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• The Professional Fighters League has formed a partnership with Mike Tyson, with the first initiative "Mike Tyson's New Fight Game: The PFL." Tyson will provide “fighter perspective, inside analysis, and irreverent discussion never before experienced in combat sports. The series debuts tonight (Oct. 10 10 PM ET) on PFL and Tyson digital and social platforms, including YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

• Two-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka, currently ranked No. 3 in the world, said she would represent Japan, where she holds a citizenship, in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

• NBC Sports Regional Networks has signed a partnership with Religion of Sports — the media company founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra — to develop and produce "Head Strong: Mental Health and Sports," a “comprehensive multi-platform content initiative on mental health as well as men’s health issues.” The joint project will launch in November.

• Per NFL Media: Consumption figures through Week 5: More than 142 million people have watched NFL games. Viewership is up 6%. The entire list of Top 20 TV shows this season are NFL games.

The Top Three games to date all involve the Dallas Cowboys: Green Bay Packers vs. Dallas Cowboys (Fox, Oct 6) 24.6M; New York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys (Fox, Sept. 8) 24.3M; Dallas Cowboys vs. New Orleans Saints (NBC, Sept. 29) 24.2M.

• PGA Tour Champions and Ascension signed a four-year partnership to host a new pro golf tournament in St. Louis. The Ascension Charity Classic will debut Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2020 at Norwood Hills Country Club in North County. It will be the first time the PGA Tour has hosted an annual event in the St. Louis region since 2001.

• Zenni Optical, based in San Francisco, whose alliances include being an official partner with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers and the NBA’s Chicago Bulls, has expanded its role with the Bulls, which features a five-year deal as the team’s jersey patch logo partner.

Zenni has unveiled its Off-Court Style collection, supported by Bulls members and brand ambassadors including Zach LaVine, Robin Lopez and Wendell Carter Jr. being outfitted with their “favorite Zenni frames and matching them with their off-court style to give fans an exclusive look at what they wear when they aren’t in uniform.

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Best Chance To Win 2019-20 Stanley Cup Based On Player Voting Via NHL.com

  • Tampa Bay Lightning 45%
  • St. Louis Blues 11%
  • Dallas Stars 10%
  • San Jose Sharks 7%
  • Boston Bruins 4%
  • Colorado Avalanche 4%
  • Washington Capitals 4%
  • Nashville Predators  4%
  • New Jersey Devils  2%
  • Philadelphia Flyers 2%
  • Toronto Maple Leafs 2%
  • Vegas Golden Knights 2%
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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
SOURCE: STUBHUB.COM

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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Nov282017

NBCU Sees Golden Ticket With Record 2,400+ Hours Of Winter Games Coverage

By Barry Janoff

November 28, 2017: With the 2018 Olympics just about two months away, NBCUniversal has unveiled its full slate of programming plans, with a Winter Games record 2,400-plus hours of coverage including a Winter Games first — live broadcasts across all time zones in the U.S.

NBCUniversal will air in February its 16th Olympic Games and 10th consecutive Games, which it said are both the most by any U.S. media company;
 
The breakdown of NBCUniversal platforms is scheduled to be NBC (176 hours), NBCSN (369), CNBC (46), USA Network (40.5) and NBCOlympics.com/NBC Sports app (1,800+).

NBCU said the 2,400+ hours is “comparable to the coverage of the past two Winter Games combined: Sochi; (1,600+) and Vancouver (835).”
 
In addition, NBCUniversal’s 631.5 hours of linear TV coverage across four networks is the “most ever for a Winter Olympics, eclipsing Sochi (541) in 2014.”

TV coverage of the PyeongChang Games is scheduled to begin on Feb. 7  (11 PM ET) on NBCSN, with coverage of mixed-doubles curling.

NBC said its prime time coverage of the PyeongChang Games begins on Feb. 8 (8 PM ET), one night before Opening Ceremony coverage (Feb. 9).

It continues through the Closing Ceremony on Feb. 25.

For the Winter Games, NBCU estimates ad sales to top $935 million.

Revenue for the Olympics in PyeongChang is at low “double-digits” percentage revenue gains from the mid-$800 million level of the 2014 Sochi Winter Games, according to NBCU.

A significant amount of ad spend comes from top-tier International Olympic Committee partners.

They inlcude Alibaba Group, Atos, Bridgestone, Coca-Cola, Dow, GE, Intel, Omega, Panasonic, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Toyota and Visa.

Domestic partners with the U.S. Olympic Committee also spend heavily during the Games.

“We’re extraordinarily well sold,” Dan Lovinger, evp-advertising and marketing for NBC Sports Group, said during a media call earlier this month.

Over the 19 days of the PyeongChang Games, NBCUniversal said its coverage would average more than 126 hours per day, “nearly triple the entire coverage of the 1976 Innsbruck Winter Olympics (43.5) on ABC.”

“There will be more live hours of Winter Olympics coverage in PyeongChang than ever before, and for the first time at a Winter Games, NBC will broadcast live across all time zones to the entire country, creating a unique national collective experience for this event,”  Jim Bell, president, NBC Olympics Production and Programming, said in a statement.

“The Olympics command America’s attention for 18 days unlike anything else because of the athletes and their stories."

“And we will be everywhere — from broadcast and cable television, to digital streaming and social media. The Games will once again provide a positive example of the world coming together in spirited competition and offering a message of unity, peace, and hope,” said Bell.

NBC will be the exclusive home of alpine skiing during the PyeongChang Olympics, with 11 of 18 nights of prime time featuring live alpine skiing.

Figure skating will also be prominently featured during NBC’s primetime coverage, airing on 12 of 18 nights.

“The Olympics command America’s attention for 18 days unlike anything else because of the athletes and their stories,” said Bell. “There will be familiar names – (such as) Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin, and Shaun White. There will be new faces — (such as) Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen. And there will be unforgettable stories, like the Nigerian bobsled team and, we anticipate, the North Korean figure skating pairs team.”

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