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Time Warner Cable To Carry SEC Network As Of Aug. 14 Launch

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 24 / 14

Time Warner Cable, the country's second biggest cable operator, has agreed to carry SEC Network as of its Aug. 14 launch. Bright House Networks also will carry the channel, bringing its distribution footprint up to 60 million homes. The deals leave DirecTV, Charter and Verizon as the only big SEC-ar...

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In South Africa, Mninawa Ntloko reports South African Football Association CEO Leslie Sedibe yesterday confirmed that Puma "would be unveiled as the new sponsors" of the country's men's national soccer team. The team "will be decked out in the new strip when they host Burkina Faso on February 9." SA ...

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01/24/11
Some SB Advertisers Not Returning This Year

Some "formidable advertisers have just said no" to advertising during Fox' broadcast of Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6, and "at least seven advertisers from 2010's game aren't returning: Papa John's, Intel, Monster, Dr Pepper, Denny's, Universal Orlando and KGB," according to Bruce Horovitz of USA ...

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01/24/11
ADT Presenting Sponsor Of Rugby Sevens Tourney

ADT Security Services, the Florida-based business and home security provider, has signed on as one of four presenting sponsors of the Feb. 12-13 USA Sevens international rugby championship event in Las Vegas. The single-year deal is valued in the mid-six figures and provides ADT on-field signag ...

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01/24/11
Yonex Deal Helps Wozniacki Expand Into Asia

No. 1-ranked tennis player Caroline Wozniacki "had long made it clear that she was open to a switch if it made commercial sense when her deal with Babolat ended," and she recently signed a "lucrative racket deal with Yonex after extensive off-season testing," according to Christopher Clarey of the N ...

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01/24/11
Marketplace Roundup

In Milwaukee, Don Walker noted the NFL yesterday debuted "newly designed trophies for the conference championships." The trophies, created by Tiffany & Co., feature a "silver base with a hollowed out silver football on top." NFL VP/Brand & Creative Jaime Weston said that the league "wanted t ...

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01/21/11
A-B Will Run Stella Ad During Super Bowl

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01/21/11
Bears Prep Activation Around NFC Title Game

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01/21/11
Adidas Enters Outdoor Market

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