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

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MLBAM Signs Deal With Social Content Firm 15 Seconds Of Fame

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 23 / 17

MLBAM has signed a multiyear partnership with N.Y.-based social content developer 15 Seconds Of Fame, which uses facial recognition tech to find video of fans at sporting events and then delivers that personalized video back to the fans. 15SOF will have access to more than 5,000 MLB telecast feeds e...

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