Good Morning, it’s Monday, April 9, 2007 and this is your first early morning digital briefing.
MSNBC.com is relaunching its local sites, adding local content such as news headlines, weather forecasts, traffic alerts and sports updates from local NBC affiliates, local papers, blogs and other sources. NBC affiliates in each market will be the exclusive providers of video content to the mini sites, who will share ad revenue with MSNBC. Sites for Miami and the SF Bay Area have already launched.
Discovery introduced the Travel Channel Academy, a boot camp to teach digital filmmaking basics to aspiring travel filmmakers. The four-day course offers direct instruction from the producers of shows such as American Chopper and Miami Ink. The Travel Channel even promises to pay students for what they shoot, if it meets their standards. The academy’s first course will be held May 10-13 at the Discovery Communications Latin American Headquarters in Miami, FL. The $2.25 fee includes use of all cameras and editing equipment.
BBC’s six-part series Sorted made its U.S premier on Vuze in high definition, the first BBC show to be distributed through a peer-to-peer network. Vuze, formerly known as Zudeo, relaunched last week with content from several cable TV providers. All six episodes are available for rent for 99 cents each. You’ll have to search for them though – they don’t show up under the BBC subchannel.
Google added customization tools to Google Maps to allow local users to add notes, reviews and suggestions about their favorites haunts. Map creators will have the options to make their mashups public or to keep them for their own use.
Microsoft is adding a Windows Live Messenger function to the Xbox 360 console later this year, enabling the Xbox Live online community to chat with each other while playing networked games. Microsoft is the midst of integrated the Xbox and Windows gaming environments, giving PC uses access to some of the gaming system’s content. Windows Live Messenger has more than 200 million users while there are more than 6 million Xbox 360 users connected to Xbox Live.
First Chrysler teamed up with Sirius to put kids channels into minivans. Now BMW is launching a new multimedia entertainment system equipped with a 20 GB hard drive that can download movies and TV shows from a home computer when it’s parked in the garage. On the road, the mobile DVR can download content from a satellite link or cell phone network. BMW is working on a prototype of the system for its X5 SUV, but it may be years before its commercially deployed, according to Wired. Licensing and trademark snafus and an unwillingness by content providers to supply the service are the current obstacles.
Internet television developer Mash Networks launched Risk Television, a network devoted to financial risk management research and news. The stars of this network are analysts, investment bankers and members of the Federal Reserve, who give video interviews on topics such as enterprise risk management, risk assessment and operational risk case studies. Mash Networks also operates Sox Television, devoted to study of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Calling all college students! Cyn opsis Weekender College Edition sponsored by Greek, A New ABC Family Original Series coming in July, is coming back on April 26, 2007, and if your essay on television is one of the four published, you’ll be paid $350! We’re looking for 350 word editorials on the subject of television from current college students all around the world. The four most insightful, original, humorous and/or well-written pieces will be included in this special College Edition of Weekender , and only those four will be paid $350. College Professors, moms and dads – encourage your students to participate! All entries should be emailed no later than midnight on Friday, April 20th to me at [email protected], SUBJECT: Weekender College Edition. Students – be sure to include your name, age, college, college year, and major (if you know it), and how you can be contacted. Good luck!
A federal judge ordered Internet-based phone service Vonage to stop signing up new customers on Friday, responding to complaints from Verizon Communications that the company was infringing on its patents. Vonage immediately appealed and won a temporary stay until a higher court can rule. Verizon already won a civil suit against Vonage last month, which ordered the start-up to pay Verizon $58 million in damages. Vonage has accumulated 2.2 million customers since launching in 2001 but has seen cable rivals catch up fast in the marketplace, offering Voice-over-IP services as a part of its three-way video, voice and data bundles.
Google reached an agreement with Agence France-Presse that will allow it to post the news agency’s news summaries, headlines and photos on services such as Google News without permission. The AFP had sued Google for copyright infringement back in March 2005 accusing it of posting its content without permission. Google settled s similar dispute with the AP last August.
