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Eric Fisher

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

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Court Filings Show MASN Is Taking Aim At $25M Advance MLB Made To Nationals

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 26 / 14

New court filings for MASN's ongoing media-rights battle against MLB and the Nationals show the net has taken particular aim at a $25M advance MLB made to the Nationals in August ’13. The advance, to be repaid by the Nationals after a ruling ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Digital Hires Pete Vlastelica

Fox Sports Digital has appointed Yardbarker co-Founder & CEO  Pete Vlastelica as its new Senior VP/Digital. Vlastelica replaces Jeff Husvar , who had been Fox Sports Digital Exec VP & GM since December '09, and will now shift to a new role within Fox Sports working on special project ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Wally Hayward Leaving Cubs After Three Years

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SportsBusiness Daily: EA Sold More Than 12 Million Copies Of "FIFA 13"

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SportsBusiness Daily: Turner Sports Preps Bleacher Report TV Venture

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Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Joe Posnanski Leaving Sports On Earth

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dodgers, TWC Officially Agree To Deal

Time Warner Cable's 25-year deal with the Dodgers became official this morning. The deal is worth nearly $8B and will lead to the creation of a sixth RSN for the L.A. market. The Dodgers will launch SportsNet L.A. in '14 through American Media Productions LLC, a fully owned subsidiary that the team ...

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Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Daily: At Bat App Coming To Blackberry 10 OS

MLBAM today will announce it intends to develop a version of its MLB.com At Bat mobile application for the new Blackberry 10 mobile operating system, to be released in time for Opening Day. MLBAM has worked with Research In Motion, Blackberry's maker, for years, but those devices have lagged well be ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NFL To Launch "Fan Pass" For Super Bowl

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SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC Debuting UPS-Sponsored Index

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