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Eric Fisher

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

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Time Inc. Sports Group Brings On CBS Digital's Patty Hirsch To Fill DeLorenzo's Former Role

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 26 / 15

Hirsch will manage SI's ever-growing network of digital sites Time Inc. has named CBS Digital Media GM PATTY HIRSCH  VP & GM/Digital for its Sports Group, with oversight to include to SI.co...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Sports Illustrated

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02/17/14
SportsBusiness Journal: SI adding features to 50th Swimsuit

The golden anniversary of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit edition is fueling a 12 percent jump in revenue for the magazine’s iconic franchise, extending a recent wave of growth. Specific financial figures were not disclosed, but this year marks the fifth consecutive year of growth in Sw ...

Tags: Media

02/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Begins iBeacon Push

MLB Advanced Media has completed installation of Apple’s iBeacon technology at Dodger Stadium and Petco Park, the first two of 30 installations planned for every MLB ballpark. The technology, using Bluetooth low energy (BLE) signals, operates on a different wireless spectrum than Wi-Fi or cell ...

02/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA D-League To Use Jersey Sensors

The NBA D-League will be using biometric sensors embedded in uniforms for the duration of this season, extending a keen interest the NBA already has in player analytics. The sensors, weighing about 1oz each, will be worn by players on their chest or back, and provide a wide range of physical data su ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NBDL

02/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Major League Gaming Expands To Brazil

Major League Gaming is expanding outside of North America, establishing a new int'l franchise called MLG Brasil. The new venture will begin with competitions on Feb. 16 and 23, and contain a regular series of events and online distribution of its competitions through MLG.TV like its U.S.-based count ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, Major League Gaming

02/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: SI Swimsuit Cover Revealed

SI last night unveiled its ’14 Swimsuit cover on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” featuring models Nina Agdal , Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen , marking the first shared cover since ’06. The cover appearance is the first for each. The magazine will be released to newsst ...

02/13/14
SportsBusiness Daily: RSE Ventures, Vayner Media Team For New Endeavor

RSE Ventures, the sports, entertainment and technology outfit led by Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross and former Jets exec Matt Higgins, has developed a joint venture with N.Y.-based Vayner Media to create a $25M seed fund to help incubate new companies. Vayner Media is led by well-known digital entrepre ...

Tags: Media

02/13/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Details Social Activation For ASG

The NBA will make its first entry into the Snapchat photo-sharing platform and theSkimm online newsletter as part of its social media activation at this weekend's All-Star Game in New Orleans. The league will highlight Saturday night's Slam Dunk Contest on Snapchat, an application where photos are q ...

Tags: Media, NBA

02/11/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Yankees Formally Introduce Tanaka

The Yankees today formally introduced Japanese P Masahiro Tanaka , and Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner said there was no concern about the team payroll blowing past MLB’s luxury tax threshold this year of $189M. Tanaka signed a seven-year, $155M contract, and the Yankees are now b ...

02/07/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Mayweather Jr. Partnering With LockerDome

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr . has developed a promotion with social network LockerDome in which Mayweather is polling fans on the opponent of his next fight. Mayweather will fight either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana in a May 3 bout based on the results of the poll. The promotion will end Sunday ni ...

02/05/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Rivals.com Crashes Amid Heavy Traffic

Recruiting site Rivals.com suffered a major outage for about two hours earlier today, a high-profile misstep for the Yahoo-owned destination on National Signing Day, the recruiting industry’s biggest day of the year. Details were not immediately available as to the source of the outage, but th ...

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