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Friday November 18, 2022

Today’s Premieres
Apple TV+: Interrupting Chicken
CMT: The Last Cowboy at 10p
HBO Max: Food Affair with Mark Wiens
Hulu: Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne
Netflix: Reign Supreme; Somebody; The Cuphead Show!; Elite; The Great British Baking Show: Holidays; Inside Job
The Roku Channel: Martha Holidays; Emeril Cooks
YouTube: Behind the Beats at 12p

Today’s Finale
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher at 10p

Saturday’s Premiere
BBC America: Life in Color with David Attenborough at 8p

Sunday’s Premieres
CNN: This Is Life with Lisa Ling at 10p
Paramount: Tulsa King at 9p
Showtime: The L Word: Generation Q at 8p

Sunday’s Finales
AMC: The Walking Dead at 9p
PBS: Miss Scarlet and the Duke at 8p; Magpie Murders at 9p; Annika at 10p


Time spent watching television climbed for the second consecutive month in October, according Nielsen’s The Gauge. The 2.2% monthly increase in TV consumption included a nearly 10% jump in broadcast viewing compared to September, bringing the category up to 26.0% of total TV usage and marking its largest share since February 2022. Broadcast sports viewing in October increased 19% compared to September and accounted for over 25% of broadcast usage, and the General Drama genre surged 42% to make up nearly 27% of usage. Streaming grew in October to make up 37.3% of TV viewing, while cable’s share dipped .9 to 32.9%. Overall TV usage was up 2.8% compared to one year ago.

Young consumers are more engaged than their elders with entertainment of all types, according to Hub’s new “Battle Royale” study, which looks at Americans’ sources of entertainment. While people under 35 have an average of 8 entertainment platforms they say are “must have” sources, among those 35 and over, the number is 4.9 sources. Other highlights include:
· The younger demo is less dependent on video: gaming and social media comprise almost half the total entertainment sources used by those under 35. These consumers use an average of 15.5 entertainment sources, and of these, 6 are either gaming or social media (vs. 6.6 video sources.)
· Those 35+ are much more video focused: 5.3 video sources, vs. 2.1 social media platforms and 1 gaming source.
· 85% of young consumers say social media platforms are a must have – higher than any other category. Those 35+ are most likely to say major SVODs (70%) or reading (70%) are a “must have” source of entertainment.
· Social media is the top choice among men and women of all ages when they have 10-15 minutes to spend on entertainment.
“The competition between streaming providers has monopolized the TV industry spotlight in recent years,” said Jon Giegengack, principal at Hub and one of the study authors. “But among young people, things like gaming and social media are a bigger competitive threat. There are young people who are as likely to spend 2 hours on TikTok as they are watching a TV show. These behaviors may not change with age, and it’s important for media companies to anticipate where their audiences will be in the future.”

NBCUniversal Advertising and Partnerships announced innovations through the four pillars of One Platform: Data & Identity, Activation & Automation, Ad Innovation and Measurement – and set a date for its next developer event. Since its One22 conference in March, NBCU said it has expanded its partnerships, and rolled out more capabilities offering advertisers new scale and precision targeting, activation and automation technologies, new data and currency options. One23, NBCU’s next event, will be held on February 16, with a newly expanded format. “We created One21 to introduce One Platform as the bridge between NBCUniversal’s iconic media and advanced technology capabilities, and One22 showcased how we brought One Platform to market with our universe of partners,” said Krishan Bhatia, President & Chief Business Officer, Global Advertising and Partnerships, NBCUniversal. “As One Platform continues to scale, One23 will lean into a new level of collaboration.

NBCU also announced a “Currency Council,” with over 10 advertisers – including General Motors, PepsiCo, State Farm, Wayfair, T-Mobile – committing to use alternate currencies for at least part of their ad spend with NBCU. “By joining us on The Currency Council, these brands will have a front row seat to new currency and will be able to improve the management of their investments and prepare their organizations for new models and workflows ahead,” said Kelly Abcarian, EVP, Measurement & Impact, Advertising & Partnerships, in a blog post. “Together with our clients, we’ll continue to evaluate these new currencies, establish new ways of transacting, and operationalize improved workflows throughout the planning, buying, and posting processes. This comprehensive approach to embracing new currencies is designed to make adoption easier, faster, and possible at scale.”

