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

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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Company Offers App For Competitive Video Gaming

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB.TV Prices Flat

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sees Jump In Several Metrics For SB Stream

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02/02/15
SportsBusiness Daily: CBSSports.com Hires Anthony Mormile

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02/02/15
SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Delivers Clean Super Bowl Stream

NBC Sports last night delivered a clean, straightforward online stream of Super Bowl XLIX, the fourth time the game has been available digitally and the second time for NBC. Very similar to last year’s Super Bowl stream from Fox, NBC was contractually precluded by the NFL from offering alterna ...

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02/02/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Again, Most-Tweeted-About Super Bowl

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SportsBusiness Journal: DeLorenzo to join Relativity Media

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB, Nats Claim MASN Is Overreaching

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