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Eric Fisher

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

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Shooting For Pilot Episode Of "Fantasy Life" Sitcom Begins Today

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Shooting begins today for the pilot of "Fantasy Life," a sitcom based on the life of ESPN senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry and his '13 best-selling memoir of the same name. Fox' production of the pilot includes Kevin Connolly , who will play the Berry-inspired lead character of Mitch. Connol...

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09/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sports To Release "NBA Live" In November

EA Sports said late yesterday it will release “NBA Live 14,” its attempt to reboot its troubled basketball simulation gaming franchise, on Nov. 19 for the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. The date represents the first firm scheduled retail release date for the “NBA Live&rdq ...

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Price leaving Sporting News Media

Sporting News Media President Jeff Price is departing the company after leading the brand through a significant transition to a digital-first outfit. Price, a veteran media and marketing executive who previously held roles with Sports Illustrated, Millsport, Trakus and MasterCard, led the effort ...

Tags: Media

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: App will manage MLB season-tickets

MLB Advanced Media today is releasing a significant update to its At The Ballpark mobile application, allowing season-ticket purchasers to upload and retrieve their entire ticket packages within the app. The new MyTickets Mobile feature within A ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Ticketing turns to big data

When Ticketmaster markets tickets to a dance or electronica concert, it can approach plenty of logical targets. Past purchasers of concert tickets in those genres represent an obvious tool. Those who have searched ticket listings in those areas is another. So are fans who have expressed fandom in ar ...

Tags: In-Depth

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Sunday Ticket fans snag ‘Madden’ offer

Eyebrows first rose back in May when EA Sports teamed with DirecTV and Amazon to offer a special $99 version of the “Madden NFL 25” video game that also included a free 2013 subscription to NFL Sunday Ticket. The retail value of the Sunday Ticket subscription alone is as much as $300, ma ...

Tags: Media

09/13/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Nationals COO Andy Feffer Leaving Club

Nationals COO Andy Feffer is leaving the club at season's end to start an as-yet-undisclosed sports venture. Feffer, a former NFLPA, Bobcats, Orioles and DirecTV exec, joined the Nationals in early '10 and played a large role in elevating the club's brand, implementing a series of upgrades at Nati ...

09/11/13
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Cards Launch New Instagram Video Series

The MLB Cardinals have debuted a new digital video series on the Instagram social media platform. "#TheFrontOffice" parodies the former NBC comedy "The Office" and includes Phyllis Smith from that show in addition to team mascot Fredbird and various Cardinals players and execs. "#TheFrontOffice" deb ...

Tags: Franchises, St. Louis Cardinals

09/11/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Phizzle Creates Multi-Channel Digital Product

S.F.-based mobile marketing outfit Phizzle has created a new multi-channel digital campaign solution, the Phizzle Platform. The new product combines and tracks fan interactions across multiple channels, including e-mail, social media, text, loyalty programs and mobile app, and creates unified fan pr ...

Tags: Media

09/10/13
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Releases Tentative '14 Schedule

MLB today announced its tentative schedule for the '14 season, with the full Opening Day slated for Monday, March 31 with 14 games, preceded by an ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" game on March 30. The U.S.-based openers will be preceded by two previously announced games on March 22-23 in Australia betw ...

09/10/13
SportsBusiness Daily: ScoreBig.com Closes $10M Round Of Financing

Discount ticket-seller ScoreBig.com has closed a $10M Series C round of financing led by Checketts Partners Investment Fund (CPIF), which is run by Legends Hospitality Management CEO Dave Checketts. ScoreBig.com also has brought on long-time company advisor and former Ticketmaster exec David Goldber ...

Tags: Finance

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