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Comcast Signs Sponsorship Deal With USOC Covering Both PyeongChang, Tokyo Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 07 / 16

Comcast has signed a four-year sponsorship deal with the USOC, gaining marketing rights it did not previously own despite subsidiary NBCUniversal’s long-term, $7.65B television deal with the Olympics. Comcast claims several categories with Team USA in the deal, becoming the official provider o...

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In K.C., James Dornbrook noted the Chiefs this season are selling a "special new beer called Kingdom Red Ale that will only be offered at Arrowhead Stadium and team events." Kingdom Red Ale is "one result of a brand new multiyear agreement signed this past offseason between the Chiefs and Anheu ...

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09/08/14
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09/08/14
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09/08/14
Levi's 49ers Apparel Could Lead To NFL Deal

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