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

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Cox Enterprises Acquires Mobile Tech Company Experience For More Than $200M

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 18 / 14

Learn more about EXPERIENCE Atlanta-based Cox Enterprises has acquired mobile technology outfit Experience in a deal valued at more than $200M. Experience, formed in early ’12, is best known for mobile ticket and experiential upgrades at sports events, working with a wide variety ...

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08/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MASN Gains Injunction Against MLB, Nationals

MASN yesterday in Manhattan gained a preliminary injunction against MLB and the Nationals from the New York State Supreme Court, representing another significant legal victory for the Orioles-controlled RSN in its ongoing media rights battle with the Nationals. The injunction extends a temporary res ...

Tags: MASN, Washington Nationals, Media, Baltimore Orioles

08/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Sees Strong July ComScore Figures

ESPN in July ebbed slightly from its category record-setting performance in June, but still posted 74.8 million unique visitors last month according to comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform ratings, the second-best reach total ever for a U.S. digital sports entity. With the category's overall traffic ...

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08/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MASN Gets Injunction Against MLB, Nats

MASN yesterday in Manhattan gained a preliminary injunction against MLB and the Nationals from the New York State Supreme Court, representing another significant legal victory for the Orioles-controlled RSN in its ongoing media rights battle with the Nationals. The injunction extends a temporary res ...

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Hearing Today On MASN-Nationals Dispute

The New York State Supreme Court this morning will hold a hearing in Manhattan on MASN’s bid to gain a preliminary injunction against a June 30 MLB arbitration decision that would boost the Nationals’ annual TV rights fees from the RSN from about $41M to about $60M. MASN earlier this mon ...

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Five key issues for Rob Manfred

It was a long, tense day at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore last Thursday. A meeting that started at 8:30 a.m. ended at roughly 6 p.m. when Rob Manfred was named MLB’s 10th commissioner. The longtime MLB executive will lead baseball during a pivotal point in history. {podcast} SBJ Podcas ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/18/14
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB selects new commissioner

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

08/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Rob Manfred Elected Next MLB Commissioner

MLB owners Thursday night in Baltimore elected Rob Manfred as the league's 10th commissioner after an all-day meeting that required a half-dozen votes to a break an impasse. Following rival finalist and MLB Exec VP/Business Tim Brosnan backing out of the race just prior to voting, Manfred prevailed ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

08/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Tap Manfred

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08/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Elect Manfred Commissioner

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08/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Voting On New Commissioner

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

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