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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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SportsBusiness Daily: SI Rolling Out New Online NFL Show

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SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC, NBA Reach Multiyear Deal

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