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Old 10-27-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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The three-year search for a naming-rights partner for Charlotte Bobcats Arena appears to be tuning into Time Warner Cable.

The cable TV company has seven years left on a broadcasting deal with the Bobcats that puts the majority of the NBA franchise's games on Time Warner-owned News 14. To get more games on a wider-distribution channel, the Bobcats must figure out a way to compensate Time Warner, which may tie in to a long-term naming-rights agreement.

"I think we'll find that naming-rights partner," says majority Bobcats owner Robert Johnson. "I think to some extent it may be linked to our TV deal, so we're trying to see if we can kill two birds with one stone."

Time Warner Cable officials acknowledge a long-running discussion with the Bobcats about a potential naming-rights deal.

http://charlotte.bizjournals.com/cha...29/story1.html

This would be great for anyone who is not getting any Bobcat games broadcasted in their area (which seems to be about everybody).
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Old 10-27-2007, 09:35 PM   #2
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http://charlotte.bizjournals.com/cha...29/story1.htmlThis would be great for anyone who is not getting any Bobcat games broadcasted in their area (which seems to be about everybody).

Thanks, B4E!! At the very least a deal like this would give the team added credibility and something just has to be done to expand the viewing area for the games. How does one build a fan-base when most of the fans can't even see the games!!!
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:03 PM   #3
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Great...now satellite owners will never see Bobcats games if TWC gets the arena too.
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:11 PM   #4
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We do desperately need a name for the arena and more coverage of the team. This would be great.
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Old 10-28-2007, 01:53 PM   #5
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Great...now satellite owners will never see Bobcats games if TWC gets the arena too.

Nah, this will do the opposite; get them out of the stranglehold TWC has on showing the Bobcats and allow them to broadcast on satellite.

That will do a lot to grow the fan base. I never went to a Hurricane's game until I saw them multiple times on FSN.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:01 AM   #6
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Nah, this will do the opposite; get them out of the stranglehold TWC has on showing the Bobcats and allow them to broadcast on satellite.

That will do a lot to grow the fan base. I never went to a Hurricane's game until I saw them multiple times on FSN.

If Bobcats' games came on FSN.... I would probably have to throw a party.
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Old 10-29-2007, 05:53 PM   #7
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If Bobcats' games came on FSN.... I would probably have to throw a party.

I think I would come to that party
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:53 PM   #8
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It certainly would be great to get out of the current tv deal, but I hope the cats do more than just swap the naming rights for dropping the contract. It seems like a lot of money would be left on the table.

I don't understand how Bob Johnson, the founder of a cable network, allowed such a crappy deal in the first place.
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Old 10-31-2007, 03:30 PM   #9
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Their trying to get some games on FSN which would be a drastic improvement over Channel 14. FSN combined with WMYA would mean right at 70% of the games will be televised in the region.
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