“We are prepared for a fight,” the Directors Guild of America warned members about the guild’s upcoming contract talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. The DGA’s contract expires June 30, and between economic headwinds, inflation and studios’ focus on streaming, “This promises to be an extremely challenging negotiating environment – one of the most difficult and complicated we have faced in many years,” warned the DGA. No date has been set to start negotiations.

2023 overall ad spend is projected to be up 5.9% year-over-year, according to a new IAB report. But while most categories are projecting growth in 2023, the growth will not be uniform: B2B (+20.8%), travel (+20.6%), restaurants/beer/liquor/wine (17.1%), and financial services (11.1%) are projected to post double-digit growth while other categories are projected to be down, flat, or post single-digit growth. Other insights from the “2023 Outlook Survey: Ad Spend, Opportunities, and Strategies for Growth” include:
· Customer acquisition is by far buyers’ top goal for 2023 media investments (61%), followed by increasing brand equity (43%) and improving media efficiency (35%).
· More than half of buyers (52-55%) expect to focus more time and resources on measurement, MMM, 1P data, and creators in 2023.
· Sixty-three percent of buyers will more frequently reforecast media plans in 2023, and most will do so at least monthly.
· Fifty-six percent of buyers are investing or considering investing in metaverse advertising/marketing. Buyers not interested in metaverse advertising cite the nascency of the space (41%) and it not being a good fit for their audiences (37%) and brands (35%).

Hasbro is exploring the sale of Entertainment One. “Following our recent Investor Day where we introduced our new branded entertainment strategy, Blueprint 2.0, we received inbound interest from several parties for the part of the eOne television and film business that while valuable is not core to our go-forward strategy,” said Chris Cocks, Hasbro’s CEO. “This interest informed our decision to explore a sale process.” Hasbro acquired eOne in 2019 as part of a $4 billion transaction.

All fans are not created equal. The difference in the mindsets of audiences is explored in Fandom’s new “Inside Fandom” study. Four different “fan identity” segments are identified:
· The Advocate (24% of average fanbase), who see IP as a core part of their identity
· The Intentionalist (31% of average fanbase), who lean into what they are watching, are influenced by ads, awards and reviews, and follow those associated with their shows/games
· The Culturalist (24% of average fanbase), who are heavily influenced by buzz around a release and fear of missing out
· The Flirt (21% of average fanbase), the least engaged audience, who will add a show/game “to their list” until they’re ready to engage
“Marketers are increasingly focused on reaching consumers as they enjoy their favorite entertainment and games, but typically take a very static approach – viewing their audience as a monolithic group,” said Anthony Iaffaldano, VP of Sales Marketing & Insights at Fandom. “This year’s Inside Fandom research turns that myth on its head, unveiling four new consumer personas that can help decode any fanbase and identify more authentic ways to engage with them.”

News media platform Fintech.TV announced a partnership with Katz Digital Video to exclusively represent the domestic sales of Fintech.TV’s advertising assets, including streaming inventory and sponsorship opportunities. “Adding technology investment content to our ecosystem of audio, video and digital offerings further establishes Katz as a one-stop-shop for brands to reach diverse audiences with unparalleled scale,” said Mark Gray, CEO of Katz Media Group.

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Craig Gerber (“Sofia the First,” “Elena of Avalor,” “Firebuds”) has extended his overall development deal with Disney Branded Television. Under the agreement, Gerber is developing a “Sofia the First” spinoff series set in Royal Prep Academy, his second series in development for Disney Branded Television through his production banner, Electric Emu. Gerber also has a previously announced series in development at Disney with Kris Wimberly (“Elena of Avalor,” “Firebuds”) about a time-traveling treasure hunter.

“Silk: Spider Society” will be the first of a “suite” of live-action series based on Sony Pictures Television Marvel comic book characters to premiere on linear on MGM+ (set to be relaunched from Epix in January) and streamed later on Prime Video. Angela Kang (“The Walking Dead”) will serve as showrunner for “Silk.” “Amy Pascal, Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Sony’s recent live-action and animated reimagining of the Spider-Man franchise has represented some of the most dynamic superhero storytelling in film,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “Together with Angela Kang’s creative vision, we couldn’t be more pleased to bring ‘Silk: Spider Society’ to our MGM+ and Prime Video customers.”

