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Eric Fisher

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

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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions As Part Of League's Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

MLB Productions, the league'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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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

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02/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Legacy expands fan fest at Cactus League

The Legacy Agency next month will stage a second and much larger version of Baseball City, an interactive fan festival in Scottsdale, Ariz. Designed to tie into the popular Cactus League spring training games, the March 7-8 event at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall also represents a move by the N ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

02/12/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC Acquires Automated Insights

Stats LLC has acquired Automated Insights, a North Carolina-based provider of natural language generation technology. The deal is the second announced acquisition for Stats this week and third overall since being bought itself last year by Vista Equity Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed, b ...

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02/10/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA, Turner Plan Digital Efforts For ASG

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Tags: Media, NBA

02/10/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC Acquires The Sports Network

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Tags: Media

02/09/15
SportsBusiness Daily: SI Going Big With Swimsuit Issue Launch

SI today will begin activation of what execs are calling its “biggest Swimsuit launch ever.” Both the print edition, featuring model Hannah Davis on the cover, and the companion digital assets formally debut today. SI declined to specify overall revenue or the advertising page count for ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

02/09/15
SportsBusiness Daily: SI Lines Up Big Swimsuit Issue Launch

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02/09/15
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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/09/15
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Tags: Franchises

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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Tags: Events and Attractions, Super Bowl, NFL

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