Posts Tagged Television programs

After World Cup, MLS looks to steady growth

ADVNACE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 4-6 - In this May 4, 2014 file photo, Sporting Kansas City forward Jacob Peterson (37) celebrates with fans in the first half after he scored a goal against the Columbus Crew in an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan. Major League Soccer is growing, with more lucrative TV and sponsorship deals and greater attendance. But it hasn't yet translated into a television ratings breakthrough, and the league hopes the World Cup provides a long-lasting boost.  (AP Photo/The Kansas City Star, Shane Keyser, File)

Even before millions of people packed into outdoor fan parties, ran out to bars for long lunches and sneaked peeks of games at their offices during the Americans’ World Cup run, Major League Soccer began thinking about how to convert some of those fans into supporters for its own teams.

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Stealth World Cup ads raise sponsorship questions

ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, JULY 4-6 - In this June 30, 2014 file photo, official FIFA sponsor advertisements are shown in the background as Algeria's goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi, right, and his teammate Aissa Mandi, center, react after Germany's Mesut Ozil scored his side's second goal during a World Cup round of 16 soccer match in Porto Alegre, Brazil. FIFA vowed to crack down on non-sponsors this year, going so far as to tape over the band name of the hand dryers in stadium restrooms. Sponsors are the second-biggest source of revenue for the organization, behind broadcast rights. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

In an ad for Beats by Dr. Dre stereo headphones, Neymar jams to Jay-Z’s remix of the song “Jungle.” Fans cheer, toast and pray across Brazilian neighborhoods and cameras flash while reporters shout questions, but the pounding rhythm of the rap drowns out distractions for the Brazilian striker and fellow soccer stars Jozy Altidore and Cesc Fabregas.

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Savage’s ‘World’ comes full circle with spinoff

In this Monday, June 23, 2014 photo, actors Ben Savage, right, and Rowan Blanchard, from the upcoming Disney Channel series "Girl Meets World" pose for a portrait, in New York. Savage reprises his role of Cory Matthews; and Blanchard plays his 12-year-old daughter Riley on the series.  It’s a spinoff of the comedy “Boy Meets World.”  (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Savage says that when production wrapped on “Boy Meets World” in 2000 after seven seasons, he and his young co-stars were ready to expand their own worlds.

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Nielsen: 21.6 million viewers for Belgium game

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story July 2 about how many people followed the World Cup, The Associated Press erroneously reported the source of data on the number of online streams of the World Cup soccer match between the United States and Belgium. The source is Adobe Analytics, not Nielsen.

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Bouchard’s got a ‘Big Bang’ fan in Jim Parsons

U.S. actor Jim Parsons, centre, watches from  the players box duirng the Wimbledon women's semifinal match between Canada's Eugenie Bouchard and  Romania's Simona Halep at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London,  Thursday July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Anthony Devlin/PA)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

LONDON (AP) — Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard has a big fan in actor Jim Parsons of “The Big Bang Theory.”

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