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Eric Fisher

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

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NYC FC, YES Network Set To Announce Multiyear TV Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

NYC FC and YES Network today are expected to announce a new multiyear TV rights agreement that will show the expansion MLS club on the RSN when it begins play next season. The deal gives YES live game rights in three different major pro sports. Scheduled to appear at a morning press conference ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: At Bat App Sets Download Record

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07/09/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Padres President & CEO Garfinkel Resigns

Padres President & CEO Tom Garfinkel resigned today after more than four years on the job. Team Owner Ron Fowler will assume Garfinkel's responsibilities on an interim basis.

07/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: King’s football website set for debut

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Tags: Media

07/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Mets, MLB prep for All-Star

On most days, the New York Mets operate in the shadow of the neighboring, more popular Yankees. Such comparisons will be a prominent factor for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, as well. This year’s game is scheduled for July 16 at the Mets’ Citi Field. The 2008 game, held at the old Yankee ...

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07/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Omnigon’s path to sports relevance

There is a simple, unofficial mantra operating in the halls of many major sports properties and networks. “In Igor, we trust.” Igor is Igor Ulis, chief executive and co-founder of Omnigon Communications, a digital media agency with offices in New York, Toronto and Kiev, Ukraine. Amon ...

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06/27/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBC's Stream Of NHL Playoffs Yields Big Results

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Tags: Media, NHL, NBC

06/27/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo-NBC Extend Lead In ComScores

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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

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