Cynopsis 01/03/24: Apple TV+ renews “Slow Horses” for season 5

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Wednesday January 3, 2024

Today’s Premieres
BET: Tyler Perry’s Sistas at 9p
Crunchyroll: Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki; Classroom of the Elite
Fox: I Can See Your Voice at 8p; We Are Family at 9p
Hulu: Ishura

Today’s Finale
NBC: Magnum P.I. at 10p

IN THE NEWS

It’s almost too late to score advertising for the College Football Playoffs on ESPN – with multi-year viewership highs for college football, Disney reports ad inventory is almost sold out. Michigan faces off with Washington on January 8 for the championship.

A live town hall with former president Donald Trump will air on FOX News Channel on January 10 from 9-10p – the same night as CNN’s GOP debate. Airing from Des Moines, Iowa ahead of the state’s January 15 Republican Caucuses, the event will be moderated by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

Omnicom has closed its $900 million acquisition of Flywheel Digital from Ascential. “Joining the Omnicom network takes our organization to the next level,” said former Ascential CEO Duncan Painter, who will head the operation as a new practice area within Omnicom. “We can scale faster, leverage relationships, and combine data and technology efforts.”

Apple TV+ has ordered season five of “Slow Horses.” Season three of the spy drama, starring Gary Oldman as the head of an office of MI5 rejects, premiered in November; season four is expected to be released by the end of 2024.

The merger of Dish Network and EchoStar closed December 31, and on the first day of trading after the deal, shares in EchoStar dipped 5%. Charlie Ergen, who had been Co-Founder and Chairman of both companies, is now Executive Chairman of the new firm. The deal offers debt-laden Dish, spun off by EchoStar in 2008, access to more cash and an opportunity to expand its wireless services. “The completion of this merger marks an important milestone for our company and our customers, launching a new era of connectivity,” stated Ergen. “In a world that is increasingly wireless, we are well-positioned to drive revenue and profitable growth.”

FETV’s signal has gone dark in Chicago. “This is industry dysfunction playing out in real time,” said FETV President and CEO Drew Sumrall. “A few large companies have created an ecosystem full of walled gardens with little to no competition, and then they complain about skyrocketing network fees and retrans costs to the FCC—all while raising prices for the consumer…As of today FETV is not seeking a license fee from Comcast.” FETV became available on Comcast in 2022, boosting its distribution to over 50 million subscribers.

ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” landed five nominations for the Make-Up Artists & Hairstylists Guild’s MUAHS Awards, followed by three for Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Winners will be announced at a ceremony on February 18.

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NEW & RETURNING SERIES

“Carta de Despedida” (“Farewell Letter”), a Turkish series, will have its US premiere on Tuesday, January 9 on Kanal D Drama. “The Hispanic audience, which loves Turkish stories, will be thrilled by ‘Carta de Despedida,’ a romantic series featuring a talented cast of well-known Turkish actors and an exciting storyline,” said Francheska Leon de la Barra, VP of Marketing and Communications for Thema America.

STREAMING

Freestream, Sling TV’s free ad-supported streaming service, has added new channels Crime Files, Power Nation, TheGrio and America’s Dumbest Criminals. The total number of channels on the service now exceeds 430.

WE GOTTA ASK…

Barry Frey, a passionate advocate for DOOH and President and CEO of DPAA, the global trade and marketing association for the industry, weighs in on why the DOOH business is surging, and the ties that bind at DPAA.

How do you explain the momentum of DOOH right now?
The momentum of DOOH is as simple as the first letter in DOOH – Digital. The world’s original medium is now taking from the digital playbook, adopting every innovation, from AR and VR to programmatic, 3D, QR Codes and social amplification. Location has always been central to OOH, but now we are seeing advertisers reaching targeted impressions using data and dynamic ad serving across myriad means of time, weather, news and audiences in front of ads in very addressable fashion. DOOH also enables brands to reach customers throughout their entire daily journey, from path to purchase to point of purchase – as retail media is an integral part of our work. On top of that, at a tenuous time for other digital outlets, DOOH is very brand safe – as we often say, you can’t hide in the sunlight.

