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ESPN Live Stream Crashes During USA-Germany World Cup Match (Variety)
Many users across the U.S. were unable to access ESPN’s WatchESPN video-streaming service as the USA-Germany match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off at noon ET on Thursday. An ESPN rep said the sports programmer was “investigating some limited issues due to unprecedented demand.” WatchESPN viewership for the first half of the USA-Germany match peaked at more than 1.4 million concurrent viewers. Re/code For context: During the Winter Olympics, NBCUniversal reached a peak of 850,000 concurrent viewers when it streamed the U.S./Russia Hockey game. TVNewser CNN’s Lara Baldesarra, Fox News’ Bryan Llenas, CBS’ Elaine Quijano, ABC’s Paula Faris and NBC’s Natalie Morales covered the World Cup for their respective networks. Mediaite The media world, like the rest of the country, apparently stopped what it was doing to gather around televisions and watch the match. Capital New York ESPN, which is a U.S. rights-holder, held a viewing party at its Bristol, Conn. campus. At ESPN sister network ABC, ABC News staffers were invited to watch the game, and the network provided food and red, white and blue rocket pops. At CBS News, CBS This Morning executive producer Chris Licht brought in pizza, with the game playing on a big screen. At NBC News, the executive team was advised to order in lunch and give their teams a chance to watch the game too. CNN also had a pizza party for staffers while the game was on.

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InStyle Features Editor Jumps to Billboard

IsabelGonzalezWhitakerPicIsabel González Whitaker will start as deputy editor of Janice Min‘s newest magazine makeover project July 14. From today’s announcement:

“Throughout her career, Isabel has shown an impressive ability to create and manage dynamic, commercial content for print, online, mobile and video,” said Tony Gervino, editor-in-chief, Billboard. “Her reporting and editing background in fashion, beauty and culture, along with her relationships with leading writers, will help expand Billboard’s audience. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team.”

Added González Whitaker: “The opportunity to join Tony and everyone at Billboard was simply too exciting to pass up. I can’t wait to get on board.”

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Instyle Names General Manager, IBT Adds Editor

A couple Revolving Door items to note this afteroon, involving Instyle and International Business Times. Details are below.

    • Instyle has named John Darby general manager of InStyle.com. Darby comes to the magazine from Streeteasy, a real estate site, where he served as VP of marketing. Prior to that Darby held marketing roles at DNA Info, The Knot and Hachette Filipacchi Media.
    • IBT has hired Michael Learmonth as global technology editor. He comes to IBT from Ad Age, where he served as deputy managing editor.

 

InStyle Makes Changes

InStyle has made a few changes to its digital editorial team. Below are the details.

  • Adrian Moreno has been promoted from senior manager of creative services to digital art director. Moreno has been with InStyle since 2011.
  • Nika Vagner joins as senior editor of social. Vagner most recently served as Entertainment Weekly’s social media manager.
  • Leah Abrahams has been upped to site producer. She had served as associate producer for the past two years.
  • Katie Donbavand joins as a full-time associate producer. Donbavand previously freelanced for InStyle and The Chicago Tribune.
  • Alexandra Pichert also joins as a full-time assistant photo editor. She previously freelanced for InStyle and prior to that, worked at Rolling Stone.

InStyle Sets March Ad Page Record

For fashion magazines, March is the second most important month, after September. Therefore Karin TracyInStyle’s relatively new publisher, should be pleased. InStyle’s upcoming issue — the first March installment under Tracy’s watch — featured the most ad pages for March in its 20 year history. Not a bad start.

InStyle’s March issue boasted 367 pages, up two percent from last year’s issue. The entire quarter has been good, too. It was InStyle’s biggest first quarter in six years, with a total of 574 pages.

If you know Tracy, buy her a drink of six.

Leslie Farrand Leaves New York for InStyle

Leslie Farrand is leaving New York after a decade to join Instyle as its associate publisher, advertising. WWD reports that the appointment will be effective January 2.

Ferrand joined New York in 2003, and most recently served as its executive director of print and integrated sales.

Ferrand will report to Instyle’s publisher, Karin Tracy.

Buying Everything Offered in Harper’s Bazaar Would Cost $438,000

As we mentioned this morning, magazines love to sell you products. The Huffington Post conducted some research into this by examining eight September issues of popular fashion magazines. HuffPost found that if you bought everything offered in the latest Harper’s Bazaar, you’d end up shelling out $438,018. So please don’t do that.

Magazines considered for the report included Cosmo, Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Marie Claire, Elle, Vogue, InStyle and Glamour. Here are some highlights:

Most Products Offered: InStyle, with 440 items

Fewest Products Offered: Vogue, with 59 items

Highest Average Cost of Products: Vogue, at an average of $4,375 a piece

Lowest Average Cost of Products: Cosmo, at an average of $157 a piece

InStyle Celebrates September Issue with Kittens

While Elle celebrated its historic September issue by having its publisher Kevin O’Malley appear on CNBC, InStyle got a bit more creative to show off its own record-setting issue: It brought out some kittens.

InStyle’s September issue is its biggest ever, clocking in at 716 pages. It’s so big that the magazine’s staffers decided to see what weighed more — the issue, or two kittens? The InStyle team said it was a tie, but really it’s three pounds for the issue and five pounds for the kittens.

Either way, there’s nothing the Internet loves more than cat videos, so we know you’re going to watch that video. No need to nitpick.

Changes at InStyle

A few changes to note at InStyle today. Below are the details.

  • Amy Synnott and Erik Jackson have been named co-executive editors. Synott has been with InStyle since 2000, most recently serving as beauty director. Jackson has been with the magazine since 2007, most recently as a features editor.
  • Angela Matusik has been named executive editor, digital. She had been acting editor of InStyle.com since February of this year.
  • Kahlana Barfield and Angelique Serrano have been named co-beauty directors. Barfield previously served as senior beauty market editor; Serrano as senior beauty features editor.

InStyle Names New Style Director

InStyle has named Melissa Rubini its new style director. Rubini has been the style director for MR Studio since 2005 and was previously fashion director for Bullet.

Rubini has also styled campaigns for Prada and worked with Blake Lively, Scarlett Johansson and Katie Holmes.

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