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

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MLB To Hold Draft On June 9, But Has Yet To Pick Location

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

The '16 MLB Draft will be held on June 9, but the league has yet to disclose a location after efforts to synchronize the event with the College World Series have yet to produce an agreement. The Draft has been held at MLB Network studios in Secaucus, N.J., for the past seven years, and will return t...

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03/11/14
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

03/10/14
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 ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/10/14
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’ ...

Tags: Media

03/03/14
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 ...

03/03/14
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 ...

Tags: In-Depth

03/03/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Crowdfunding raises the stakes

Mike Crowley, chief executive of Ohio-based InfoMotion Sports Technologies, had seed money for his company. But what he needed was a little extra cash to bring his new, sensor-embedded basketball to market, and more importantly, a more dynamic way to tell his story. Enter Kickstarter, a ...

Tags: In-Depth

02/28/14
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Tops ComScore Rankings Once Again

ESPN saw its margin as the most widely trafficked U.S. sports site tighten considerably in January, according to monthly comScore reach rankings, but held on to the top spot in the category for a fifth consecutive month. ESPN’s gap over No. 2 entity Yahoo Sports-NBC Sports Network fell from n ...

Tags: Media

02/28/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Sloan Sports Analytics Conference Starts Today

The eighth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference begins today at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. With the event moving to the smaller hall compared to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, organizers are expecting a sold-out attendance of about 2,000, down from last year& ...

02/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Releases At Bat App '14 Update

MLBAM today released its initial '14 update of its flagship mobile application, MLB.com At Bat. This year's changes include a full redesign for Apple's iOS 7 operating system, reworked player pages, increased use of photography, graphics and customizing features, improved navigation and a new GameDa ...

Tags: Media, MLB

02/21/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo To Have MLB.com Fantasy Game

Yahoo Sports has reacquired rights from MLBAM to have the official commissioner-style fantasy baseball game of MLB.com. Yahoo held similar rights from '08-10 before MLBAM signed a three-year pact in early '11 with CBS Sports. In the new deal, Yahoo will be able to embed MLB.com content, including ga ...

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