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Eric Fisher

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

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NFL’s global growth boosts NeuLion

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 30 / 15

Inside of NeuLion Inc.’s Long Island headquarters, a monitor ebbs and flows with a real-time heat map of the world indicating where demand is coming from for streams of NFL Game Pass. It’s early on a Sunday afternoon on the U.S. East Coast, so it’s Sunday night prime time in most o...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Finnish investors buy AccuScore

A group of Finnish investors has bought AccuScore, a Los Angeles-based provider of sports simulations and forecasts to media and fantasy sports outlets. The group, led by Tuomas Kanervala, an executive with European digital sports company Wall of Sport Ltd. and before that management consultancy ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Previews World Cup Coverage

ESPN Friday at a World Cup preview event in N.Y. announced ESPN Films will be developing a six-part, "Hard Knocks"-style documentary series on the U.S. national team. "Inside: U.S. Soccer's March to Brazil" will debut May 13 and continue to June 11, just before the start of group play. ESPN also deb ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Extends Social Media Efforts Around Derby

NBC Sports is adding to its extensive social media efforts for Saturday's Kentucky Derby through a new partnership with noted Vine video artist Ian Padgham and the creation of a new Derby social media portal called "Paddock 140." Located at NBCSports.com/Derby , "Paddock 140" seeks to make a link b ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MiLB Inks TV Deal With CBS Sports Network

Minor League Baseball has signed a broadcast deal with CBS Sports Network to run a Game of the Week beginning tonight and running through early August. The coverage will begin with a Triple-A Int’l League game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Indianapolis Indians, but coverage will feature mu ...

SportsBusiness Daily: USA Today High School Sports Signs Partner

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SportsBusiness Daily: Goldklang Group Sells Ft. Myers Miracle

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SportsBusiness Journal: Ticketing on the go

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SportsBusiness Journal: Teams push mobile ticketing

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SportsBusiness Journal: EA Sports to begin push for ‘Madden’

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Tops March Comscore Rankings

ESPN in March returned to the top spot in monthly comScore rankings of the the most trafficked U.S. digital sports destinations after the NBC Sports-Yahoo Sports partnership grabbed a Sochi Games-fueled win in February. ESPN’s March total of 68.5 million unique users marked the second-highest ...

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