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Eric Fisher

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

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Time Inc. Opts To Reject Takeover Offers, Retaining Assets

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 17

SI parent Time Inc. said this morning it is not selling company assets, rejecting various takeover offers, and instead will “continue to pursue its strategic plan” under President & CEO Rich Battista . Time Inc., like many legacy publishers, has been struggling in recent years with ...

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02/09/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Mexico-Senegal Soccer Match To Air In 4K

NeuLion is partnering with Univision Deportes and Sony to show tomorrow's Mexico-Senegal soccer friendly from Marlins Park live in 4K resolution. The game will be the third live 4K streaming trial for NeuLion following two NBA games and will be delivered over-the-top to users with Sony 4K Ultra HD T ...

Tags: Media, Neulion

02/08/16
SportsBusiness Daily: CBS Sports Digital Posts SB Records

CBS Sports Digital said it posted a variety of Super Bowl records for its live stream of the game on a variety of platforms. The net said CBS and NFL digital properties combined to generate an average minute audience of 1.4 million for Super Bowl 50 last night, up from 800,000 on NBC Sports Live Ext ...

02/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Improved MLB.TV comes at lower price

MLBAM's Chad Evans shows how MLB.TV on Apple TV will offer split-screen viewing and in-game notifications. Photo by: MLBAM MLB Advanced Media this week will begin selling subscriptions for its flag ...

Tags: Media

02/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: StubHub makes a big move

StubHub, the biggest name in secondary ticketing, is moving into primary sales, a move that’s one of the largest steps in the company’s 16-year history and a significant shift within the ticketing business at large. St ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

02/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Fantasy operators continue legal moves

After an autumn largely to forget for the daily fantasy sports industry, the business has started 2016 on a similarly turbulent but perhaps still hopeful path. Vantiv Inc., a payment processor that services the majority of the industry (including its two largest operators, FanDuel and DraftKings) ...

Tags: Law and Politics

02/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Craig Howe, Rebel Ventures

Craig Howe has been involved in digital media for nearly as long as there has been a consumer-facing Internet. After more than two decades in digital marketing and consulting roles, Howe early last year formed Rebel Ventures, a Los Angeles-based firm aiding sports organizations and early stage tech ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture

02/08/16
SportsBusiness Journal: A virtual approach to fan experience

It’s long been hockey lore that being a goaltender requires a particular, even odd, mindset to have pucks fired at one’s head every night. At Madison Square Garden, for every New York Rangers game, hundreds of fans line up to simulate that very feeling through virtual reality. The clu ...

Tags: In-Depth, Facilities

02/05/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Demand For SB Tix On Secondary Markets High

Secondary ticket prices for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium remain on track to finish as the highest ever for the event, according to data from StubHub. The S.F.-based company said the median sales price for the game as of late Thursday was $4,882, 72% higher than a comparable point before las ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Super Bowl

02/04/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Warriors Introducing New Tix Structure, Prices

The Warriors have informed their season-ticket holders of a new ticket structure for the upcoming playoffs and ’16-’17 season in which brokers will be charged substantially higher prices than ticket holders who do not actively resell their inventory. Club officials declined to specify th ...

Tags: Franchises, Golden State Warriors

02/04/16
SportsBusiness Daily: SI Releasing New, Cleaner Mobile App

SI has released a new mobile app, seeking to fill a large gap in its digital product suite. After previously focusing its energies in mobile to a wireless version of SI.com, the new SI app seeks to provide a clean, straightforward menu of offerings. The app features the ability to tag specific SI w ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

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