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Eric Fisher

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

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YES Network Finding Audience On Facebook Live For Pregame Production Meetings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

Live baseball on Facebook is becoming a regular feature thanks to MLB’s new deal to show games weekly on the dominant social media platform. But YES Network has already established a growing presence on Facebook thanks to the live-streaming of its internal production meetings. Since the start ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Korn Ferry, MLBAM shop Nats rights

The Washington Nationals have partnered with executive search and advisory firm Korn Ferry and MLB Advanced Media to bring the naming rights for Nationals Park back to market. The naming rights for Nationals Park, entering its ninth season of play, have never been sold, and a prior sales effort i ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Marks Two Full Years Atop ComScores

ESPN in February completed two straight years of leading the U.S. digital sports category in reach with its 24th straight month topping comScore's monthly sports ratings for multiplatform digital reach. But much like February ’15, ESPN last month showed sharp declines from its January metrics ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Will Sell "RBI Baseball" Discs

MLBAM for the first time will produce a physical version of “RBI Baseball,” the revival of the classic late '80s/early '90s video game franchise now in its third year. The first two seasons of the “RBI Baseball” reboot were sold strictly as a digital download on gaming consol ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MiLB Signs Sponsorship With Uncle Ray's

Minor League Baseball has signed a multiyear partnership with Detroit-based potato chip and snack maker Uncle Ray’s that will see the brand become MiLB’s official potato chip. The affiliated minor league's logo will be placed on more than 100 million bags of chips to be sold nationwide a ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Intel leads funding for VR firm Voke

Virtual reality company Voke has closed on a $12.5 million Series A round of venture capital funding, led by Intel Capital, as it seeks to expand its standing in the burgeoning space. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Voke is one of a select number of companies active in the live streaming of top-tier s ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Digital Firm Perform Creates OptaUS

Digital sports media and content operation Perform has created OptaUS, a specialized arm of its sports data operation Opta devoted to collecting, packaging and distributing live data from major U.S. sports. Opta in recent years has been increasingly active in the U.S. working with MLS, NASL and othe ...

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN.com Adding Analytics Section

ESPN.com will soon create a dedicated online section for analytics content created by its Stats & Information Group. ESPN.com/Analytics will feature original work from ESPN SIG writers; rankings from measures such as its QBR ratings for football; content from ESPN.com’s existing Stats & ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Yankees Shift More Games To YES

The Yankees will have significantly fewer games on non-YES Network channels during April and May as a result of an ongoing carriage dispute with Comcast. There will be five total over-the-air games during April and May on WPIX-CW, down from eight during the start of last season. The first WPIX Yanke ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo To Air Some NHL Games For Free

The NHL and MLBAM have struck a multiyear deal with Yahoo in which the online portal will show weekly live out-of-market NHL games for free on its various digital platforms. Starting with tomorrow’s Flyers-Lightning game, Yahoo will live stream up to four NHL games per week on its various onli ...

Tags: Media, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports Helps Whistle Sports VC Funding

Youth sports programmer Whistle Sports has closed on a $20M Series C round of venture capital financing, continuing an acceleration for the N.Y.-based outfit. Tegna Inc., the broadcast and digital spinoff of what was the former Gannett Co., helped lead the Whistle Sports funding, along with NBC Spor ...

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