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Eric Fisher

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

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Second Season Of Baseball HOF Tour Will Include VR Experience Around '16 Playoffs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 24 / 17

The Baseball HOF Tour will return for a second season of its traveling, technology-driven exhibits, beginning March 11-26 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Spring Training home of the D-backs and Rockies. The new version of the tour, again entitled “We Are Basebal...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

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SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports Signs Deals With ESPN, NFL, Univision

EA Sports’ Competitive Gaming Division has struck a series of broadcast deals with ESPN, NFL Media and Univision, providing an unprecedented level of national TV exposure for its developing e-sports efforts. An agreement with ESPN calls for the network to show EA Sports’ FIFA Ultimate Te ...

Tags: Media, EA Sports, ESPN, Univision, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: Seven MLB Teams Get New Spring Training Caps

MLB is tweaking the Spring Training uniform system introduced last year , including redesigned Spring Training patches and logos again based around the “FL” and “AZ” state abbreviations, and new cap designs for seven clubs. Reworked cap designs from league partner New E ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: CBS Sports Digital Lands Scout Media's Assets

CBS Sports Digital and subsidiary 247 Sports yesterday prevailed in a bankruptcy auction for the assets of Scout Media Inc. CBS last month entered a stalking horse bid of $9.5M, and after a delay in the auction from last Friday, no other formal bids emerged in accordance with the bankruptcy court&rs ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Begin Quarterly Meeting

No major action items are expected today as MLB owners begin a two-day quarterly meeting in Palm Beach, Fla. Owners will hear an address from Under Armour Founder, Chair & CEO Kevin Plank , and the long-planned session comes in the wake of the company’s stock plummeting earlier this week ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Streaming Set For Mets, N.Y. Area NHL Clubs

SNY has completed a deal with MLBAM to begin authenticated in-market streaming of Mets games beginning with the start of the '17 season. The deal was expected to closely follow a similar one struck last month with NBC Sports Regional Networks and five MLB clubs. The agreement brings MLB's total of ...

Tags: Media, MSG Network, SNY, MLB, NHL

SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports Again Delays "NBA Live" Release

EA Sports is again delaying the release of “NBA Live,” the latest in a series of issues for the troubled video game franchise. The company last night said that “NBA Live 17,” which had been slated for a springtime release, is now being targeted for the fall. The move recalls ...

Tags: Media, EA Sports

SportsBusiness Daily: Twitter Begins NHL Live Streams

Twitter tonight will begin its weekly out-of-market live streams of NHL games with Bruins-Lightning. The live streams on the social media platform are part of a large-scale deal struck last summer between Twitter and MLBAM, which manages the NHL’s digital media rights . The NHL games, to be l ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Rules Cardinals Must Give Astros $2M, Picks For Hacking Incid ...

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred today levied a series of largely unprecedented penalties in the hacking case involving former Cardinals Scouting Dir  Chris Correa . Manfred placed Correa on MLB's permanently ineligible list for his role in hacking the Astros’ player-personnel database and ...

SportsBusiness Daily: DraftKings Allowed To Debut Games In Germany

DraftKings has obtained a controlled skill games license from the Malta Gaming Authority, a move that will allow it to introduce daily fantasy games in Germany and advance its European expansion plans. The company gained a U.K. license in ’15, and the new Malta-based permission allows it to op ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: Super Bowl Ticket Prices Down Year Over Year

Ticket resale prices for Super Bowl LI have fallen steadily in recent days, showing a marked weakness compared to a year ago. The average resale price now stands at $4,697, according to StubHub, down 11% from a comparable point before Super Bowl 50 last year, and down 5% from Friday. Ticket aggregat ...

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