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Eric Fisher

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

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NBA Formally Opens Giant Replay Center That Connects To All 29 Home Arenas

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 24 / 14

The NBA on Thursday formally opened its new Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., a key element of its move to a centralized instant replay system. The Replay Center, a converted storage space in the league’s facilities there, features 20 replay stations, 94 TV monitors, and a 10-gigabit data netwo...

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Tags: Facilities, NBA

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