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Eric Fisher

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

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MLB Network Absorbing MLB Productions As Part Of League's Ongoing Reorganization

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 05 / 15

MLB Productions, the league's in-house TV and video production division, is being absorbed into MLB Network as part of the league's ongoing business reorganization under new Commissioner Rob Manfred. The move, aimed at creating operational efficiencies, resulted in a job loss of slightly less than h...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

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