Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

 

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM DIC ENTERTAINMENT


DIC Entertainment and AOL’s kid site KOL bring you
KOL’s Secret Slumber Party on CBS!!
The only block promoting healthy active lifestyles with nutrition and exercise interstitials and
featuring animated series and original live-action series including
DANCE REVOLUTION
Inspired by Konami’s hit video game Dance Dance Revolution
& HORSELAND!!!

Featuring The Slumber Party Girls & Radio KOL’s DJ Rick! COMING IN SEPTEMBER!
Contact: Karl Kuechenmeister,SVP 917/208-4023 Dave Danowski,VP 917/208-4038 Stacey Sacket,AE 917/539-1747


CYNTHIA TURNER’S
Cynopsis: Kids!

 

 

07/26/06

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, July 26, 2006 and this is your first early morning Kids! briefing.

Disney has furthered its presence in India’s media market by entering into an agreement to acquire all of Hungama TV, one of India’s popular 24/7 kid’s channels. Disney will take a 14.9% equity interest in Hungama’s parent company UTV Software Communications Ltd.  The total deal will reportedly run Disney $44.5 million total, that’s $30.5 million for Hungama and $14 million for its small stake in the UTV.  Launched by UTV in Fall 2004 as a general entertainment channel targeted to K4-14, Hungama is a Hindi-language channel, featuring local Indian content.  Disney content currently reaches 107+ million HH in India via a programming block that airs on terrestrial network Doordarshan, as well as another 30+ million HH through Disney Channel and Toon Disney/Jetix on cable and satellite. Hungama TV and Disney’s competitors in India’s kid TV market include Turner India’s Cartoon Network and Pogo channels, and Nickelodeon and Animax.

You’re not the boss of me!  Oh yeah?  The Advertising Council has teamed with a range of media and entertainment entities to launch Media Management, a nationwide public service campaign encouraging parents to be the boss of their kids and become more actively involved in what their kids are watching on TV and how much they are watching.  The Media Management initiative includes PSA’s produced in partnership with several television associations, the TV broadcast networks; and satellite providers DirecTV and Echostar.  The media industry campaign partners will donate a total of $300 million in ad time to feature the new PSAs during the next eighteen months.  Targeted to parents each of the PSAs is tagged with the message, “You’re the boss of what your kids watch.  Make the rules. Know the ratings. Use parental controls.”  and direct parents to the www.TheBoss.org for more info. You can check out the spots here. The Media Management campaign was created pro bono by McCann Ericson NY, and the website developed by Ripple Effects Interactive.

NEW PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

From dolls to books to TV, and now the American Girl characters are headed into feature films as part of a partnership between Walden Media and American Girl, Inc.  The first feature film under the new pact will be based on the character Kit Kittredge, and will be produced by Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and Goldsmith- Thomas Productions with Red Om Films.  Three made-for TV American Girl films aired on The WB in 2004 and 2005, and the third – An American Girl on the Home Front is scheduled to run on Disney Channel this fall.  These three were produced by Red Om Films, Revolution Studios and American Girl in association with Warner Bros. TV Productions. American Girl, Inc. is a unit of Mattel, and Walden Media is a division of Anschutz Film Group.

4Kids Entertainment, Inc. will launch 4Kids TV VOD Channel on Comcast On Demand beginning August 7, 2006.  4Kids TV VOD will offer six different program menus featuring 10 hrs of 4Kids shows including Yu-Gi-Oh!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sonic X, Kirby and Winx Club, each title replenished with new episodes every two weeks.  4Kids TV VOD will offer never-before-seen episodes and sneak-peeks.  At launch the new on-demand channel will offer five previously unseen episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and a sneak peak of the first episode of Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters.

In other 4Kids Entertainment news, the company has unveiled its line-up and premiere dates for the 5th season of its 4Kids TV (8a-12n) Saturday morning programming block on Fox this fall:

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Fast Forward premiers July 29, 2006 at 10a
  • Viva Piñata kicks off September 9, and is produced in partnership with Microsoft and Rare Ltd.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Capsule Monsters also launches on September 9
  • Chaotic is set to premiere on September 30, and is based on the upcoming trading card game where players collect, battle and trade online.  In the series some players receive mysterious passwords and find themselves transported to another world where Chaotic Creatures clash and players can shift into other creatures.

