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Eric Fisher

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

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Time Inc. Sports Group Brings On CBS Digital's Patty Hirsch To Fill DeLorenzo's Former Role

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 15

Hirsch will manage SI's ever-growing network of digital sites Time Inc. has named CBS Digital Media GM PATTY HIRSCH  VP & GM/Digital for its Sports Group, with oversight to include to SI.co...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Sports Illustrated

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SportsBusiness Journal: Tennis VIPs invest in performance tech

A group of tennis luminaries and executives has invested $3.5 million in Israeli-based startup tech firm PlaySight Interactive, which has developed a video-based analytics system for the recreational market. New investors in PlaySight include world No. 2 men’s player Novak Djovokic, hall of ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Journal: NBA Digital adds flexibility to sites

NBA Digital is rolling out a new responsive design for all 30 individual team websites, a move aimed at providing a consistent user experience across desktop and mobile platforms. The initiative, which has been in the works since early in the season, features a more unified design template across ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: Coins to generate big revenue for hall

A new commemorative coin program co-developed by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and the U.S. Mint has become a breakout hit within coin collecting circles, generating high levels of fan interest and providing the promise of much-needed additional revenue for the 75-year-old hall. In late Marc ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC's Walrath Talks Vista Purchase

Stats LLC CEO Gary Walrath  on Friday called the purchase of the data and analytics company by S.F.-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners "transformative." He said the new owners have a clear goal of doubling the company over the next four years from its current annual revenue of $ ...

SportsBusiness Daily: AP, Fox Sports Selling Stats LLC

The AP and Fox Sports on Thursday night announced that they have sold their joint holding in sports data services company Stats LLC to S.F.-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed. Stats has steadily built a dominant profile within the data service industr ...

Tags: Fox, Finance

SportsBusiness Daily: AP, Fox Sports Sell Stats LLC

The AP and Fox Sports last night announced they have sold their joint holding, the Illinois-based sports data services company Stats LLC, to S.F.-based private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed. The AP and Fox put the company up for sale late last year, and b ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Names Selig Succession Committee

MLB today announced that its new seven-man committee tasked with finding the successor to outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig will be chaired by Cardinals Owner Bill DeWitt Jr . Joining DeWitt on the new succession committee will be White Sox Chair  Jerry Reinsdorf , Rockies Owner Dick Monfort ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Takes Steps Toward Replacing Selig

MLB will announce today at its owner meetings in N.Y. that it has formed a committee aimed at identifying candidates to succeed Commissioner Bud Selig , according to sources. The 79-year-old Selig has planned to retire when his current contract expires in January, despite three prior reversals of r ...

SportsBusiness Daily: WWE Site Cracks ComScore Top 15

WWE in April made its first entry into the top 15 of monthly comScore rankings of the most-trafficked U.S. sports sites since the arrival of the measurement agency's multiplatform rankings early last year. Its entry arrives after the debut earlier this year of the WWE Network, its over-the-top d ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Meeting Starts Today

MLB today will begin a two-day quarterly owners meeting in N.Y. No major action items are expected, but the session will include an operational review of the newly expanded instant replay system. During the first month of the season, replay was used 191 times, with 85 calls overturned, 53 standing, ...

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