Country: Lake Life at 9p
NBC: Sunday Night Football at 5:30p
UP: Last Hope with Troy Dunn at 9p

Tonight’s Finales:
CBS: Under the Dome at 10p
CW: Beauty and the Beast at 8p
Fox: Boom! at 8p
ID: Nightmare Next Door at 9p
Travel Channel: Thrill Factor at 8 and 8:30p


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In a shift from lifestyle and entertainment content to harder weather news and digital, The Weather Channel is canceling morning shows AMHQ and Wake Up With Al. AMHQ anchor Sam Champion will focus on primetime weather reporting and host on-screen segments as the company launches its “Local Now” product for OTT providers; Al Roker will make appearances during New York weather events and work on on digital projects. Said the company, “In a fragmented world where it’s no longer about scale but about a passionate core following, we recognize the need to be hyper-focused on providing our viewers exactly what they come to us for – weather.” About 50 of the company’s 1400 employees are expected to leave in the reorg, according to CNN Money.

IN THE NEWS

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested CNN donate profits from its broadcast of the second Republican debate to veterans groups. In an open letter to CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker, Trump said that, “While I refuse to brag…this tremendous increase in viewer interest and advertising is due 100% to ‘Donald J. Trump.’ … you should view the second debate as a public service and not accept the massive profits that this airing will generate.” Reports have CNN asking for upwards of $200,000 for a 30-second spot. CNN moved its broadcast of the Wednesday, September 16 event from 9p EST to 8p, pushing it closer to the 6-7:45p time allotted for the party’s second-tier candidates debate.

On a lighter note, Donald Trump will phone it in, literally, on ABC daytime talker The View today. The GOP candidate’s call-in should provide fodder for new CBS’s Late Show host Stephen Colbert, who will be hosting Vice President Joe Biden tonight.

Discovery Channel earned bragging rights in the “2015 Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study  Evaluation of Basic Cable Networks.” For the 22nd year in a row, the net was tops among total adults for importance to the enjoyment of cable, with 55 percent of respondents rating it important. History was close behind with 54 percent, followed by 51 percent for Food, FX and Weather Channel. Among potential cord-cutters, ESPN was tops among men (61 percent) while Food was first in importance among women, with 65 percent naming the net.

The National Geographic Society and 21st Century Fox are expanding their 18-year partnership. Fox already had control of the Society’s cable channels; the new joint venture adds National Geographic’s other media and consumer-oriented assets, including National Geographic magazines, National Geographic Studio, related digital and social media platforms and ecommerce businesses. With the transaction valued at $725 million, the non-profit Society’s endowment will increase to nearly $1 billion. Fox will have a 73 percent stake in the new venture, called National Geographic Partners. The deal “creates vast opportunities and enables this business to be even more successful in a digital environment,” said Fox CEO James Murdoch.

Cooking Channel‘s Sugar Showdown premieres Thursday, October 1 at 9p. The series features three bakers battling it out as they create decadent desserts for a chance to win $10,000.

Multimedia Platforms Inc., the only publicly-traded LGBT media company, has acquired New Frontiers Media Holdings, LLC. The purchase gives Multimedia Platforms an expansive reach within the LGBT markets of New York, California and Florida, spanning five brands currently publishing 3 million print copies a year. The combined companies will create America’s largest LGBT media company and will give advertisers unprecedented access to a demographic representing $884 billion in buying power in the U.S. alone.

Oprah.com announced the newest addition to its online learning platform: the two-part course 21 Days To Happiness from author Shawn Achor. Part one,  “21 Days to a Happier Life,” begins Monday, October 12; part two, “21 Days to Inspire Happiness Around You,” begins Monday, November 2. Each part runs for three weeks. Registration is open at: http://www.Oprah.com/Happiness


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PRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT

The CW is developing electronic dance music drama The Drop, from R.J. Cutler (Nashville) and DJ Steve Angello, who will serve as executive music producer. Kyle Jarrow is writing the script.

Bruce Campbell (Ash vs. Evil Dead, Burn Notice) has joined forces with 5X5 Media to develop Bruce Campbell’s Horrified (wt). The competition series celebrates the horror genre and its fans through an irreverent comedic lens. Campbell plans to host and exec prod the project alongside 5X5 Media’s Craig Armstrong, Rick Ringbakk and Charles Wachter.

