#SportsBiz Minute for September 16th

The #SportsBiz minute gets you up-to-date on the latest news surrounding the business of sports. News items on Adidas, NHL, ESPN, U.S. Open Tennis, DraftKings and the NFL are included in this edition.

If you have a tip or news item you’d like us to cover email me bclapp at workinsports.com – Enjoy!

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Video Transcript for “#SportsBiz Minute for September 16th”

Brian Clapp, WorkinSports.com Director of Content:  sports business  minute

Expect to see some changes to NHL jerseys in the coming years, the league announced a seven year partnership with Adidas to become the authentic outfitter of on-ice uniforms and licensed apparel. If you want to see what style they may bring to the NHL, look no further than College Football – Miami, Nebraska, Texas A&M UCLA and countless others are sponsored by Adidas.

ESPN paid 825 million to grab the broadcast rights to Tennis’ US Open away from CBS, and in the first year of the deal it’s looking like a smart decision. The Men’s final was seen by 43% more people than last year and the overall audience for the two week tourney was up 20% from a year ago. The lines between network television and cable are getting blurrier.

And finally if you watched any NFL games this past weekend you were inundated with ads for DraftKings and FanDuel and that isn’t going to change anytime soon… DraftKings just locked up sponsorship deals with 12 NFL teams and are opening up permanent fantasy sports lounges in at At&T stadium in Dallas, Gillette Stadium in New England and Arrowhead Stadium home of the Chiefs. As long as these companies don’t become classified as gambling sites, it looks like they have along runway in sports.

That’s it for this edition of the SportsBiz minute stay tuned, fresh editions every Moinday, Wednesday and Friday

About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the sports media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

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