Amazon’s Freevee has come the rescue of Australian soap “Neighbors,” canceled in June after 37 years. The show from Fremantle Australia had aired on Australia’s Network 10 and UK’s Channel 5 before funding was pulled. Freevee will take streaming rights to previous episodes ahead of the new season’s run. “With the power of streaming, we’re able to offer a catalogue of thousands of ‘Neighbours’ episodes for new audiences to discover this legendary series and current fans to relive their favorite moments,” said Lauren Anderson, Head of AVOD Original Content and Programming, Amazon Studios. “We look forward to immersing the audience in new Ramsay Street experiences when we relaunch the show next year for Amazon Freevee and Prime Video customers.”

“How to Die Alone,” written, starring and co-showrun by Natasha Rothwell, scored a series order from Onyx Collective and is headed to Hulu. Rothwell and her Big Hattie Productions have an overall deal with ABC Signature, which is producing for Onyx.

Bounce and MGM are partnering to produce a new original series, “Act Your Age,” a comedy focused on three women in their 50s who decide the best way forward in life is together. “Act Your Age” stars Kym Whitley (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) and Tisha Campbell (“Uncoupled”) with special guest star Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community”). Alyson Fouse (“Big Shot”) created the series and serves as showrunner and executive producer. The series is produced by Mark Burnett, Barry Poznick and Bradley Gardner (“Hot in Cleveland”) and co-executive producer Ken Ornstein (“Everybody Loves Raymond”).

“Monster High” has been renewed for season two on Nickelodeon. The most recent premiere episode of the animated series delivered a 0.58 K2-11 Live+3 rating, up double digits from the prior four weeks’ timeslot and the prior week’s launch. Across all telecasts to date on the Nick portfolio of nets, the series has reached 1 million Kids 2-11 and nearly 4 million total viewers.

Apple TV is not moving forward with plans to develop a series based on Confidence Man, the bestselling biography of Donald Trump by Maggie Haberman. Apple had optioned the book ahead of its publication in October.


Hallmark Channel series “The Way Home,” starring Andie MacDowell (“Maid”) and Chyler Leigh (“Grey’s Anatomy”), premieres Sunday, January 15 at 9p. the drama follows the lives of three generations of women.

Showtime docuseries “Boys in Blue,” a four-parter from Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) that spotlights North Community High School and its football team in Minneapolis in the aftermath of the police killing of George Floyd, premieres Friday, January 6 at 8p.

Season two of Apple TV+’s “Puppy Place” debuts Friday, December 9. The live-action series chronicles the adventures of siblings and the puppies they foster.


A stand-up comedy special featuring Marc Maron is set to debut on HBO in 2023. Taped in front of a live audience at NYC’s Town Hall on Thursday, December 8, the special will feature all new material. “We’re long-time fans of everything Marc does, from his iconic podcast to his fearless standup,” said Nina Rosenstein, EVP, HBO Programming. “His new hour is deeply personal and darkly funny. This long overdue collaboration is an extra special one for us.”

Paramount Global is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop in 2023 across the company’s brands. Among the offerings: Showtime is expanding its slate of “Hip Hop 50” programming; BET is producing a documentary for its series “Rap City”; CBS will commemorate the celebration at the 65th Annual Grammy Awards; and MTV Entertainment will produce new episodes of “Behind the Music.”

MagellanTV’S original film “Search For the Cosmic Dawn” launches today, November 17. The 4K doc explores new revelations about the origins of the universe unearthed by the 2021 launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. The streamer will also debut an extended version of “Killer Asteroid: Defending Earth,” spotlighting the results of NASA’s recent Double Asteroid Redirection Test.

INSP original film, “County Line: All In,” the sequel to “County Line,” starring Tom Wopat, Kelsey Crane and Patricia Richardson, premieres Saturday, November 19 at 8p.

AIM TV, producers of travel show, “Raw Travel,” announced that the episode “Steadfast in Ukraine,” which features a visit to wartime Ukraine, will debut November 19-20 with a rebroadcast scheduled for January 28-29.


ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2023” will once again return to Times Square to ring in the new year. Seacrest, 18-time host and executive producer of the show, will headline the festivities. An expansion to Disneyland will kick off the Disney 100 Years of Wonder Celebration, with pre-taped segments from Ciara. Billy Porter will be back in New Orleans as co-host and DJ D-Nice will return as this year’s LA co-host. The action starts Saturday, December 31 at 8p.

Circle Network is partnering with Toys for Tots through a month-long partnership beginning on Monday, November 21, during with the network will air three special “Opry Live” episodes where country stars will encourage fans to donate to Toys for Tots. Throughout the episodes a QR code will be available for viewers to scan and donate live.

Holiday special “Sesame Street the Nutcracker” premieres Thursday, December 1 on Cartoonito and HBO Max. The animated special follows Elmo and his puppy Tango.

Paramount+’s Holiday Collection includes movie “Snow Day” (Friday, December 16); a special episode of CBS’ “Ghosts” (Thursday, December 15), and concert special “Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas to All!” (Tuesday, December 20).

Beginning Thanksgiving Day, FAST channel Backstage will premiere six original music documentaries featuring rap icons Snoop Dogg (Thursday, November 24), Dr. Dre (Saturday, December 24), Eminem (Sunday, December 25), Lil Wayne (Monday, December 26), Tupac Shakur & The Notorious B.I.G. (Saturday, December 31), and Rihanna (Saturday, February 11). Docs will include interview and performance footage.

FOX News Media will present its third annual “All-American Tree Lighting” on Monday, November 21 at 5p, partnering with the Police Athletic for a toy drive. The lighting will take place on FOX Square outside the network’s headquarters and air during the last half hour of “The Five.”


CBS Sports HQ, RetroCrush, Cowboy Way, Tastemade Home and Vevo Holiday 2022 have been added to Samsung TV Plus, along with seasonal offerings Holiday Movies Channel, Chicken Soup for the Soul for the Holidays, Gravitas Movies-Christmas/Holidays, Hallmark Movies & More – Holly Jolly Movie Marathon, ION Plus-Holiday Programming and Dove Channel-Holiday Programming.

The Allen Media Group digital platform Local Now announced the launch of its Jamie Kennedy Channel, which will include a library of comedian Kennedy’s comedy content. While Local Now offers viewers several comedy channels, the Jamie Kennedy Channel is the first dedicated to one comedian.


Omnicom Media Group will be the first agency partner to leverage TelevisaUnivision’s Hispanic household data graph, it was announced at the Spanish-language media company’s “Leading the Change” conference on Thursday. TelevisaUnivision’s propriety data graph will integrate with OMG’s identity solution, Omni ID, via privacy-oriented clean room technology to power its targeting, optimization, and measurement for activation across its brands. “At launch we were clear that TelevisaUnivision’s Hispanic household data graph was built for activation, and this partnership with OMG is a critical milestone underpinning our steadfast commitment to ensuring data is inclusive and representative of diverse audiences,” said Dan Aversano, SVP of Data, Analytics and Advanced Advertising at TelevisaUnivision.

Add Roku to the tech companies laying off workers, citing current economic conditions. The company is cutting 200 jobs in the US, or 7% of its workforce, an action that “will allow us to focus our investments on key strategic priorities to drive future growth and enhance our leadership position,” said a statement from Roku.


Comcast is planning a personalized, interactive and bilingual viewing experience for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 across Xfinity X1, Xfinity Flex, the Xfinity Stream app and XClass TV. The platforms will aggregate all available English and Spanish live coverage and on demand replays into one comprehensive destination, and include new features. “The FIFA World Cup™ is going to be one of the biggest sporting events in 2022, and with streaming coverage from Peacock and Tubi, there will be more ways to watch than ever,” said Vito Forlenza, Executive Director, Product Management, Comcast. “Our platforms will bring together all the various viewing options into one comprehensive destination, making it easy for our customers – whether a pay TV customer with X1 or a steamer with Flex or XClass TV – to enjoy all 64 matches, live or on demand, in the language of their choice.”

