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

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Selig, Steinbrenner Express Support For MLB's Replay System

04 / 15 / 14

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and several club owners today expressed support for the league's newly expanded instant replay system despite several high-profile issues in recent days and open questioning by some managers, including the Red Sox' John Farrell . Speaking at the MLB Diversity Business S...

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12/10/13
Bloomberg Sports Inks Deal With Phizzle

Bloomberg Sports has struck a data analytics partnership with mobile marketing outfit Phizzle to aid its content development strategies. Bloomberg will use the newly-developed Phizzle Platform, which measures and analyzes fan interaction across multiple channels, as its builds its own content produc ...

12/05/13
Yankees Still Want To Be Under Luxury Tax

Yankees Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner  today said the team’s goal of getting under a $189M payroll threshold for luxury tax purposes remains intact, even after committing $238M to free agents C  Brian McCann  and CF Jacoby Ellsbury . Steinbrenner during t ...

12/05/13
Youth Baseball Event Moved To Long Island

New Media Sports LLC, created by White Sox Vice Chair Eddie Einhorn , is moving its annual National Youth Baseball Championships from Memphis to Long Island. The NYBC, played each August, involves 12-year-old players on larger field dimensions and more adult-style playing rules than Little League. ...

11/25/13
NBA, SAP Add Video To Stats Site

NBA and analytics software partner SAP have expanded the NBA.com/stats online destination to include new video boxscores. The site’s statistics are now hyperlinked directly to video highlights for each event depicted in the numbers. NBA VP/Operations & Technology  Ken DeGannaro said, ...

11/21/13
MLB Doles Out $62.7M For Postseason

MLB distributed $62.68M in postseason player compensation in '13, down 4% from last year's league-record figure. This year's total is the second-highest distribution in MLB history. The money, generated from 50% of the gate receipts of the Wild Card games, 60% of the first three games of each LDS ga ...

11/14/13
ESPN, Comcast Execs Talk TV Everywhere

A decade into a video-on-demand landscape that now includes TV Everywhere options from more than 100 major programmers, execs for Comcast and ESPN at the '13 Covington & Burling Sports Media & Technology conference  said the concept of TV Everywhere remains in its infancy. "We're ...

11/11/13
StubHub, NBC Sports Digital Ink Deal

NBC Sports Digital has struck a multiyear partnership with StubHub in which the secondary ticket marketplace will be the exclusive ticket provider of NBC Sports Digital properties. StubHub will be directly integrated across the network, including NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports Talk blogs, Rotoworld a ...

Tags: Media, NBC

11/05/13
Cabrera Is "MLB: The Show 14" Cover Athlete

Sony Computer Entertainment America last night said Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera will be the cover athlete for the forthcoming "MLB: The Show 14" video game. The title will be available in the spring for the PlayStation 4, and at present, is the only licensed simulation baseball game planned for next ...

11/01/13
MLB Postseason Digital Metrics Up From '12

MLBAM on Friday said it generated 296.4 million visitors during the postseason, up 43% compared to last year's playoffs. Other digital metrics from MLB's postseason include 152 million live and on-demand video streams accessed, up 170%; and 1.4 billion Facebook impressions from content generated by ...

10/31/13
Ticketmaster Partners With Experience

Ticketmaster and parent company Live Nation Entertainment have struck a large-scale, multiyear deal with Atlanta-based fan experience technology outfit Experience, to integrate seat and experiential upgrades into Ticketmaster and Live Nation events. In the deal, purchasers of Ticketmaster and L ...

Tags: Facilities, Ticketmaster

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