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

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The Whistle Signs Content/Distribution Deal With MLS, KickTV

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 14

Digital youth sports programmer The Whistle has signed a content development and distribution agreement with MLS and KickTV, based around The Whistle's recently launched Xbox application. KickTV will become part of The Whistle Sports Network, an aggregation of more than 140 channel partners comprisi...

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SportsBusiness Daily: March Madness Live Fully Goes To Authentication

Turner Sports is shifting its digital coverage of the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament to a complete user authentication/TV Everywhere model, eliminating the $3.99 all-access option that served as a supplement to last year's version of March Madness Live. This year's product will be availab ...

Tags: NCAA, Basketball, CBS

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Ticketmaster says its new secondary ticketing partnership with the New York Yankees to create Yankees Ticket Exchange will be profitable, despite its slashing of seller commissions from the 15 percent industry norm to 5 percent for season-ticket holders. Last week’s announcement of Yankees ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Daily: NBA, SAP Unveiling Statistical Engine

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SportsBusiness Daily: MetLife To Sponsor World Baseball Classic

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SportsBusiness Daily: NCAA Creates "OnDemand" YouTube Channel

The NCAA, with the aid of official partner and licensee T3 Media Inc., has created a new YouTube channel entitled " NCAA OnDemand ," aimed at promoting the upcoming men's basketball tournament. The channel, tied into the 75th anniversary of the tournament, also features fan voting for the best teams ...

Tags: NCAA, Media

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Down To Third In Latest ComScore Rankings

ESPN in January fell to third among U.S. sports sites in the monthly comScore reach rankings for the first time since August. Yahoo Sports ended a five-month, back-and-forth battle with ESPN for the top overall spot, leading the list for the second straight month with a total of 41.24 million unique ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Yankees Announce Ticket Exchange Plans

The Yankees last night announced its plan with Ticketmaster to create Yankees Ticket Exchange (YTE), its in-house resale service after opting out of the five-year contract extension between MLBAM and StubHub. YTE will be offered to both season-ticket holders and single-game purchasers, with sellers ...

SportsBusiness Daily: 2K Sports Discloses Perfect Game Challenge Plans

2K Sports today disclosed plans for its fourth annual $1M Perfect Game Challenge to tie into its upcoming "MLB 2K13" video game release. Under a reorganized competition format, 30 team-specific leaderboards will be established, corresponding to each MLB club and each carrying a $25,000 prize. Th ...

SportsBusiness Journal: The latest in digital marketing

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Tags: In-Depth

SportsBusiness Journal: SI sees Swimsuit revenue growth

Resurgent print media sales are fueling growth of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit franchise, which company executives are projecting at 6 percent to 8 percent this year. Specific financial figures were not disclosed, but the overall revenue growth rate mirrors last year and extends a period o ...

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