Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury yells out to his team during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson) 9 Comments Share Following interviews with six candidates for the offensive coordinator opening, the Arizona Cardinals have reportedly determined that none of them are worthy of the role.According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals will not hire an offensive coordinator, defer play-calling duties to head coach Kliff Kingsbury and rely on the staff of position coaches and newly-hired passing game coordinator Tom Clements to assist with the offense. John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station substantiated the tweet from Rapoport with his own saying that all major hires for the Cardinals were complete.The Cardinals interviewed Jake Spavital, Ben McAdoo, Steve Sarkisian, John DeFilippo, Jim Bob Cooter and most recently Hue Jackson for the offensive coordinator vacancy.Related LinksCardinals hire Tom Clements as pass game coordinator, QB coachReport: Cardinals interview former Browns HC Hue Jackson for OC jobJohn Clayton: ‘Hard to tell’ who will be Cardinals OC right nowThere are currently five offensive coordinator vacancies in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets all looking to fill the position.When the Cardinals hired Kingsbury, team president Michael Bidwill made it clear that hiring a head coach who also served as the team’s play caller was a priority.Last season, the Cardinals had the worst offense in the league and was the second team since 2007 to register less than 4,000 yards of offense on the season.The Cardinals were outgained by the NFL’s leading offense, the Kansas City Chiefs, by a total of 6,810 – 3,865 yards, nearly a 3,000 yard margin.
The German audiovisual advertising market should see growth of between 3% to 4% this year, taking total sales to €5.7 billion, with TV advertising growing by between 2% and 3% to €4.5 billion, according to figures compiled by the country’s commercial broadcasters’ association, the VPRT.The TV forecast is on the low side relative to the 3% growth achieved last year. However, the market share of the overall advertising market held by TV is set to exceed 30% for the first time, with audiovisual advertising in general accounting for 38% of all advertising, up from 36% last year.Net revenue generated by in-stream video advertising is set to grow by between 25% and 30%, taking its total to €400 million. Overall, says the VPRT, additional investment in TV and video advertising will total about €200 million, with revenues rising by between 4% and 5% to just under €5 billion.Radio advertising is expected to grow at a faster rate than in 2015, rising by between 1% and 2% to over €750 million, while in-stream audio advertising will rise by between 40% and 50% to around €20 million.Claus Grewenig, managing director of VPRT, said: “The figures impressively underscore the relevance of the radio and television industry, also as an economic factor. At the same time, the industry´s overall framework and its development potential are the key concerns of VPRT´s member companies. In view of the concrete results expected from the Federal and State Governments´ Committee on media convergence as well as the discussion on maintaining the freedom to advertise, we expect the political debate to focus on these concerns in 2016.”Frank Giersberg, member of the board of directors and responsible for market and business development at VPRT, said: “High reach is becoming more and more valuable, which is why the industry is boosting its investment in radio and TV. At the same time, the media are investing more than ever before in new content, innovative products and advertising technology. This trend is expected to continue, so that the sector´s overall significance for the German economy will increase even further.”