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Eric Fisher

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

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NYC FC, YES Network Set To Announce Multiyear TV Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

NYC FC and YES Network today are expected to announce a new multiyear TV rights agreement that will show the expansion MLS club on the RSN when it begins play next season. The deal gives YES live game rights in three different major pro sports. Scheduled to appear at a morning press conference ...

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04/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Expands YouTube Channel

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04/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Yahoo-NBC Entry Tops ESPN In March Comscores

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Tags: Media

04/29/13
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Tags: Franchises

04/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Barry Sanders Named "Madden" Cover Athlete

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04/24/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Minor Leagues See Attendance Cost Rise

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04/24/13
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB All-Star Game Details Announced

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Tags: Media, Toronto FC, Kansas City Royals

04/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Bruce Ratner Talks New Role

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04/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Yankees, StubHub Reach Settlement

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Tags: Franchises, New York Yankees

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SportsBusiness Daily: Yankees In Court Today Opposing StubHub

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