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Eric Fisher

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

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Baseball HOF Expecting Another Large Crowd For July's Induction Ceremony

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 20 / 17

Baseball HOF President Jeff Idelson said this summer’s induction ceremony in Cooperstown, fueled by another robust class of popular players, will again be among the largest in the institution’s history. The HOF on Thursday formally introduced the three players elected by the BBWAA: Jeff ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Challenge of broadcast territories

Major League Baseball’s blackout rules and broadcast territorial map, which have been hotly debated for decades, will reach a Manhattan courtroom this week as a potentially landmark case begins trial. A class action lawsuit, Garber vs. MLB, begins trial Tuesday in U.S. District Court after ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Media, Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: Sporting Innovations has new brand

Sporting Innovations, the 5-year-old sports technology offshoot of Major League Soccer club Sporting Kansas City, is rebranding itself as FanThreeSixty in an effort to link more directly with its flagship product, the FanThreeSixty platform. Company executives described the new company brand and ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN, Yahoo-NBC Top ComScore Rankings

ESPN in December posted its 22nd consecutive month leading reach metrics in the comScore multiplatform digital rankings for sports with a total of 83.9 million unique visitors, and its overall consumption total of 7.594 billion minutes also led the category. But the Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports digital a ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB To Open DC Office Next Month

MLB is opening an office in DC, bringing part of its lobbying functions in-house for the first time. The DC office, located at 1201 15th St. NW, will formally open Feb. 1 and be led by new VP/Government Relations Josh Alkin. He will report to MLB Chief Legal Officer Dan Halem. Alkin previously worke ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: Finocchio Returning To Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report co-Founder Dave Finocchio is returning to a day-to-day role with the Turner Sports-owned site following a second major executive restructuring within 13 months. Finocchio, who shifted from GM to a strategic advisory role in December '14, will return as CEO. He will be based in S.F ...

SportsBusiness Daily: SI, Scout To Partner For National Signing Day

SI has struck a partnership with Scout Media Inc. to create a content initiative around college football’s upcoming National Signing Day. “The Race to National Signing Day” will feature a variety of live and on-demand video programming, breaking news, player analysis and other digi ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

SportsBusiness Daily: DraftKings, FanDuel Score Legal Win In N.Y.

DraftKings and FanDuel today received a permanent stay of the injunction against them from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman . The decision by a panel of judges from the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court allows the daily fantasy companies to continue operating in the state ...

SportsBusiness Journal: The sports report from CES

Everywhere you looked last week in Las Vegas, sports-related technology was playing a prominent role at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Here are products that caught staff writer Eric Fisher’s eye:: Photo by: ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Wright moves into CMO role at MiLB

Minor League Baseball has hired former senior Major League Soccer executive David Wright as its new chief marketing and commercial officer, marking the start of another phase in the affiliated minors’ developing national sponsorship efforts. ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Strivr Labs Creates New Fan-Focused Division

Virtual reality outfit Strivr Labs Inc. has built a dedicated Fan Experience and VR Production division aimed at creating fan-facing productions and solutions for teams, leagues and venues. The new division will be led by Strivr Managing Partners LOGAN MULVEY and BRIAN MURPHY and seeks to u ...

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