11/17/22: “Tulsa King” and the NFL team to break Paramount+ record; Candace Cameron Bure responds to backlash; Apple offers pricing details for MLS Season Pass

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Thursday November 17, 2022

Today’s Premieres
AMC+: Gangs of London
BBC America: Top Gear
BET+: First Wives Club
CBS: Pickled at 9p
HBO Max: The Sex Lives of College Girls; Muxes
Hulu: Fleishman Is in Trouble
Netflix: 1899; Pepsi, Where’s My Jet?; Dead to Me; I Am Vanessa Guillen
Peacock: Leopard Skin; Dragons: The Nine Realms
SundanceNow: The Dry

Today’s Finale
discovery+: Rehab Addict Lake House Rescue at 9p

IN THE NEWS

The premiere of “Tulsa King,” starring Sylvester Stallone, and “NFL on CBS” drove record single-day subscription signups on Paramount+. “This is a significant milestone for Paramount+ and a clear indicator that our strategy of offering a total household product inclusive of marquee sports, breaking news and a broad range of premium originals is working,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer of Paramount Streaming. “The combination of expanding the Taylor Sheridan universe with highly anticipated new originals like ‘Tulsa King’ and the urgency that comes with watching live events is propelling our growth and further establishing us as a leader in streaming.”

Candace Cameron Bure responded to backlash from an interview in The Wall Street Journal, in which she said she left Hallmark Channel to join Great American Family network in part because GAC will “keep traditional marriage at the core.” “It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I intentionally would want to offend and hurt anyone,” she posted on Instagram. “It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies. But, given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever.”

Jay Leno is expected to make a full recovery after suffering burns from a gasoline fire while working on his car. After Leno underwent a grafting surgery, Dr. Peter Grossman of the Grossman Burn Center in LA reported that Leno’s condition is good. “He’s Jay Leno,” Grossman said. “He is walking around and he’s cracking jokes.”

“The Drew Barrymore Show” is the fastest-growing show in daytime TV. Currently in its third season, viewership for the show rose 70%, averaging 1.2 million viewers. The highest-rated episodes of this season included George Clooney, Martha Stewart and Serena Williams.

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PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

“House of the Dragon” executive producer and co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik signed with CAA. Sapochnik also directed “Game of Thrones” episodes, and served as executive producer on six episodes of the series.

NEW & RETURNING SERIES

“Sort Of” will very much return on December 1. The HBO Max Original comedy will air two episodes weekly through December 22.

“Accident, Suicide or Murder” will reveal unexpected truths behind suspicious deaths. The series’ fourth season will air with an hour-long premiere on November 26 at 8p on Oxygen True Crime, beginning with a mystery in Milford, NJ.

COMING UP

Emmy-nominated “Kids Baking Championship” will return to Food Network and discovery+. Hosted by Valerie Bertinelli and Duff Goldman, the competition features. twelve kid entrepreneurs who showcase their baking talents and business knowledge. The new season kicks off on December 26.

TECH TALK

Eighty-one percent of advertisers are satisfied with addressable TV advertising, up from 72% who said so this same time last year, according to research from Go Addressable and Advertiser Perceptions that was shared at yesterday’s Go Addressable 2022 conference in NYC. Key insights include:
· 96% of those using the medium today said they are buying from either AVOD, programmers, OEMs or MVPDs.
· 77% of marketers who have used the medium said they are satisfied with the measurement solutions available for addressable TV.
· 41% of marketers not currently using the medium plan to incorporate it in 2023, up from 25% who said so this same time last year.
· 37% of those currently using addressable advertising said they plan to increase their ad spend in it in 2023.
The findings come as a survey of the Go Addressable group reveal that the industry initiative has helped to enable a monthly average of 53 billion linear advertising minutes. “The members of Go Addressable acknowledge the importance of collaboration in order to push television advertising forward, ” Kevin Arrix, SVP at DISH Media, tells Cynopsis. “We are also holding ourselves accountable to deliver on that progress. Today’s event puts our mission on display and sets the course for what the group will focus on in 2023.”

