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• 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.

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• NBC Olympics will debut Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota, a live, daily figure skating show airing nightly (7 PM ET) on NBCSN beginning Feb. 10 and continuing through Feb. 24. Live Olympic figure skating competition will follow the show in primetime. NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will present a digital-exclusive version of Olympic Ice Presented by Toyota immediately following prime-time coverage beginning Feb. 8.

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Michael Jackson, Still ‘Earning’ $75M A Year, Gets ‘Landmark’ Deal With Sony

By Barry Janoff

December 14, 2017: Michael Jackson, who passed away in June 2009 at the age of 50, is the highest-paid deceased celebrity of 2017, with his estate taking in a estimated $75 million, the fifth consecutive year that the “Thriller” entertainer has held that position. (Arnold Palmer was second at $40 million), according to Forbes.

Jackson’s Facebook page has more than 68 million followers, and his Twitter account has 2.2 million followers.

Recent platforms from Jackson, under the auspices of his estate, include Michael Jackson's Halloween, a new, one-hour perennial animated special; and Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D.

The iconic Thriller, which this year celebrated its 35th anniversary (released in 1982), is the best-selling album worldwide of all-time, with more than 66 million copies sold and counting, according to music industry associations. (AC/DC’s Back in Black is second with 50 million copies sold.)

All told, Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson had a multitude of reasons to sign what they called a “landmark recording deal that will continue the label's 42-year relationship with Jackson.

Under the new pact, effective January 1, 2018, Sony Music will extend the term of their administration of Michael's record catalog in a long term recording agreement.  Sony will also have the opportunity to partner on additional projects that the Estate may produce during the term of the agreement.  

The new deal was unveiled by Rob Stringer, Sony Music CEO, and John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

"Michael Jackson was an unsurpassed genius and an iconic force in music entertainment,” said Stringer in a statement. “The music — and videos — he made as an artist as part of the Sony Music family are essential to pop culture history.

“We're proud to be part of that history, and to find new innovative ways to make Michael's music available to future generations of fans."

According to Sony and the Jackson Estate, Michael Jackson ranks in the Top 5 of all catalog artists for both audio streaming and video streaming for 2017, as well as in the Top 5 of all artists for the combined audio and video streaming for 2013–2017, alongside the likes of Chainsmokers, One Direction, Beyoncé and Sia.

Jackson's latest release, the compilation album, Scream, was his 16th Top 40 album on the Billboard charts and 30th charting album overall. The release was supported by a Michael Jackson Halloween campaign.

His previous release, 2014's Xscape, reached No. 1 in 49 countries.

According to Branca and McClain, "We couldn't ask for more creative and innovative partners than Sony and Rob Stringer.

“Michael continues to inspire generations of artists who have come after him and attract new fans who understand that his music and message are more important than ever. We look forward to continuing to preserve and develop his remarkable musical legacy with Sony."

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