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Eric Fisher

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

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MLB Lines Up Charity Efforts For Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

MLB is marking Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September with a series of club-level activations beginning today and a social media campaign rallying around the #GoGold hashtag. Planned activities during the month include in-game recognitions of individuals and groups fighting pediatric cancer, ...

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06/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Study: Mobile Sports Consumption Growing Fast

Mobile consumption of sports content has doubled in the past three years, according to a new study conducted by Sporting News Media with the aid of European-based Kantar Sport and SportBusiness Group. The fourth version of its annual study of the U.S. sports media landscape, Sporting News Media's "K ...

Tags: Media

06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Stack acquires trainer, app developer

Stack, a New York-based youth sports media outlet, has acquired training provider Velocity Sports Performance and digital developer Driven Apps, as it seeks to create a full suite of information, training and online and mobile products for youth sports. Financial terms were not disclosed, but bot ...

Tags: Media

06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Year-round soccer site for SI

Sports Illustrated this week will launch Planet Futbol, a new stand-alone site dedicated to year-round coverage of soccer. The visual template for Planet Futbol, to debut this week, differs from that of SI.com ...

Tags: ING, Soccer, Sports Illustrated, GE, USTA, AHL, FIFA, FIFA World Cup, Brazil, NBA, Audi, Marriott, Canon Inc., Gatorade, CES, Ping, Football

06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL Now on Amazon, Roku

The NFL has signed distribution partnerships with Amazon and Roku to place the forthcoming NFL Now digital video service on the Fire TV, Kindle Fire and Roku streaming platforms. The league also has signed a deal with existing corporate partner McDonald’s for the quick-service restaurant to ...

Tags: Media

05/28/14
SportsBusiness Daily: "Peanuts" Statues For MLB All-Star Game

MLB today unveiled a series of statues themed around "Peanuts" characters for the upcoming All-Star Game in Minneapolis, the home market of late "Peanuts" creator Charles Schulz . The statues are this year's version of the All-Star Statues program, now in its seventh year, which in prior years has ...

05/28/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Domino's No Hitter Promo Crashes MLB Site

Yesterday’s redemption of the MLB.com "DomiNoNo" promotion suffered under heavy online traffic, resulting in widespread site outages that also briefly trended on Twitter. Domino’s pizza chain offered 20,000 free pizzas to MLB.com regist ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB, Dominos

05/28/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Signs Up Amazon, Roku For OTT Service

The NFL has signed distribution partnerships with Amazon and Roku to place the forthcoming NFL Now digital video service on the Fire TV, Kindle Fire and Roku streaming platforms. The league also has inked a deal with existing corporate partner McDonald’s for the QSR to be the third presentin ...

Tags: Media, NFL, Amazon, McDonalds, Roku

05/26/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Firm expands 360-degree replays

Replay Technologies, the broadcast technology company based in Israel that has introduced advanced panoramic video replays, over the next several weeks will roll out expanded installations at Dodger Stadium and Yankee Stadium. The efforts are part of a large-scale expansion planned for the company t ...

Tags: Media

05/21/14
On The Ground: Sports League of the Year: NHL

The NHL won the 2014 Sports Business Award for League of the Year, a key part of an overall monster night for the league that also saw wins in the Sports Event and Executive of the Year categories. Coming off a work stoppage in to begin 2012-13 season, the league returned to play early last year bar ...

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05/21/14
On The Ground: Sports Team of the Year: Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors won the 2014 Sports Business Award for Team of the Year, representing perhaps one of the surprise winners of the night competing in the category against league champions such as the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Seahawks. But the Warriors continued a sharp trajectory in 2013 u ...

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