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Eric Fisher

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

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BAMTech Brings On Amazon's Michael Paull As CEO; Will Play Key Role In ESPN OTT Network

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 02 / 21 / 17

MLBAM has hired Amazon exec MICHAEL PAULL to become the new CEO of its BAMTech subsidiary. The hire is part of a broader strategy that will see MLB President of Business & Media BOB BOWMAN relinquish his role running BAMTech’s day-to-day operations . The shift has been contemplated si...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, MLBAM

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SportsBusiness Daily: SI, Scout To Partner For National Signing Day

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01/11/16
SportsBusiness Daily: DraftKings, FanDuel Score Legal Win In N.Y.

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Tags: Events and Attractions

01/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Wright moves into CMO role at MiLB

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

01/08/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Strivr Labs Creates New Fan-Focused Division

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01/08/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Zebra Technologies Signs Deal With CFP

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

01/08/16
SportsBusiness Daily: NextVR Hosts VR Screening Of Bulls-Celtics

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01/08/16
SportsBusiness Daily Global: MLB Signs Deal With Chinese Media Outfit

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Tags: Media, China

01/07/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Manfred, Silver Still Bullish On DFS

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver today appeared together at a sports business forum organized by Turner Sports at the '16 CES in Las Vegas, each giving another strong endorsement for daily fantasy sports, currently. Both commissioners said they remain convinced that ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Signs Deal With Chinese Media Outfit

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