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

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Shooting For Pilot Episode Of "Fantasy Life" Sitcom Begins Today

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Shooting begins today for the pilot of "Fantasy Life," a sitcom based on the life of ESPN senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry and his '13 best-selling memoir of the same name. Fox' production of the pilot includes Kevin Connolly , who will play the Berry-inspired lead character of Mitch. Connol...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Astros To Name Reid Ryan President

The Astros are expected to announce tomorrow that Reid Ryan , son of Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan , will become the club's new President, replacing George Postolos , who resigned on Monday. Reid Ryan is currently the CEO of Ryan-Sanders Baseball, owners of the Triple-A PCL Round Rock Express and Double ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Minor League Baseball Creates Food Brackets

Minor League Baseball has formally launched its latest online fan voting promotion, "#Foodfight," in which 64 food items from various minor league ballparks will be placed in a bracket-style contest. Following up on prior initiatives such as last year's "Mascot Mania" and its recurring "Moniker Madn ...

SportsBusiness Daily: ScoreBig.com, United Signs Loyalty Partnership

Online ticket outfit ScoreBig.com has struck a large-scale partnership with United Airlines in which members of United's frequent flier program will be able to earn and redeem miles for sports, concert and theatre tickets. The L.A.-based company will become the exclusive marketing partner for live-e ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

SportsBusiness Daily: CBSSports.com, 247Sports.com Ink Deal

CBSSports.com and 247Sports.com have signed a multiyear partnership agreement, formalizing and expanding an affiliation that began last November. In the deal, 247Sports.com will become the exclusive recruiting partner for CBSSports.com and MaxPreps.com, and 247Sports.com content will appear on those ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Scouting reports an online phenom

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has generated a significant groundswell of digital traffic and publicity from its recent online release of scouting reports for more than 12,000 current and former big league players. The project is part of “Diamond Mines,” a new exhibit developed wi ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: EA Still Planning To Revive "NBA Live" Franchise

Electronic Arts late yesterday said as part of its FY '13 and Q4 earnings report that it still plans to release a new edition of "NBA Live" in the next year despite a three-year lapse and continued rumors of development problems. Further details will be disclosed at the E3 industry conference in L.A ...

Tags: Media, Electronic Arts

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Again Holding 5K As Part Of ASG Weekend

MLB will hold its fourth All-Star Game 5K & Fun Run on July 13 at Prospect Park in Brooklyn as part of its All-Star festivities in N.Y. The run, previously held in '09, '10 and then last year, will benefit Superstorm Sandy Relief. The event will be operated with the aid of N.Y. Road Runners, org ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: EA Today Announces Extension Of Its Partnership With FIFA

EA today announced it has extended its licensing agreement with FIFA through '22. The company retains the right to develop its "FIFA" game franchise, including World Cup editions, and retains its status as a presenting partner of the FIFA Interactive World Cup. The news comes after EA in its Q4 ...

SportsBusiness Daily: 247Sports.com Partners With All-American Bowl

Tennessee-based 247Sports.com has signed a long-term agreement to become the official online selection partner of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and U.S. National Combine. An annual showcase of the country's top high school football players, the All-American Bowl is held each January and shown live ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Egraphs Shutters Operations

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