STREAMING

Xumo has launched an 18-channel holiday hub. The service will feature hundreds of hours of themed entertainment, including holiday classics, Hallmark movies, iHeart Christmas and more.

HOLIDAYS

The Smithsonian Channel will host a weekend-long Thanksgiving Stunt. Hosted by Jay Ellis of “Insecure,” the program will feature franchises such as “Mighty Cruise Ships,” “How Did They Build That?” and “Aerial America.” The stunt will begin next Thursday, November 24 at 9a with a marathon of “Inside the Factory.”

AMC Networks aims to curate the “Best Christmas Ever” with their annual holiday event. Launching with “Christmas with the Campbells” on AMC+, AMC’s streaming services will present a catalog of holiday fan favorites throughout the month of December.

Elle King, Jimmie Allen and Rachel Smith will host CBS holiday special “New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash,” with the country singers and “Entertainment Tonight” counting down to 2023. The special will feature live musical performances from Brooks & Dunn, Zac Brown Band and more.

SPORTS

Apple revealed pricing and launch details for its MLS Season Pass. At a reported cost of $2.5 billion, acquiring the rights to the league was one of the biggest sports streaming deals, and will offer subscribers regular-season live matches, playoffs and cup competition.

The Boston Bruins have claimed their longest win streak at home in club history with a 9-0 record. NESN household viewership is up 34% in impressions versus the 2021-22 season, and the A25-54 audience has grown in impressions by 12% versus last year.

The US Trustee overseeing bankruptcy charges of the Alliance for American Football sued Tom Dundon for $184 million. Alleging Dundon, the minor league’s former owner, sank the startup in the face of financial alternatives, the trustee’s complaint argued that Dundon dealt on his reputation and the league’s trust to control and liquidate the league. In the same bankruptcy court, Dundon sued AAF founder Charlie Ebersol for $70 million – the amount Dundon invested into the league in 2019.

Odell Beckham Jr. sued Nike over his endorsement deal. Beckham is seeking more than $20 million in damages for the corporation allegedly withholding $2 million dollars that was owed to him earlier this year.

The International Olympic Committee announced its esports festival in Singapore. From June 22-25 next year, the IOC and Singapore National Olympic Council will stage the inaugural hybrid event of virtual sports and gaming that will span a week. “Singapore has a track record of successfully hosting some of the biggest events in the virtual sports and esports calendar,” said VP of the IOC and SNOC board member Ng Ser Miang. “We are honored to be collaborating with the IOC to bring this shared vision to life.”

CASTING

Lucía Méndez and Jorge Perugorría will star in Hulu series “La Máquina.” Helmed by Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, the limited series will follow an aging boxer attempting his last title. Karina Gidi, Raul Briones and Luis Gnecco will also recur in the project.

GOING GLOBAL

“Survivor” will return to Colombia after 15 years. The adventure reality show has been off the air in the South America country since 2008, and will end its hiatus with “Survivor, La Isla de los Famosos” through Banijay Rights – commemorating the 25 year anniversary for the franchise.

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EXECUTIVE MOVES

Amy Reisenbach is the new president of entertainment at CBS. Reisenbach takes on the role following Kelly Kahl’s announcement of his departure at the end of the year, after nearly six years in the role and 26 years at the network.

MiQ appointed its first global president of talent and operations. Kristen Stokes will take on the role as the programmatic partner’s acquisition of AirGrid positions the company for further growth.

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM PREMION
 

This Day in History
1558 – Elizabeth I, aged 25, ascended to the English throne following the death of her half sister, Queen “Bloody Mary.”

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Which series was set in Winslow High School? “Boston Public” (2000-2004). Kudos to: John Ferlazzo/London, UK, Marni Gold/Hawthorne, NJ, David Koppelman-Billups/New York, Gerry Bixenspan-TV Marketing Inc./New York, Traci Liner-Initiative/NYC, John Kukla-KDFW FOX 4/Dallas, TX, David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA, Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA, Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA, Larry Hutchings/San Luis Obispo, Ca, Andy Pittman-TAMU, College Station, TX

Today’s Trivia Question
Who played Joey’s agent on “Joey” (2004-2006)? (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.)

