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Eric Fisher

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

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Facebook To Air C-USA, MWC Football Games Via Partnership With Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 23 / 17

Upcoming multiplatform national sports network Stadium has partnered with Facebook to show 15 college football games this fall live on the social media platform. The slate includes nine games involving teams from Conference USA and six from the Mountain West Conference, beginning with Miami (Ohio)-M...

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08/07/17
SportsBusiness Journal: MiLB, Tickets.com reach deal

Minor League Baseball has a league-level ticketing deal for the first time in its history as it signed a multiyear agreement with Tickets.com. The deal, roughly a year in the making, designates the MLB Advanced Media-owned Tickets.com as MiLB’s official ticketing provider. It calls for the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/07/17
SportsBusiness Journal: ‘Wish list’ puts fans in sponsor seats

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Tags: In-Depth

08/04/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Strivr Working On NFL Ref Training In VR

Bay Area-based VR outfit Strivr is working with the NFL to help train game officials in its Officiating Development Program, a training program aimed at collegiate officials looking to join the pro ranks. The ongoing effort is part of a larger relationship between Strivr and the NFL in which the lea ...

Tags: NFL, Technology

08/02/17
SportsBusiness Daily: SI Creating New Swimsuit Division

SI is creating a new division designed to extend its popular Swimsuit brand. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Enterprises (SISE) will look to develop various licensing and branding programs, including a recently debuted SI-branded swimwear and apparel collection developed in collaboration with RAJ Swim, ...

08/02/17
SportsBusiness Daily: BoSox Promote Kennedy To President & CEO

Kennedy, with the Red Sox since '02 and elevated to President in '15, will continue to report to John Henry and Tom Werner.

07/31/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Trades a balance of baseball, biz

GETTY IMAGES Toronto Blue Jays President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro knows he has a dilemma. Shapiro’s club, a playoff team the last two years, has underachieved all season and spent nearly ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

07/30/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Selig, Others Set To Be Inducted Into Baseball HOF

MLB Commissioner Emeritus Bud Selig , set to be inducted this afternoon in the Baseball HOF, said his speech will focus on his "remarkable journey" of more than 50 years in the sport. Selig will be introduced during by HOF Chair  Jane Forbes Clark and current MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred , w ...

07/27/17
SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM, Google Partner For VR Video Series

MLBAM has again partnered with Google to create a new virtual reality video series for the Daydream platform entitled, "On The Verge." The new series is comprised of behind-the-scenes profiles of emerging stars in the game, with the initial episodes featuring Red Sox RF Mookie Betts , Twins P Jose ...

07/26/17
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Experiments With Shorter Ad Breaks

MLB last night experimented with a set of shorter commercial breaks for the Rockies-Cardinals game, which was the showcase game on MLB Network. Commercial breaks that typically would be 2 minutes, 25 seconds were reduced by 40 seconds to 1 minute, 45 seconds. MLB also expanded upon its prior tests i ...

07/24/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Panasonic Signs Grooming Deal With Yankees

The Yankees have signed a sponsorship deal with Panasonic making the company the club’s official shaver and trimmer provider. The agreement covers the duration of the ’17 season as well as ’18 and ’19, and will include Yankee Stadium signage and co-branded retail activations. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, New York Yankees

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