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Eric Fisher

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

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Shooting For Pilot Episode Of "Fantasy Life" Sitcom Begins Today

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Shooting begins today for the pilot of "Fantasy Life," a sitcom based on the life of ESPN senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry and his '13 best-selling memoir of the same name. Fox' production of the pilot includes Kevin Connolly , who will play the Berry-inspired lead character of Mitch. Connol...

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02/16/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Sets New Video Views Record

The NBA said it set a new league social media record during Saturday night’s All-Star Game activities with more than 50 million combined video views in a 24-hour period on the @NBA, @NBATV and @NBAonTNT accounts on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Vine. Timberwolves G and Slam Dunk champion Zac ...

02/16/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Linking startups with sports, capital

At a midtown law office, about 150 New York-area executives from across sports and digital media meet about once a month to discuss industry topics and exchange ideas. But the sessions are unlike any other comparable gathering around town. They meet at night, which means more informal discussion, ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

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 ...

Tags: Finance, Stats LLC

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

The NBA and NBA Digital partner Turner Sports are planning an aggressive rollout on digital and social media for this weekend's All-Star Game events in N.Y. Social media activities include Facebook Live sessions Thursday and Friday, hosted by comedian and MSG Network personality J.B. Smoove in which ...

Tags: Media, NBA

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

Stats LLC has acquired Pennsylvania-based sports data provider The Sports Network, continuing a run of activity under new owners Vista Equity Partners. Stats will maintain The Sports Network's brand name, and the purchase in particular gives Stats a sizable market presence in Canada, in part through ...

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

Sports Illustrated today will begin activation of what executives there 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 th ...

02/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Phizzle, SAP team for fan research

San Francisco-based mobile marketing company Phizzle has struck a large-scale partnership with German software giant SAP to create a comprehensive digital marketing solution for sports and entertainment properties. The three-year deal will merge technology from the 18-month-old Phizzle Platform, ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/09/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Nats plan events for partner networking

The Washington Nationals have created a new networking group for their corporate partners, marking the latest attempt to extract additional value in a business relationship with the club. Branded the Nationals Partner Alliance, the initiative plans a series of conferences, guest speakers and spec ...

Tags: Franchises

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