Ahead of the opening match of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ this Sunday, November 20, FOX Sports unveiled broadcaster match assignments for the group stage. The opening match of the tournament between host country Qatar and Ecuador will feature FOX Sports’ lead play-by-play announcer John Strong and lead match analyst Stu Holden on the call with Jenny Taft and Tom Rinaldi reporting from the sidelines. Live coverage begins at 9:30a on FS1 with a 90-minute edition of FIFA WORLD CUP LIVE before the match kicks off at 11a.

Liberty Media is splitting off the Atlanta Braves and its assets into a separate public company “to better highlight its strong value,” said Greg Maffei, Liberty Media President and CEO. Post split, the company plans to recapitalize all of Liberty Media’s remaining common stock into three tracking stock groups. “These actions will provide greater investor choice and enable targeted investment and capital-raising through more focused currencies, while maintaining an optimal capital structure for Liberty Media and preserving optionality with respect to our subsidiary SiriusXM and our Live Nation stake,” said Maffei.

Prime Video and ONE Championship announced the conclusion of their inaugural 2022 season with two events: ONE on Prime Video 4: Abbasov vs. Lee on November 18 and ONE on Prime Video 5: De Ridder vs. Malykhin on December 2. Available exclusively to Prime members in the U.S. and Canada, the lead cards will begin at 8p, with the main cards to follow at 10p.

The New York Islanders and lifestyle platform FaZe Clan announced a collaboration bridging the fandom between sports and gaming as part of Islanders Esports Night at UBS Arena on December 6. The evening will feature the matchup between North American NHL Gaming World Champion, Regs, and European NHL Gaming World Champion, Eki; limited edition FaZe Islanders merchandise, a meet and greet with FaZe Clan athletes and other crossover opportunities aimed at linking the fandom of gaming and professional hockey. “The NHL has done a fantastic job linking the passionate fan bases of gaming and hockey in recent years. The Islanders are amplifying those efforts with a dedicated night towards esports, where we are creating a physical touchpoint between likeminded fans,” said Jordan Zelniker, Esports Lead at the New York Islanders. “As part of our 50th anniversary season, we are continuing to utilize gaming to expand Islanders causal and dedicated fandom, linking our past, present, and future.”

The National Football League’s 2022 International Series ends its run in Mexico featuring a divisional matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers. The NFL returns to Mexico for the first time since 2019, with kickoff slated for Monday, November 21 at 8:15p at Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca. The NFL’s return to Mexico, in continuation of the league’s Por La Cultura (For the Culture) campaign, will feature a week-long celebration of cross-border pride and the nexus of Mexican culture and football. The event will feature activations focused on art, fashion, music, youth football and more.

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Broadcast Nielsen Ratings for Wednesday, November 16
Show, P2+ 000s, (A18-49)
ABC: The Conners 3.96 (0.6), The Goldbergs 2.64 (0.4), Abbott Elementary 2.66 (0.5), Home Economics 2.07 (0.3), Big Sky 2.24 (0.2)
CBS: Survivor 5.15 (0.7), Amazing Race 3.22 (0.4), CBS Wednesday Encore 1.57 (0.2)
CW: DC’s Stargirl 0.49 (0.1), Kung Fu 0.36 (0.1)
FOX: The Masked Singer 3.71 (0.6), Lego Masters 1.45 (0.3)
NBC: Chicago Med 6.73 (0.6), Chicago Fire 6.90 (0.6), Chicago PD 5.39 (0.6)
Telemundo: Exatlon 0.88 (0.2), Reina del Sur 0.86 (0.3), Fuego Del Destino 0.77 (0.2)
Univision: Vencer La Ausencia 1.23 (0.4), Mi Camino es Amarte 1.24 (0.4), Madrastra 0.99 (0.3)
Source: Nielsen live + same day time period averages


Karen Jones, Executive Vice President of Communications at HBO/HBO Max, is leaving the company after 23 years. In a note to colleagues, she wrote, “This won’t come as a surprise to some of you, as I’ve spoken candidly about my desire to have a next chapter, to chase new dreams and start paying it forward with more intention. It has been an incredible ride, and I’m tremendously grateful for all the adventures and to those with whom I’ve shared this journey. It’s the shoulder-to-the-wheel mindset that will always define us.”

