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

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MLB's Rob Manfred Downplays Reports On State Of Marlins Sale

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 27 / 17

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred today continued to downplay reports this week of Marlins Owner Jeffrey Loria reaching an agreement in principle to sell the club to a group led by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former MLBer Derek Jeter , calling the reports “premature.” Appearing in...

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SportsBusiness Daily: YES Network Ending Comcast Blackout

YES Network late yesterday said it will return March 31 to Comcast homes in much of the N.Y. area. The RSN was dark throughout ’16 to more than 900,000 homes in New Jersey, Connecticut and suburban N.Y, with the bitter carriage dispute finally reaching resolution in early January. The issue ul ...

Tags: Media, YES Network

SportsBusiness Daily: Warriors To Limit Brokers' Access To Tickets

The Warriors will limit brokers to four season tickets per account beginning with the '17-18 season, the latest in a series of moves by the team to gain additional control over its resale market. The limit, the same that applies to any other Warriors season-ticket purchaser, will open up about 2,000 ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Entrepreneur builds ‘FOMO’ data business

Mark Phillip, founder and chief executive of Austin-based Are You Watching This, has staked his professional life around the concept of FOMO. Fear of missing out is the underbelly of the technology company, which has quietly built over the past decade a growing business developing excitement rati ...

Tags: Media, Technology

SportsBusiness Journal: WBC revenue set to push past $100M

Total revenue for the World Baseball Classic will exceed $100 million for the first time in event history as ticket sales and sponsorships are both on the uptick. The fourth installment of the WBC, set to start March 6 and conclude March 22 in Los Angeles, is poised for growth across several top- ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

SportsBusiness Daily: Baseball HOF Tour Returning For Second Season

The Baseball HOF Tour will return for a second season of its traveling, technology-driven exhibits, beginning March 11-26 at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Spring Training home of the D-backs and Rockies. The new version of the tour, again entitled “We Are Basebal ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: MLBAM Signs Deal With 15 Seconds Of Fame

MLBAM has signed a multiyear partnership with N.Y.-based social content developer 15 Seconds Of Fame, which uses facial recognition tech to find video of fans at sporting events and then delivers that personalized video back to the fans. 15SOF will have access to more than 5,000 MLB telecast feeds e ...

SportsBusiness Daily: First Data Lands Rights To Mets' Fla. Complex

The Mets have signed a 10-year naming-rights agreement with credit card processor First Data for the club’s Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla. What was Tradition Field will now be known as First Data Field. Financial terms were not disclosed, but such recent deals have often reac ...

Tags: Facilities, New York Mets, MLB

SportsBusiness Daily: Video Views Around Swimsuit Issue Up Big

SI said the recent launch of its ’17 Swimsuit issue generated more than 36.5 million video views across various digital platforms, a nearly 200% increase from last year’s Swimsuit debut and the best single week for SI video views in company history. Roughly three-quarters of the video co ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

SportsBusiness Daily: Sports A Key Part Of New Gracenote Database

Gracenote, which specializes in music video recognition and data products, today is debuting a new connected database that blends information from across sports, video and music genres. California-based Gracenote will now offer a single-source data product to clients including cable and satelli ...

SportsBusiness Daily: A-Rod In Talks For Role With YES Network

Former MLBer Alex Rodriguez is in discussions with YES Network about a potential role with the RSN. Rodriguez, attending Yankees’ training camp in Tampa as a guest instructor, yesterday said he will be performing some functions next month for YES President of Programming John Filippelli. A rol ...

Tags: Media

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