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Eric Fisher

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

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NBA, Twitter Line Up New Weekly Shows Under Extended Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 25 / 16

The NBA and Twitter have finalized the two new live weekly studio shows that appear on the social media platform as part of their contract extension signed earlier this summer . “The Starters Twitter Show” starting today will stream live every Tuesday at 11:00am ET, featuring fan-focuse...

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SportsBusiness Daily: WS Tix Draw High Prices On Secondary Market

Secondary ticket market interest in this year’s World Series has soared to new heights, driven by both the return of the Mets to the Fall Classic for the first time since ’00 and still-rabid interest among Royals fans. Average resale listings for this year’s World Series were $1,43 ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

SportsBusiness Journal: Fantasy fallout hits seasonlong games

Emerging efforts across the country to regulate daily fantasy sports have ensnared its much older and larger cousin, the traditional seasonlong fantasy business. Most notably in the crosshairs are high-stakes fantasy contests and other large-scale fantasy events that are frequently held in Las Ve ...

Tags: Law and Politics

SportsBusiness Journal: NBA offers to frame Facebook fans

Examples show Facebook Frames available to fans of the Warriors, Hornets and Sixers. Frames are available for all 30 NBA teams. The NBA has signed as a debut partner of Facebook Frames, a new initiati ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: FanVision resets Crossfield Digital

In-venue sports video provider FanVision has dramatically restructured its mobile gaming company PrePlay, turning it from a consumer-facing venture into an enterprise-level digital agency called Crossfield Digital. The New York-based Crossfield Digital will be a business-to-business agency aiding ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo Signs 30-Plus Advertisers For NFL Stream

Yahoo has signed more than 30 advertisers for Sunday’s global online streaming of the Bills-Jaguars game from London, representing one of the largest collection of sponsors ever assembled for a live sports stream. Dairy Queen has signed as the pregame show sponsor, while Toyota will be the tit ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Yahoo, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: Fenway Park Has MLB's Best Cell Performance

Mobile performance monitoring agency RootMetrics found that Fenway Park had the best cellular performance among the 29 U.S. MLB ballparks during the '15 season, measuring across all major carriers. Turner Field ranked second and Marlins Park came in third, while Kauffman Stadium ranked last. Verizon ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: FanDuel Creates Online Petition

FanDuel has created an online petition, representing one of the first major steps of a counteroffensive against the recent legislative push against daily fantasy sports. The petition, under the headline of "Let Us Play," is prefaced with remarks that include: "Legislators in Washington, D.C., Neva ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Leslie Gittess

As founder and chief executive of digital media and technology consultancy Blue Sky Media NYC, Leslie Gittess has had a front-row seat for the sports industry’s digital revolution the past two decades. The former NHL and MLB Advanced Media executive today counsels a portfolio of influential c ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

SportsBusiness Journal: OneTwoSee launches NASCAR product

OneTwoSee’s new site will feature Sprint Cup driver comparisons. OneTwoSee, a Philadelphia-based developer of second-screen experiences and data visualization products for sports, has struck a s ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Daily fantasy faces its challenges

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. With legal challenges and government inquiries mounting by the day, the daily fantasy industry is enlisting a collection of powerful aides to assist with the legal and governmental scrutiny that threatens to change the face of the b ...

Tags: Law and Politics

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