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• In conjunction with the official grand opening of its Americas headquarters, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. and the Nashville Predators unveiled an additional five-year extension for the naming rights agreement for Bridgestone Arena, home of the Nashville Predators. Initially signed in March 2010, the extended terms now ensure Bridgestone naming rights through 2025. Financial terms were not shared.
• Research, marketing and consulting firm NewZoo, San Francisco, has increased its estimate of the market size for global games for 2016-20 “based on an even stronger performance than anticipated in the first three quarters of the year. NewZoo now says that the global games market would generate $116 billion in game software revenues, $7.1 billion higher than previously estimated and nearly 11% growth vs. 2016. The firm now estimates that the category will hit $143.5 billion in 2020.

• Univision Deportes said it would conclude the year as the “leading sports brand delivering the most soccer viewing in the country throughout 2017.” Univision Deportes said this past year it earned the highest share of soccer viewing in the U.S. among 29 networks broadcasting live soccer, claiming over 40% of all viewing across the networks of Univision. It also said it led the industry by “broadcasting 19 out of 20 top-rated club soccer matches in 2017, regardless of language.”
• The NBA has named Indianapolis as the site for the 2021 All-Star Game, to be played in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Feb. 14. The next three NBA All-Star Games are: Los Angeles (Staples Center, Feb. 18, 2018), Charlotte (Spectrum Center. Feb. 17, 2019) and Chicago (United Center, Feb. 16, 2020). Cleveland said it would seek to host the 2022 game, which would be the 70th All-Star Game in league history.

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Nov122012

eBay, AEG Punch Ticket For Multi-Platform StubHub Sports, Entertainment Deal

Special to NYSportsJournalism.com

November 12, 2012: eBay, best known for finding and bidding on items from the elusive to the eccentric, has signed a deal making its StubHub division the exclusive secondary ticketing solution for venues owned or operated by AEG, one of the leading sports and entertainment companies in the world.

The deal also includes an exclusive deal with AXS Ticketing, a ticketing platform launched by AEG in 2011.

Financial terms of the pact were not disclosed. The deal takes effort in Q1 2013.

AEG's portfolio of sports and entertainment venues includes Staples Center (Los Angeles). AT&T Center (San Antonio), American Airlines Arena (Miami), FedEd Forum (Memphis), KFC Yum! Center (Louisville), MasterCard Center (Beijing, China) and The 02 Arena (London).

Under terms of the deal, StubHub, which was acquired by eBay in 2007, also becomes one of 11 “founding partners” in Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Clipper, WNBA Sparks and NHL Kings. StubHub will get "a variety of customized signage and activation components including prominent interior and outdoor marquee signage, in- game/event branding elements and enhanced online presence."

AEG said that its music merchandise company, BandMerch, would extend its online storefronts to the eBay marketplace, "bringing seamless payment options and integrated access" to eBay’s customers to its roster of 135 world-class bands and performers."

"Integrating our technology with AEG is a natural fit for eBay and allows [us] to give fans nearly unprecedented access to the events and athletes they love.”
 
The companies said they would also collectively "explore additional, future opportunities for innovative solutions to better serve fans for their entertainment needs."

"eBay is one of the most complete and well-rounded e-commerce and technology companies in the world and pairing our combined capabilities and global reach is an exciting opportunity,” Tim Leiweke, president and CEO for AEG, said in a statement. “This partnership will help bring even deeper digital resources and online marketing reach to the AXS Ticketing platform and will allow us to continue to transform the live event fan experience.”

According to Devin Wenig, president for eBay marketplaces, “Technology is revolutionizing commerce, and eBay Inc. is working with leading companies around the world to use our platforms to bring innovative new experiences to consumers. Integrating our technology platforms with AEG is a natural fit for eBay Inc., and allows our companies to give fans nearly unprecedented access to the events, performers and athletes they love.”
 
Among AEG's works-in-progress is the construction of Farmers Field in Los Angeles, which is being designed to house an NFL team.

AEG is currently a division of The Anschutz Corp., but recently was put up for sale.

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