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DraftKings Announces Exclusive Partnerships With 27 MLB Clubs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

DraftKings announced Friday exclusive partnerships with 27 MLB clubs. Extending its existing multiyear relationship with MLB that positions the Boston-based company as the league’s official daily fantasy game, the new deals cover the entire league with the exception of the D-backs, Mariners an...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Sales Of "NBA 2K14" At 5 Million To Date

Take-Two Interactive, parent of 2K Sports, said in a Q3 earnings report yesterday it has sold more than 5 million units of its licensed basketball title, “NBA 2K14.” The sales pace is above the 4.5 million units sold at a comparable point last year, and lifetime sales of the “NBA 2 ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Fox' SB Stream Clean, But Lacks Frills

Fox Sports last night delivered a clean, no-frills online stream of Super Bowl XLVIII, the network’s first attempt at streaming the NFL’s title game. Unlike last year’s Super Bowl stream by CBS Sports, Fox Sports’ effort this year did not include alternate camera angles due t ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: 247Sports.com Signs Deal With Coaching Search

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SportsBusiness Journal: Distributors concerned over NFL Now

The NFL’s high-profile move last week to create NFL Now, an over-the-top digital content network, is certain to anger the league’s existing broadcast and cable distribution partners. Announced during last week’s run-up to Super Bowl XLVIII in New York, NFL Now will feature highl ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Comcast's X1 gets Sochi streaming

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SportsBusiness Daily: Sports On Earth Debuts Films Series

Sports On Earth, the joint product of USA Today Sports Media Group and MLBAM, today debuted "Mr. Irrelevant," the first of a planned monthly series of short online documentaries. The film, produced by Seattle-based filmmakers Adam Brown and Jason Reid , chronicles players chosen last in the NFL D ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL To Debut OTT Service This Summer

The NFL is rolling out an over-the-top service called "NFL Now," marking the league's latest content foray. The league is making a formal announcement this afternoon on the digital network that will debut this summer prior to the start of the '14 season. Through "NFL Now," the league will make highl ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Media Day Could Boost Prudential Center

Prudential Center CEO Scott O'Neil , whose venue played host to Super Bowl Media Day today, said the Newark arena should be poised for a boost in bookings after holding the high-profile event. Media Day drew more than 3,000 credentialed media and more than 7,000 paying fans. O’Neil said, "Thi ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Nuggets, Evento Partner On New Ticket Platform

Israel-based social engagement outfit Evento has signed its first North American partnership with the Nuggets that will allow ticket buyers through Facebook to find where their friends are sitting. Using Evento’s SitNearMe platform, followers of the Nuggets’ Facebook page will be able to ...

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