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Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...

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03/04/15
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions

MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h ...

03/04/15
SportsBusiness Daily: PGA Tour Releasing New iPad App

The PGA Tour today is releasing a new iPad app in advance of this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship. The new product features real-time predictive statistics, bird's-eye course views and enhanced shot tracking, in addition to live streaming video, news and leaderboards. The app was developed by longt ...

03/03/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Stats Launching Projections Product

Stats LLC today said it has created a new projections product designed specifically for daily fantasy sports. Tied to scoring and player values for market leaders FanDuel and DraftKings, the Stats daily fantasy projections will be available for the NFL, NBA, NHL, soccer, and college basketball ...

03/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Nationals introduce K Street Boxes

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Tags: Franchises

03/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA hires Verizon exec to lead mobile

The NBA has hired mobile industry veteran Christine Pantoya as its senior vice president of mobile strategy, a newly created position that emphasizes the league’s rising interest in wireless initiatives. Pantoya, a 20-year veteran of the mobile and telecommunications industries, most recent ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/02/15
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB local streaming still stuck

No U.S.-based MLB team will have in-market streaming services on Opening Day in April, a development causing mounting frustration among regional sports network executives. Despite public statements to the contrary, sources familiar with the discussions say MLB and the companies that run RSNs have ...

Tags: Media

02/27/15
SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Launches MLB At Bat Update

MLBAM today released its initial '15 update of its flagship mobile application, MLB.com At Bat. This year's changes include a reworked user interface and navigation, support for Apple’s iOS 8 operating system and the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices, global availability in Spanish and ...

02/27/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Tony Khan Buys TrueMedia Networks

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Tags: Finance, Jacksonville Jaguars

02/27/15
SportsBusiness Daily: MIT Sloan Analytics Conference Starts Today

The ninth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference opens today in Boston, with the event returning to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. With the event moving to the larger hall compared to the Hynes Convention Center, organizers are expecting a crowd of more than 3,100, more than a ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: USA Today SMG Teams With IndyCar

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Tags: Media, IndyCar

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