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Sources: Amazon Charging $2.8M For Ad Packages That Include "TNF"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 22 / 17

Amazon is "looking to charge advertisers" $2.8M for packages that "include 30-second spots" during the Thursday night NFL games it will stream live to Prime customers in '17, according to two sources. One source said that for each game, "Amazon can sell 10 30-second spots." Buyers "also get to run a...

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MLB Pace-Of-Play A Continuing Issue

MLB games this season have "actually become slower" despite efforts by Commissioner Rob Manfred to speed things up, and some officials now "worry about where the sport is headed," according to Tom Verducci of SI. Players are "taking 1.1 seconds more between pitches this year than last year, an unpre ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

Twitch To Stream Blizzard Esports Events

Twitch has signed a two-year deal with Blizzard Entertainment to "become the exclusive third-party home" for many of the game publisher's esports events, according to Paresh Dave of the L.A. TIMES. Blizzard can "continue to stream video game competitions on its own services, including MLG.TV and Bli ...

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Golden Knights Unveil Expansion Jerseys

The Golden Knights last night unveiled their Adidas-crafted jerseys featuring "mostly steel gray with black, gold and red accents" at a team event at Wynn Las Vegas, according to Jesse Granger of the LAS VEGAS SUN. The primary logo of a shield and knight helmet "sits boldly on the jersey’s fro ...

Tags: Franchises, Vegas Golden Knights, NHL

San Diego State Regroups On Football Stadium Talks

San Diego State Univ. was regrouping yesterday on "how and where to build a new Aztec football stadium, following City Council action to delay a vote on SoccerCity " until November '18, according to a front-page piece by Roger Showley of the SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE. Former City Manager Jack Mc ...

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Nominate Now For '17 Game Changers

SportsBusiness Journal this fall will publish the seventh annual Game Changers: Women in Sports Business feature. This annual special section profiles women who are having a major impact in sports business. The Sept. 11 publication will be followed by our Game Changers Conference in N.Y. on Sept. 14 ...

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UNLV AD Immersing Self In Campus Life

New UNLV AD Desiree Reed-Francois since starting June 1 has been living in a dormitory on campus "rather than a hotel or apartment before she moves into a permanent residence," a move that "speaks to how seriously Reed-Francois is taking her first few months on the job," according to Dan Wolken ...

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Executive Transactions

Sources said that Fire COO ATUL KHOSLA is "leaving the team for a marketing job" with the Buccaneers. Sources added that Khosla, who joined the club in '11, will leave the Fire next month. He "oversaw the massive expansion of Fire-sponsored recreational and youth soccer leagues around the Chicago ...

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PGA Tour Signs Deal With Massage Envy

The PGA Tour has signed a four-year marketing partnership with Massage Envy, a first for the Tour in the massage and skin care category. The agreement is also the first sports sponsorship for Scottsdale-based Massage Envy. The deal includes sponsorship of the PGA Tour Champions along with the design ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, PGA Tour

SBJ In-Depth: Atlanta Sports Market

Punctuated by the opening to two big league sports facilities in same year, Atlanta’s thriving sports market reaches beyond the major players — Braves, Falcons, Hawks and NASCAR — to encompass a growing lacrosse community, a major draw for collegiate sports and a rich Olympic histo ...

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Unikrn Partnering With BetGenius On Upgrades

Esports bookmaker Unikrn has tapped Genius Sports subsidiary BetGenius to power a big expansion of its offerings, by adding automated odds and in-game wagering technology in all major events in the world’s top esports titles. Seattle-based Unikrn currently offers only pre-match odds, but BetGe ...

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