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

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DraftKings Announces Exclusive Partnerships With 27 MLB Clubs

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 31 / 15

DraftKings announced Friday exclusive partnerships with 27 MLB clubs. Extending its existing multiyear relationship with MLB that positions the Boston-based company as the league’s official daily fantasy game, the new deals cover the entire league with the exception of the D-backs, Mariners an...

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SportsBusiness Daily: USA Today Sports, NeuLion Reach Partnership

USA Today Sports Media Group has struck a strategic partnership with NeuLion to bring NeuLion's battery of licensed content under the USA Today Sports Media Group's digital umbrella, as well as create new material that will be distributed by both outfits. Per the deal, NeuLion will become an affilia ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Turner Sports Inks Promotional Pact With Google

Turner Sports has struck a promotional partnership with Google to help drive awareness of the upcoming NCAA men's basketball tournament. Beginning today, Turner Sports' digital products for the tournament, including March Madness Live; a tournament-related on-demand YouTube channel; and the Capital ...

SportsBusiness Daily: BoSox To Implement Dynamic Pricing For Tickets

The Red Sox on Friday morning announced they will implement dynamic pricing for seats and standing-room tickets atop the Green Monster at Fenway Park. The move comes about four months after the club announced plans to variably price the rest of the ballpark's inventory beginning this season, making ...

Tags: Franchises, Boston Red Sox

SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports, Soccerly.com Reach Content Deal

NBC Sports Digital has struck a strategic partnership with Soccerly.com in which the soccer-devoted platform will supply content to NBCSports.com and its Pro Soccer Talk blog. The expanded online soccer content is designed in part as a complement to NBC Sports' cross-platform coverage of the EPL, th ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: "RBI Baseball 14" Images Released

MLBAM today released its first visuals for its forthcoming revival of classic video game franchise "RBI Baseball." The new "RBI Baseball 14" is slated to be released in early April on the iOS, Android, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms, with versions following soon thereafter for next-gen gaming ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: CBS/Turner Bump Up Title Game Tip Time

CBS and Turner Sports announced today at a March Madness media day in N.Y. that the two parties will shift the timing of the NCAA men's basketball championship game on April 7. An extended pregame show, "Championship Central," will begin at 8:30pm ET. The game's tipoff is scheduled for 9:10pm, about ...

Tags: Media, CBS, TBS/TNT

SportsBusiness Journal: NFL warms up to variable pricing

The NFL could have 10 or more teams using variable ticket pricing in some fashion for the 2014 season, said Brian Lafemina, league senior vice president of club business development, further evidence of the league’s embrace this offseason of more advanced pricing strategies. The Detroit Lio ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Sportvision: We’ll remain MLBAM partner

Chicago-based Sportvision Inc. has received a direct challenge from MLB Advanced Media’s new effort to develop a player tracking system in conjunction with TrackMan A/S and ChyronHego Corp. But Sportvision thinks it will survive the new arrival and remain a long-term partner of baseball’ ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Kings Set For Second Google Glass Test

The NBA Kings tonight will conduct a second major test of the new Google Glass Internet-connected eyewear during their home game against the Pelicans. Following up on a similar test of the technology on Jan. 24, the images from the camera-enabled devices will again be shown on the Sleep Train Arena ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Bay area teams lead the way

The San Francisco Giants have the third-largest total social media following in baseball, trailing only the twin economic titans of the league, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. A fan can follow the Giants via active feeds on Instagram, Tumblr, Google+ and Pinterest, and the club last year op ...

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