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

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StubHub Sues Warriors, Ticketmaster Over Resale Restrictions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 15

StubHub yesterday filed a federal antitrust suit against Ticketmaster and the Warriors, alleging the pair illegally conspired to force season-ticket holders of the NBA team to only use a Ticketmaster-powered market for ticket resale and restrict consumer choice. The lawsuit claims listings of Warrio...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB, SiriusXM Announce Six-Year Extension

MLB this morning announced a six-year contract extension with SiriusXM for the carrier to continue as the league's official satellite radio partner. The deal covers the '16-21 seasons. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the league and SiriusXM currently have a 11-year, $650M deal that began in ...

Tags: Media, MLB, SiriusXM

SportsBusiness Journal: Barbasol signs to sponsor PBA

The Professional Bowlers Association has signed a new multiyear sponsorship deal with shaving brand Barbasol and a multiyear renewal with jerky brand Jack Link’s, and is in talks to renew its deal with Geico to serve as a presenting partner. The sponsorship agreements arrive on the heels of ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Fanatics targets mobile growth

Licensed sports merchandise distributor Fanatics is making a push into mobile e-commerce, and recently hired former Groupon Vice President David Katz to lead the effort. Under Katz, Fanatics will release its first set of dedicated mobile applications before the end of the year. And the company is ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

On The Ground: Einhorn Sees Unification Of Leagues As Selig's Biggest Accomplish ...

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig has frequently cited labor peace as his foremost accomplishment in nearly 21 years in the post. Drug reform has been prominent in recent years. Others near to him have pointed to improved competitive balance, increased revenue sharing, the expanded playoff format, and ball ...

Tags: MLB, Chicago White Sox

SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Digital Acquires Fanhood

Fox Sports Digital has acquired the assets of Fanhood, a two-year-old social gaming outfit. Terms were not disclosed, but the deal was an acqui-hire in which Fox acquired the company's assets and intellectual property and hired the Fanhood team of employees, including CEO Brandon Ramsey . Ramsey wi ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Getting Involved In Rays Talks

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig today said the league will formally intervene in the long-stalled discussions to find the Rays a new ballpark. The club is locked in its current lease for outdated Tropicana Field until ‘27 and ranks next-to-last in attendance in the league despite six straight win ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Delays Instant Replay Vote

A formal vote on MLB's expanded instant replay system will not occur until the next set of owners meetings in November, but the league is moving forward conceptually on a challenge-based system in which managers would be able to ask for video review several times per game. Managers would g ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners To Decide On Replay Soon

A formal decision for widespread use of instant replay in MLB beginning next season could arrive as soon as today following a presentation made yesterday by Braves President John Schuerholz and league execs  Joe Torre and Tony La Russa to MLB's Exec Council. Schuerholz, Torre and La Russa, ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Owners Meeting Begins Today

MLB owners today begin a two-day quarterly meeting in Cooperstown, N.Y. Owners will be briefed on the recently completed Biogenesis investigation. Expanded instant replay, the subject of intense study and public interest over the past two years, will also be back on the agenda, with owners set to he ...

SportsBusiness Journal: New channel to have digital counterpart

The launch of Fox Sports 1 is primarily a linear TV initiative, but the arrival of the network also is prompting changes for FoxSports.com. Network executives are using the arrival of FS1 to remake the website as the channel’s true digital counterpart. A more blog-styled visual refresh is a ...

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