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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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Media Monitor

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Nash Opts Out Of Hoops Event

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Hasek To Launch Clothing Line

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