EchoStar may decide Major League Baseball’s Extra Innings package is too expensive this time around, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The company said Dish Network would be forced to pass some of the cost of the package on to its entire customer base, including those who don’t order the add on.
The sale of DoubleClick, currently the subject of a bidding war between Google and Microsoft, could lead to several more acquisitions in the internet advertising space, according to Forbes.com. Other candidates include ValueClick, which provides demographically-targeted internet ad space to advertisers, and Right Media, which hosts an open ad auction to bring buyers and sellers together. The price for DoubleClick has reportedly climbed to more than $2 billion.
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Postings of full-length episodes on network websites are causing the ratings of repeated episodes to slip, according to an analysis in Variety. The trend is putting pressure on networks to come up with more original programming to fill in gaps in their schedules, yet internet streaming is not generating nearly enough ad revenue to fund additional on air programming. However, the erosion of “repeat ratings” is not new. The advent of DVRs, TV shows on DVD and the proliferation of second-runs of shows on the weekends also make it a challenge to aggregate huge numbers for second or third showings.
“The Resident” has been a half-hour cable access TV talk show in NYC for several years. Now it has garnered a cult-following on the web. Billed as part Sarah Silverman, part Oprah Winfrey, Producer/Host Lori Harfenist takes a look at society today through on-the street-interviews and video commentaries. Her newest rant is about instant satisfaction-crazed Americans who want fame and fortune without having to work for it. A YouTube channel, a page on Yahoo! Video and a dedicated site The resident.net take snippets from the show, which lend themselves nicely to the web.
A new website will be featured here everyday for you to check out. Some are TV-centric, some creative, some just plain strange. Email me your suggestions at [email protected] and if I include the site you mention, your name, company and city will be credited. Only one mention per calendar week, to make it fair.
Later — Wayne
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JOB OPENING: PROMOTIONS MANAGER/Cartoon Network/adult swim, LA (Century City): Must have 3+ yrs exp in mktg, advertising, or promotions. Apply online www.turnerjobs.com, Req# 78305. EOE (4/14)
JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/AETN/NY: Create Plans, steward accts, designate ADUs & recaps, coord make goods & post analysis prep. 2yrs exp pln’g or buyer.Exc comm skills.Client service mindset. Apply: www.aetn.com/careers.html (4/14)
JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/Univision/NY: Generate upfront & scatter plans. Handle all aspects of ongoing deal maintenance & stewardship. 2-4 years Buying or Planning preferred. Send resume: [email protected] EOE (4/14)
JOB OPENING: ACCT MGR-AFF SALES/AETN LA: Support Western Reg. Aff Sales/Mktg in distrib., promo & mktg. 2 yrs Aff Sales or cable operator exp. LAS a +. Strong presentation/interpersonal skills req. Apply: www.aetn.com /careers tab (4/14)
JOB OPENING: DIR AFFIL RELATIONS/ABC NY: 5 yrs of broad-based media exp to mng our distrib.relationships. Strong comm, relationship & negotiation skills a must. Travel & BA req’d. Email CV to: [email protected] . EOE (4/14)
JOB OPENING: SR. MEDIA PLANNER-BUYER/Annapolis, MD: Growing media dept. needs sharp plnr/buyer for all media: online, broadcast, print, outdoor, etc. 3-6 yrs agency exp. Exc comp pkg. Email resume to [email protected] (4/14)
