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Eric Fisher

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

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Sources Expect PGA Tour, MLBAM To Announce Partnership

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 15

PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem and MLB President of Business & Media Bob Bowman are scheduled to appear together this afternoon at a press conference at TPC Harding Park in S.F., site of this week’s WGC-Cadillac Match Play. Details of the pending announcement are not yet known, but ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Rant Sports Parent Closes $3M Round Of VC

Illinois-based Rant Media Network, parent company of open source sports journalism site Rant Sports, has closed on a $3M round of venture capital funding, led by Hudson Bay Capital and interClick co-Founders Barry Honig and Michael Brauser. The investor group has committed to supplying $5M in addit ...

Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Daily: EA Plans Corrective Action To "NBA Live"

EA CEO Andrew Wilson in a blog posting acknowledged falling short with the company’s newly released “NBA Live 14,” its first simulation basketball release in four years , and vowed quick corrective action. The game has been widely panned in critical reviews and currently carries a ...

Tags: EA Sports, Media

SportsBusiness Daily: NBA, SAP Add Video To Stats Site

NBA and analytics software partner SAP have expanded the NBA.com/stats online destination to include new video boxscores. The site’s statistics are now hyperlinked directly to video highlights for each event depicted in the numbers. NBA VP/Operations & Technology  Ken DeGannaro said, ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Bloomberg boosts scout system

Four years into its effort to leverage its financial markets expertise in the sports world, Bloomberg Sports is substantially expanding its professional baseball scouting tools. The company has built out capabilities with partner MLB Advanced Media to link as many as eight customized video angles ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: CineSport, Legacy Agency linking up

Digital video developer and syndicator CineSport has struck a partnership with talent representation and marketing outfit The Legacy Agency to create and distribute video content built around the agency’s clients. The Legacy Agency will make video distribution to CineSport’s base of m ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Doles Out $62.7M For Postseason

MLB distributed $62.68M in postseason player compensation in '13, down 4% from last year's league-record figure. This year's total is the second-highest distribution in MLB history. The money, generated from 50% of the gate receipts of the Wild Card games, 60% of the first three games of each LDS ga ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Braves bank on mixed-use plans

The Atlanta Braves’ surprising plans to build a new stadium in Cobb County are in large part about the opportunity to create a large-scale, mixed-use development surrounding the ballpark and not the facility itself. Such ancillary projects have quickly become important in baseball, with rec ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Journal: After four years, ‘NBA Live’ goes live

EA Sports on Tuesday will end a four-year absence from the basketball simulation gaming market with the release of its “NBA Live 14,” capping what had been one of the most troubled episodes in sports licensing. The release of the gam ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Braves: AAA team stays in Gwinnett Co.

The Atlanta Braves are hoping their planned move to suburban Cobb County will go much better than a similar but highly disappointing shift to the northern Atlanta suburbs for their Class AAA minor league team. The Braves in 2009 relocated their top minor league affiliate from Richmond, Va., to G ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN, Comcast Execs Talk TV Everywhere

A decade into a video-on-demand landscape that now includes TV Everywhere options from more than 100 major programmers, execs for Comcast and ESPN at the '13 Covington & Burling Sports Media & Technology conference  said the concept of TV Everywhere remains in its infancy. "We're ...

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