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ONE Championship, Turner Sports Reach U.S. Broadcasting Deal | Hashtag Sports Daily

December 12, 2018

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ONE Championship, Turner Sports reach US broadcasting deal

The Asia-based promotion has signed a three-year broadcast deal with Turner Sports.

What's the deal?

The deal, which goes into effect on Jan. 1, calls for 24 events to air live on B/R Live, Turner's digital platform. The partnership is expected to be announced in the coming days.

In addition to the live events, Turner will air shoulder programming and taped events on TNT and there is also a reality show in the works, as well.

The bottom line:

The broadcast deal caps what has turned into a memorable year for ONE, which was founded in 2011. In the past two months, the organization has signed established MMA stars, and could give the UFC a run for their money.

Read: ESPN


Technology

You can try on the latest Adidas sneaker drop on Snapchat

The AR preview will be the first time Snapchat has partnered with a sneaker brand to let users try on a product through a lens.

To see how your feet look clad in the kicks, fire up Snapchat and browse the lenses until you see the Adidas logo. You'll get to watch a brief unboxing before being presented with the option to learn more about the shoes.

Read: Engadget


Gambling

NBA signs deal with second sports betting partner

The deal is with The Stars Group, a Canadian-based company that currently has an operating license in New Jersey under its BetStars brand. BetStars will be called an “Authorized Gaming Operator” of the NBA, a designation that the league intends to sell to others.

BetStars will be promoted on NBA assets, including NBA.com. The league will be able to geotarget so that odds can be shown to someone with an IP address in a state that has legalized gambling.

Read: The Action Network


Mobile

NFL rights help the Yahoo Sports app score millions of users

Last year, Verizon purchased the mobile and tablet rights to NFL games for Yahoo Sports. Live NFL coverage attracted 4.3 million people to download the Yahoo Sports app this season.

As part of the deal, Yahoo pipes in national advertisers’ commercials and sells the remaining portion of ad space itself, attracting advertisers like Honda and Snickers. Advertisers can’t buy an individual game, but those who buy a strip of mobile ads to run during the playoffs will also have their ads shown in the app during the Super Bowl.

Read: AdExchanger


Engagement

NBA Digital launches quarter-by-quarter OTT payment structure

The offering, which went live on Monday, means that NBA Digital gives fans the option to purchase a single game at reduced prices after each quarter, available via NBA.com, the NBA app, as well as NBA League Pass distributors including B/R Live, Turner’s OTT streaming service.

While a single game costs $6.99, the new pay structure means that fans can now tune in from the second quarter for $4.99 and the third quarter for $2.99.

Read: SportsPro


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DEAL OF THE DAY

Sevilla Extends Their Formalwear Partnership with Scalpers

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The three-year renewal that extends to the end of the 2020-2021 season will see the locally-based clothing brand continue to dress the top-flight Spanish soccer club’s first team and board members, retaining a role it has held since the 2014/15 campaign.


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