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• Amazon has launched MLB.TV on Prime Video Channels, allowing Prime members to subscribe to MLB.TV and stream regular season out-of-market baseball games live and on-demand, all from the Prime Video service.

• WWE said it would move its global headquarters to a new office complex in Stamford, Conn, where WWE is now headquartered, to “allow the company to bring together its operations, including its production studios and corporate offices at its new site.” The move is expected to take place in early 2021.

• “Inspired by the intersection of past and future,” Foot Locker is launching the Discover Your Air Network, featuring “cable network-inspired programming for the ultimate sneakerhead” filled with Nike Air Max content, news and product. People will be able to view DYA Network content on Foot Locker's Instagram, Facebook, YouTube and Snapchat channels.

NBA2K League has unveiled the match-ups and tournaments for the second season, with $1.2M prizes Begins 4-2.

• ESPN and UFC have extended their deal, naming ESPN+ as the exclusive distributor of UFC Pay-Per-View events in the U.S. through 2025, beginning with UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier 2 on April 13. UFC’s alliance with ESPN, which began in January, also has been extended through 2025

• 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 15-17
1. Captain Marvel $69.3M
2. Wonder Park $16M
3. Five Feet Apart $13.2M
4. How To Train Your Dragon: Hidden World $9.4M
5. Madea Family Funeral $8M
6. No Manches Frida 2 $3.9M
7. Captive State $3.2M
8. Lego Movie 2 $2.1M
9. Alita: Battle Angel $1.9M
10. Green Book $1.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Saturday
Oct212017

Is Hummus Humorous? Is Zucchini Funny? NBA's Spurs Return With H*E*B Campaign

By Barry Janoff

October 21, 2017: What do hummus, zucchini noodles, liquid detergent and skydiving have to do with the NBA?

Everything if you are the San Antonio Spurs.

In what has become an annual event — and a highly anticipated one throughout the NBA — members of the Spurs keep on their uniforms to appear in various humorous scenarios for supermarket chain H*E*B for the 13th year.

Six 30-second spots include LaMarcus Aldridge, Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green, Kawhi Leonard, Patty Mills, Tony Parker and Rudy Gay.

There also are appearances from Spurs legends Bruce Bowen, Tim Duncan, Sean Elliott, George Gervin and David Robinson, who are part of the “H*E*B Spurs Retirement Club.”

H-E-B operates more than 390 stores in Texas and Mexico.

The company gets national attention from the spots due to the stars and the creative, from lead agency Richards Group, Dallas, which has received numerous awards.

“At H*E*B, we are really excited for our loyal customers and Spurs fans to see this year’s commercials, which have become fan favorites for more than ten years,”Cory Basso, H-E-B Group vp-marketing and advertising, said in a statement.

According to H*E*B, “This continued collaboration between H*E*B and Spurs Sports & Entertainment has led to community investment projects and provided Spurs fans and H*E*B customers with player appearances and fan appreciation events throughout the year.”

Support for spots includes Internet, social media, POP and in-arena in AT&T Center, the Spurs home venue.

H*E*B, a 111-year-old company with sales topping $23 billion, has a vested interest as a marketing partner with the team.

That includes the 7,300 square foot H-E-B FanZone in AT&T Center, which contains 56 LCD flat-screen TVs, pop-a-shot games, arena bowl view, a private bar and multiple catering stations.

Among this year’s spots:

New Experiences
Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Rudy Gay taste some new Primo Picks and wonder, “What else have we been missing?” They go skydiving, but Kawhi unexpectedly is the first to jump.

Zoodles
Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili are cooking in a kitchen “Did you know zucchini noodles are called “zoodles?” asks Parker. The discussion then leads to squash noodles could be “squoodles,” and potato noodles could be “patoodles”. Gasol, Aldridge and  Green walk in. They are renamed “Pauoodles Gazoodles” and “Lamoodles Aldooroodles” Green asks, So am I “Danoodles?” No,” says Parker, “you are Yankee Doodle Danny.”

Hummus Tasting
Danny Green, Manu Ginobili, Pau Gasol, LaMarcus Aldridge, Rudy Gay, Patty Mills, The Coyote are tasting hummus as if it was wine. Gets into a discussion on how to pronounce hummus. “Hummuses? Haw-Moose?”

Retirement Club SRV
Spurs icons  Bruce Bowen, Tim Duncan, Sean Elliott, George Gervin and David Robinson order food from H*E*B* then use the SRV — Spurs Retirement Vehicle, a large party bus driven by The Coyote — for curbside pickup.

Primo Pick-nic
The guys bring H*E*B Primo Picks to Tony’s 1st Annual H*E*B Primo Pick-Nic and each item makes Kawhi Leonard’s brain explode . . .  especially when LeMarcus Aldridge shows his bottle of laundry detergent. “Grass stains are no joke, man!”

El Primo Picks
In Hispanic

H*E*B said that people can vote for their favorite commercials at heb.com/spurs immediately following the Spurs game on Oct. 23 when all six commercials will be available to view.

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