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Eric Fisher

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

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YES Network Finding Audience On Facebook Live For Pregame Production Meetings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 26 / 17

Live baseball on Facebook is becoming a regular feature thanks to MLB’s new deal to show games weekly on the dominant social media platform. But YES Network has already established a growing presence on Facebook thanks to the live-streaming of its internal production meetings. Since the start ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: StubHub makes a big move

StubHub, the biggest name in secondary ticketing, is moving into primary sales, a move that’s one of the largest steps in the company’s 16-year history and a significant shift within the ticketing business at large. St ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Journal: Fantasy operators continue legal moves

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SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Craig Howe, Rebel Ventures

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

SportsBusiness Journal: A virtual approach to fan experience

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Tags: In-Depth, Facilities

SportsBusiness Daily: Demand For SB Tix On Secondary Markets High

Secondary ticket prices for Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium remain on track to finish as the highest ever for the event, according to data from StubHub. The S.F.-based company said the median sales price for the game as of late Thursday was $4,882, 72% higher than a comparable point before las ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Super Bowl

SportsBusiness Daily: Warriors Introducing New Tix Structure, Prices

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Tags: Franchises, Golden State Warriors

SportsBusiness Daily: SI Releasing New, Cleaner Mobile App

SI has released a new mobile app, seeking to fill a large gap in its digital product suite. After previously focusing its energies in mobile to a wireless version of SI.com, the new SI app seeks to provide a clean, straightforward menu of offerings. The app features the ability to tag specific SI w ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

SportsBusiness Daily: DraftKings Signs Deals With EPL Clubs

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SportsBusiness Daily: Survey Shows Fans Want More Digital Offerings

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Promotes Execs In Digital, Print Divisions

ESPN has made a series of exec promotions in its digital and print operations aimed in part at repositioning its content operations toward increased global expansion and heightened mobile consumption. PATRICK STIEGMAN has been named VP/Global Digital Content, a new position in which he will lead E ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, ESPN

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