About The Author

Eric Fisher

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

Featured Story

SI, Travel Channel Expanding Partnership For Swimsuit Series

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 14

SI today announced an expanded partnership with Travel Channel to develop a five-part TV series documenting the creation of the annual Swimsuit issue. The series, "Sports Illustrated: The Making of Swimsuit 2015," will air this coming February in concert with the release of the issue. SI and Travel ...

Read More

More Stories by this Author

07/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Selig Discusses Succession Plan

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig today in his annual pre-All-Star Game address said he has been in regular contact with the recently appointed committee to identify his successor, and he is “very optimistic” the league’s 10th commissioner will be named before his planned retirement in ...

07/15/14
SportsBusiness Daily: SI.com Sets Traffic Record With LeBron Story

SI generated 6.1 million unique visitors to SI.com on Friday, fueled by its LeBron James exclusive. That marks a new one-day traffic record for the site. The total beat its prior mark, set in January with an exclusive piece from Seahawks CB Richard Sherman, by 42%. The total, representing internal O ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

07/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: SI.com Generates Record Web Traffic

SI today said it generated 6.1 million unique visitors to SI.com on Friday, fueled by its LeBron James exclusive. That marks a new one-day traffic record for the site. The total beat its prior mark, set in January with an exclusive piece from Seahawks CB Richard Sherman , by 42%. The total, repre ...

07/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Secondary Ticket Market Down For HR Derby, ASG

Secondary market prices for tonight’s MLB Home Run Derby and tomorrow’s All-Star Game in Minneapolis are the lowest since the ’11 event in Phoenix. According to N.Y.-based ticket aggregator TiqIQ, average listing prices for the Home Run Derby at Target Field are $324.83, down 14% f ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, MLB

07/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Breaks Record For Unique Visitors In A Month

ESPN last month shattered its own industry record for most unique visitors in a month in U.S. digital sports history, posting 80.7 million uniques during June according to comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform ratings. The total was fueled in part by heavy traffic from its coverage of the FIFA World ...

Tags: Media

07/14/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Attendance Up For MLB All-Star Sunday

Yesterday’s MLB Futures Game, featuring minor-league all-stars, and Celebrity Softball Game at Target Field drew an announced, paid attendance of 39,553. The total is slightly more than the announced crowd of 39,175 for All-Star Sunday in N.Y. last year, and this year’s total featured fa ...

07/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: OneTwoSee hooks up with LG, Bloomberg

OneTwoSee, a Philadelphia-based startup provider of second-screen experiences for sports, has launched with TV manufacturer LG Electronics and Bloomberg Sports a connected TV experience that blends live video with stats, scores, analytics and other data. In the initiative, first mentioned earlier ...

Tags: Media

07/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: All-Star donations top $8M

This year’s MLB All-Star Game in Minnesota will generate more than $8 million in charitable donations, a record for the event. All-Star Game-related giving has hovered in the $4 million to $6 million range in recent years. The 2014 host club Minnesota Twins and owner Jim Pohlad were not spe ...

Tags: In-Depth

07/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Volar, Sporting News create new portal

Volar Video, the Kentucky-based company that runs youth sports destination iHigh.com, has partnered with Sporting News Media to create Team 1 Sports, a new online portal for all forms of amateur sports. The new digital network, at Team1Sports.com, builds upon the existing streaming infrastructure ...

Tags: Media

07/14/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Minnesota’s moment

To see how the MLB All-Star Game has dramatically grown and evolved, particularly in recent years, one need look no further than Minneapolis. The last time the city played host to baseball’s midsummer classic, in 1985, the event was barely more than the game itself. A 6-1 win for the Nation ...

Tags: In-Depth

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug