February 27 - March 5, 2017 Vol. 19 — No. 43

Top Stories

  • Unlocking media riches in esports

    Esports stakeholders are experimenting with the best way to maximize value and exposure through online streaming. That has created an opportunity for any company with advanced digital video streaming capacity.

  • For the high-flying NBA, it’s all good

    With the security of a new seven-year labor agreement and lucrative TV rights deals, and popularity around the world, the state of the NBA “may be as good as it has ever been,” Commissioner Adam Silver hailed during All-Star Game festivities.

  • Turner’s soccer shocker

    Turner Sports, which has not carried soccer programming of any kind for at least 27 years, was a surprise bidder and winner of the U.S. English-language media rights to the UEFA Champions League starting in fall 2018.

  • NFL expanding use of football data chips

    The NFL is moving forward with inserting a tracking chip in footballs for all games in the 2017 season, which will greatly add to player performance statistics.

  • Award honors Jones’ wildcatter spirit

    An avowed wildcatter who spent his early years in the NFL as an outlier, only to emerge at the core of its power structure, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is the recipient of the SportsBusiness Journal/Daily Lifetime Achievement Award for 2017.

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