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• The has named Shenzhen, as the host city for 2019-2028, a deal that includes the building of a 12K-seat venue, and doubling the prize money to $14M for the Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams.

• Overwatch League said that its first week of competition drew more than 10 million viewers via Twitch, MLG, and Chinese streaming partners ZhanQi TV, NetEase CC and Panda TV. Opening day had an average audience per minute of 408,000.

• Coca-Cola, International Speedway Corp. and Nascar have signed an extension to their partnerships under which Coca-Cola, would "continue its deep-rooted history in the sport by engaging racing fans across Nascar’s three national series and 12 ISC-operated race tracks" and events including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Coca-Cola 400. Coca-Cola-sponsored drivers include Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson, Joey Logano, Ryan Newman, Daniel Suarez and Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. Coca-Cola said it "has been involved with stock car racing for 50 years," and became an official partner with Nascar in 1998.

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The 67th NBA All-Star Game will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. TNT will televise (8 PM ET)

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West Starters: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, James Harden, DeMarcus Cousins
The All-Star teams will still feature 12 players from each conference, but the captains — James and Curry — will select the team rosters without regard for conference affiliation.

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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ESPN Answers Question: 3D Or Not 3D, Signaling An End To Its Destination

By Barry Janoff

June 12, 2013: Citing a lack of viewer adaptation, but not acknowledging another major problem — lack of advertising — ESPN said it would shutter its three-year venture into 3D in favor of other high-tech programming options.

ESPN 3D launched in June 2010 with the FIFA World Cup, then went from limited programming to a 24/7 destination in early 2011. ESPN said it would continue to offer 3D programming through the end of 2013.

"ESPN 3D was great at home but due to low adoption of 3D to home, we are discontinuing to focus on other products for fans and affiliates," Katina Arnold, ESPN's vp-communications, wrote on her Twitter account. "ESPN 3D production [was] unmatched! As tech leader ESPN will continue to experiment with things like UHDTV."

Over the past two-plus years, ESPN 3D programming has included the NBA, soccer, college football and basketball and the Winter and Summer X Games.

Other than movie trailers, few brands and consumer categories produced 3D commercials or had 3D marketing campaigns.

Drawbacks to the progress of 3D cited by consumers in national surveys including having to purchase TVs with 3D capabilities or adding 3D equipment to their existing TVs and the necessity of having to wear 3D glass to watch events.

3D sports reached TV and theater viewers with unique, but sporadic success.

In 2009, Visa filmed some of its "Go World" spots supporting the 2010 Winter Olympics in 3D, which it ran at events in New York, San Francisco and Olympic host city Vancouver.

During Super Bowl XLIII in 2009, DreamWorks joined with PepsiCo's SoBe to run a 90-second 3D spot for the movie studio's then upcoming animated release, Monsters vs. Aliens. The next night, NBC, which aired the Super Bowl, ran an episode of Chuck in 3D.

ESPN had been testing 3D TV for about two years before its official launch. In September 2009, ESPN produced the USC vs. OSU college football game in 3D, which was shown on the USC campus and in theaters in Ohio, Texas and Connecticut. ESPN also has produced college football and basketball games in 3D for test purposes, and shot its 2009 Summer X-Games in 3D for theatrical release.

The NFL broadcast a San Diego Chargers-Oakland Raiders game in December 2008 in HD 3D, which was seen by select audiences in New York, Boston and Los Angeles. Fox and Sony in January 2009 broadcast the FedEx BCS National Championship college football game between Florida and Oklahoma at Dolphin Stadium [now Sun Life Stadium] to fans in some 80 3D-equipped theaters.

The NBA and Turner Sports aired in HD 3D a test broadcast to select theaters during the skills event on All-Star Saturday Night in Phoenix in 2009. An NBA game in March 2008 between the Dallas Mavericks and San Antonio Spurs was shown in 3D at Dallas theaters under the auspices of Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban.

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ESPN: 3D Or Not 3D?

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