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New Sponsors For MSG Tennis Event Include A-B, EleVen By Venus

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 01 / 17

The BNP Paribas Showdown, an annual tennis exhibition at MSG, today will announce several new partners for the event’s 10th iteration, set for this coming Monday. Coming on board this year are Anheuser-Busch, EleVen by Venus, limo service Red Oak Transportation, designer brand Vince Camuto and...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Draft Viewership Declines From '14

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SportsBusiness Daily: AHL Attendance Rises 2% In '14-15

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SportsBusiness Daily: Record Ratings For Padres Games On FS San Diego

Thanks to the addition of high-priced additions such as P James Shields, RF Matt Kemp and LF Justin Upton, the Padres are posting record-high TV ratings in San Diego. FS San Diego is seeing a 66% year-over-year ratings jump. The net has logged the five highest-rated Padres games this season. The hig ...

Tags: Media, San Diego Padres, Kansas City Royals, FSN

SportsBusiness Daily: MSG Net Sets Rangers Rating Record

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBCSN Gets Its Best F1 Audience

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