AccuWeather has hired Chris Von Seegar as Senior Director, Programming and Content. Von Seegar was previously Director of Creative Content at WXIA (NBC) in Atlanta.

Allied Global Marketing has relaunched its experiential offering as Allied’s Brand Experience (BXP) division and appointed former Honey+Buzz co-founders Jonny and Paddy Davis as Executive Vice Presidents.

ReachTV has promoted Demetria Wideman to EVP, Head of Growth, and Ashley Maloofto EVP, Head of Customer Success.

Sian McWilliams, currently Executive Producer for a slate of programs at Left Bank Pictures, is stepping up to become Creative Director for the company effective January 1.

BBC Studios announced the appointment of Edward Barnieh as VP of Development, BBC Studios Kids & Family; and promotion of Alexandra McGrail as Head of Commercial, BBC Studios Kids & Family. Barnieh joins from Netflix.


Friday Fun Fact
Snails can sleep for up to three years at a stretch.

This Day in History
1872 – Susan B. Anthony was arrested and charged with illegally voting.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
Who played Joey’s agent on “Joey” (2004-2006)? Jennifer Coolidge. Kudos to: Jenn Ratcliffe-OpAD Media/NYC; Heather Allen-WWE Corporation/Stamford, CT; Joe Lyons-Fox Sports/FL; Louis Lewow-FITE/Atlanta; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Garber-Loyola Marymount University/Playa Vista, CA; Susan Nessanbaum-Goldberg-M and S Entertainment/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Credit Union/Burbank; Zareen Rahman-Canvas Worldwide/Irving, TX; Aaron Paquette-AccelerateSG/Fort Worth, TX;

Today’s Trivia Question
What was the name of the animated show Drama landed at the end of “Entourage” (2004-11)? (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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ABC: Shark Tank, 20/20
CBS: S.W.A.T., Fire Country, Blue Bloods
CW: Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Whose Line Is It Anyway?
FOX: WWE Friday Night Smackdown
NBC: Lopez Vs Lopez, Young Rock, Dateline NBC
PBS: Washington Week, Firing Line With Margaret Hoover, Next at the Kennedy Center, American Masters
Telemundo: Exatlon Estados Unidos: Edicion Mundial, La Reina del Sur, El Fuego del Destino
Univision: Vencer La Ausencia, Mi Camino es Marte Iloran, La Madrastra



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Cynopsis 07/19/24: Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Beloved Bob Newhart dies at 94

Friday July 19, 2024 Today’s Premieres A+E: Cold Case Files: DNA Speaks at 9p; Tell Me How I Died at 10p AppleTV+: Omnivore; Lady in the Lake PrimeVideo: Betty La Fea: The Story Continues Today’s Finale WeTV: Mama June: From Not to Hot at 9p; Deb’s House at 10p Saturday’s Premiere A&E: New House No […]

Cynopsis 07/18/24: Shogun rakes in Emmy nods

"Shogun" rakes in Emmy nods

Thursday July 18, 2024 Today’s Premieres ABC: Press Your Luck at 8p; Lucky 13 at 9p BET+: Bruh Hulu: How I Caught My Killer Max: Kite Man: Hell Yeah! MTV: The West Coast Hustle Netflix: Cobra Kai; Master of the House Peacock: Those About to Die Prime Video: Top Class Tennis IN THE NEWS Hulu’s […]

07/17/24: Cynopsis Jobs


ASSOCIATE, GLOBAL LICENSING & DISTRIBUTION HEARST MEDIA PRODUCTION GROUP CHARLOTTE, NC Coordinate and execute asset delivery to content distribution partners and assist with ideation and execution of marketing campaigns with channel partners as well as capture, analyze, and report viewership data. You will also follow and report on industry trends and create weekly programming schedules […]

Cynopsis 07/17/24: Apple TV+ renews “Loot” for season three

Apple TV+ renews "Loot" for season three

Wednesday July 17, 2024 Today’s Premieres BritBox: 24 Hours in Police Custody CBS: Big Brother at 8p Hulu: UnPrisoned Netflix: Simone Biles: Rising; The Green Gang; T P Bon Syfy: The Ark at 10p IN THE NEWS Global entertainment & media industry revenues rose 5% to $2.8 trillion in 2023, and are projected to hit […]