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

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Stats Launching New Projections Product For Daily Fantasy Sports

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 03 / 15

Stats LLC today said it has created a new projections product designed specifically for daily fantasy sports. Tied to scoring and player values for market leaders FanDuel and DraftKings, the Stats daily fantasy projections will be available for the NFL, NBA, NHL, soccer, and college basketball ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Stats Bringing SportVU To Duke This Year

Stats LLC has struck a one-year deal with Duke Univ. to install its SportVU motion tracking system at Cameron Indoor Stadium and the Krzyzewski Center for use by the men's basketball program. The deal marks the first deployment of SportVU analytics in the collegiate ranks after an initial entry ...

Tags: Colleges

SportsBusiness Daily: Vox Media Raises $34M In Funding

Vox Media, the parent company of digital properties SB Nation, The Verge, and Polygon, has raised $34M in a Series E round of venture capital funding, led by prior investor Accel Partners. The latest round of funding brings the total company investment to nearly $75M, and will be used for fueling ex ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Morgan Is USA Today Sports Media President

USA Today Sports Media Group has named Dave Morgan  President. Morgan succeeds Tom Beusse , who was President of the unit since its formation in early '11 and is now leaving to pursue other opportunities. Morgan, a former L.A. Times and Yahoo Sports exec, had been Senior VP/Content and Editor ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports, Yahoo Launch Digital "NHL Rivals"

NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports today will debut a digital complement to the recently launched "NHL Rivals" series on NBCSN . The short-form digital preview of "NHL Rivals," to appear each Tuesday beginning at noon on Yahoo Sports, will serve as a further promotional tool for the Wednesday Night Rivalr ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NBC-Twitter Partnership To Include Sports

NBC Sports said the new partnership between corporate parents Comcast Corp. and NBCUniversal with Twitter will involve a significant component of the network's sports programming. The overall deal involves NBCUniversal becoming the latest network to sign on to Twitter's Amplify ad program, embedding ...

Tags: Media, Comcast Corp., NBC

SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Quietly Releases Streaming App

Fox Sports has quietly released on Apple's iTunes app store Fox Sports Go, its live streaming mobile application that had been originally intended to become available in conjunction with the August debut of FS1. In the days just before the Aug. 17 launch of FS1, the app was delayed to ensure perform ...

Tags: Media, Fox

SportsBusiness Journal: CineSport to boost USA Today video

USA Today Sports Media Group is planning a sizable increase in its original digital video offerings after striking a multiyear deal with New Jersey-based video producer and distributor CineSport. The agreement provides the Gannett-owned USA Today Sports Media Group access to syndicated game highl ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Finish gives Selig hope

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig is projecting a strong rebound in attendance in 2014, despite this season’s 1 percent decline, emboldened by the sport’s second-half surge this year at the gates. Big September crowds like th ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Journal: EA’s athlete relations director exits

Sandy Sandoval, longtime senior director of athlete relations for EA Sports, has left that position to pursue other opportunities. “I left,” Sandoval said in a brief telephone interview last week. “We just parted ways. I am 57. I just decided to do my own thing. I don’t kn ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Nationals Park blazed trail

Pro sports facilities gaining the U.S. Green Building’s LEED certification have now started to become somewhat commonplace, as more than two dozen venues have earned it. Plenty of collegiate programs have also joined in the conservation push in recent years. ...

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