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

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Digital Sports Outlets In September Post Best Month Of Year With Return Of Football

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 19 / 17

Fueled heavily by the start of the NFL season and return of fantasy football, the digital sports media category in September posted its strongest comScore numbers this calendar year. Monthly multiplatform data showed the sports category posted a total audience of 186.6 million during the month, up ...

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02/18/16
SportsBusiness Daily: WWE Unveils Redesigned Website

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02/17/16
SportsBusiness Daily: CBS Jumps In January ComScore Rankings

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02/16/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Red Sox Creating New Secondary Ticket Platform

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Tags: Franchises, Boston Red Sox

02/16/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Red Sox Forming Ticket Platform

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02/15/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Plugged In: Mike Nichols, Symetra Tour

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02/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Facebook Live Used For All-Star Streams

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SportsBusiness Daily: Time Inc. Moves SI Group President Brendan Ripp

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