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

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SI, Fox Sports Digital Rolling Out World Series Facebook Live Shows

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 28 / 16

Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports Digital are collaborating on a series of live World Series pregame shows on Facebook Live, an outgrowth of the large-scale digital partnership the pair signed this summer . “Live@The World Series” will stream prior to each World Series game from Fox Spo...

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SportsBusiness Daily: StubHub Debuts 76ers Ticketing Platform

StubHub this morning has gone live with its new ticketing platform for the 76ers in which primary and secondary inventory is blended into a single marketplace. The completion of the new system fulfills a plan first laid out in February, when the 76ers-StubHub partnership was first announced . The m ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Stats Unveils New Logo, Brand Strategy

Chicago-based sports data provider Stats today introduced a new logo and brand strategy in which its video technology operation TVTI and performance analysis unit Prozone Sports will also now operate under the new Stats brand. Stats has gone through a period of marked transition over the last two a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Stats LLC

SportsBusiness Daily: Feinberg Files Amicus Curiae Brief For MASN

Kenneth Feinberg, a legal expert on alternative dispute resolution and a former U.S. special master, has filed an amicus curiae brief in favor of MASN in the Orioles-controlled RSN’s ongoing media rights battle against MLB and the Nationals. Feinberg has been an arbitrator or mediator in hundr ...

Tags: Media, MASN

SportsBusiness Daily: ScoreBig Faces Potential Shutdown

Discount ticket outlet ScoreBig is facing a potential shutdown of operations after briefly suspending all ticket sales on the site, as well as shutting down its Twitter feed and portions of its website. Sources said the company is facing a serious liquidity crisis, and several ticket brokers have pu ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Mobile Ticketing Used To Reach Millennials

Mobile ticketing represents a key tool to engage the much-coveted millennial audience and help create the next generation of sports fans. Panelists at the ’16 AXS Ticketing Symposium said products such as ReplyBuy’s text-based ticketing, and seat upgrades and monthly ticket passes powere ...

Tags: Sports Facilities and Franchises

SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM, New Relic Partner On Coding Contest

MLBAM and S.F.-based software analytics provider New Relic Inc. are partnering on a new edition of baseball’s hackathon event, the MLBAM Bases Coded technology challenge. The contest, beginning today ( basescoded.com ), involves developers using MLBAM private data and application programming i ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Changing Face Of Sports Ticketing Discussed

Ticketing’s historic wave of change and transformation dominated the opening session of the ’16 AXS Ticketing Symposium this morning. As continued developments such as blended marketplaces of primary and secondary inventory, consolidation of broker activity and sales analytics have alter ...

Tags: Sports Facilities and Franchises

SportsBusiness Daily: Bypass To Help Power MLBAM's Ballpark App

Austin-based mobile technology and POS solutions provider Bypass announced at the ’16 AXS Sports Franchises & Facilities Conference a wide-ranging partnership with MLBAM in which the company will help power mobile ordering and payments within MLBAM’s Ballpark app, including food and ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Brings On Sportradar, Second Spectrum

The NBA has finalized a major three-way deal with Sportradar and Second Spectrum in which it will shift its data distribution rights and motion tracking to the pair of companies. Sportradar will immediately begin providing integrity services to the league to monitor NBA betting activity around the w ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBA

SportsBusiness Daily: Pohlad Denies Claims Twins Are Cheap

Twins Owner Jim Pohlad has been the club’s designated control executive since '09, and last year received a prestigious appointment to MLB’s Exec Council. However, he said yesterday at the '16 AXS Sports Facilities & Franchises Conference that he is still working against pockets of ...

Tags: Sports Facilities and Franchises, Minnesota Twins

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