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Eric Fisher

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

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Time Inc. Sports Group Brings On CBS Digital's Patty Hirsch To Fill DeLorenzo's Former Role

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 15

Hirsch will manage SI's ever-growing network of digital sites Time Inc. has named CBS Digital Media GM PATTY HIRSCH  VP & GM/Digital for its Sports Group, with oversight to include to SI.co...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Sports Illustrated

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08/17/15
SportsBusiness Daily: DraftKings To Be Operational In U.K.

Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings has been granted a license to do business in the U.K. and expects to be operational there by the end of the year. The company has already opened two U.K. offices in preparation for this, and now is planning a third office in London. Operations in the U.K., as ...

08/17/15
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Sees Another Monthly Unique Visitor Drop

ESPN in July led monthly comScore sports rankings of multiplatform digital reach for the 17th consecutive month, but its total of 71.6 million unique visitors represented its fourth consecutive decrease, and its lowest figure since May '14. ESPN's slide extends a marked reversal from a torrid stretc ...

Tags: Media

08/17/15
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB, Fox break impasse in streaming

Local streaming is coming to many Major League Baseball markets next season, thanks to a breakthrough in the league’s long-running negotiations with Fox Sports. Several industry sources said the league is drafting deal documents with Fox, which holds the local media rights to 15 MLB teams. ...

Tags: Media

08/17/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Manfred adds idea session to meetings

As MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred last week marked the one-year anniversary of his election to the sport’s top management post, many of his changes over the past 12 months were clearly evident. He began with a unification of the sport&rsqu ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/13/15
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Makes BAM Tech Standalone Entity

MLB owners, concluding quarterly meetings today in Chicago, have formally approved the establishment of BAM Tech as a standalone entity, and endorsed the ongoing search for strategic investors and other investment opportunities. BAM Tech has grown from a portion of MLBAM servicing digital media and ...

08/13/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Manfred Interviews Bowman In Front Of Owners

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, as part of the ongoing owners meeting in Chicago, interviewed MLB President of Business & Media Bob Bowman in front of club owners about the growth of BAM Tech, the portion of MLBAM servicing third-party programmers and recently boosted by a large-scale deal to mana ...

Tags: MLB, Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/13/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Acquires StraightCast Media

Fox Sports has acquired StraightCast Media, a North Carolina-based developer of a mobile platform used by more than 200 NFL players to capture and distribute mobile video. StraightCast Media’s flagship mobile app, Gridiron Grunts, has been used by several TV networks to showcase behind-th ...

08/12/15
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Meeting Starts Today

MLB owners today begin a two-day quarterly owners meeting in Chicago, with Commissioner Rob Manfred shifting the session to a downtown locale after predecessor Bud Selig typically staged Chicago-area meetings near O’Hare Int’l Airport. MLB President of Business & Media Bob Bowma ...

08/10/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Steel Sports targets youth baseball

Steel Sports, a California-based company founded and led by hedge fund executive Warren Lichtenstein, is expanding its reach into amateur baseball with recent deals to take over management of the National Youth Baseball Championships and elevating the tournament with a series of new corporate and me ...

Tags: In-Depth, Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/10/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Manfred ups MLB's youth drive

Since MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred was elected a year ago and officially took over the position in January, youth engagement and participation has been the single issue he’s highlighted the most. Manfred, the first graduate of the Little League program to become MLB commissioner, sees youth ...

Tags: In-Depth, Leagues and Governing Bodies

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