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

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NYC FC, YES Network Set To Announce Multiyear TV Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

NYC FC and YES Network today are expected to announce a new multiyear TV rights agreement that will show the expansion MLS club on the RSN when it begins play next season. The deal gives YES live game rights in three different major pro sports. Scheduled to appear at a morning press conference ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

12/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Completes Reorganization Of Central Office

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12/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Brosnan To Leave MLB At End Of January

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12/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Starts Feeds On New Social Media Outlets

The NBA has created official league destinations on startup social media destinations Yo and Milq. Yo, a mobile messaging application, allows users to send push notifications to friends with embedded links and content. Milq, a user-generated curation service, seeks to organize videos, music, and oth ...

Tags: Media, NBA

12/01/14
SportsBusiness Journal: College fan satisfaction edges up

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Tags: Colleges

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SportsBusiness Daily: MASN Taking Aim At MLB Advance To Nats

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11/24/14
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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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