AMC has greenlit new series Preacher, based on the 1990s comic book franchise by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. Seth Rogen, who is exec-producing the project with Evan Goldberg (This Is the End), released the news on Twitter. AMC followed with an official announcement. The series centers on Jesse Custer, a conflicted Texas preacher who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop unconventional power.

ADVERTISING AND BRANDS

Which brands made the biggest social media splash during the launch of Stephen Colbert’s Late Show on CBS Tuesday? Sabra Hummus, featured in a paid product integration, and Oreo, which got its plug courtesy of a Colbert bit about Donald Trump’s boycott of the cookies. Between 11:35p1:35a, there were 1,836 Tweets around Oreo, 1,634 Tweets around Hummus, and 351 Tweets around Sabra, an increase in the volume of Tweets around Oreo by 92% and 626% around Hummus.

“There is little doubt that both behavior and advertising have shifted irrevocably away from TV,” says Moffatt Nathanson Research, releasing two reports about the new media landscape. Findings include a continued 5.5%-6.5% drop in A18-49 viewers through 2019-2020; digital advertising will pass TV in 2017; and national TV spend will decline by one percentage point per year through 2019. Bright spot: sports, which will continue to drive ad revenue.

NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke told investors Wednesday he was determined to fight the “CPM discount,” or getting lower ad prices for viewers than the competition. Calling it a “multi-hundred billion-dollar opportunity,” Burke said, “If we are the number one 18 to 49 network and we have Blacklist and The Voice and Sunday Night Football, an eyeball should not be 10 percent less than it is on Fox or ABC or CBS.” As for viewership, “The good news is people are watching more video than ever before, they’re just watching it in places that often aren’t rated, and aren’t monetized.”

Upfront season wasn’t so “up” this year, according to Media Dynamics. The consulting company reports primetime spending for broadcast was $8.36 billion, down 3.7 percent, and cable was down 2.3 percent, to $9.45 billion. Good news: CPMs of adults 18+ were up about 4 percent on average.

COMING UP

 
The Angels are back in the Big Apple. The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which took place in London last year, airs Tuesday, December 8 at 10p on CBS, with pink carpet interviews, musical performances (TBA) and the multi-million dollar Fantasy Bra in NYC.

Audrina Partridge (The Hills) returns as host for 1st Look, premiering on NBC on September 12 after Saturday Night Live. The new season of the lifestyle show “challenged Audrina to new limits,” promises Lemeya Al-Jinabi, supervising producer.

The final episode of PBS’s In Their Own Words, profiling puppeteer Jim Henson, airs Tuesday, September 15 at 8p – one week before the September 22 premiere of The Muppets on ABC.

The “godfather of online security” John McAfee is profiled in Spike six-part event The John McAfee Project, due in April 2016. Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys) exec produces and directs the docu-series about the tech pioneer/Presidential candidate.

Doped: The Dirty Side of Sports explores the reality of banned substance testing, including ongoing anti-doping challenges in Olympic and professional sports. Epix original documentary airs Wednesday, September 30 at 8p.

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter kicks off an all-new season of SuperSoul Sunday on Sunday, September 27 at 7p on OWN. Additional guests to be featured include The Dalai Lama, Shonda Rhimes, Malala Yousafzai and Gloria Steinem.

El Rey Network presents three classic Stephen King mini-series, airing over three consecutive weekends, this month. The Stand airs on Saturday, September 12 at 12p and 8pm; The Tommyknockers arrives Saturday, September 19 at 12p, 4p and 8p and Sunday, September 20 at 12a, and The Langoliers airs Saturday, September 26 at 12p, 4p and 8p and Sunday, September 27 at 12a.

Live From Lincoln Center debuts its new season on Thursday, September 24 with a live broadcast of the New York Philharmonic’s opening night gala concert with conductor Alan Gilbert and pianist Lang Lang. The broadcast airs on PBS, so you know the drill – check local listings.

SYNDICATION

Season 14 of syndicated talk show Dr. Phil starts with the story of Michelle Wilkins, the Colorado woman whose fetus was cut from her womb, on Monday, September 14. Tuesday brings former Olympian Suzy Favor Hamilton, who led a secret double life as a call girl.
 
Also debuting on September 14, but tackling different topics, is Today’s Homeowner with Danny Lipford. The home improvement show will debut its 18th season on new stations including WMAR in Baltimore, WCPO in Cincinnati and WBAY in Green Bay.

