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

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Shooting For Pilot Episode Of "Fantasy Life" Sitcom Begins Today

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Shooting begins today for the pilot of "Fantasy Life," a sitcom based on the life of ESPN senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry and his '13 best-selling memoir of the same name. Fox' production of the pilot includes Kevin Connolly , who will play the Berry-inspired lead character of Mitch. Connol...

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Turner Sports today said at its March Madness media day in N.Y. that, in conjunction with CBS Sports, it will bulk up the promotion and production elements around its "Teamcast" team-specific telecasts of the national semifinal games of the NCAA men's basketball tournament. Introduced last year, th ...

Tags: Media, TBS/TNT, CBS, NCAA

03/09/15
SportsBusiness Daily: GameChanger, Little League Renew Deal

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03/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB business reorganization continues

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/05/15
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

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

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SportsBusiness Daily: PGA Tour Releasing New iPad App

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Tags: Franchises

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