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

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Fox Networks Names Former StubHub Exec Danielle Maged Exec VP

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 30 / 15

Fox Networks Group has hired former StubHub exec DANIELLE MAGED to a newly created position of Exec VP/Global Partnerships. Maged, the global head of partnerships and business development for the eBay-owned StubHub before stepping down last year, will lead efforts to create new advertising partner...

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, North America

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SportsBusiness Journal: Big boost for MLBAM's business

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SportsBusiness Journal: Whistle, MLBAM do a deal

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SportsBusiness Journal: Secondary market tracking up

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Tags: Super Bowl

SportsBusiness Daily: HOF Induction Could Draw Record Crowd

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM To Support Sony TV Service

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