 

CASTING

 
Dennis Haybert
(24) has been cast in Undercover, a six-parter that is the first co-developed series under the partnership between BBC Worldwide and AMC Networks. Slated to premiere on BBC America and BBC One in 2016, the political thriller is currently filming in Louisiana and the UK.

Chicago Med added Marlyne Barrett (The Wire) to its freshman cast. NBC’s Chicago Fire spinoff debuts Tuesday, November 17 at 9p.

ID tapped NY-based performer Todd Robbins to host True Nightmares. Six-part series bows Monday, October 14 at 10p.

CASTING CALL: Seeking real couples (or actors & their significant others) 25-65 married or long term relationship. All ethnicities, gay and straight. Should be willing to share info about yourself & significant other on camera. Questions will include things about your love, relationship, thoughts/feelings toward the other person, etc. Full info HERE (9/12)

KID STUFF
 

ABC Family hosts a September “Funday” event featuring an array of favorite Disney characters and movies. Sleeping Beauty airs Saturday, September 12 at 3p, followed by Toy Story at 5p, Toy Story 2 at 7p, Wreck-It Ralph at 9p and Monsters Inc. at 11:15p. The line-up repeats on Sunday, September 13 beginning at 2p.

GLOBAL GOINGS-ON

Turner Broadcasting greenlit a new co-production with Synergy Media and Studio Goindol, the net’s biggest ever animation project in Korea. Comedy Beat Monsters will fuse live-action footage and CGI animation.

FremantleMedia is teaming up with newly-formed Danish production company Skylark to establish a creative hub, based in Copenhagen, to create new entertainment formats with global appeal. FremantleMedia’s network of global production teams will deliver the shows to international audiences.

Canada’s Tricon Films & Television and film sales company Factory Film Studio have struck a distribution partnership that will have Tricon handle international TV, home entertainment and digital distribution for Factory’s slate of 10 new feature films. It’s Tricon’s first foray into film distribution.
        
Peace Point Rights acquired worldwide distribution rights for The New Flemish Primitives’ food series A Dish a Day. Peace Point will be previewing an English language version of the series in development at Mipcom 2015.

Corus Entertainment has three unscripted reality series set for sale at Mipcom: Cheer Stars, Buying the View and Masters of Flip. The offerings are part of Corus’ strategy to own and distribute more content.

Among the kids’ and family programming 9 Story Media Group is launching at MIPJR and MIPCOM are new series in development including Schnarg and Monsters Everywhere, new series like Nature Cat and Look Kool and new episodes of shows like Wild Kratts and Guess How Much I Love You.

Bristow Global Media Inc. is partnering with the Canadian Country Music Association to produce the CCMA Awards Show for CBC-TV and CMT. The 2015 CCMA Awards Show will broadcast on CBC-TV at 8p local time and encore on CMT (Canada) at 10p on Sunday, September 13.

Warner Bros. International Television Production picked up Armoza Formats I Can Do That to license in the UK. Wall to Wall will produce the celebrity competition, now licensed in over 20 countries.


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RATINGS

In addition to solid reviews, Stephen Colbert’s debut on CBS’s Late Show topped late night with 6.6 million viewers, according to Nielsen fast nationals. Versus last year, the show was up 203% in viewers, up 260 percent among A25-54 and up 250 percent in A18-49. It was Late Show’s largest Tuesday audience, excluding David Letterman’s final week, since July 1995.

The U.S. Open quarterfinal match between smashing sisters Serena and Venus Williams gave ESPN a 4.8 rating in metered markets. Counting a second match, the telecast scored 2.7, the second best for tennis in ESPN history.

ID boasts its best August ever for L+3 in Prime delivery among P2+ (up 19% versus August 2014 to 901,000), HH (up 14% to 752,000), P25-54 (up 10% 375,000), W25-54 (up 9% to 254,000), P18-49 (up 18% to 304,000) and W18-49 (up 12% to 202,000), completing six consecutive months of year-over-year Prime delivery growth.

truTV‘s Impractical Jokers 100th Episode Live Punishment Special delivered 3.7 million total viewers in Live+3 for the premiere and same-day encore, truTV’s highest-rated telecast in more than 19 months. The special ranked #4 in its timeslot among all cable programs in total viewers and A18-49.

Did entertainment newsmags see Trump bumps the week ending August 30? Entertainment Tonight led the pack (3.0 Live+SD, up 3% from the week before). Access Hollywood (1.7, up 6%) rose 31% from last year, the most of any magazine, and Extra (1.4, up 8%) hit its highest rating in 14 weeks.