MORE KIDS STUFF

Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man 3 will be released simultaneously in regular movie theaters and at Imax theaters on May 4, 2007.  Imax expects Spider-Man 3 to run in 100+ of its North American theaters versus the 63 Imax theaters that ran Spider-Man 2 (2004).  Returning for the third Spider-Man movie, which of course are all based on the Marvel Comics superhero, are director Sam Raimi and cast members Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst and James Franco.

In an internal memo sent to staff yesterday, Time Inc.’s Chairperson and CEO, Ann Moore, and Editor-in-Chief John Huey announced Teen People will no longer be published as a print magazine after the September 2006 issue. However, the brand will remain alive as an online entity at TeenPeople.com.  Launched in 1998 as both a print and online magazine, Teen People joins ElleGirl, the Hachette Filipacchi Media magazines who also shuttered its print operation to exist solely online.

EXECUTIVE MOVES

Marianne Romano has been upped to SVP/Corporate Communications, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group.  In addition heading up West Coast-based TV productions communication efforts or Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group, Romano expanded responsibilities include oversight of the communications strategies for Nickelodeon’s efforts including Neopets, community and industry affairs and press strategies for the Nick Movies feature film division.  Romano, who joined the company in 1998, will continue to work out of Nickelodeon’s West Coast offices and report to EVP, Dan Martinsen.  Previously, she toiled for NBC Entertainment and NBC Studios.

RATINGS

Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K2-11 (000) 7/17-7/23/06:
Total Day      (000)   Primetime        (000)
NICK:            1318   DSNY*:           1776
DSNY*:          1125   CARTOON:        939
CARTOON:        830   NAN**:            533
NAN**:            533   TOON DIS:        168
TOON DIS.:      172   MTV:                114
NOG/THE N:     106   ANIMAL PLANET:  95
MTV:                 90   BET:                   87
BET:                 72   DISCOVERY:        84
NICKTOONS:      62   NICKTOONS:       70
ANIMAL PLANET: 68   COMEDY:            61
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data Live + SD Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**Denotes a network that broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24hr day.

Weekly Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among K6-11 (000) 7/17-7/23/06:
Total Day       (000)  Primetime     (000)
NICK:              806   DSNY*:          1384
DSNY*:            764   CARTOON:       710
CARTOON:        611   NAN**:           410
NAN**:            410   TOON DIS:        88
TOON DIS.:      101   MTV:                 85
MTV:                 66   ANIMAL PLANET: 63
ANIMAL PLANET: 49   DISCOVERY:       54
BET:                  48   BET:                  52
NICKTOONS:       35   COMEDY:           42
DISCOVERY:       33   ESPN:                39
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data Live + SD Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**Denotes a network that broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24hr day.

Weekly, Top Ten Basic Cable Ad Supported Networks, Total Day and Primetime Rankings among Tweens 9-14 (000) 7/17-7/23/06:
Total Day        (000) Primetime      (000)
DSNY*:            616   DSNY*:          1205
NICK:              612   CARTOON:        485
NAN**:            428   NAN**:            428
CARTOON:        401   MTV:               209
MTV:                185   BET:                 95
BET:                  92   COMEDY:           92
TOON DIS.:        65   DISCOVERY:       81
COMEDY:           63   ANIMAL PLANET: 55
DISCOVERY:       46   TLC:                  51
ANIMAL PLANET: 43   ESPN:                45
Source: Disney Research from Nielsen Media Research Data Live + SD Data
*Disney Channel is not an ad supported cable network, unlike the others in this listing.
**Denotes a network that broadcasts less than 51% of minutes in a 24hr day.

