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Comcast Business To Provide High-Speed Ethernet At NASCAR Tracks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 28 / 15

Comcast Business this afternoon is announcing that it will provide one-gigabit Ethernet connections at five NASCAR-hosting tracks in a bid to enhance communications between sanctioning-body officials, teams and broadcast partners during races. The services will be provided at ISC’s Martinsvill...

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Montreal Mayor To Meet MLB's Manfred

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre today is meeting with MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred in N.Y. "in an attempt to revive the city's sagging profile by luring back a big-league franchise." Coderre said that "several prospective sites have been scoped" for a potential MLB ballpark. In recent years, a "ren ...

Pagliuca Meets With IOC On Bid Reform

Celtics co-Owner & Managing Partner Steve Pagliuca , the new Chair of Boston '24, emerged from meetings yesterday at IOC HQ in Lausanne, Switzerland, "'heartened' by the IOC's emphasis on reforms intended to help Olympic bid cities and hosts control costs." He said, "They are very serious about ...

Workshop On Rays' Ballpark Today

The St. Petersburg City Council today will meet again to "discuss the Tampa Bay Rays stadium stalemate." Team officials "won't be there," but St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman "will attend the workshop." One "new possible wrinkle in the saga" is "somehow tying the potentially lucrative future of ...

Quick Hits....

"That was the only wish I had. It's just that the security is more alert. They don't need to change anything, that we need to have fences and all that stuff, not at all" – Tennis player Roger Federer , on security at the French Open after a fan ran onto the court Sunday to take a selfie ...

Big 12 To Announce Tourney Sites

The Big 12 today at its spring meetings in Irving, Texas, is expected to announce the sites for its '17-20 men's and women's basketball tournaments. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has said that the "vote for future basketball and baseball championship sites will occur on the day of the announceme ...

FIFA Scandal Dominates News Cycle

The FIFA scandal was on the front page of many major newspapers across the U.S. this morning. The N.Y. Times included an above-the-fold flow chart detailing the organization's "power structure," while the L.A. Times includes the pictures of seven of the officials indicted with the headline, "' Wor ...

FIFA To Go Ahead With Congress

FIFA President Sepp Blatter is set to open today's FIFA Congress in Zurich and is "expected to win Friday's vote" for re-election. The governing body "hasn't shown any signs it would postpone the election, despite calls from UEFA" to delay it for up to six months in the wake of the recent arrests. ...

Samsung Sees Coachella As Perfect Platform

Samsung’s activation around its partnership with the Coachella Music Festival in California, which included the launch of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices, was detailed by Samsung Head of Experiential Marketing  Derrin Woodhouse and AEG Senior VP/Global Partnerships Andrew Klein ...

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Marketplace Roundup

Bud Light and Toyota have joined the list of official sponsors for X Games Austin. Bud Light will bring its House of Whatever, from the #UpForWhatever campaign, to the event. Toyota, which is supporting the event for the first time as the official automotive sponsor, will feature acti ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

NHL Playoffs Seeing More Goals In Conference Finals

The NHL Conference Finals -- Lightning-Rangers and Blackhawks-Ducks -- are both heading to a decisive Game 7, and the two series have "rescued what was a very underwhelming postseason through the first two rounds and 69 games," according to James Mirtle of the GLOBE & MAIL. Lightning-Rangers was ...

Tags: NHL, Leagues and Governing Bodies

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