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CREATIVE SERVICES DIRECTOR >>
HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP/CHARLOTTE, NC: Lead promotion and brand management for our national marketing and digital content strategies. This role will interface with the management team, show producers, our national network and streaming partners, and program sponsors. Full info HERE (11/30)

RESEARCH DIRECTOR >>
HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP/CHARLOTTE, NC: Support with audience and consumer information related to our national programming. This role will compile and analyze linear, digital and OTT cross platform viewership for the purposes of strategic planning and to create actionable internal insights and client presentations. Full info HERE (11/30)

SR. PRODUCER >>
MATTER OF FACT WITH SOLEDAD O’BRIEN/WASHINGTON, DC: Must have highly developed program production skills, a keen eye for visual and graphic show elements, and an editorial commitment to amplifying diverse voices in the conversation about the nation’s future. The Senior Producer will assist with production scheduling and budget. Full info HERE (11/30)

ASST. PROF. OF PRACTICE IN EMERGING CREATIVE MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES >>
TEXAS TECH UNIV./LUBBOCK, TX: Practitioner/teacher with min. 5 yrs. exp. In VR/AR/MR, virtual production, digital world-building, interactive media, human-computer interaction, motion graphics, VFX, etc. Apply by Dec. 1. Full info HERE (11/30)

PUBLICIST
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STARZ/SANTA MONICA: Identify and successfully pitch programming to media, including long leads, dailies, weeklies and online publications; as well as secure electronic bookings; respond to media requests timely for information and interviews. Develop and maintain close working relationships with members of the press. 3+ years of entertainment exp. in public relations. Full info HERE (11/28)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DIGITAL
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TMZ/LOS ANGELES: Partner with the Head of Revenue & Strategy to develop new growth opportunities for TMZ’s digital products and execute various revenue initiatives. Optimize current suite of products (web, apps, other) against desired goals. 10+ years of work exp. including experience in programmatic and digital (display and video) advertising and online media. Full info HERE (11/28)

DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION STORAGE MANAGEMENT

A+E NETWORKS
NYC

Manage post production storage systems both on premises and in the cloud. Collaborate Production Operations team to ensure that workflows align across the wider A+E enterprise. 5 years experience as a Manager in post production technical support. Comprehensive knowledge of post production workflows and processes. Full info HERE (11/27)

MANAGER, DISTRIBUTION MARKETING >>
INSP/CHARLOTTE, NC: Develops strategy & annual goals for the Affiliate Monthly Campaign, executes the strategy & oversees the implementation of other assigned campaigns. Provides reporting, analysis & recommendations on assigned campaigns and oversees development of creative & content to support network distribution. 5+ yrs of related exp., 3+ yrs of management exp. Full info HERE (11/27)

MANAGER, CROSS PLATFORM AUDIENCE RESEARCH
SHOWTIME
NY
Aggregate & analyze data from various sources to develop audience insights & help drive programming/marketing strategy across traditional and streaming platforms. 3+ years’ experience in media research at a broadcast/cable net, streamer or an agency. Strong Nielsen & data viz tools a must plus MS Office, quant, comm & presentation skills. Full info HERE (11/26)

DIRECTOR, CLOUD ARCHIVE STRATEGY & MNGT- MEDIA OPS
A+E NETWORKS
NYC or Remote
Primary point of contact for the development of standards, processes, procedures, metadata retainment & other functions related to “cloud” operations (AWS). Responsible for the operational development, scale & best practices of all on-premises and cloud-based archives. 10+ yrs of exp. in supply chain modernization, on-premises & cloud archives. Full info HERE (11/26)

