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

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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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04/01/14
MLB.TV, MLB Extra Innings Bundled

The inDemand cable consortium late yesterday announced it will offer free access to the MLB.TV out-of-market streaming package to subscribers of MLB Extra Innings, the linear TV counterpart. MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV historically have been separate products. But the bundling will be offered to su ...

04/01/14
Domino's Renews Promo Deal With MLBAM

Domino's has renewed its "DomiNoNo" promotion with MLBAM for the '14 and '15 seasons. The promotion, started last year , provides free pizza following the first two no-hitters of the MLB season. The national chain awarded free two-topping pizzas to 10,000 MLB.TV subscribers following each of two no ...

Tags: MLB Season Preview, Dominos, MLBAM

03/31/14
March Madness Live Setting Records

March Madness Live continued its record pace, surpassing 64 million live streams through yesterday’s regional finals, up 42% from a comparable point last year, according to data from Turner Sports. MML this year also has more than 13.5 million hours of live video consumed, 7% more than last ye ...

03/30/14
MLB, MLBPA Amend Joint Drug Agreement

MLB and the MLBPA on Friday announced a large set of adjustments to the Joint Drug Agreement that substantially increase testing protocols and penalties for use of PEDs. A first-time violation now yields an 80-game suspension, up from 50 games; a second-time violation warrants a 162-game suspension, ...

03/28/14
Bud Selig Bullish On MLB Revenue

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig Friday afternoon said the league’s total revenue in '14 could surpass $9B, just a year after crossing the $8B mark for the first time in its history. Baseball’s accelerating revenue growth is fueled largely by new national TV deals with ESPN, Fox and Turner g ...

03/27/14
MapQuest Is Part Of At The Ballpark Update

MLBAM today announced a new partnership with MapQuest as part of its update of the At The Ballpark mobile application for the '14 season. The deal with the AOL-owned MapQuest will allow for mapping and directions within the At The Ballpark app, powered through an exclusive app-to-app mobile experien ...

03/19/14
USA Today Sports Media Partners With NeuLion

USA Today Sports Media Group has struck a strategic partnership with NeuLion to bring NeuLion's battery of licensed content into the USA Today Sports Media Group digital umbrella, as well as create new material that will be distributed by both outfits. In the deal, NeuLion will become an affiliate m ...

03/16/14
Turner Sports Inks Promotional Pact With Google

Turner Sports has struck a promotional partnership with Google to help drive awareness of the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament. Beginning today, Turner Sports' digital products for the tournament, including March Madness Live; a tournament-related on-demand YouTube channel; and the Capital ...

03/12/14
"RBI Baseball 14" Images Released

MLBAM today released its first visuals for its forthcoming revival of classic video game franchise "RBI Baseball." The new "RBI Baseball 14" is slated to be released in early April on the iOS, Android, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms, with versions following soon thereafter for next-gen gaming ...

Tags: Media, MLB

03/03/14
Kings Set For Second Google Glass Test

The NBA Kings tonight will conduct a second major test of the new Google Glass Internet-connected eyewear during their home game against the Pelicans. Following up on a similar test of the technology on Jan. 24, the images from the camera-enabled devices will again be shown on the Sleep Train Arena ...

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