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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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6. Kristaps Porzingas New York Knicks
7. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks

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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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Dec152015

Paramount, Hasbro Activate Hollywood Alliance To Produce More Movies, Properties

By Barry Janoff

December 15, 2015: Having already seen the rewards of their alliance with Transformers and G.I. Joe, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro unveiled what they called a "groundbreaking deal" to collaborate on feature films for more of Hasbro’s iconic properties.

Under terms of the expanding partnership, Paramount and Allspark Pictures, Hasbro’s film label, said they would "establish a cross-property interconnected onscreen universe, featuring the deep stories and great characters from Hasbro brands Micronauts, Visionaries, M.A.S.K. (Mobile Armored Strike Kommand) and ROM, as well as G.I. Joe.

Financial terms were not released.

According to the two companies, the Transformers film franchise has earned $3.8 billion to-date and the G.I. Joe movies have earned more than $675 million worldwide.

"Paramount and Hasbro have had a longstanding relationship and we're proud of the success we've enjoyed on the Transformers and 'G.I. Joe franchises," Brad Grey, chairman and CEO for Paramount Pictures, said in a statement. "We're excited to grow our agreement and make even more movies based upon these popular and powerful Hasbro characters and their worlds."

According to Brian Goldner, chairman, president and CEO for Hasbro, "Extending our partnership with Paramount allows us to continue our long-term strategy and overall vision to build dynamic worlds for all of our brands, and we are thrilled to collaborate with them as we develop these properties."

The Paramount-Hasbro union has produced Transformers (2007), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Transformers 5 is scheduled for 2017.

Transformers (2007) had a $70.5 million opening weekend.

“Hasbro and Allspark Pictures put storytelling at the center of everything that we do. These brands are filled with memorable stories and vivid characters."

Paramount-Hasbro also has created G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra (2009) and G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013). G.I. Joe 3 is currently in production.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) with Dwyane Johnson had a $40.5 million opening weekend in March 2013.

“Hasbro and Allspark Pictures put storytelling at the center of everything that we do. These brands are filled with memorable stories and vivid characters, and this Universe creates a framework for how they will become interconnected," said Goldner.

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