JOB OPENING: NAT’L SALES EXECS (NY/CHI/DFW/SF/LA/SEATTLE)/Freedom Interactive: 3+ years Interactive media sales @ agency level. Startup division w/in 1B established print/broadcast/media co. Respond to: [email protected] (4/14)
JOB OPENING: ACCT EXE DIG MEDIA AD SALES/NY: Min 3 yrs sales exp, Exp w/in Dig Media, Dev accts frm existing linear bus to dig bus, ensure clients rcv superior cust srv. Please apply www.nbcunicareers.com, Job#589610 (4/14)
JOB OPENING: ACCT MGR DIG MEDIA AD SALES/NY: Min 3 yrs media and/or online exp, Coord & mng online bus, Liaison with other dpts, maximize use of inventory for agency/client reqs. Please apply www.nbcunicareers.com, Job#589640 (4/14)
JOB OPENING: MRKTING MGR DIG MEDIA/NY: Min 5 yrs exp w/media company or res, min 2 yrs exp w/online space, asst Dir, Mrkting & inc sales, create online and integrated offerings. Please apply to www.nbcunicareers.com, Job#576426 (4/14)
JOB OPENING: SR CLIENT SRVS REP/NYC: Mng/maintain scheduling/logistic support for Rainbow Media/MSG Networks post. 2+yrs related exp/Schedule All a +. Highly organized, attention to detail, people person. [email protected] (4/14)
JOB OPENING: SALES PLANNER/DIRECTV/NYC: Will support our Ad Sales Group w/ their sales efforts. For full job description and to forward resume, go to www.directv.com/careers , refer to job # 700229 (4/13)
JOB OPENING: SALES ASST/DIRECTV/NYC: Will provides sales & admin support to our Acct Executives and other members of the sales team. For full job description & to forward res go to www.directv.com/careers , refer to job # 700223 (4/13)
JOB OPENING: EVENT MARKETING MGR/CNN (ATL or NY): 5-7+ yrs exp in event mgmt. Will handle logistics, client/talent requests, and creation/ execution of events. Apply online via www.turnerjobs.com , Req# 77305. EOE. (4/13)
JOB OPENING: COORD/NEW MEDIA/NBCU/Bravo: 2yrs + digital/online exp.Must be tech savvy, have strong project mngmnt&strong writing skills, & be able to research. Temp assignment approx.4 months. Res to: [email protected] (4/13)
JOB OPENING: PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER /NY1 News and NY1 Noticias: Please visit our web site at www.timewarner.com/careers for further details. Requisition # is 77562BR (4/12)
JOB OPENING: ONLINE PROMOTION/PR/ElectricArtists/NY: 3+Yrs Online Mktg exp. Creative/strategic thinker. Exec online mktg/promo campaigns: TV/film/music/video game/etc. Exp w/Ppt, Excel, Word. Res/Salary: [email protected] (4/12)
JOB OPENING: FINANCE DIR, SALES PLAN’G/MTV/NY/Staff: Support global sales team w/ plan’g & rev reporting. Skills Req: 5+yrs financial plan’g exp, Strong proj mgt exp & leadership skills, EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Email [email protected] (4/12)
JOB OPENING: AD SALES MKTG MGR/NBC Universal/Bravo: 5+ years in client-based/agency media experience. Production, Traffic Knowledge and Budget Experience required. Temporary position only.Resumes to: [email protected] (4/12)
JOB OPENING: AD SALES MKTG MGR/NBC Universal/SciFi: 5+ yrs in client-based/agency media experience. Production, Traffic Knowledge and Budget Experience required. Temporary position only.Resumes to: [email protected] (4/12)
JOB OPENING: MKTG REP/Walt Disney Records/Burbank: (Approx. 4 mnth assign.) to asst in dvlpng mrktng plans for new release & catalog music titles. Res: [email protected] & go to www.disneycareers.com to fill out a profile. (4/12)
JOB OPENING: DIR, BUS DEV/OLN/Stamford, CT: Source/develop/execute new bus around ntwrk’s niche genres. 5+yrs exp, strong fin’l bckgrd,knwldg/contacts w/in sports& media req’d. Apply: www.versus.com EEO/AA/Drug Free (4/11)
JOB OPENING: SR WRITER PRODUCER/ VERSUS/Stamford, CT: Write and produce compelling on and off-air promotion, radio spots and sales tapes that fully convey the tone of the network.Apply at www.versus.com EOE/AA/drug free (4/11)
