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Cynopsis: DIGITAL

02/07/08

Good morning, it’s Thursday, February 7, 2008, and this is your first early morning digital briefing.

Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes revealed plans to spin off the declining AOL internet access unit from the portal’s ad business, make all of its networks available on demand and possibly shed some shares of Time Warner Cable down the road. Defending the strategy to analysts, he described broadband and cable on demand programming as complementary rather than cannibalistic to traditional advertising and viewership.
 

~ MULTIPLATFORM CONTENT NEWS ~

 
Online micro-network producer Next New Networks is partnering with MySpace to offer a selection of its regular programming on MySpaceTV. The branded embeddable channels will offer a minimum of 20 episodes each from networks including Barely Political, Channel Frederator, Indy Mogul and Veracifer. MySpace has also agreed to distribute Next New Networks content on its mobile platforms.
 
HDNet Movies announced it will air the restored Director’s Cut of Lawrence of Arabia this Sunday Feb. 10 at 6:15 pm ET, the first time the classic has ever been shown in HD. Meanwhile, HDNet continues to shop its Ultra HD VOD product to cable and satellite distributors. The company is offering its partners’ customers the chance to purchase theatrical movies like the upcoming Magnolia Pictures release Flawless on a PPV basis before it opens in theaters, with the option to burn it onto a DVD-R for posterity. HDNet founder Mark Cuban described MSOs response so far as “off the charts.”
 
The William Morris Agency has signed on to represent Finland-based Habbo, the hot virtual world site for teens. WMA will help Habbo land actors and musicians for in-game appearances, as well as work to build new strategic partnerships and cross-promotional opportunities. The deal begs the question – Do the agents get paid in dollars or Habbo Coins?
 
Mobile service provider Helio announced a partnership with Buzzd.com to provide real-time information on bars, clubs and restaurants based on users’ location.
 
Mobile entertainment company Medeo has struck a deal with The Recording Academy to distribute Grammy-related video content to Nokia mobile users outside of the U.S., including pre-show, red carpet and backstage post-show coverage. Medeo produces 6 channels of entertainment-themed content for mobile devices.


~ INNOVATORS & START-UPS ~

 
Revver, one of the first video sharing sites to share ad revenue with its producers, is officially shopping for a buyer, reports CNET. The site is seeking between $300,000-$500,000 as well as assumption of around $1 million in debt.
 
Financial media company Minyanville, producer of an animated financial news show on the Fox Business Network, has launched the first free financial virtual community. MinyanLand‘s goal is to teach kids and their families the fundamentals of finance and economics. Visitors can create a personalized MinyanLand avatar and are set up with a home and bank account with $5,000 in MinyanMoney. Kids can work to earn more, invest, shop and re-locate to new neighborhoods.
 
Howcast.com joins the growing list of how-to-video sharing sites. The site, launched by former Google and YouTube executives with $8 million in seed funding, includes a director’s program instructing emerging filmmakers on production, distribution and advertising techniques. 
 

~ TECHNOLOGY DEALS, MERGERS AND SKIRMISHES ~
 

Google is working on a joint venture with a Chinese online music distributor to provide Chinese users access to free ad supported music downloads, reports The Wall Street Journal. Google has been slugging it out with China’s search giant Baidu, which operates a music download search service that accounts for more than 7% of its total traffic. Google hopes its plans to embed music files with digital watermarks can convince major U.S.-based record labels to supply the venture.
 
Online video delivery network Akamai reported $183.2 million in Q4 revenue, up 14% from a year earlier on net income of $35.8 million.
 

~ DIGITAL ADVERTISING ~

 
CBS Mobile struck a deal with social mapping service Loopt to deliver location-based mobile web advertising in the U.S. Loopt’s GPS-based localization technology can serve targeted ads to users based on where they are at the time, appearing on WAP-based CBS News and CBS Sports mobile sites.
 

~ TRENDS, RESEARCH, ETC.  ~

 
Top Visited US Broadcast Network TV Show Websites (Week ending February 2, 2008)
 
Rank     Network     Website                                Market Share of Visits
  1           NBC         Deal or No Deal                              11.82%
  2           ABC         Lost                                             10.74%
  3           FOX         American Idol                                  6.40%
  4           FOX         America’s Most Wanted                     5.39%
  5           CBS         Survivor: Micronesia                          3.02%
  6         The CW      One Tree Hill                                    2.51%
  7           NBC         American Gladiators                           2.41%
  8           FOX         Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader      2.21%
  9           NBC         Heroes                                            1.99%
 10          ABC         Extreme Makeover: Home Edition          1.94%
Source: Custom report from Hitwise
 

~ EXECUTIVE MOVES ~

 
Digital video processing firm Imagine Communications appointed Terry Kinninger as CFO, reporting to Imagine President and CEO Jamie Howard.
 


