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Eric Fisher

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

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MLB's Rob Manfred Addresses MASN Dispute As Owners Meeting Ends

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 21 / 15

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred concluded his first set of owners meetings this afternoon, and he firmly stood behind the league’s position in the ongoing MASN media rights dispute. The league, Nationals, and the Orioles-controlled RSN are all awaiting a ruling from Judge Lawrence Marks in th...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Hall looks to big ’14

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum posted a net loss of $3.06 million in 2012, according to its recently filed federal tax return, the ninth year in the red in the past 11 years for the baseball shrine. But the hall is eyeing a sharp turnaround in 2014 thanks to a yearlong celebration of ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

01/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Phillies' TV Deal Worth $100M Annually

The Phillies doubled their annual average TV rights fee and picked up an ownership stake in CSN Philadelphia, according to several sources. NBC Sports Group, which operates the RSN, has agreed to a 25-year deal that will see it pay an average of $100M per year for the rights, with the annual fee gro ...

01/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Maintains Spot Atop ComScore Ratings

ESPN in November posted the second-highest overall total of unique visitors ever by a U.S. sports property, and the best-ever month of mobile usage among sports properties, according to monthly comScore Media Metrics Multi-Platform traffic ratings. ESPN's reach total of 68.2 million unique visitors ...

Tags: Media

12/19/13
SportsBusiness Daily: SeatGeek Acquires Rival FanSnap

N.Y.-based ticket aggregator SeatGeek has acquired rival outfit FanSnap from online shopping comparison site Nextag, bringing further consolidation into the ticket metasearch business. Financial terms were not disclosed, but SeatGeek also has closed on a $2.2M round of Series A venture capital finan ...

12/19/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Experience Inks Deal With Orange Bowl

Live event upgrade outfit Experience has struck a deal with the Discover Orange Bowl to offer seat and amenity upgrades as part of the Jan. 3 bowl game. Available upgrades include better seats, behind-the-scenes tours, and on-field access to the halftime show and postgame trophy presentation. This y ...

12/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Sporting News Releases New Apple App

Sporting News Media has released a new mobile app for the Apple iOS operating system, marking a significant retooling of its wireless content efforts and a further shift of the company's business model toward mobile. The new Sporting News app incorporates a curated news feed featuring both Sporting ...

Tags: Media, Sporting News

12/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN, Clinton Foundation Hosting Town Hall

ESPN today announced a partnership with the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, part of The Clinton Foundation, to hold a special town hall summit around youth access to sports and physical activity during the initiative's annual conference next month in La Quinta, Calif. The summit, entitled "Kids & ...

12/16/13
SportsBusiness Daily: SI Names Manning Sportsman Of Year

Sports Illustrated last night named Broncos QB Peyton Manning  its '13 Sportsman of the Year, marking the fourth NFL quarterback to receive the honor in the last decade. SI announced the selection of Manning last night during halftime of the Bengals-Steelers “Sunday Night Football&rdquo ...

12/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Lender to finance broker purchases

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Tags: Finance

12/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC, Yahoo to partner for Sochi

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Tags: Olympics

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