JOB OPENING: MGR, INTERNET CONTENT/ VERSUS/Stamford, CT: Lead dev of on-line initiatives relating to new user & advertiser functionality & over see editorial/video functions for Field Sports genre. 5+ yrs related exp. www.versus.com (4/11)
JOB OPENING: MANAGER OF DIGITAL PROMOTIONS DEVELOPMENT/ TBS/TNT/Court TV NY: Must have 3+ yrs exp in digital media, promotions, exp working closely with ad sales; Apply online www.turnerjobs.com , Req# 77461. EOE (4/11)
JOB OPENING: SR.NEGOTIATOR /National Broadcast/Pearl River NY(15 miles NYC): Exp in all areas of Nat’l Broadcast placement. Strong analytical & presentation skills req’d. Resume: [email protected] or call 845 732-8943 (4/11)
JOB OPENING: SENIOR MEDIA PLANNER/ BUYER /Phoenix, AZ: Join team of rule-breakers inspired by unexpected, nontraditional advertising. If you have exp in all types of media and a passion for the business, email [email protected] (4/11)
JOB OPENING: VP DEVELOPMENT/CULVER CITY CA: TV Prod Co seeks creative person to run dvlpmt. Create show concepts, set meetings, close deals. 4 yrs exp. Reality/Unscripted/Lifestyle prgmng. Contacts req’d. Apply [email protected] (4/11)
JOB OPENING: RSRCH ANALYST/Cartoon Ntwrk/Adult Swim/ATL: 1+yrs related media exp, Nielsen sftwr exp req; strong analytical & comm skills, interpret/position data; info www.turnerjobs.com 68090br; Res: [email protected] (4/11)
JOB OPENING: RSRCH DIR/TNT/TBS/COURT TV AD SALES/NY: Provide strategic sales support, create in-depth analyses/effective posit’g. Mng team. 6+yrs Primary rsrch exp, proj mgmt, spervsry skills. Contact: [email protected] (4/11)
JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/TNT/TBS/COURT TV, Ad Sales/NY: Provide research support & create sales positioning. Strong analytical/writing skills req. 3+ years exp req. Contact: [email protected] (4/11)
JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/TNT, TBS, Court TV Ad Sales/NY: 1-2 yrs research exp at network/agency, strong analytical/communication skils, proficient with Nielsen systems and MS Office. Resume to [email protected] (4/11)
JOB OPENING: SUPERVISOR, ONLINE MKTG/iDEMAND/NYC: Manage and update all product websites. Contact for vendors, agencies etc. 4 yr degree + 3 yrs web mktg exp in TV/entertainment. Resume to: [email protected] (4/10)
JOB OPENING: SENIOR PRODUCER ONLINE/ Logo/NYC: 6+yrs Digital Producer exp, Strg Visio/wireframing skills, HTML/XML , Strg interpersnl/org skills, Knwldg of Data based Content Mgmt Sys EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (4/10)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT/ Logo/NYC: 5+yrs exp (3yrs consult/Invest Bnk/M&A/Biz Dev), Strg financ Model/Excel skils, Strng analyt thinker, MBA & New Media exp A+ EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (4/10)
JOB OPENING: EXEC PRODUCER, LINKED MEDIA GROUP/ VH1 Digital/NYC: 8+yrs online/digital exp, Exp w/tech, prod dev, web prod & proj mgmt, Exp w/vendors, budgets, design, editorial, & Mgmt EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (4/10)
JOB OPENING: PRODUCER / Nick.com/NYC. 5+yrs exp Web Production, Strg mgmt/org skills, Strng exp w/clients & vendors, Strng Proj Mgmt/multitask/sked exp, Knwldg of kid play patterns&new media EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (4/10)
JOB OPENING: ON AIR ART DIRECTOR/ CMT/MTV Networks / Nashville, TN: 7or more years broadcast design experience with 2 or more yrs in a supervisory position.Email resume to [email protected]
JOB OPENING: VP MUSIC & TALENT /CMT – MTV Networks / Nashville, TN – Strong industry relationships. Exp with artist related program development. Strategic thinker. Apply at www.mtvncareers.com or [email protected] (4/10)
