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Eric Fisher

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

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NYC FC, YES Network Set To Announce Multiyear TV Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

NYC FC and YES Network today are expected to announce a new multiyear TV rights agreement that will show the expansion MLS club on the RSN when it begins play next season. The deal gives YES live game rights in three different major pro sports. Scheduled to appear at a morning press conference ...

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09/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: SI Releases Twitter 100 List

SI today will release its third annual Twitter 100 list of its choices as the top Twitter accounts in sports. This year's list features several expansions, including a top-10 list of the key sports stories of the past year on Twitter and how they resonated on the social media platform. There will be ...

09/24/13
SportsBusiness Daily: "SI Now" Gets Studio Audience Treatment

SI this morning conducted its first studio audience production of its daily live digital video show “SI Now” as part of the ongoing Advertising Week in N.Y. “SI Now,” which debuted in June, has been produced out of a newly developed digital video studio at Time Inc.'s N.Y. he ...

09/23/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Payoff for the Pirates

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Tags: Franchises

09/23/13
SportsBusiness Journal: AAU signs BeRecruited as partner

Online recruiting destination BeRecruited has signed a multiyear partnership with the Amateur Athletic Union to be the organization’s official recruiting partner, the second major deal for San Francisco-based BeRecruited in less than three months. BeRecruited will be integrated into registr ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

09/19/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Stats Promotes Byrd, Schur, Kopp

Stats LLC has promoted STEVE BYRD and ROBERT SCHUR to co-COOs and BRIAN KOPP to Senior VP/Sports Solutions. Byrd, previously company Exec VP, has been with Stats since '97 and oversees sales, marketing and business development. Schur, also an Exec VP previously, has been with the company since ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

09/19/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Bleacher Report Hires Hoard Beck

Bleacher Report late yesterday announced the hire of N.Y. Times NBA reporter Howard Beck to be its national NBA writer, representing perhaps its most significant editorial hire to date. Joining Beck at Bleacher Report covering basketball are Kevin Ding , formerly of the Orange County Register; E ...

09/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: STA Releasing Mobile Game "MLB Victis"

California-based gaming developer Sports Technology Applications today announced the release of "MLB Victis," a free mobile predictive game. Similar to other entrants in the category such as PrePlay, "MLB Victis" involves users predicting the outcome of every major occurrence in live, real-life game ...

09/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Releasing Free Mobile Game

The NFL today will release a new mobile game, "NFL Runner: Football Dash," in partnership with mobile gaming developer Pocket Gems. The free game on the Android and Apple iOS platforms includes a deal with McDonald's in which power-up codes are located on boxes of Mighty Wings at the QSR chain. This ...

09/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports To Release "NBA Live" In November

EA Sports said late yesterday it will release “NBA Live 14,” its attempt to reboot its troubled basketball simulation gaming franchise, on Nov. 19 for the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. The date represents the first firm scheduled retail release date for the “NBA Live&rdq ...

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Price leaving Sporting News Media

Sporting News Media President Jeff Price is departing the company after leading the brand through a significant transition to a digital-first outfit. Price, a veteran media and marketing executive who previously held roles with Sports Illustrated, Millsport, Trakus and MasterCard, led the effort ...

Tags: Media

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