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Samsung and the NBA enter $100M deal to have tablets on the sidelines

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Samsung and the NBA enter $100M deal to have tablets on the sidelines
Get ready hoop-heads because the NBA season officially starts tomorrow! Of course, while some of us are NBA fans around here, we are a mobile tech website, so you know that there is a mobile hook to this story. A new report from the Wall Street Journal says that Samsung has signed a big deal with the NBA to supply the league with tablets and TVs that will be used courtside.

Sources are saying that Samsung and the NBA have signed a three-year deal worth $100 million. The NBA will be getting Samsung tablets and TVs to be used courtside for instant replays and other functions; and, of course Samsung suddenly gets a huge amount of exposure during NBA games, which is even bigger because the NBA is the most international of the four major sports in the U.S.

The NBA is also reportedly going to customize video for Samsung devices, but it is unclear what exactly that means. The report doesn't go into whether the Samsung devices will be Android or Windows-based, but given that they are referred to as tablets and not laptops, Android seems to be the more likely option.

source: WSJ

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posted on 28 Oct 2013, 12:50 4

1. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Best devices, best ads, best PR team.

haters in 3... 2... 0.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 12:54 9

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4332; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Samsung is going "BIG" with the NBA. Constant exposure all the way to June.

100M to Samsung is chump change. Good for Samsung and Android.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 22:32

11. Daftama (Posts: 572; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Lock NFL with it and it's a wrap

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 13:01 6

3. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 841; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Sweet! I heard on Bloomberg that even the players will get Samsung phones, excellent work by Sammy.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 13:54

4. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 209; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


All of the sudden the NBA seems much more appealing.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 13:59

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 12343; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Now Sammy's stepping it up, this'll be huge for em. +1 Sammy, just make sure all the calls go The heats way

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 15:39

9. Razrman (Posts: 68; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Heat? Come on, give the rest of the league a break lol

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 16:27

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 12343; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Lol, gotta admit they're the team to beat. With D Rose back though, the bulls will be tite too.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 14:24

6. JewBakaUCFG (Posts: 173; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


So HTC, LeBron and Beats couldn't work something out for the whole league? Lame.

It would be nice to see devices embedded into premium seats. Though, I imagine that the upkeep wouldn't be so easy.

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 14:30 2

7. phonetekmek (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)


You do realize Lebron hass been signed to Samsung for a couple of years, and that HTC divested fully from Beats Audio?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 00:29

13. Mittal (Posts: 434; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


and invested fully in Sherlock...

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 14:43

8. HouTexan (Posts: 315; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


Basketball season just a day away. Let's go!

posted on 28 Oct 2013, 22:51

12. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8810; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This article was published on Sunday but was taken down five.minutes later. Why PA?

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 07:59

14. justsayit (Posts: 227; Member since: 09 May 2013)


NO~~~
i don want to see PLASTIC basketball
Justkidding :P

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