What does DPAA membership offer?
DPAA promotes the OOH industry globally and the digitization that is driving its growth. We are, as many say a “muscular trade association,” offering many benefits to our varied constituents. For our global members we are all about connecting – as an alliterative mix of part consiglieri, part concierge, consultant, community and club. Services for members include a suite of products and services that provide business acceleration, plus professional and personal growth. These include yet are not limited to a compendium of best practices, sessions on latest research tools, women’s empowerment programming, CPG industry, surveys of media decision makers, a repository of industry data and more. Specifically for brands and agencies, we offer an understanding of the fast-growing evolution and benefits of the OOH industry along with best ways and means to navigate for advertising success.

What’s ahead for Netflix? Brad Altfest, Managing Director of Media and Entertainment, Agora, weighs in:
“2023 marked the one-year anniversary of Netflix launching its ‘Basic With Ads’ tier, and its success (15 million monthly users!) offers plenty of opportunities to capitalize on an audience willing to see ads in exchange for lower subscription fees. In the year ahead, we expect to see Netflix continue to expand its reach, going beyond free ad-supported TV to unlock new revenue opportunities. This could include live shopping/auctions, the gamification of content, AI-assisted shopping using chatbots and targeted message campaigns, and more. Netflix has the bandwidth to offer premium options that maximize interactivity and increase the average impression length to increase the advertising surface area, and 2024 we can see them take advantage of it.”

Mark Jung, VP of Product, Dstillery, offers his perspective on life after the cookie crumbles.
“Momentum is starting on the programmatic side with more DSPs like The Trade Desk and others going all in on CTV; with programmatic-like hands-on keyboard capabilities power, advertisers will be able to leverage their programmatic experience and planning to get the most of their CTV buys — especially as the targeting landscape changes post-cookie and more budgets start flowing into CTV.”

SPORTS ROUNDUP

The NHL, National Hockey League Players’ Association and SAP are again recognizing the value of teachers with the Future Goals Most Valuable Teacher program presented by SAP. In its fifth year and in strategic partnership with EVERFI from Blackbaud, the program will recognize 60 teachers across North America, who have used the Future Goals Hockey Scholar program.

ESPN apologized for airing a brief video of a woman flashing her breast during the Sugar Bowl. “We regret that this happened and apologize that the video aired in the telecast,” said ESPN’s Senior Director, Communications, Bill Hofheimer.

GOING GLOBAL

A Freeview TV channel launches today, celebrating 35 years since UK soap “Home and Away.” That’s TV 2 will be the new sister channel to That’s TV, offering classic TV shows including the first season of “Home and Away.”

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RATINGS

ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” was indeed rockin’. The first primetime segment of was up by 35% in Total Viewers (7.0 million vs. 5.2 million) and by 33% among A18-49 (1.81 rating vs. 1.36 rating) to score 3-year highs, a feat also achieved by Part 2, which jumped 30% over the prior year in Total Viewers (10.4 million vs. 8.0 million) and by 32% among A18-49 (2.93 rating vs. 2.22 rating).

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” delivered 25.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen fast nationals, becoming one of the three most-watched “MNF” games since 1997.

IN MEMORIAM

Univision co-founder Gustavo Sisneros died December 29. He was 78. The media magnate, who launched DirecTV in Latin America, was chairman of Grupo Cisneros at the time of his death.

This Day in History
2004 – Ryan Seacrest took over hosting radio’s “American Top 40” from Casey Kasem.

Answer to Our Last Trivia Question
In which sitcom sequel were the two sons of one character played by the actor’s real-life children? In “Leave It to Beaver” (1957-63) sequel “Still the Beaver” (1984-89), Eddie Haskell’s sons, Freddie and Bomber, were played by Ken Osmond’s sons, Eric and Christian.

Today’s Trivia Question
Who played Lily Munster in the 1988-91 revival of “The Munsters” (1964-66), “The Munsters Today”? (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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