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, US DISTRIBUTION >>
BBC STUDIOS/NY, CHICAGO, LA: Frequently liaise with senior level internal and external contacts, screening and prioritizing all forms of incoming communications, dealing with routine issues and coordinating more complex responses ensuring these are delivered in a timely and effective manner. Manage Executive’s travel logistics and scheduling. 3+ yrs of exp. Full info HERE (11/25)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER >>
NEWSMAX/ 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. Develop story ideas, research and plan segments. Delegate responsibilities as appropriate. Supervise production staff. 3+ years executive producing exp. or overseeing newscast production. Full info HERE (11/25)

HEAD of INFLUENCER TALENT
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THE OUTLOUD GROUP/ Remote, DETROIT:
Responsible for developing and expanding a roster of content creators and growing Outloud Talent as a business unit. You’ll provide one-on-one support and guidance to your roster of talent. Looking for someone with 3+ years of experience managing content creators and comfortable with building from the ground up. Full info HERE (11/25)

SALES SERVICE EXECUTIVE

TV ONE
NYC

Client and agency interface, attending client social events, and supporting the multi-platform sales process. Customize client presentations and provide effective information to drive budgets. Research target accounts and create strategy to break new business and increase share. Min of 3-4 yrs exp. in digital, radio or linear sales. Full info HERE (11/23)

DIRECTOR, SCHEDULING & ACQUISITIONS
TV ONE
SILVER SPRING, Remote

Work closely with SVP, Scheduling & Acquisitions and team to develop programming strategies/schedules that achieve or exceed rating & revenue goals. Manage the production of network schedule grids from scheduling database & supervise schedule changes across platforms. Min of 5 yrs exp. scheduling and acquisition w/cable/digital channel or network. Full info HERE (11/23)

MEDIA SPECIALIST I, PRODUCTION FACILITY & CONTENT MANAGEMENT
TV ONE
SILVER SPRING, Remote

Serve as the lead in initiating content request fulfillment by tracking and pulling requested media. Review, transfer, and archive all content that arrives on hard drives and DVDs. Upload, catalog, and archive media from photography and field shoots. 5+ years of experience in the field of digital media or cable/broadcast. Full info HERE (11/23)

SR. COORDINATOR/ASSOCIATE MANAGER, INTEGRATED MARKETING
TV ONE
NYC, Remote

Respond to RFP, RFI and general Sales Requests: concept and formulate both large- and small-scale ideas into innovative, marketable programs that are custom-made for specific client initiatives and their associated KPIs. Champion the vision and go-to-market strategy and linear sales positioning. Min 2-yrs in media or sales/marketing company. Full info HERE (11/22)

MANAGER, MEDIA RESEARCH AND MARKETING ANALYTICS >>
NBCUNIVERSAL, LOS ANGELES:
Serve as primary contact for NBCU Cable Entertainment Marketing department providing audience insights and collaborating on multi-platform program analysis. Provide analytics for Bravo, E!, Oxygen, SYFY, USA, and Universal Kids. 4+ years of experience in entertainment/tech/marketing with strong NPower and marketing research skills. Full info HERE (11/22)

SR. MANAGER, CROSS PLATFORM INSIGHTS & ANALYTICS >>
NBCUNIVERSAL/LA or NYC:
Leverage various data sources to develop multi-platform analyses, insights, and forecasts for NBCU’s six cable networks (Bravo, E!, Oxygen, USA, SYFY, and Universal Kids). 5+ years of media research experience at a bcast/cable net, agency, vendor, or streamer. Very strong Nielsen NPower skills and passion for TV required. Full info HERE (11/22)

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 17
ABC: Enchanted (2007), Alaska Daily, Jimmy Kimmel Live!
CBS: Young Sheldon, Ghosts, Pickled [p], The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
CW: Walker, Walker Independence
FOX: Hell’s Kitchen, Welcome to Flatch, Call Me Kat
NBC: Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Organized Crime, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
PBS: This Old House, Ask This Old House, Broadchurch
Telemundo: Al Rojo Vivo, Exatlón Estados Unidos: Edición Mundial, La Reina del Sur, El Fuego del Destino
Univision: El Gordo y la Flaca, Noche de Estrellas: Latin Grammy, Latin Grammy 2022 [p]

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