JOB OPENING: CONSUMER MKTG COORD/ABC Family/LA:Work with VP and MGR to execute ad/promo/event campaigns.Proactive, organized and enthusiastic. 1-3 yrs exp. in entertainment marketing/agency setting. Visit www.disneycareers.com (4/10)
JOB OPENING: ACCT MGR AFFILIATE SALES/Oxygen Media/NY: Strong background in sales/mktng; min 3yrs exp in media sales & multi-media mrktng. Travel req’d. Please contact: [email protected] (4/10)
JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR PRODUCTION FINANCE/TELEMUNDO/MIAMI: Seeking Finance Director to lead all financial activities re. TLMD’s global production operations. For full job description & to apply: www.nbcunicareers.com, job #585395 (4/10)
JOB OPENING: TV WRITERS/ NYC: Must have exp/credits writing hosted segments. News, comedy, dialogue, magazine. Send resume/samples to: [email protected] (4/10)
JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE PRODUCER NY/METRO AREA: Exp’d Sr. Producer to supervise editorial, develop, produce &supervise teams. News & documentary exp a plus. Resumes to: [email protected] (4/10)
JOB OPENING: SUPERVISING PRODUCER/Silver Spring, MD: Health & fitness original productions – research, talent, scripts, cut review. Collaborative envir., min. 3 yrs supv exp. Resume/ltr to [email protected] (4/13)
SPRING INTERNSHIPS – These positions are for credit only – nobody gets paid here. They are 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] .
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Internship/ NYC based media company seeks intern to learn TV, PUBLISHING LICENSING BUSINESS. Must be organized with strong admin and interpersonal skills, proficient in MS Office. [email protected] (4/14)
SPRING INTERNSHIP CREDITS ONLY: Internship/ NYC based media company seeks GRAPHICS INTERN to learn TV, publishing, and licensing business. Must be proficient in Photoshop and Illustrator. [email protected] (4/14)
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SITUATION WANTED: DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING/DEVELOPMENT/PRODUCTION/ ALTERNATIVE or similar. Experienced Supervising Producer/Exec in Charge seeks full time position – High energy. Great Manager. Detailed. Very creative. [email protected] (4/14)
SITUATION WANTED: PROJ/OPS MGR: NYC, Prof. 5-7 yrs cable ntwk on-air promo/brand exp. Mng day-to-day ops of promo projs. Extreme attn to detail. Strong organiz skills. Meticulous. Passion for excellence. [email protected] (4/13)
SITUATION WANTED: EXPERIENCED PRODUCER/DIRECTOR in LA seeks high-concept, short-form projects. Motivated w/ fresh ideas. National spots under my belt. NYU TSOA Grad. View work: http://h1.ripway.com/JLSELWYN . EMAIL: [email protected] (4/13)
SITUATION WANTED: Seasoned TELEVISION PRODUCER seeking creative exec/mgmt position with production company or network. Background includes everything from reality to game shows. Please contact Derek at [email protected] (4/12)
SITUATION WANTED: NYU Tisch graduate looking for Television WRITER’S P A./WRITER’S ASSISTANT job in L.A. 2 yrs. exp. with multiple television companies (ABC, MTVN, Bravo) including busy Writers’ Office. Contact [email protected] (4/12)
SITUATION WANTED: Your Own CFO for a fraction of the cost. CPA/MBA, 15+ yrs media/small biz/private, Big 4. Interim projects/staffing, budgets, forecasts, biz plans, systems, process improvements, Virtual, P/T CFO [email protected] (4/11)
SITUATION WANTED AD: BLOGGER/WRITER: Pop-culture expert with existing national audience. Most recent gig viewed by over 1 million unique users in 8 weeks. Experienced, snarky, and refreshingly non-creepy. [email protected] (4/10)
SITUATION WANTED AD: Exp. NYC PRODUCER Available: Nat’l shows. Doc, Reality, Travel, Entertainment. Mix & post, field pkgs, celebs, wrap copy, format. Resume, refs and reel. Contact Laura (917) 689-8037/ [email protected] (4/10)
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