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Saturday, July 22, 2006, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1306; K6-11 849; TWEENS 9-14 685
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1220; K6-11 802; TWEENS 9-14 607
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11  698; K6-11 508; TWEENS 9-14 359
TOON DISNEY:          K2-11  164; K6-11   84; TWEENS 9-14   49
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Sunday, July 23, 2006, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1029; K6-11 677; TWEENS 9-14 549
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11  999; K6-11 670; TWEENS 9-14 573
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11  710; K6-11 462; TWEENS 9-14 256
TOON DISNEY:          K2-11  125; K6-11   62; TWEENS 9-14   34
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data

Live + Same Day Ratings Kids Cable Network Averages (000) for Monday, July 24, 2006, 6am-11pm, ranked by K2-11:
NICKELODEON:         K2-11 1468; K6-11 900; TWEENS 9-14 617
DISNEY CHANNEL:     K2-11 1107; K6-11 779; TWEENS 9-14 625
CARTOON NETWORK: K2-11  830; K6-11 636; TWEENS 9-14 447
TOON DISNEY:          K2-11  173; K6-11 114; TWEENS 9-14   73
Source: MTVN Research from Nielsen Media Research Data



Answer to Yesterday’s trivia question
: Which Muppet made the “wacka, wacka” phrase a hit?  FOZZIE BEAR ON THE MUPPETS    Kudos to: Ellen Harter Wall-Family Fun/Northampton MA; Elizabeth O. Romaine-Five Below, Inc/Philadelphia PA; Ken Litwin-ABC Television Network/NY; Aaron Weiler-Cartoon Network Latin America/Atlanta; Izzy Neis-Star Farm Productions/Chicago; Kerri Huyck-KIDK-TV/Idaho Falls, ID; Shaun Harrison- MMT Sales/Chicago; Greg Munro-Comcast Spotlight/Denver; Justin Meadows-Disney/ABC Cable Networks Group/Burbank, CA; Angela Fernandez-Ketchum/LA; Patrick Clark-Big Booyah Productions/LA; Lana Nichols-Disney ABC Cable Networks Group/Burbank; Robin Tameshtit-Kids Can/Toronto; Michelle Melanson-Kids CBC/Toronto; Aaron Buckstein-Nelvana Limited/Toronto; Andrew Lane-marblemedia/Toronto

Today’s Trivia Question: On what show did kids write, “Dear Alex and Annie?” (click here with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone. Unofficial rules: Only the second four correct answers from each time zone will be mentioned; and once you’ve been mentioned in any of the Cynopsis editions, you can’t be mentioned again that calendar week.)

Later — Gwen
Gwen Billings for Cynthia Turner’s Cynopsis Kids!
07.26.06

Ad Sales: Note new email addresses!
   Cynopsis & Cynopsis Kids: Mark Bohn – 203-583-1224 / mark@cynopsis.com
   Cynopsis MCE: Victoria Hoffman  203-556-6476 / victoria@cynopsis.com
Classifieds: Trish Pihonak – 203-926-9878 / trish@cynopsis.com
 
Features available at Cynopsis website: www.cynopsis.com
   Cynopsis Daily Video Podcast and all Cynopsis editions’ audio podcasts – streaming (download optional)
   Classified Ads
   Subscribe new address or change email address
   Unsubscribe
   Media Kits for all editions
   Archive
   Cynopsis Contact info

All outgoing e-mails are scanned and sent out virus free.
Copyright Cynopsis 2006


Cyn opsis CLASSIFIEDS – For more classifieds, visit the Cynopsis.com classifieds page here


JOB OPENING: MGR SYND RESEARCH SALES/E-POLL MARKET RESEARCH/New York: Develop new business & expand existing relationships for our new suite of syndicated research services/prods. EOE. Email resume/salary history: jobs@epoll.com (8/2)

JOB OPENING: LEADING CHILDRENS MEDIA BUYING/PLAN’G AGENCY/NYC:  ASST BILLER, ASST BUYER, ADMINST ASST, ASST MEDIA PLAN’R/INTERNET. Exp. Pref’d but can train. Proficient in Excel/Word/ PPT a +. resume: AGORNO@THEBEACONMG.COM (8/2)

JOB OPENING: SR RESEARCH ANALYST/CARTOON NTWRK/ADULT SWIM, NY: Ad Sales. Strong analytical/writing skills. Nielsen sftwr exp.3+yrs exp research analyst req’d. Apply to: chrissy.eisert@turner.com www.turnerjobs.com req #64392BR (8/2)