The season 19 premiere of ABC’s The View earned a 2.5 household rating, down 22% versus last year’s Rosie O’Donnell-is-back launch, but up 14% from its lead-in.

Destination America earned its highest-rated and highest-delivering August, too, in both Prime and Total Day among all key demos including P2+, HH and P/M25-54 for Prime and among HH, P2+, and P/W25-54 for Total Day. Top performers for the month included new episodes of Paranormal Survivor and Impact Wrestling and the premieres of Buying the Rockies and Project Afterlife

Top 13 Broadcast Programs among A18-49 rating/share for the week of August 31, 2015
ABC:
Saturday Night Football (9/5) 2.7/12
NBC: America’s Got Talent (9/1) 2.3/8
NBC: American Ninja Warrior (8/31) 2.1/7
CBS: Big Brother (9/2) 2.1/8
CBS: Big Brother (9/32.0/6
NBC: America’s Got Talent (9/2) 1.7/7
CBS: Big Brother (9/6) 1.7/7
FOX: MasterChef (9/2) 1.5/6
ABC: Bachelor in Paradise (8/31) 1.5/6
NBC: Hollywood Game Night (9/1) 1.3/5
Source: Nielsen Media Research, Galaxy Explorer, Live + SD Data

Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/24/15 ranked in order by HH Rtg
Judge Judy (CTD) 6.4AA
Family Feud (2/T) 6.1AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 6.0AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 5.7AA
Big Bang Theory (WB) 5.5AA
Modern Family (2/T) 3.0AA
Entertainment Tonight (CTD) 3.0AA
Inside Edition (CTD) 2.9AA
Two and A Half Men (WB) 2.8AA
Live with Kelly & Michael (DAD) 2.5AA
Dr. Phil (CTD) 2.5AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Top 11 M-F Syndicated Strip Series for the week of 8/24/15 ranked in order by A18-49 Rtg
The Big Bang Theory (WB) 2.8AA
Family Feud (2/T) 2.1AA
ESPN NFL Pre-Season (ESP) 1.7AA
Modern Family (2/T) 1.7AA
Judge Judy (CTD) 1.5AA
Family Guy (2/T) 1.5AA
Wheel of Fortune (CTD) 1.2AA
Two and a Half Men (WB) 1.1AA
Cleveland Show (2/T) 1.1AA
Jeopardy (CTD) 1.0AA
How I Met Your Mother (2/T) 1.0AA
Source: Nielsen Media Research

Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of August 31, 2015)
NBC:
Nightly News 8.25 million total viewers; 1.7/8  2.01 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 7.71 million total viewers; 1.5/7 1.81 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 6.53 million total viewers; 1.2/5 and 1.42million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Broadcast Evening News Shows Weekly Average Ratings (week of August 24, 2015)
NBC:
Nightly News 8.42 million total viewers; 1.8/8  2.10 million A25-54
ABC: World News Tonight 7.65 million total viewers; 1.6/7 1.87 million A25-54
CBS: Evening News 6.50 million total viewers; 1.2/5 and 1.42million A25-54
Source: Nielsen, NTI Total Viewers and A25-54 Live+SD

Monday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Monday with 1.4/4, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. NBC’s American Ninja Warrior was first at 8p
with 1.6/5, followed by CBS’ combo of The Big Bang Theory and Fall Preview with 1.2/4. At 9p,
NBC’s American Ninja Warrior continued its lead with 1.8/6. ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise placed second with 1.5/4. ABC’s Bachelor: After Paradise and Telemundo’s Senor de los Cielos tied for the top spot at 10p with 1.1/4. NBC’s Running Wild with Bear Grylls followed with 1.0/3.

A18-49: NBC 1.4/4, ABC 1.2/4, CBS 0.9/3, UNI 0.8/3, FOX 0.7/2, TELE 0.6/2, ION 0.4/1. CW 0.3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Monday, September 7, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
CBS: 3.5/6
The Big Bang Theory [r] 4.1/7, CBS Fall Preview 3.1/5, Scorpion [r] 3.1/5, NCSI: Los Angeles [r] 3.5/6
ABC: 2.9/5
Shark Tank 2.7/5, Bachelor in Paradise 3.2/5, Bachelor: After Paradise 2.7/5
NBC: 2.7/5
American Ninja Warrior 3.5/6, Running Wild with Bear Gryllis 1.8/3
FOX: 1.7/3
So You Think You Can Dance 1.7/3
UNIVISION: 1.2/1
Amores con Trampa 1.1/2, Lo Imperdonable 1.4/2, Yo No Creo En Hombres 1.0/2
ION: 1.0/2
Criminal Minds 1.1/2, Criminal Minds 0.9/2,  Criminal Minds 0.9/2
TELE: 0.9/1
Avenida Brasil 0.6/1, Bajo e Mismo Cielo 0.8/1, Senor de los Cielos 1.3/2
CW: 0.6/1
Penn & Teller: Fool Us 0.8/1 [r], Whose Line Is It Anyway 0.7/1, Significant Mother 0.4/1

