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

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The Whistle Signs Content/Distribution Deal With MLS, KickTV

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 14

Digital youth sports programmer The Whistle has signed a content development and distribution agreement with MLS and KickTV, based around The Whistle's recently launched Xbox application. KickTV will become part of The Whistle Sports Network, an aggregation of more than 140 channel partners comprisi...

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Tags: Labor and Agents

03/08/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Bleacher Report Videos Detail Editorial Process

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03/08/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo Stays Atop February ComScores

Yahoo Sports again earned the top spot of comScore's monthly reach rankings of U.S. online sports destinations, pulling in an audience of 44.63 million unique visitors in February. Largely mirroring rankings from January, the top three slots were unchanged, and the list still does not include a comb ...

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03/05/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Go Also Set To Launch In August

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SportsBusiness Journal: LockerDome gets $6M in venture capital

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Tags: Finance

03/04/13
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SportsBusiness Daily: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Starts Today

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