JOB OPENING: MGR, PLANNING & INV/A&E TV/NY: Inv and planning mgmt & pricing analysis inc new media properties. Min 2 yr planner exp,plus strong analytical/prob solv skills. Gabriel knldg a +. Res/sal reqs to: recruiter3@aetn.com (8/2)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/SYSTEMS WIRELESS-BEXEL D.C/Herndon, VA: Broadcast Video & RF production equip’t rental. Must have sales, some broadcast industry exp. $50-$60K, good benefits. Email hrmanager@vitecbsd.com (8/2)

JOB OPENING: DIR/PROG ADMIN & PLANNING/FL: Resp. incl: L/T Planning, Inv. Mgmt., Scheduling, Stunting. Strong Comp/Analytical skills, Creative, Self-Starter, Related TV Prog Exp. Required. Respond to: employment@ionmedia.tv (8/2)

JOB OPENING: ACCT EXEC/NY-NY & LA-CA: Generate ad sales revenue for international networks; maintain existing business while growing sales into new categories; exp. in int. mkts. 5+ yrs ad/sales exp. Ismaily_piedra@Discovery.com (8/1)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/GALAVISION-NYC: Suppt Prog & Ad Sales Dept.Generate rpts & create presentations, Nielsen a +(Galaxy,NPower),detail orient. Exp with Excel & PP. Apply: nygalajob@univision.net Subj:Research Analyst (8/1)

JOB OPENING: FREELANCE DIRECTOR/NY Corp Communications/Mng Corp. Comm. initiatives for MTVN Int’l. Work w/senior mngmnt. Devise & execute press strategies around core lines of Biz. 5+yrs PR exp. Apply: www.mtvncareers.com EOE (8/1)

JOB OPENING: MGR BRANDING/SPONSORSHIPS SALES MKTG/Exciting NYC TV/Film Co: Cutting edge film/series-TV exp-on-air adv nec. icandoitnow_entertainment@msn.com (8/1)

JOB OPENING: MEDIA PLANNER/SCRIPPS NETWORKS/Knoxville, TN: Creates cross promo media plans. 3 yrs exp in cable or broadcast adv w/media planning, promo coordination or traffic backgnd pref’d. Recruiter@scrippsnetworks.com #5462-U (7/29)

JOB OPENING: WRITER/PRODUCER/iN DEMAND/NYC:  Write, research & produce 5-8 promo spots monthly.  Manage edit & audio sessions. 3-5 yrs on-air promo exp.  Reel required.  Apply resume@indemand.com.  EOE. No relo (7/29)

JOB OPENING: SR PRGRMNG MGR/AOL RED/Dulles VA: AOL’s Teen Service, is looking for someone who is up on pop culture & into the teen scene. Copy editing, promo writing & organizational skills. Resume: jenniferramos11@aol.com (7/28)

JOB OPENING: DIRECTOR, PRIMETIME PROG/FOOD NETWORK: Mngs field shows/specials – script through fine cut. Min. 5 yrs producing or prgrmng reality, docusoap, competition, lifestyle.Res: w/sal. Req: hresourcesny@scrippsnetworks.com (7/28)

JOB OPENING: PRODUCTION ACCOUNTANT/Discovery Production, Silver Spring MD: Coord financial ops for original productions incl. Analysis & reporting BS degree, SAP, 3-5 yrs acctng prod exp.  Apply  www.discovery.com    Job req# 4014 (7/28)

JOB OPENING: VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING/Comedy Central/NYC: 8+ yrs Markting exp in Entertnmnt, Strng strat thinker/Leader/BrandBuildr/Innovative, ConsMrktg/Cable/NewMedia exp A+, EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (7/28)

JOB OPENING: DR, BUS, DEV, PROMOS MKTG/Nick/NY: Dev mktg/promos, strng client presntatn skls to ad prtnrs, sales/media plng, execute strat, wrk w/ad sales, entertmt exp, cre8tv + dynamic. EOE/M/F/D/AAP. Apply www.mtvncareers.com (7/28)

JOB OPENING: RESEARCH ANALYST/20th Television/NY: Syndication ad sales. Must have strong Nielsen Galaxy Explorer skills, be detail oriented & highly org. Should also have exp w/ Nielsen Ad Views. 1+yr. exp. Res to John.Chu@Fox.com (7/27)