Sunday A18-49 Analysis: NBC had the most A18-49 viewers Sunday with 1.2/5, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen. CBS’s 60 Minutes was first at 7p with .7/3, followed by .6/3 for ABC’s America’s Funniest Home Videos. CBS’s Big Brother led at 8p with 1.7/7, versus 1.2/5 for NASCAR on NBC. NASCAR took the lead at 9p with 1.2/5; ABC’s Bachelor in Paradise was second with 1.1/4. NBC maintained the top spot at 10p with 1.2/5, followed by .7/3 for Telemundo’s Cine Millonario.

A18-49: NBC 1.2/5, ABC .8/3, CBS .8/3, FOX .6/2, UNI .5/2, TELE .4/2, ION .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Sunday, September 6, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
NBC: 3.6/7
NASCAR Sprint Cup Race 3.6/7
CBS: 3.0/6
60 Minutes [r] 4.5/10, Big Brother 3.2/6, Madam Secretary [r] 2.1/4, CSI [r] 2.0/4
ABC: 2.3/5
America’s Funniest Home Videos [r] 2.4/5, Bachelor in Paradise 2.6/5, Castle [r] 1.7/3
FOX: .8/2
Bob’s Burgers [r] .6/1, Bob’s Burgers [r] .6/1, Simpsons Encore .9/2, Brooklyn Nine-Nine .8/2, Family Guy [r] 1.0/2, Last Man on Earch [r] .8/1
ION: .6/1
Rocky V .4/1
UNIVISION: 1.0/1
Aqui y Ahora .8/2, J. Gabriel-Bellas Arte 1.2/2, Sal y Pimienta 0.9/2
TELE: 0.5/1
Francisco: Papa Entrea .2/0, Cine Millonario .6/1

Saturday A18-49 Analysis: ABC led with most A18-49 viewers Saturday with 2.7/12, according to final primetime national ratings from Nielsen, winning every hour with football. ABC’s Wisconsin vs. Alabama game scored 2.5/11 at 8p, followed by 1.4/7 for Texas at Notre Dame on NBC. ABC averaged 2.9/12 at 9p, versus 1.2/5 for NBC’s game, and 2.9/12 at 10p versus .9/4 for NBC.

A18-49: ABC 2.7/12, NBC 1.2/5, UNI .6/2, CBS .5/2, FOX .3/1, TELE .3/1, ION .3/1

Live + Same Day Household Ratings: Saturday, September 5, 2015 time period averages. Source: NTI, Galaxy as dated. Live+SD.
ABC: 4.3/9
Saturday Night Football 4.3/9
NBC: 2.4/5
Notre Dame Football 2.4/5
CBS: 2.1/4
Crimetime Saturday [r] 1.8.4, 48 Hours [r] 1.9/4, 48 Hours [r] 2.6/5
UNIVISION: 1.1/2
Sabado Gigante 1.1/2
ION: .8/2
Criminal Minds .7/2, Criminal Minds .8/2, Criminal Minds .8/2
FOX 0.6/1
Bullseye [r] 0.6/1, Home Free [r] 0.6/1
TELE: 0.3/1
Cine Millonario 0.3/1

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Ovation TV promoted Lori Hall to Vice President, Programming Planning, Scheduling and Acquisitions. Hall has headed program scheduling for the arts net since joining the company in 2011.

BET Networks appointed P. Sean Gupta as Vice President of Programming Strategy. Gupta was previously Senior Director of Business Decisions at Time Warner Cable.

Pamela Post has been upped to Senior Vice President of Original Programming and Series Development of Logo. She will continue to serve as Executive Producer of RuPaul’s Drag Race .

Patrick Kelly has been elevated to Executive Vice President of Business Affairs for TBS and TNT. He has been with Turner Entertainment’s business affairs department since 2002.

