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• The NBA London Game 2019 will feature a regular-season game between the Washington Wizards and the New York Knicks in The O2 on Thursday, Jan. 17. Marketing partners include Foot Locker, Gatorade, Nike, SAP and Tissot, with additional partners to be unveiled in the coming months.

• The Denver Broncos home field is getting a temporary name change to Broncos Stadium at Mile High. It had been Sports Authority Field at Mile High, but the national sporting goods retailer, which had been based in Englewood, Col., ceased operations in July 2016. A search for a more permanent naming rights holder is currently underway.

• Per AP Sports: Burger King in Russia ran a promotion on social media offering a lifetime supply of Whoppers to any women who become pregnant by World Cup players. The offer was then deleted, In a statement Wednesday to AP, Burger King said, “We are sorry about the clearly offensive promotion that the team in Russia launched online. (It) does not reflect our brand or our values and we are taking steps to ensure this type of activity does not happen again.”

• The PGA TOUR has signed a deal with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the U.S., coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on June 23-24. Other events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and The Northern Trust.

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MLB has released the leaders by position for the 2018 All-Star Game (as of June 19), with voting sponsored by Camping World. (Voting ends July 5 at 11:59 PM ET.)

American League: 1B José Abreu (Chicago White Sox), 2B José Altuve (Houston Astros), SS Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles), 3B  José Ramirez (Cleveland Indians); OF Mike Trout (Los Angeles Angels). Aaron Judge (New York Yankees), Mookie Betts (Boston Red Sox); Wilson Ramos (Tampa Bay Rays), Gary Sanchez (New York Yankees); DH Victor Martinez (Detroit Tigers).

National League: 1B Freddie Freeman (Atlanta Braves), 2B Ozhaino Albies (Atlanta Braves), SS Brandon Crawford (San Francisco Giants), 3B Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies); OF Matt Kemp (Los Angeles Dodgers), Nick Markakis (Atlanta Braves), Bryce Harper (Washington Nationals); C Wilson Contreras (Chicago Cubs),Buster Posey (San Francisco Giants).

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WEEKEND BOX OFFICE (June 15-17)

1. Incredibles 2 - Disney - $180 M ($231.5M worldwide)
2. Ocean's 8 - Warner Bros. - $19.6M
3. Tag - Warner Bros. - $14.6M
4. Solo: A Star Wars Story - Disney - $9.1M
5. Deadpool 2 - 20th Century Fox - $8.8M
6. Hereditary - A24 - $7M
7. Superfly - Sony - $6.3M
8. Avengers: Infinity War - Disney - $5.3M
9. Adrift - STX Entertainment - $2.1M
10. Book Club - Paramount - $1.9M
11. A Wrinkle In Time - Disney - $1.8M
12. Gotti - Vertical Entertainment - $1.7M

NOTE: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - Universal $173.6M international (opens in U.S. June 22)

SOURCE: COMSCORE.com

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May242016

GoPro, Red Bull Take Action To Create Global Content Production Partnership

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

May 24, 2016: In a deal that could have wide-reaching impact in the action/adventure sports category, Red Bull said it is " joining forces on a multi-year, global partnership" with GoPro that includes content production, distribution, cross-promotion and product innovation.

Under terms of the alliance, Red Bull receives an undisclosed amount of equity in GoPro.

Concurrently, GoPro becomes Red Bull's exclusive provider of "point-of-view imaging technology for capturing immersive footage" of Red Bull's media productions and events.

The two brands have been working together but said that this alliance takes the relationship to a new level.

"This partnership is very strategic for GoPro," Nicholas Woodman, founder and CEO for GoPro, said in a statement. "We share the same vision . . . to inspire the world to live a bigger life."

"Red Bull's global scale and execution is something to be admired. While we've worked closely for many years, as official partners we'll be able to more effectively help one another execute our shared vision and scale our respective businesses," said Woodman.

GoPro's product and brand will now have access to more than 1,800 Red Bull events across more than 100 countries. The companies will "share content rights on co-productions," and related content will be distributed across both Red Bull and GoPro's digital distribution networks.

That includes the GoPro Channel, Red Bull TV, Red Bull.com and in the Red Bull Content Pool, which is Red Bull's media service platform.

Red Bull energy drink available in more than 169 countries, supported by a multi-media campaign with the tag, "Red Bull Gives You Wings."

Red Bull Media House launched in 2007 and, according to the company, enabled Red Bull to "formalize its content offerings, from production and collection to distribution and turn it into a new business."

Red Bull Media House's portfolio includes "hundreds of social media channels," long- and short-form videos, still images, documentaries, feature films, music, games and mobile apps, The Red Bulletin and such digital platforms as RedBull.tv and RedBull.com.

The company also is majority owner of the MLS Red Bull New York team as well as the club's Red Bull Arena in New Jersey; and, among others, is involved with Red Bull Racing (Formula 1) and the Red Bull Air Race
 
According to Dietrich Mateschitz, founder and CEO of Red Bull, "First-person perspectives, breathtaking images and cutting edge cinematography are the hallmarks of every story told within Red Bull's portfolio of productions and live broadcasts. As partners, Red Bull and GoPro will amplify our collective international reach, the power of our content and ability to fascinate."

"GoPro and Red Bull, as a match, are as good as it gets," said Woodman.

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