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

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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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12/07/11
Dodgers Media Rights Hearing Starts Today

A two-day hearing in Wilmington, Del., will begin today on the Dodgers' media rights issue. The team wants to market its cable TV rights now to help boost the overall sale price. FSN wants to protect its existing contract calling for an exclusive renegotiation period beginning next fall. Mediation e ...

12/06/11
StubHub, Paciolan Sign Deal With Kansas

StubHub and Paciolan have signed an integrated ticketing deal with the Univ. of Kansas, continuing a marked expansion of the ticketing companies' alliance that in recent months also has included pacts with Texas, USC and Tennessee, among others. Similar to the prior deals, Kansas will now offer a co ...

Tags: Colleges

12/06/11
MLB Asks Court For Protective Order In Dodgers Case

MLB, as expected, contacted the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware this morning seeking a protective order precluding FSN from seeking depositions of MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and MLB Exec VP/Labor Relations & HR Rob Manfred as part of its media rights battle with the Dodgers. F ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers

12/05/11
NLL Signs Video Ringtones Deal With SportOn

The National Lacrosse League has signed a pact with Swedish tech firm SportOn to create a series of mobile phone video ringtones created from league highlights. The videotones, costing $2.99 each, play each time a user gets a call. The NLL deal follows a series of other pacts for SportOn, including ...

12/05/11
SI Names Krzyzewski, Summitt Sportsmen Of Year

Sports Illustrated has named Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski and Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt as its Sportsmen of the Year for '11, marking the first winner of the prestigious annual award to come from college sports since former North Carolina men's basketball coach D ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

11/30/11
Dodgers Score Procedural Wins In Court

The Dodgers today in U.S. Bankruptcy Court scored two procedural wins over FSN, with whom the team is battling over cable TV broadcast rights. Judge Kevin Gross for the District of Delaware ruled that Fox cannot call the non-TV industry expert witnesses it wanted, including Dodgers Owner Frank Mc ...

11/30/11
Epic Poker League Signs Content Deals

The Epic Poker League, a startup series of tournaments led by longtime industry exec Jeffrey Pollack, has signed content partnerships with the USA Today Sports Media Group and online sports hub Big Lead Sports. The pacts will allow for wider distribution of the Global Poker Index, Epic Poker's new w ...

Tags: Media

11/29/11
MLB Distributes $57.3M In Playoff Compensation

MLB distributed $57.3M in postseason player compensation for '11, up 4.4% from last year and the second best figure in league history. The money, generated from 60% of the gate receipts of the first three games of each Division Series and first four games of each LCS and the World Series, is largely ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

11/29/11
MLB Distributes $57.3M In Postseason Compensation

MLB distributed $57.3M in postseason player compensation for '11, up 4.4% from last year and the second best figure in league history. The money, generated from 60% of the gate receipts of the first three games of each Division Series and first four games of each LCS and the World Series, is largely ...

11/29/11
Sportvision, TruMedia Pair For New MiLB Platform

Illinois-based Sportvision and Massachusetts-based TruMedia Networks have struck a joint venture partnership to create a new analytics baseball platform for minor league baseball teams. The system will seek to blend data capture technologies including motion capturing from Sportvision -- such as its ...

Tags: Media

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