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Eric Fisher

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

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MLBAM At Bat Mobile App To Be Available On Dashboard Touchscreens In Some Cars

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 29 / 15

MLBAM will have a sharply heightened presence in cars through the introduction of support for Google’s Android Auto and Apple’s CarPlay, which each deliver digital services inside of vehicles. Chevrolet and Hyundai are among the first auto manufacturers to take advantage of both platform...

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Tags: Media, MLBAM

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SportsBusiness Daily: Nats To Celebrate 10 Years In DC This Season

The Nationals have planned an extensive marketing and advertising campaign this season to mark 10 years playing in DC. A series of ads, developed with the aid of Philadelphia-based branding agency 160over90, features key moments over the last decade of Nationals baseball, including the first game at ...

Tags: MLB Season Preview, Washington Nationals

04/06/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Clark’s MLBPA pay climbs to nearly $2M

MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark more than tripled his salary in 2014, to $1.99 million, in his first full year leading the union, according to the union’s newly filed annual report. The document, filed last week with the U.S. Department of Labor and representing calend ...

Tags: Labor and Agents

04/06/15
SportsBusiness Journal: High school app scores $2M in funding

ScoreStream, a San Diego developer of crowdsourced high school sports content, has closed on a $2 million seed round of venture capital financing that includes Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sagamore Ventures, the investment arm of Under Armour founder and CEO Kevin Plank. ScoreStream uses individu ...

Tags: Media

04/03/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Manfred: Attendance Shouldn't Drop In '15

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said he expected league attendance this year to again finish around 74 million, staying within the tight but historically high band that has existed for the sport over the past decade. MLB finished last year at 73.74 million, down 0.4% from ’13 and its second strai ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

04/03/15
SportsBusiness Daily: SeatGeek Closes Latest Round Of Venture Financing

N.Y.-based ticket search engine SeatGeek has closed on a $62M round of Series C venture capital financing, the company’s second major round of funding in a little more than seven months. The latest batch of money, combined with its $35M Series B in late August last year, brings its fundraising ...

Tags: Finance

04/02/15
SportsBusiness Daily: DraftKings Signs Multiyear Renewal Of MLB Deal

DraftKings has signed a significant multiyear expansion of its exclusive partnership with MLB, creating one of the broadest alignments between a major sports property and a daily fantasy operator. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal includes an increase of MLB's minority equity stake in ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB

04/02/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Hudl Closes $72.5M Round Of Funding

Hudl, a Nebraska-based software developer of video analysis tools for players and coaches, has closed on a $72.5M round of Series C venture funding. The round, led by Accel Partners and student loan provider Nelnet, represents another sign of the surging interest of the venture capital community in ...

Tags: Finance

03/31/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Ticketmaster Buys Two Toasters

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03/31/15
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB, Dish Sign Multiyear Renewal

MLB and MLBAM have struck a large-scale multiyear renewal with Dish Network that includes the launch of MLB Extra Innings, baseball's linear out-of-market package, on Dish and authenticated access to its digital counterpart, MLB.tv. The deal includes access to MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zon ...

Tags: Media, MLB, Dish Network

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SportsBusiness Daily: StubHub Sues Warriors, Ticketmaster

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