~ WEBSITE OF THE DAY ~
 

A group of anonymous, out-of-work writers are putting their talent to good use producing an insider comedy about the biz called Thewreplacements. Entourage it ain’t, but it’s one of the better web shows out there, with excellent insights into the hectic world of writing for Hollywood. Note to syndicators: the show recently completed its 100th episode. 
 
Thanks to: Albert Potter (who swears he’s not one of the “Three Masked Peeps.”)
 
Correction: The URL for NBCU’s TV fan site Television Without Pity is twop.com
 
Later — Wayne
Wayne Karrfalt for Cynopsis: Digital
02.07.08

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JOB OPENING:  MARKET & MEDIA RESEARCH A.E./NASCAR/Char NC: Sports ratings analysis, market/consumer research, industry wide decision support. Nielsen, NPower & Galaxy a plus; BS w/min 4 yrs. Exp;  www.employment.nascar.com   EOE (2/14)

JOB OPENING:  HR MGR/LA: Provide direct HR support to client groups located in the LA reg’l office; incl’g TLC, Ad Sales, Affil Sales, Bus. Dvlpmnt, & Prod Mngmnt. Apply: http://corporate.discovery.com/careers/careers.html Job 7216 (2/14)

JOB OPENING:  EXEC PROD + SR. PROD/NYC:  Branded Ent. Production House filling 2 positions: both need strong web and film or video production, plus budgeting and scheduling skills and great, creative personality. [email protected] (2/14)

JOB OPENING:  DIGITAL RSRCH ANALYST/NBCU, NY: Analyze internal & 3rd party online data to support mktg & sales for Oxygen/ Bravo properties. BA/BS, 2+ yrs exp in media, familiar w/Omniture a plus. www.nbcunicareers.com #784838(2/14)

JOB OPENING:  MKTG COORD/Lightworks/NYC: Asst mktg dir in creation/mgmt of all materials-incl. trade shows, ads, pr, sales dvlpt, website & e-blasts. 1-2 yrs exp.Organized. Strong Writer. Apply: [email protected] (2/14)

JOB OPENING:  SR DIR/VP Digital Media Assets/AETN Stamford, CT:  Create, drive, execute strategies to efficiently develop media mgt priorities. apply: www.aetn.com (2/14)

JOB OPENING:  TRAVEL ACCT EXECS/Discovery/NYC: Sell nat’l TV or interactive ads for Travel Channel. Manage & dev. growing business. Strong communicator. Solutions sales exp. Apply: www.discovery.com Req #7513/# 7334 (2/13)

JOB OPENING:  SERIES PRODUCER/NYC: Oversee prod of a children’s animated series, inc. mng day-to-day opers, guide creative dir, & ensure that prjt adheres to sched/budget. ANIMATION EXP A MUST. Apply: [email protected] (2/13)

JOB OPENING:  VP, DIGITAL MEDIA MKTG/NYC/Brdcstg Co: Strategic multiplatform exp: series websites, ecom, wireless, online,mktg/adv/branding tactics. Sal: six figures. Resume to: [email protected]   (2/13)

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JOB OPENING: VP DIGITAL AD SALES/Fuse/NY: Gain high value clnts. Bld prtnrshps w/ clnts & agencies. Sell intgrted, X-platform deals w/ emph on Web, VOD, Mobile/Wireless and Facade. Send Rez to: [email protected] “VPDAS” in subj. (2/9)

JOB OPENING: ASSOC DIR CUSTOMER MARKETING/ABC: Key liaison for Sales Teams’ Custom/Client-specific Communication re ABC marketing opportunities/Strong research/analytical/communication skills www.disneycareers.com Req 139694  (2/9)

JOB OPENING: SR ANIMATOR-DESIGNER/Hallmark Channel/LA: Provides motion design & production from start to completion. 3 yrs. min. exp. See full posting and apply at www.hallmarkchannel.com (2/9)

JOB OPENING: MGR, INTERACTIVE SALES/National Cable Communications/NYC: 3+ yrs Media Sales exp. Knwldg of online ad space & media-buying terminology. Ability to meet & exceed digital sales goals. Email: [email protected]. EOE (2/8)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/SPT/NY: Sell digital inventory, manage digital sales pipeline, manage and maintain inventory. 3-5 years relevant experience. Apply: sonypicturesjobs.com (2/8)

JOB OPENING: ABC FAMILY INVENTORY DIRECTOR: Identify, Manage and forecast online display and video inventory;  knowledge of website analytical software. Develop inventory strategy www.disneycareers.com req # 132794   (2/8)

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WINTER AND 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: PR /NYC: Boutique agency (kids TV, toys, CE, licensing) seeks smart, mature, highly-organized, communications-oriented intern. College JRs or SRs only. Apply to [email protected]  (2/13)

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