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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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11/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA, SAP Add Video To Stats Site

NBA and analytics software partner SAP have expanded the NBA.com/stats online destination to include new video boxscores. The site’s statistics are now hyperlinked directly to video highlights for each event depicted in the numbers. NBA VP/Operations & Technology  Ken DeGannaro said, ...

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Bloomberg boosts scout system

Four years into its effort to leverage its financial markets expertise in the sports world, Bloomberg Sports is substantially expanding its professional baseball scouting tools. The company has built out capabilities with partner MLB Advanced Media to link as many as eight customized video angles ...

Tags: Media

11/25/13
SportsBusiness Journal: CineSport, Legacy Agency linking up

Digital video developer and syndicator CineSport has struck a partnership with talent representation and marketing outfit The Legacy Agency to create and distribute video content built around the agency’s clients. The Legacy Agency will make video distribution to CineSport’s base of m ...

Tags: Media

11/21/13
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Doles Out $62.7M For Postseason

MLB distributed $62.68M in postseason player compensation in '13, down 4% from last year's league-record figure. This year's total is the second-highest distribution in MLB history. The money, generated from 50% of the gate receipts of the Wild Card games, 60% of the first three games of each LDS ga ...

11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Braves bank on mixed-use plans

The Atlanta Braves’ surprising plans to build a new stadium in Cobb County are in large part about the opportunity to create a large-scale, mixed-use development surrounding the ballpark and not the facility itself. Such ancillary projects have quickly become important in baseball, with rec ...

Tags: Facilities

11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: After four years, ‘NBA Live’ goes live

EA Sports on Tuesday will end a four-year absence from the basketball simulation gaming market with the release of its “NBA Live 14,” capping what had been one of the most troubled episodes in sports licensing. The release of the gam ...

Tags: Media

11/18/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Braves: AAA team stays in Gwinnett Co.

The Atlanta Braves are hoping their planned move to suburban Cobb County will go much better than a similar but highly disappointing shift to the northern Atlanta suburbs for their Class AAA minor league team. The Braves in 2009 relocated their top minor league affiliate from Richmond, Va., to G ...

Tags: Facilities

11/14/13
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN, Comcast Execs Talk TV Everywhere

A decade into a video-on-demand landscape that now includes TV Everywhere options from more than 100 major programmers, execs for Comcast and ESPN at the '13 Covington & Burling Sports Media & Technology conference  said the concept of TV Everywhere remains in its infancy. "We're ...

11/14/13
On The Ground: SMT Panel: The Realities of TV Everywhere

Realities of TV Everywhere Matt Murphy, Disney & ESPN Media Networks Matthew Strauss, Comcast Cable A decade into a video-on-demand landscape that now includes TV Everywhere options from more than 100 major programmers, executives for Comcast and ESPN said the concept of TV Everywhere ...

Tags: ATT, ESPN, Media, Comcast Corp.

11/13/13
On The Ground: SMT Panel: The State of Sports Radio

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Tags: SiriusXM, ESPN, CBS, Media, Arbitron

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