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NFL, Ticketmaster Finish Five-Year Extension, Move To New Open Model

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 17 / 17

Ticketmaster will deploy its new Presence identity-based digital ticketing system across the league, likely by the start of the '18 regular season.

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ALAN N. COHEN died Tuesday morning in his home in Boca Raton, Florida, after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He was 73. Cohen was part of the ownership group of the New York Cosmos a

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Cablevision Posts Q2 Losses

Cablevision posted a $187M loss in Q2, compared with a $158M profit in the same period a year ago, according to Harry Berkowitz of NEWSDAY. Revenue increased 25% to $1.2B. Excluding one-time items, re

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More On NASCAR Victory Lane

NASCAR “probably will not punish” Nextel Cup driver Jeff Gordon for stopping his car at the finish line rather than going to Victory Lane after winning Sunday’s Brickyard 400, but the governing body i

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Olympic Marketing Notes

REUTERS cited a GM official as saying that the company “will be the largest [TV] advertiser” during NBC’s coverage of the Athens Games. GM “will launch 10 new commercials and air a total of 200 spots

Tags: General Motors, NBC, Olympics, Toyota, USOC, Visa

LPGA Loses Canadian Sponsor

The Bank of Montreal (BMO) has “dropped its [C$4M] title sponsorship of Canada’s only LPGA Tour event,” according to Rick Westhead of the TORONTO STAR. The move “jeopardiz[es] the future of women’s pr

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Golden Opportunity For Finch

USA TODAY’s Bruce Horovitz profiles U.S. Olympic softball team P Jennie Finch in a front-page Cover Story, and reports that while Finch’s endorsement income is only about $400,000 per year entering th

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Domino's Delivers "MNF" Deal

Domino’s Pizza has inked a deal with ESPN and ABC Sports to sponsor “MNF” this season. Domino’s receives spots on “MNF,” ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown,” ESPNews, “ESPN Radio SportsCenter” and ESPN Cl

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U.S. Open Series Ratings Rally

Ratings for events that are now part of the USTA’s new U.S. Open Series are up on ESPN, ESPN2 and NBC compared to last year, and attendance at the events has also increased, according to Richard Sando

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Italian Soccer Team Bankrupt

Italian Serie B club Napoli was declared bankrupt last week with debts of more than $72M, according to Tony Barber of the FINANCIAL TIMES. Napoli fans now “face the prospect that their club –- after i

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