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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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Ticketmaster Partners With MarketShare

Ticketmaster is partnering with L.A.-based analytics outfit MarketShare to develop a new set of dynamic ticket pricing tools for its clients. The two companies will collaborate on a suite of demand forecasting tools to allow for teams, leagues and venues to set and adjust prices for live events. The ...

Hillis, Vick In Finals For "Madden" Cover

Browns RB Peyton Hillis today completed a startling upset of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the semifinals of EA Sports' "Madden NFL 12" cover vote, and will face Eagles QB Michael Vick in the finals. Hillis easily defeated Rodgers, 61% to 39%, while Vick defeated Vikings RB Adrian Peterson by ...

NeuLion Creates New College Division

NeuLion Inc. has created a new separate business unit, NeuLion College, for its ongoing work for college and universities. The college sector has already been an active segment for the Long Island-based video technology outfit, particularly since its '08 merger with JumpTV. But the latest step ...

Tags: Colleges

MLB Prepping For Jackie Robinson Day

MLB tomorrow will commemorate the 64th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color line with a wide collection of initiatives encompassing on-field events, community functions, and TV and online extensions. Every player in the league tomorrow will again wear Robinson's No. 42, the ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

ESPN Local Hits Two-Year Anniversary

ESPN today hit the two-year anniversary of its local online initiative, and the company said its current roster of five ESPN Local sites combine for 8.7 million unique visitors, more than double the group's combined audience in early '10. ESPNNewYork.com, the newest of the five, generates the larges ...

247Sports.com Signs Deal With Omaha World-Herald

247Sports.com has signed a content and sales partnership with the Omaha World-Herald, its fourth newspaper alliance, in which the World-Herald will become part of the startup's network of team affinity sites. Similar to prior deals with the Austin American-Statesman, Knoxville News Sentinel and ...

Tags: TES, Media

Mets Ticket Sales Gain Momentum

The Mets sold out their home opener this afternoon against the Nationals after working through some late givebacks of sponsor ticket holds, and are expecting in excess of 100,000 for the weekend series. Ticket sales remain up year over year for the embattled club, though team officials declined to f ...

Wasserman Media Group Inks Deal To Rep Social Vibe

Wasserman Media Group has signed a deal to represent L.A.-based digital advertising technology firm Social Vibe, a company that recently landed $20M in venture capital funding. Social Vibe is targeting sports as a key growth area, and it recently powered a promotion in which players of Fac ...

Tags: Wasserman Media Group, Media

LRMR Reaches Deal With Fenway Sports Group

Heat F LeBron James and his marketing outfit, LRMR Marketing & Branding, are now part of the Fenway Sports Group portfolio following the creation of a new broad-based pact in which FSG's Fenway Sports Management becomes the exclusive global representative for LRMR to secure marketing and spons ...

EA Sports Again Pushes Back NBA Game

EA Sports has announced it will take another year off from releasing a simulation NBA game, with a new title in that market segment now not expected until the fall of '12. EA Sports last November formally killed plans to release "NBA Elite 11," its renamed simulation game, after numerous quality ...

Tags: Media, EA Sports, NBA

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