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• NFL Network’s Good Morning Football is in London for six days starting today (Monday, Oct. 22) leading up to the Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game in Wembley Stadium on Sunday (Oct. 28). Good Morning Football will air Monday-Friday (7 AM ET) from Westminster Live Studios. 

• Charles Wang, 74, businessman and former owner of the New York Islanders (2000-16), passed away on Sunday morning. RIP.

• ESPN said it generated its best NBA opening week rating since 2014 on Saturday for LeBron James’ home-opener with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers vs. Rockets game telecast, won by Houston, 124-115, drew a 2.5 metered market rating, also making it the highest-rated NBA regular season game on ESPN since the Warriors 73rd win game in April of 2016.

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NBA Teams With Jersey-Logo Deals (to date):
• Atlanta Hawks (Shareware)
• Boston Celtics (GE)
• Brooklyn Nets (Infor)
• Charlotte Hornets (LendingTree)
• Chicago Bulls (Jenni Optical)
• Cleveland Cavaliers (Goodyear)
• Dallas Mavericks (5miles)
• Denver Nuggets (Western Union)
• Detroit Pistons (Flagstaff Bank)
• Golden State Warriors (Rakuten)
• Houston Rockets (Rokit)
• Los Angeles Clippers (Bumble)
• Los Angeles Lakers (Wish)
• Memphis Grizzlies (FedEx)
• Miami Heat (Ultimate Software)
• Milwaukee Bucks (Harley Davidson)
• Minnesota Timberwolves (Fitbit)
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• New York Knicks (Squarespace)
• Orlando Magic (Disney World)
• Philadelphia 76ers (StubHub)
• Phoenix Suns (PayPal)
• Portland Trail Blazers (Biofreeze)
• Sacramento Kings (Blue Diamond)
• San Antonio Spurs (Frost Bank)
• Toronto Raptors (Sun Life)
• Utah Jazz (Qualtrics)

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 12-14
1. Venom $35.7 M
2. A Star Is Born $28M
3. First Man $16.6M
4. Goosebumps 2 $16.2M
5. Smallfoot $9.3M
6. Night School $8M
7. Bad Times at the El Royale $7.2M
8. The House With A Clock In Its Walls $4M
9. The Hate U Give $1.8M

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Aug172018

NFL’s Chargers Sign ROKiT As Wireless Partner, Field Naming Rights In StubHub

By Barry Janoff

August 16, 2018: The Los Angeles Chargers are making themselves at home in their temporary stadium, entering the second season in StubHub Center with a significant new partner, telecommunications brand ROKiT, which becomes not only the team’s official wireless partner but also title sponsor of for the renamed ROKiT Field at StubHub Center.

The name will be in effect during Chargers games only and not when permanent residents MLS Los Angeles Galaxy play at home or during concerts and other events.

Financial terms of the multi-year deal were not released.

The Denver Broncos previously had a similar deal when their home stadium was known as Sports Authority Field at Mile High before the national retailer went out of business. This season it will be called Broncos Stadium at Mile High. The Broncos said they are in the process of seeking a new naming rights deal.

ROKiT is part of the ROK Brands group, with U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles, founded by businessman John-Paul DeJoria (John Paul Mitchell Systems, Patron, John Paul Pet) and British entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrick.

As part of the ROKiT Field entitlement, ROKiT branding will be featured on a variety of signage at StubHub Center and on the stadium’s LED video board and ribbon boards.

Beginning with the Chargers’ pre-season opener (Aug. 18), ROKiT will said it would launch a “fully-integrated marketing partnership with a multitude of activation.”

In addition to entitlement of ROKiT Field at StubHub Center, activation plans include supporting community initiatives for active and retired military servicemen and women; and a season-long consumer sweepstakes with the opportunity to win such custom experiences as game day sideline passes, Draft Party attendance and VIP attendance at training camp.

An integrated multi-media program will encompass all Chargers media channels, including broadcast, digital, mobile, social and print.

Under terms of the deal, ROKiT can utilize team marks and player imagery in its role as the team’s official partner.

“We are excited at this unique partnership with telecommunications brand innovator ROKiT, one that brings together two organizations committed to providing the best in experience and service to our fans,” A.G. Spanos, Chargers president of business operations, said in a statement.

“ROKiT Field at StubHub Center will be home to one of the most exciting game day environments in the NFL, and we cannot wait to kick off our home schedule there this Saturday.”

According to ROKiT, as an extension of their shared interest in supporting the community, the Chargers and ROKiT will partner on several military service-related recognition and support initiatives throughout the year.

Efforts will focus on the team’s annual Salute to Service campaign and ROKiT parent brand’s Vets to Vets program, including game day activations, player visits and product donations.

ROK Brands said that its “core mission is based on three fundamental end-user values: connectedness, well-being and security.”

In addition to the Chargers deal, ROKiT also unveiled what it called the “world’s first smart phone complete with the ROK Life services plan, a bundle offering services including a year’s free access to healthcare and discounted pharmaceuticals” as well as reduced international call rates.

“Our aim has always been to save lives and help people protect their families,” said Kendrick.

The Chargers moved into StubHub Center last season after relocating from San Diego.

The team plans to stay until the new stadium they will share with the Los Angeles Rams — under the working title L.A. Stadium and Entertainment District at Hollywood Park, now under construction — opens, which is planned for the 2020 NFL season.

StubHub Center is owned by AEG. StubHub acquired naming rights to the stadium, previously known as Home Depot Center, in 2013 with a six-year deal valued at about $10 million annually, according to industry analysts.

It is located on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, Calif.

StubHub Center is scheduled to host competitions during the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.

ROK Brands include ROK Mobile, ROK Vision, ROK Drinks (ABK Beer, Real Irish Whiskey, Bogart's Spirits, among others), ROK Water, ROK Stars and ROK Books.

According to Kendrick, “The Chargers continue to be champions for the community, supporting the greater Los Angeles area through a variety of military service-related programs and initiatives.

“Our new partnership will enable ROKiT to build upon these shared values, and introduce fans to a new, easy way to access wireless services and critical life services.”

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