JOB OPENING: MANAGER, PROGRAM SCHEDULING/HGTV/Knoxville: Analyze program slots & ratings for workable insights. 2-3 yrs exp in TV scheduling req’d.  PC literate. Resume: recruiter@scrippsnetworks.com ; reference job # 5431-U. (7/27)

JOB OPENING: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT/COMCAST NETWORKS/New York  Provides administrative support to the EVP and SVP of Ad Sales One year previous admin experience High School Diploma or equivalent Resume: cwinn@comcastnets.com    (7/27)

JOB OPENING: DIR RESEARCH, The Golf Channel/ORLANDO. Winters in Florida ! Expert with NPOWER; Market Breaks; Star Trak; forecasting; post-buys. High Golf IQ a +. EOE. M/F/D/V. Details at www.thegolfchannel.com. Click on EMPLOYMENT (8/3)

JOB OPENING: ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE/KTXL 40/SACRAMENTO: For more info visit http://fox40.trb.com . To apply send resume to; Fax: (916) 733-3110; Email: fox40hr@tribune.com. EOE (7/27)

JOB OPENING: SR. ANALYST, DISNEY/ABC LA: Provide analysis of series/movies, ntwrk perf, support press; multi-tasker, exp’d in all Nielsen apps & 2+ yrs exp. in Nielsen rating analysis req. Send resume: www.disneycareers.com (7/27)

SUMMER 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 trish@cynopsis. com.

SITUATION WANTED ADS, POSTED BY THOSE LOOKING TO BE HIRED

SITUATION WANTED:DIGITAL MEDIA EXEC/NY/LA: 14+ years strat thru launch exp. w/major ent. companies/brands, cnsltng & start-ups. Proven mngr’l & hands-on success. For hire or consult. Contact: digmedia_ny_la@mac.com (7/29)

E-mail Trish Pihonak for rates and specs for Job Openings.

Are you looking for a job? Post your Situation Wanted Ad here — Email Trish Pihonak for specs.

Related Stories

12/07/22: Cynopsis Jobs

jobs12

SENIOR ANALYST – MEDIA RESEARCH LATITUDE Remote Latitude is searching for an experienced research analyst. This position will focus on client communications and managing projects across their entire lifecycles – from design/proposal through reporting and presentation. Ideal candidates will be experienced in media, and comfortable both analyzing research data and communicating with clients. Full info […]

12/07/22: Cuteness alert! Here comes “Puppy Bowl”

Cuteness alert! Here comes "Puppy Bowl"

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM SINCLAIR MEDIA NETWORKS WE DELIVER THE BROADCAST IMPRESSIONS YOU ARE ALWAYS LOOKING TO BUY SINCLAIR MEDIA NETWORKS * National Footprint with ownership benefits * Family Friendly * Brand Safe * Efficient CPM’s * Guaranteed exact minute delivery * Power of local news at scale * Hyper-targeted OTT extensions * Drive viewer […]

12/06/22: NBCU goes LivE! with Walmart

NBCU goes LivE! with Walmart

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM HEARST HEARST ANYSCREEN A Higher Standard in OTT Reach your audience, anytime, anywhere, on any screen. Hearst Anyscreen offers a targeted OTT platform that provides a single, centralized access point to the streaming TV marketplace. With a unique focus on quality, Hearst Anyscreen delivers premium “living room experience” […]

12/05/22: Cynopsis Media Tech Update

apple Tech

A CYNOPSIS MESSAGE FROM PREMION PREMION LEADING THE EVOLUTION IN LOCAL OTT & CTV ADVERTISING We hold two distinct and separate recognitions from the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG): BRAND SAFETY CERTIFIED and CERTIFIED AGAINST FRAUD Premium Brand-Safe Streaming TV Advertising 125+ Leading TV & Media Brands, Audience Targeting, Attribution & Measurement LEARN […]

12/05/22: NBC orders full season of “Lopez vs Lopez”

NBC orders full season of “Lopez vs Lopez”

Monday December 5, 2022 Today’s Premieres HBO: His Dark Materials at 9p Hulu: Back in the Groove ID: The Tetris Murders at 9p USA: Barmageddon at 11p IN THE NEWS NBC ordered nine more episodes of freshman comedy “Lopez vs Lopez,” for a full-season total of 22. The series stars George Lopez and his daughter […]

CynCity

Cynsiders