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• The NFL's 100th season will begin with the Chicago Bears hosting the Green Bay Packers in Soldier Field on Thursday, Sept. 5 (NBC, 8:20 PM ET). This will be the 199th meeting between the Bears and Packers, including regular- and post-season. Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will begin their season on NBC Sunday Night Football Sept. 8. Their opponent will be named when the full 2019 regular season schedule is released later this spring.

• Kraft Heinz, in partnership with the NHL and NHLPlayers’ Association (NHLPA) has unveiled the top four finalist communities competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019. Voting begins March 30.

• NBA Experience, the new destination coming to Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando) will officially open Aug. 12, 2019. In collaboration with the NBA, Disney is developing NBA Experience with 13 interactive elements and hands-on activities across 44,000 square feet and two floors, also including a NBA-themed retail store.

• D.G. Yuengling & Son brewery has signed a deal with Philadelphia Phillies' pitcher Aaron Nola, making him one of the first active, MLB players to have a partnership with a beer brand. Yuengling has been a sponsor of the Phillies since 2017,

• Alex Rodriguez' future is so hot he needs to wear shades. Good thing Jennifer Lopez also needs to wear shades. The celebrity couple stars in a new year-long marketing from Quay Australia, which is being called “their first major fashion campaign together,’ by industry analysts. Media includes print, digital and social media.

• The 2019 Alliance of American Football Championship, originally scheduled for April 27 in Las Vegas, will be played in Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas., which is owned and operated by Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys.

• MLB and the MLB Players’ Assn. have unveiled numerous changes to the game to be installed over the next two seasons that will impact game length, marketing broadcast partners, the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby. Full story here.

POLL POSITION

Top Ten Most In-Demand MLB Tickets (based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14):
1. New York Yankees
2. Boston Red Sox
3. San Francisco Giants
4. Chicago Cubs
5. St. Louis Cardinals
6. Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Philadelphia Phillies
8. Texas Rangers
9. New York Mets
10. Houston Astros

SOURCE: STUBHUB

KEEPING SCORE

The Most-In-Demand MLB Home Openers
(based on total ticket sales on StubHub thru March 14, all on March 28):

• Arizona Diamondbacks at the Dodgers (average ticket price $229.
• Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees (average ticket price $202)
• Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (average ticket price $84)
• Chicago Cubs at Texas Rangers (average ticket price $254)
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds (average ticket price $122)

BUY SELL

Weekend Box Office March 22-24
1. Us $70.2M
2. Captain Marvel $35M
3. Wonder Park $9M
4. Five Feet Apart $8.8M
5. How To Train Your Dragon 3 $6.5M
6. A Madea Family Funeral $4.5M
7. Gloria Bell $1.8M
8. No Manches Frida 2 $1.8M
9. Lego Movie 2 $1.1M
10. Alita: Battle Angel $1M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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NCAA Expands March Madness Platform With Multi-Layered YouTube Channel

By Barry Janoff

March 3, 2015: With the Men's and Women's Division I Basketball Tournaments just two weeks away, the NCAA is preparing to bring March Madness to as many people on as many platforms as possible.

New to the mix in 2015: NCAA Digital, managed by Turner Sports, has unveiled the first NCAA March Madness YouTube Channel, which will feature real-time highlights and video recaps from all 67 games of this year’s tournament and such additional content as live press conferences, game previews, analysis and daily news.

It also will provide an outlet for NCAA media and marketing partners to tell their stories.

This year's tournament begins with Selection Sunday (March 15, CBS), followed by the First Four/First Round (March 17-18, truTV), Second and Third Rounds (CBS, TBS, TNT, truTV, March 19-22), Regional Rounds (CBS, TBS, March 26-29), Final Four (CBS, TBS, April 4) and the National Championship (CBS, TBS, April 6).

The Final Four and National Championship will be played in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The Women's Final Four and National Championship will take place April 5-7 in Amalie Arena in Tampa.

“Our new partnership with YouTube gives college basketball fans more ways to discover and watch the plays and storylines that everyone will be talking about during March Madness,” Mark Johnson, vp-business operations for Turner Sports, said in a statement. “Tapping into the power and reach of YouTube’s video platform opens up new opportunities for us to grow interest and consumption of March Madness.”

The NCAA March Madness YouTube Channel has launched with a promo spot for CBS-Turner coverage, archival video clips from the best games and moments of the 2014 Tournament.

Additional content featured on the NCAA March Madness YouTube channel, along with NCAA.com, includes:

• Dunk of the Day presented by Oreo: A daily video clip highlighting the top dunk of each day of tournament play.

Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T: A highlight reel featuring the best moments from this year’s 2015 Naismith College Player of the Year winner.

“Our new partnership with YouTube gives college basketball fans more ways to discover and watch the plays and storylines that everyone will be talking about."

• Solve of the Day presented by UPS: A feature that will identify potential upsets and pinpoint what this year's tournament favorites will need to do to avoid a shocking loss.

• Starting Lineup presented by Reese’s: A daily update that will deliver the five things fans need to know about the day’s action.

NCAA marketing partners include Corporate Champions AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola; and Corporate Partners Allstate, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Burger King, Enterprise, Infiniti, Kindle Fire, Lowe's, LG, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Reese's, Unilever and UPS.

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