June 4 - 10, 2012 Vol. 15 — No. 8

Top Stories

  • Ticketing gets political

    In the last five years, state legislatures across the country have taken a closer look at what has unfolded since many of them relaxed decades-old laws that prohibited, or restricted, ticket scalping — which since the emergence of the Web and various online ticket exchanges is more politely termed “ticket resale.”

  • Verizon tops among ad spenders

    Verizon Wireless replaced rival AT&T as sports’ biggest ad spender last year, and domestic auto manufacturers returned to the industry in a big way, according to data compiled annually for SportsBusiness Journal by Nielsen.

  • Acer logging out of Olympic sponsorship

    Acer’s option to renew its worldwide Olympic sponsorship has expired, and the International Olympic Committee does not plan to renew the computer company’s agreement beyond 2012. The IOC plans to leave the official computing category vacant and look for new partners to join The Olympic Partner program.

  • Now on deck for next sports rights deal: MLB

    Negotiations for the next big sports media deal will begin in earnest this week as Major League Baseball officially takes its national TV rights to the open market.

  • L.A. Kings' run good for business, even in Canada

    The Los Angeles Kings have reaped the immediate benefits of the team’s run to the Stanley Cup Final. The most recent indication is the Kings’ signing of Travel Alberta last week as their official travel destination.

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