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

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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions In Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

MLB Productions, baseball's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred . The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...

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07/30/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports, Yahoo Launching New Shows

NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports have created two new sports programs marking a further outgrowth of their existing strategic alliance. "SportsDash with Yahoo Sports" will debut Aug. 19 and appear weekdays from 12:00-1:00pm ET on NBC Sports Network. The program will focus on breaking and trending sports ...

07/29/13
SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM's HR Derby App Hits One Million Downloads

MLBAM said that it has surpassed one million downloads of its new mobile gaming app, Home Run Derby. The app achieved the milestone just two months after its debut on iTunes and is the third MLBAM app to hit the one-million download mark following MLB.com At Bat and At The Ballpark. The Home Run Der ...

Tags: Media, MLB

07/29/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Gammons plans website launch this week

Veteran baseball scribe Peter Gammons has partnered with Boston-based TruMedia Networks Inc. to create a new website based around his work, GammonsDaily.com. The online destination will feature baseball news, analysis and interviews from Gammons ...

Tags: Media

07/29/13
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG Academy teams with BeRecuited

IMG Academy, the Florida-based development and training complex operated by IMG, has struck a multiyear deal designating online recruiting destination BeRecruited as its official collegiate athletic recruiting partner. San Francisco-based BeRecruited will provide recruiting resources to IMG Acade ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

07/29/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Media traffic drives digital business

MLB Advanced Media designs applications and digital video experiences for virtually every platform imaginable. But there’s a basic mantra that guides the company as it determines how and when to build any particular product that could serve a screen size ranging from 2 inches to more than 100 ...

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07/29/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Near 3-D replays for Dallas, NBC

Israeli-based broadcast technology company Replay Technologies, which has provided advanced panoramic replays to New York Yankees telecasts on the YES Network this season, has struck a similar deal with the Dallas Cowboys and NBC. ...

Tags: Media

07/29/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Whistle gains lacrosse partner

Startup youth sports programmer The Whistle has extended its run of league partnerships with a new deal with Major League Lacrosse. Youth sports programmer The Whistle was eager to add lacrosse. In ...

Tags: Media

07/29/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Meet the appmakers

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07/26/13
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Rises In ComScore Rankings

MLB in June used its rising mobile traffic and the in-season period to continue its rise in monthly comScore multi-platform reach rankings of U.S. sports sites, moving to No. 5 in the month. While most other sites in the category that are heavily dependent on football-related traffic showed seasonal ...

Tags: Media

07/25/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Irving Named "NBA Live 14" Cover Athlete

EA Sports named Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving as its cover athlete for "NBA Live 14," its forthcoming attempt to revive its troubled basketball gaming franchise. Irving has already been actively involved in the development of the game, and has appeared in both online trailers for the game and at last m ...

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