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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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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

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Tags: Franchises

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB, People Magazine Recognize Veterans

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SportsBusiness Daily: USA Today Sports Partners With Vivid Seats

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SportsBusiness Daily: March Madness Live's Popularity Rises

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Tags: Media, Basketball, NCAA

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SportsBusiness Daily: March Madness Live Continues Strong Pace

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SportsBusiness Daily: TST Media Completes Round Of Financing

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SportsBusiness Daily: StubHub Goes To Court On Yankees' Issue

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