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albreznick
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albreznick,
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1/31/2014 | 9:01:38 PM
Re: Which team next?
That makes sense, Phil. It would be a nice coup for comcast too. Don't suppose they'll get the naming rights, tho. Comcast Wrigley Field just wouldn't fly, would it?  
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1/27/2014 | 11:45:13 AM
Re: Which team next?
I have to agree with Dan that "the Cell" doesn't make any sense at this juncture -- unless Comcast and U.S. Cellular were to go the way of some sports teams and reach a settlement over the end of a long-term contract.

Comcast might get better play out of working a deal with the Cubs and Wrigley Field. Cubs are looking to add Jumbotron and other amenities and are always looking for ways to get more out of an older stadium.
albreznick
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1/26/2014 | 1:25:05 PM
Re: Which team next?
Interesting, guys. Thanks forthe responss. i'm betting that some venue in Chicago would be Comcast's preferred next choice because it's their biggest city. But Philly makes a lot of sense too because it's their home market. Fortunately for Comcast, it has a lot of choices because they have cable franchises in nearly all of the 25 top NFL cities.  
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1/26/2014 | 12:41:22 PM
Re: Which team next?
Re: the 49ers deal, I guess Comcast wasn't quick enough to get a Philly deal. I'm sure they would have offered a lot. I have heard that the Wi-Fi and Giants Digital Dugout app at AT&T Park is pretty fantastic.
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1/26/2014 | 12:38:18 PM
Re: Which team next?
"The Cell" probably won't be getting a new name soon, at least according to what US Cellular said last spring. They are right on the middle of a 20-year contract for the naming rights, and unless they have changed their tune in recent months, they wanted to continue using it as a giant billboard.
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1/24/2014 | 2:12:35 PM
Re: Which team next?
US Cellular ditched its Chicago service, so there's one venue they could actually name. 
brookseven
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1/24/2014 | 1:35:03 PM
Re: Which team next?
Well, locally here CSN Bay Area is huge.  They broadcast the Giants, Warriors and Sharks.  They do post game shows for the Raiders and 49ers on top of that.  I would say locally here, after EPSN CSN Bay Area is probably the most watched over a whole year.  Football games still rate more highly than anything else, but this makes great sense (from a Marketing Standpoint) for Comcast aka NBC Sports.

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jobenso
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1/24/2014 | 1:30:58 PM
Re: Which team next?
Lincoln Financial Field, Wells Fargo Center or Citizens Bank Park would have made more sense to me but hey I just live in Philadelphia.
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1/24/2014 | 12:21:29 PM
Which team next?
Think Brian Roberts is a big sports fan? With this deal, Comcast has now signed pacts with five major pro sports teams in four markets over the last couple of years. So where will Comcast strike next? Chicago? Atlanta? Seattle? Let's place some bets now.  


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