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Crew Signs First Naming-Rights Partner, Changes Facility Name To Mapfre StadiumPublished in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 03 / 15
The Crew this morning announced the signing of Mapfre Insurance "as the first stadium naming-rights partner in team history," according to Adam Jardy of the COLUMBUS DISPATCH. The facility formerly known as Crew Stadium will now be called Mapfre Stadium. Crew Chair Anthony Precourt said, "This ...
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For Sunday''s NBA All-Star Game, NBC released a preliminary overnight ratings of a 12.7/20, down from a 12.9/21 in ''96 (THE DAILY)....Comedy Central will broadcast the first of its "Town Hall" Series
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In the aftermath of last week''s suit filed by the Mighty Ducks against Fox Sports for moving its games to its new RSN, Fox Sports West 2, sources tell Scott Hettrick of the HOLLYWOOD REPORTER that Fo
MD-based Home Team Sports and MN-based Midwest Sports Channel have reached an agreement with Fox Sports Net to join the cable network as affiliated carriage systems of its national programming. HTS an
The following chart indicates the growth of the NBA in both its broadcast and cable TV contracts (THE DAILY): CABLE BROADCAST SEASON NET AMOUNT SEASON NET AMOUNT ''79-82 USA $1.5M/3yrs ''73-76
According to NBA Dir of Interactive Programming Jamie Rosenberg, NBA.com, the NBA''s official web site, has been receiving over 700,000 visits per week, and is expecting more than 500,000 visits betwe