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Eric Fisher

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

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Pact to leverage SI, Fox strengths

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 29 / 16

The large-scale digital content and ad sales partnership between Sports Illustrated and Fox Sports announced last week is designed to create greater audience scale — and a greater challenge for ESPN for supremacy in the market. But it also follows several years of turbulence and change for the...

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