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• The Professional Baseball Agreement between MLB and minor league teams expires at the end of the 2020 season. But if a new MLB proposal were to become reality, more than three dozen cities with affiliated minor league teams will lose those teams a year from now and thousands of minor league players will be out of work as well. Full story here.

• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts.” A publication date was not given.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football)

NBA 2019 Opening Nights
• Oct. 22 New Orleans Pelicans vs. Toronto Raptors TNT 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 22 Los Angeles Lakers vs. Los Angeles Clippers TNT 10:30 PM (ET)

• Oct. 23 Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers ESPN 8 PM (ET)
• Oct. 23 Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers ESPN 10 PM (ET)

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Nov282017

NBCU Sees Golden Ticket With Record 2,400+ Hours Of Winter Games Coverage

By Barry Janoff

November 28, 2017: With the 2018 Olympics just about two months away, NBCUniversal has unveiled its full slate of programming plans, with a Winter Games record 2,400-plus hours of coverage including a Winter Games first — live broadcasts across all time zones in the U.S.

NBCUniversal will air in February its 16th Olympic Games and 10th consecutive Games, which it said are both the most by any U.S. media company;
 
The breakdown of NBCUniversal platforms is scheduled to be NBC (176 hours), NBCSN (369), CNBC (46), USA Network (40.5) and NBCOlympics.com/NBC Sports app (1,800+).

NBCU said the 2,400+ hours is “comparable to the coverage of the past two Winter Games combined: Sochi; (1,600+) and Vancouver (835).”
 
In addition, NBCUniversal’s 631.5 hours of linear TV coverage across four networks is the “most ever for a Winter Olympics, eclipsing Sochi (541) in 2014.”

TV coverage of the PyeongChang Games is scheduled to begin on Feb. 7  (11 PM ET) on NBCSN, with coverage of mixed-doubles curling.

NBC said its prime time coverage of the PyeongChang Games begins on Feb. 8 (8 PM ET), one night before Opening Ceremony coverage (Feb. 9).

It continues through the Closing Ceremony on Feb. 25.

For the Winter Games, NBCU estimates ad sales to top $935 million.

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 NBCU.

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

They inlcude 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.

“We’re extraordinarily well sold,” Dan Lovinger, evp-advertising and marketing for NBC Sports Group, said during a media call earlier this month.

Over the 19 days of the PyeongChang Games, NBCUniversal said its coverage would average more than 126 hours per day, “nearly triple the entire coverage of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics (43.5) on ABC.”

“There will be more live hours of Winter Olympics coverage in PyeongChang than ever before, and for the first time at a Winter Games, NBC will broadcast live across all time zones to the entire country, creating a unique national collective experience for this event,”  Jim Bell, president, NBC Olympics Production and Programming, said in a statement.

“The Olympics command America’s attention for 18 days unlike anything else because of the athletes and their stories."

“And we will be everywhere — from broadcast and cable television, to digital streaming and social media. The Games will once again provide a positive example of the world coming together in spirited competition and offering a message of unity, peace, and hope,” said Bell.

NBC will be the exclusive home of alpine skiing during the PyeongChang Olympics, with 11 of 18 nights of prime time featuring live alpine skiing.

Figure skating will also be prominently featured during NBC’s primetime coverage, airing on 12 of 18 nights.

“The Olympics command America’s attention for 18 days unlike anything else because of the athletes and their stories,” said Bell. “There will be familiar names – (such as) Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Shaun White. There will be new faces — (such as) Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen. And there will be unforgettable stories, like the Nigerian bobsled team and, we anticipate, the North Korean figure skating pairs team.”

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