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

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Shooting For Pilot Episode Of "Fantasy Life" Sitcom Begins Today

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Shooting begins today for the pilot of "Fantasy Life," a sitcom based on the life of ESPN senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry and his '13 best-selling memoir of the same name. Fox' production of the pilot includes Kevin Connolly , who will play the Berry-inspired lead character of Mitch. Connol...

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10/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: New phase for Bleacher Report

For Bleacher Report’s third act, expect two major strategic themes: more integration with Turner’s televised properties and a continued effort to set the general sports news agenda. The Turner-owned company is again in the midst of transition with the departure earlier this month of i ...

Tags: Media

10/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Morgan to keep USAT Sports on course

Last week’s change at the top of USA Today Sports Media Group was certainly abrupt and surprising, but new President Dave Morgan said the company plans to keep up its aggressive run of new product development. MORGAN ...

Tags: Media

10/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Leagues embrace Twitter

On Oct. 13, the Boston Red Sox loaded the bases in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series. At the same time, the Washington Redskins were driving into Dallas Cowboys territory during the fo ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Raine Group Has Majority Interest In BeRecruited

N.Y.-based investment bank The Raine Group has quietly taken a majority interest in BeRecruited, a S.F-based online recruiting destination that connects colleges with non-elite high school athletes. Raine acquired the stake from RVS Ventures late last year, but has remained silent until now. Sources ...

10/16/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Morgan To Lead USA Today Sports Media Group

USA Today Sports Media Group yesterday 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 Edito ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

10/16/13
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

10/15/13
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 ...

10/15/13
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 ...

10/15/13
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 ...

10/10/13
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

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