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NBC Sports encouraged by golf business performance in '21

Daily / Thursday, December 16, 2021
NBC Sports' top ad sales executive credited a increase in golf’s popularity through the pandemic as a principal reason why NBC posted its highest grossing year around the sport. NBC Sports Exec VP/Sales & Partnerships Dan Lovinger noted that beyond TV coverage, online tee time service GolfNow was a...

NBA sponsor AmEx holding unique NBA 2K event outside Staples Center

Daily / Friday, December 10, 2021
Long-standing NBA sponsor American Express is looking to tap into the crossover appeal between cardholders and the gaming space this weekend with a unique NBA 2K pop-up experience just outside Staples Center on West Olympic Boulevard. AmEx card holders on Saturday and Sunday will be able to claim digital...

PointsBet named official partner of Maryland Athletics

Daily / Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Maryland Sports Properties, a Playfly Sports property, has signed a multiyear partnership with PointsBet USA, the first sports betting partnership within the Big Ten. The deal will feature fan-facing in-game and campus activations in and around Maryland’s Xfinity Center and Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, in addition to...

Beth Mowins makes more history at ESPN with NBA play-by-play call

Daily / Friday, December 3, 2021
Beth Mowins on Friday night will become the first woman to call an NBA game on ESPN, the latest milestone for the veteran broadcaster. Mowins, who has been with ESPN since '94, was the first woman to call "Monday Night Football" in '17, and earlier...

Champs Sports x Eastbay is latest brand to sign Cavinder twins

Daily / Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Champs Sports x Eastbay has signed Fresno State women's basketball players Haley and Hanna Cavinder to star in their '21 holiday campaign that launches today across the brand’s website and social channels. The Cavinder twins, who boast 3.8 million followers on TikTok and 70,000 subscribers to their...

NBC's Ryder Cup Sunday gets commercial-free hour

Morning Buzz / Thursday, September 23, 2021
NBC Sports’ presentation of the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits this weekend will feature the debut of a commercial-free “Marquee Hour in Partnership with Rolex” Sunday on NBC, as well as new constant leaderboard graphics that will be integrated into coverage. Golf Channel Exec Producer Molly...

Mizzen+Main adds Mark Sanchez as latest endorser

Morning Buzz / Thursday, September 23, 2021
Fox NFL analyst Mark Sanchez has signed on as the latest brand ambassador for apparel company Mizzen+Main, joining the likes of Phil Mickelson and Kyler Murray . The former NFLer will star in a series of humorous social videos that will roll...