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Eric Fisher

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

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MLBAM Taking Over NHL Digital Operations, League Website As Part Of Six-Year Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 04 / 15

The NHL has signed a six-year partnership with MLBAM in which MLBAM and baseball’s overall media division will operate the NHL’s digital operations, streaming services and NHL Network, according to multiple sources. The deal, valued at approximately $1.2B to the NHL over the course of th...

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Tags: Media, NHL, MLBAM

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