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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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Vox Media Raises $34M In Funding

Vox Media, the parent company of digital properties SB Nation, The Verge, and Polygon, has raised $34M in a Series E round of venture capital funding, led by prior investor Accel Partners. The latest round of funding brings the total company investment to nearly $75M, and will be used for fueling ex ...

Morgan Is USA Today Sports Media President

USA Today Sports Media Group has named Dave Morgan  President. Morgan succeeds Tom Beusse , who was President of the unit since its formation in early '11 and is now leaving to pursue other opportunities. Morgan, a former L.A. Times and Yahoo Sports exec, had been Senior VP/Content and Editor ...

NBC Sports, Yahoo Launch Digital "NHL Rivals"

NBC Sports and Yahoo Sports today will debut a digital complement to the recently launched "NHL Rivals" series on NBCSN . The short-form digital preview of "NHL Rivals," to appear each Tuesday beginning at noon on Yahoo Sports, will serve as a further promotional tool for the Wednesday Night Rivalr ...

Sports Marketing Symposium: Sports Movies

Movie director Ivan Reitman took the '13 CSE Sports Marketing Symposium audience behind the scenes of his new film, “Draft Day,” as part of a Hollywood-focused panel on Thursday. Reitman said the first step in making the movie was “to find out if the NFL was interested, because t ...

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Bleacher Report's Grey To Step Down

Brian Grey is stepping down as Bleacher Report CEO and Turner Sports Senior VP "to pursue the next chapter in his professional career," according to internal memos obtained by THE DAILY . Longtime Turner exec Matt Hong will take over Grey's duties. "From the onset of our initial interest i ...

Sports Marketing Symposium: T-Mobile, MLBAM

T-Mobile's large-scale sponsorship of MLB and MLBAM has played an instrumental role in the company's improved earnings, subscribership and brand recognition this year, said company VP/Media & Sponsorship Mike Belcher . Making a featured presentation at the '13 CSE Sports Marketing Symposium, Be ...

Bud Selig Names Rob Manfred MLB COO

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig today named Rob Manfred the league's COO, promoting him from his prior title of Exec VP/Economics & League Affairs. The appointment is in keeping with Selig's pledge last week to implement a transition plan within the league's central management as part of his impe ...

EA Settling Case, Shutting Down "NCAA Football"

EA Sports yesterday said it is shutting down production of its NCAA Football video game franchise for at least a year, while also settling in the ongoing Keller / O'Bannon likeness case in which it was a defendant along with CLC. EA Sports execs said the continued legal pressure – as well as ...

Selig Formally Announces Retirement Plans

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig today formally declared his plans to retire when his current contract ends on Jan. 24, 2015. Fully consistent with his stated intentions since signing an two-year contract extension in January '12 to carry him to that date, Selig's planned retirement will end his tenure ...

MLBAM Conducting iBeacon Demo

MLB Advanced Media today will conduct an invitation-only demonstration of its forthcoming integration with iBeacon, Apple's new mobile technology that allows for location-specific, real-time recommendations and offers. MLBAM intends to use iBeacon within its At The Ballpark app to create highly spec ...

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