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

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MLB Distributes $62M In Playoff Player Compensation, $22M To Giants

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 24 / 14

MLB distributed $62.03M in postseason player compensation in '14, down 1% from last year. This year's total is the third-highest distribution in MLB history. The money, generated from 50% of the gate receipts of the Wild Card games and 60% of the first three games of each LDS and first four games of...

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06/26/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Mets Preview All-Star Game Food

The Mets and Aramark today held a tasting to preview concession offerings for the July 16 MLB All-Star Game at Citi Field and unveil a new meatball hero that has been added to the menu for the event. The meatball hero hails from a three-century-old family recipe of Robert Flowers , Aramark's execut ...

06/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Digital Sets New Traffic Records During Finals

NBA Digital said it generated new traffic records for the league web site during the '13 Finals. NBA.com generated 646 million page views during the Heat-Spurs series, up 57% compared to last year, and 434 million video streams, up 120% from a year ago. Similarly, NBA Mobile garnered 138 million pag ...

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06/24/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Experts debate 3-D’s future

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06/20/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Microsoft Changes Terms Of Use For Xbox One

Microsoft late yesterday made an abrupt change in its terms regarding used games and online connection requirements for its forthcoming Xbox One gaming console following heated consumer outcry. The technology giant had planned to impose several restrictions for the Xbox One, set to be released late ...

Tags: Media

06/19/13
SportsBusiness Daily: SnappyTV, LiveU Strike Partnership

SnappyTV, a S.F.-based technology startup that aids social sharing of digital video, has struck a partnership with LiveU, which works in transmitting live video over cellular networks. The alignment will aid in near-real time posting of video clips from live events. Among the initial users of the co ...

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06/18/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Sqor Names Brett Favre To BOD

S.F.-based startup digital sports outfit Sqor has named former NFLer  Brett Favre to its BOD. Sqor is a sports social platform that seeks in part to forge a niche with unfiltered, original content from pro athletes. The alignment was brokered in part by Favre's agent, Bus Cook , who also is c ...

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Soccer portal Goal.com gets makeover

U.K.-based digital media outfit Perform has completed an extensive reworking of its Goal.com global soccer portal in advance of next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Among the changes are a new visual look developed with the aid of brand design consultant Elmwood, new fantasy and prediction-base ...

Tags: Media

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Second-screen usage overstated?

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06/14/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Bounty Rolling Out Reds Activations

P&G paper towel brand Bounty this weekend will begin a season-long marketing activation with the Reds, sponsoring the Great American Ball Park cleaning staff that will now be called the Bounty Clean Crew. Bounty will also receive a 15-second spot on the stadium videoboard, and the brand will spo ...

06/11/13
SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports Unveils Details Of "NBA Live" Release

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