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

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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Starts Today

The eighth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference begins today at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. With the event moving to the smaller hall compared to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, organizers are expecting a sold-out attendance of about 2,000, down from last year& ...

Yahoo To Have MLB.com Fantasy Game

Yahoo Sports has reacquired rights from MLBAM to have the official commissioner-style fantasy baseball game of MLB.com. Yahoo held similar rights from '08-10 before MLBAM signed a three-year pact in early '11 with CBS Sports. In the new deal, Yahoo will be able to embed MLB.com content, including ga ...

Sports Properties Help Create 120 Sports

Several major sports properties, Time Inc., and Campus Insiders this morning announced a significant digital joint venture called 120 Sports. Representing an unprecedented collaboration between leagues, the digital network will involve MLBAM, the NHL, NBA, NASCAR, as well as Time Inc. and the Campus ...

Monumental Sports Testing iBeacon

Monumental Sports & Entertainment said today it will conduct a test of iBeacon technology at Verizon Center during a Georgetown men’s basketball game Saturday against Xavier. The iBeacon technology, already the subject of extensive efforts within baseball and football, allows for highly ta ...

MLBAM Begins iBeacon Push

MLB Advanced Media has completed installation of Apple’s iBeacon technology at Dodger Stadium and Petco Park, the first two of 30 installations planned for every MLB ballpark. The technology, using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) signals, operates on a different wireless spectrum than Wi-Fi or cell ...

NBA D-League To Use Jersey Sensors

The NBA D-League will be using biometric sensors embedded in uniforms for the duration of this season, extending a keen interest the NBA already has in player analytics. The sensors, weighing about 1oz each, will be worn by players on their chest or back, and provide a wide range of physical data su ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBDL

Major League Gaming Expands To Brazil

Major League Gaming is expanding outside of North America, establishing a new int'l franchise called MLG Brasil. The new venture will begin with competitions on Feb. 16 and 23, and contain a regular series of events and online distribution of its competitions through MLG.TV like its U.S.-based count ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Major League Gaming

SI Swimsuit Cover Revealed

SI last night unveiled its ’14 Swimsuit cover on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” featuring models Nina Agdal , Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen , marking the first shared cover since ’06. The cover appearance is the first for each. The magazine will be released to newsst ...

RSE Ventures, Vayner Media Team For New Endeavor

RSE Ventures, the sports, entertainment and technology outfit led by Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross and former Jets exec Matt Higgins, has developed a joint venture with N.Y.-based Vayner Media to create a $25M seed fund to help incubate new companies. Vayner Media is led by well-known digital entrepre ...

Tags: Media

NBA Details Social Activation For ASG

The NBA will make its first entry into the Snapchat photo-sharing platform and theSkimm online newsletter as part of its social media activation at this weekend's All-Star Game in New Orleans. The league will highlight Saturday night's Slam Dunk Contest on Snapchat, an application where photos are q ...

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