Ticketmaster and NFL Extend Partnership to Provide League with the First Open Architecture, Fully Digital Ticketing System in Sports

Ticketmaster and NFL Extend Partnership to Provide League with the First Open Architecture, Fully Digital Ticketing System in Sports

Courtesy of Live Nation Entertainment: Today, Ticketmaster and the National Football League announced a multi-year extension of their long-standing partnership. As part of the new agreement, Ticketmaster will provide the NFL with the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports. Ticketmaster will continue to power the official NFL resale marketplace, the NFL Ticket […]

TICKETMASTER LOSING ITS GRIP ON NFL?

TICKETMASTER LOSING ITS GRIP ON NFL?

Courtesy of Venues Today: NFL’s Secondary Ticketing Market May Move Beyond Ticketmaster Ticketmaster’s contract with the NFL ends in 2017. Ticketmaster has a hold—at least officially—on National Football League (NFL) ticketing, both the primary and secondary markets. But signs point to a shifting of the landscape in the NFL’s secondary ticketing market with the five-year […]

Mets Beat Yankees in Local TV Ratings for First Time Ever

Mets Beat Yankees in Local TV Ratings for First Time Ever

Courtesy of Bloomberg: The New York Mets, back in the playoffs after last year’s surprising run to the World Series, have already notched a big victory this season: outdrawing their crosstown rival New York Yankees on TV for the first time. SNY, cable home of the Mets, finished the regular season as baseball’s most-watched regional […]

Facebook Said to Back Off Bid to Stream NFL Thursday Games

Facebook Said to Back Off Bid to Stream NFL Thursday Games

Courtesy of Bloomberg: Less than a month after Facebook Inc. confirmed its interest in live-streaming the National Football League next season, the social media giant has withdrawn from the bidding for Thursday games, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. While a deal to stream the most-watched American sport on the most-popular social […]

Why Facebook Wants NFL’s Thursday Night Football Live Games

Why Facebook Wants NFL’s Thursday Night Football Live Games

Courtesy of Variety: Verizon, Amazon seen as other two leading candidates for over-the-top football package Is Facebook ready for some football? The social-media colossus is entering the scrum for global live-streaming rights to a selection of the National Football League’s 2016-17 games, anchored by next season’s “Thursday Night Football” matchups, according to three people familiar with Facebook’s plans. Recode […]