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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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Thursday
Nov192015

Tennis Channel Extends Exclusive Multi-Platform Deal With ATP World Tour

By Barry Janoff

November 19, 2015: If you want to see Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer and Kei Nishikori in action on a regular basis, Tennis Channel is ready to fulfill your needs.

Tennis Channel, which televises events and covers all aspects of the sport year-round, said it has signed a multi-year deal to extend its alliance with the ATP World Tour, the governing body of men’s pro tennis, and its broadcast arm, ATP Media.

Financial terms of the deal were not shared.

Tennis Channel and the ATP World Tour have been aligned since 2003, the network’s first year on-air.

Tennis Channel said it would add to its live ATP coverage beginning in 2016, with exclusive TV and authenticated-digital rights for all but four of the Masters 1000- and 500-level events.

In 2015, Tennis Channel covered 22 events from February through November, which it said accounted for more than 600 live matches and 1,000-plus hours of tennis.

“We are delighted to renew our long-term partnership with Tennis Channel as they provide an outstanding service to the tennis fan in the U.S.,” Mark Webster, CEO for ATP Media, said in a statement. “Furthermore, we look forward to a superb collaboration to showcase the finest tennis players competing at the world’s most exciting venues.”

Tennis Channel’s new agreement secures the rights to all nine Masters 1000-level tournaments.

The 12 other tournaments under the extended partnership "represent almost the entire ATP World Tour 500-level slate,"according to Tennis Channel. (See list below.)

In addition, Tennis Channel said it would be "the only U.S. television network with digital coverage of these matches, via TV Everywhere authentication."

According to Jeremy Langer, vp-programming for Tennis Channel, “Tennis Channel has been the television home of men’s tennis for more than a decade, and our partnership with the ATP World Tour has continued to expand over those years."

Tennis Channel said that in 2015, audiences have been up by an average of 24% each week throughout the year, "one of the best in network history." It has some 35 million subscribers and hits about 55 million during Grand Slam events.

"Center Court, our Los Angeles-based studio coverage of the ATP and WTA tours, has been a key innovation leading to record-breaking viewership in the U.S. at a time when other networks are experiencing significant audience erosion," said Langer. "The ATP World Tour recognizes our contribution to the health of the sport and, working with them, we’re really looking forward to enhancing their brand with more Hall of Fame studio talent and expert analysis, and remaining the year-round source of the best televised tennis in the world.”

Tennis Channel-ATP Coverage 2016
ATP Masters 1000-Level Tournaments: BNP Paribas Open (Indian Wells, Calif.), Miami Open presented by Itaú (Miami), Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (Monaco), Mutua Madrid Open (Madrid, Spain), Internazionali BNL D’Italia (Rome), Rogers Cup (Montreal/Toronto), Western & Southern Open (Cincinnati), Shanghai Rolex Masters (Shanghai) and BNP Paribas Masters (Paris).

ATP World Tour 500-Level Tournaments: ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Rio Open presented by Claro (Rio de Janeiro),  Abierto Mexicano Telcel (Acapulco, Mexico), Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), Barcelona Open BancSabadell (Barcelona, Spain), Gerry Weber Open (Halle, Germany), Aegon Championships (London), bet-at-home Open (Hamburg, Germany), China Open (Beijing), Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships (Tokyo), Swiss Indoors Basel (Basel, Switzerland) and Erste Bank Open (Vienna).

Tennis Channel said it has a separate agreement with the only other 500-level event, the Citi Open in Washington, and is the exclusive television and digital rights holder.

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