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• Kraft Heinz, in partnership with the NHL and NHLPlayers’ Association (NHLPA) has unveiled the top four finalist communities competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019. Voting begins March 30.

• Alex Rodriguez' future is so hot he needs to wear shades. Good thing Jennifer Lopez also needs to wear shades. The celebrity couple stars in a new year-long marketing from Quay Australia, which is being called “their first major fashion campaign together,’ by industry analysts. Media includes print, digital and social media.

• Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Miami Open (March 23) due to knee issues.

• The NBA said that the Chinese and Croatian National Teams would join all 30 NBA teams to compete at MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2019 in Las Vegas, marking the first time that the league will feature two international teams, with 83 games over 11 days (July 5-15).

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originalluy scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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SUPER BOWL LIII

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Oct302017

NBCU Doubles-Down On Super Bowl, Winter Games, Sees $1B Ad Revenue 

By Barry Janoff

October 30, 2017: Super Bowl LII is just three months away, and the Winter Olympics follow immediately after, and, in a rare case of double-dipping, NBCUniversal has both events on an exclusive basis.

Which could give companies some pause for thought as to where they might want to spend their ad dollars.

NBCU said it is having no such problem.

“Our marketplace is healthy; sales are brisk,” Dan Lovinger, evp-advertising and marketing for NBC Sports Group, said during a media call on Monday.

“We’re extraordinarily well sold,” said Lovinger.

Combined, NBCU is anticipating more than $1 billion in ad sales from Super Bowl LII and the Winter Games in South Korea.

For the Super Bowl, being played in U.S. Bank Stadium, home for the Minnesota Vikings, on Feb. 4, Loving said, “We are asking for and getting north of $5 million” for 30-second spots.

That could put ad revenue at or above $350 million for the game, “give or take the pre- and post game (ad sales)," said Lovinger. All that remains, he said, are "a handful of units.”

During Super Bowl LI this past February, Fox also asked for upward of $5 million for some 30-second spots, a record for the Big Game, taking in $392 million in revenue, including pre-, post- and overtime sales.

At Super Bowl 50 in 2016, CBS got as much as $4.8 million for 30-second spots and earned $369.6 million for in-game ads, according to research firm Kantar Media, NY.

For the Winter Games, NBCU estimates ad sales to top $935 million. NBC programming begins Feb. 8, with the event scheduled for Feb. 9-25.

Revenue for the Olympics in PyeongChang is at low “double-digits” percentage revenue gains from the mid-$800 million level of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.

According to Lovinger, less than 50% of the audience watch both the Super Bowl and Olympics, which is why 25% of all ad spend comes from companies buying time in  both events.

A significant amount of ad spend comes from top-tier International Olympic Committee partners.

That group includes Alibaba Group, Atos, Bridgestone, Coca-Cola, Dow, GE, Intel, Omega, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.

Domestic partners with the U.S. Olympic Committee also spend heavily during the Games.

“Ratings are holding up from a ratings perspective better than just about anything,” said Lovinger during the media call. “These events stand alone in public interest. They’re the kinds of events that transcend sport and become cultural phenomena.”

Regarding ad space still available, Lovinger made his sales pitch quite clear.

“If an advertiser is interested in a premium position within the game, they really need to be in discussions with us."

Bottom line regarding ad sales for the Super Bowl and Olympics: “We really could not be happier than where things stand right now,” said Lovinger.

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