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Staples Center secures Toshiba support

Consumer electronics company Toshiba has agreed a deal to become a founding partner of Los Angeles-based Staples Center, the home of a number of US professional sports teams.

Under the multi-year deal, the terms of which were undisclosed, Toshiba will become the venue’s official electronics provider.

Staples Center is home to North American NBA basketball league teams the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, as well as NHL ice hockey franchise the Los Angeles Kings. The Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association also plays its home games at the venue.

Under the deal, Toshiba will supply more than 800 digital displays, as well as the installation of almost 16,000 LED lights.

Toshiba will also benefit from digital signage, multi-media content, venue and affiliate product placement at the arena, in addition to social media activity with some of the venue’s tenants.

In addition, the partnership will also enable the Staples Center to launch an interactive destination for fans to engage in social media activities relating to upcoming sports events. Powered by Toshiba, LA Interactive will be located in the main concourse and will feature Twitter feeds, updates and battles, ‘hashtag’ polls, player stats, game scores and video highlights.

The deal was brokered by AEG Global Partnerships.