Orion Entertainment has announced two new hires. Allison Boon, formerly Senior Director of Development for RIVR Media, assumes the newly created role of Vice President, Development. Katie Fimple has been named Director, Development. She was previously at High Noon Entertainment.

Craig A. Geller has been appointed Executive Vice President, Network Sales and Digital of Azteca America. Geller last served as Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales and Integrated Marketing at NUVOtv.

Vice Media has hired James Rosenstock as its Executive Vice President of International and Corporate Development. The media veteran last worked at Discovery Communications.



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1846 – Elias Howe received a patent for the sewing machine.

Answer to Our Last Trivia: Which sitcom brothers tried to keep an alligator in the toilet? Wally and Beaver on Leave It to Beaver (1957-1963). Kudos to: Michael Ritz-BucStar Consulting/NYC, Tom Boyd-WGN-TV/Chicago, IL, Jerry Jones/San Francisco, Elissa Guzzardo-MBMG/Los Angeles, Jim Himmel-TCB Media/San Clemente, CA.

Today’s Trivia: How does Jerry accidentally get the Kenny Rogers Roasters restaurant in his neighborhood shut down on Seinfeld (1989-1998)? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.).

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JOB OPENING: PRODUCT SUPPORT SPECIALIST/WO NETWORK/NY: Motivated/exp’d for our newest software pkg. Proven track-rec in cable ntwrk ind. 2+ yrs exp cable ntwrk w/in a sales dept is strongly pref’d or exp at a software co for cable ntwrk prods. Full info/apply HERE (9/11)

JOB OPENING: BUSINESS ANALYST/WO NETWORK/NYC: Mng full proj req’s definition-to writing detailed specs & bus. use cases, workflows etc. Comm effectively w/internal/external resources. 3+ yrs exp cbl ntwrk ind w/focus pricing/plan’g inv. Sales/traff exp a must. Full info/apply HERE (9/11)

JOB OPENING: CLIENT SOLUTIONS MGR PROGRAMMATIC TV/WO NETWORK/NYC: Handle on-boarding & support for a suite of products. 2+ yrs exp brdcst TV, radio, or ntwrk sales or agency buying role, ideally w/exp both buying & selling sides of the ind. Full info/apply HERE (9/11)

JOB OPENING: SENIOR DESIGNER/Nickelodeon/NYC: Conceptualize/execute Nickelodeon Live Action’s Off-Air Property designs that translate the attitude & values of the brand & properties. BA deg pref’d. Approx 5 yrs design/advertising exp. Full info/apply HERE (9/11) 

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, DIGITAL STRATEGY/CMA/Nashville: Dvlp, mng & oversee the execution & reporting of all digital marketing initiatives. Min 7-10 yrs exp dig mktg, music or ent pref’d. EOE Resume: [email protected] View full job HERE (9/11) 

JOB OPENING: LOCAL SPOT AE/ION/NY: Launching spot sales in major east coast mrkts. Experience-agency relationships a MUST. Rare opp to launch TV ad sales with MAJOR established media company. Min 5 yrs exp. EOE See full ad http://www.ionmedianetworks.com (9/11)

CASTING CALL: Companies can showcase their casting notices/casting calls here. For information on rates and specs for posting a casting notice, please email Trish at [email protected]

EXPERT SERVICES ADS: These ads are for companies or people who offer an expertise in the field of media by way of production, voice over artistry, writing, set development, etc. For information on rates and specs for posting an Expertise Service ad email Trish at [email protected]

INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. These ads are always posted for free, and students work for school credit only. For more information on the specs for posting an Internship ad, email Trish at [email protected].

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED… There is no charge for placing your Situation Wanted ad… for more information contact Trish Pihonak at [email protected]

E-mail [email protected] or call Trish Pihonak at 203-899-8459 for rates and specs for Job Openings.


WHAT’S ON TONIGHT – THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2015


ABC: Shark Tank [r], Scandal [r], How to Get Away With Murder
CBS: Big Bang Theory [r], Mom [e], Big Brother, Under the Dome [
f]
CW: Beauty and the Beast [f], Arrow [r]
Fox: Boom! [
f], Bones [r]
NBC: NFL Kickoff 2015, NFL Football
PBS: This Old House Hour [r], The Civil War [r]
Telemundo: Avenida Brasil [r], Bajo el Mismo Cielo, El Senor de los Cielos
Univision: Amores con Trampa, Lo Imperdonable, Yo No Creo en los Hombres 

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