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NAMIC announces call for entries for the 2013 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards
PR Newswire
NAMIC announced its call for entries for the 2013 Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards. Cable companies, including MSO's, networks and industry suppliers are now welcome to submit digital entries via the Excellence in Multicultural Marketing Awards microsite. The deadline for submitting completed entries is 11:59 p.m. July 5.
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Viacom turns to Amazon for big streaming deal
Broadcasting & Cable
With its streaming video deal with Netflix expiring, Viacom has announced a major multiyear video licensing agreement with Amazon. The deal puts hundreds of TV shows and thousands of episodes on Amazon's Prime Instant Video. Some of that programming will be exclusively available to Amazon.
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Comcast tees up multiroom DVR for X1
Multichannel News
Comcast confirmed that the MSO will soon add multiroom DVR capabilities to the X1, the MSO's next-gen TV service that features a cloud-based user interface and is currently being offered on an HD-DVR made by Pace.
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LATEST DIVERSITY NEWS


Fox Deportes Studios launches, creates new shows
MediaPost News
U.S. media companies are muscling up with original content to reach the rapidly growing Hispanic audience, including new offerings in key verticals like news, entertainment and sports. In the latest development, Fox Deportes has launched a new production arm, Fox Deportes Studios, to create original programming targeting Hispanic sports fans.
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Oprah Winfrey Network scores highest rated week in network history across key demographics
TVbytheNumbers
Oprah Winfrey Network has scored its highest rated week in network history (Week of May 27) across the key demos in total day led by the premiere of Tyler Perry's new scripted series "The Haves and the Have Nots" and "Love Thy Neighbor."
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BET founder urges more opportunity for African-Americans
The Detroit Free Press
Black Entertainment Television founder and billionaire Robert L. Johnson urged more economic opportunity for African-Americans, saying it's a critical need in the face of growing pay and wealth gaps between blacks and whites in the United States.
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NAMIC NEWS


Upcoming NAMIC events
NAMIC Annual Awards Breakfast
8:30-10 a.m., June 12 — Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C.
This year's honorees U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui, D-Calif., for the Diversity Public Advocate award, and Comcast and NBC Universal for the Industry Diversity Champion Award. Read the recent press release here. Ticket and table sales are now open! Go here to purchase tables and tickets online. Individual tickets $275 each, $4,500 for tables of 10. Seating is limited so purchase today!.

NAMIC-Southern California Career Development Event — Finding Strength In Your Style
6-9:30 p.m. June 12 — The Walt Disney Studios Lot
$30 for members only. Register here.

NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic 2013 Technology Showcase
6-9 p.m., June 20 — Discovery Communications.
Contact Pam Ford at 202-222-2356 or pford@ncta.com
Members, $25; student members, free. Nonmembers, $35; student nonmembers, $10. Register here

NAMIC-Philadelphia — A Celebration of Music and Art in White at Barnes with Old School 100.3 and The Barnes Foundation
6-10 p.m., June 21 — The Barnes Foundation. Register here.

NAMIC-Atlanta — The Battle For The Living Room: The TV Wars
5:30-7 p.m., June 27 — The Weather Channel
Many marquee and startup tech companies have designs on disrupting the TV space dominated by cable, but it has been a battle for the gurus at Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, Sony and others.
Members, $25; student members, free. Nonmembers, $35; student nonmembers, $10. Register here

The 19th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards — A Celebration of Multicultural Contributions in the Media Industry
6-10 p.m., July 11 — Pacific Design Center, L.A.
Presented in collaboration with Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. Individual tickets $250. Group tickets preferred package is priced at $3,500 and includes 10 tickets, special acknowledgement and logo recognition on event materials.

27th Annual NAMIC Conference
SAVE THE DATE! Oct. 8-9 — New York Marriott Marquis, New York

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PROGRAMMING


Fox renews 'Wendy' through 2016-2017
TV News Check
Debmar-Mercury has renewed the nationally syndicated "The Wendy Williams Show" through the 2016-2017 television season on Fox Television Stations. The multiseason Fox commitment, which comes on the heels of a previous two-year deal, follows a strong May metered market sweeps performance for "Wendy."
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Daniel Sunjata, born in Chicago, likes 'incredibly complex' TV role
Chicago Sun-Times
USA Network's new crime drama "Graceland" is a bit like MTV's "The Real World." With guns and drugs. Six good-looking strangers (all undercover agents) are picked to live in a house (a beachfront mansion in Southern California) and work together. And as is often the case in "The Real World," you're not sure which roommates are being real or fake.
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MULTICULTURAL MARKETIING


Turns out Americans love that 'controversial' Cheerios ad
AdAge
A new ad from Cheerios was deemed controversial when media outlets discovered that the racist contingent of the idiocracy known as the YouTube comment section trashed the ad for featuring a mixed-race couple and a biracial child.
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Visible world breaks into FourthWall, enables ads to be targeted to any TV connected to a set-top
MediaDaily News
After years of fits, false starts and unfulfilled promises, addressable TV advertising appears ready for, well, prime time. In a deal being announced today, targeted TV advertising developer Visible World is partnering with interactive cable TV technology provider FourthWall Media to offer an addressable TV advertising solution capable of reaching every TV connected to a set-top
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JOBS


Vonya Alleyne named vice president, Human Resources for Cox Virginia
PR Newswire
Cox Communications recently named Vonya Alleyne as vice president, Human Resources for Cox Virginia. In her new role, Alleyne oversees all aspects of Cox Virginia Human Resources functions including employee relations, compensation and benefits, recruitment and retention, training and organizational development and safety, risk and security.
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Take advantage of NAMIC's job board in Diversity Digest
Don't miss out on new employment opportunities, visit the NAMIC Job Bank Today! To post jobs in Diversity Digest, contact Susan Waldman at diversitydigest@namic.com.

Have you just changed jobs or companies and want to share with us? Contact Susan Waldman at 212-594-5985 and get your promotion listed in The Digest!

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NAMIC Diversity Digest
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the various authors cited in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of NAMIC.

NAMIC's mission is to educate, advocate, and empower for multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

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