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Eric Fisher

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

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Yahoo Announces Plans To Develop Daily Fantasy Game To Rival FanDuel, DraftKings

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 22 / 15

Yahoo during its earnings report last night indicated that it is developing a daily fantasy game that will debut this summer, placing the company in direct competition against established operators FanDuel and DraftKings. Already a major player in traditional fantasy sports, Yahoo has been silent fo...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Nats plan events for partner networking

The Washington Nationals have created a new networking group for their corporate partners, marking the latest attempt to extract additional value in a business relationship with the club. Branded the Nationals Partner Alliance, the initiative plans a series of conferences, guest speakers and spec ...

Tags: Franchises

SportsBusiness Journal: After 4 years, MLB seals the Fan Cave

Some ideas from the Fan Cave will live on, but MLB plans to come up with new uses for the New York City space. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES MLB is shutting down the Fan Cave, its much-accla ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Rojo Sets Venue Record With Super Bowl Per Caps

Rojo Hospitality, operating its first Super Bowl, reported a food and drink per cap of $72.14 for Sunday’s game at Univ. of Phoenix Stadium. That is a record number for all events held over the past eight-plus years at the facility that opened in '06. By comparison, last year's Super Bow ...

Tags: Events and Attractions, Super Bowl, NFL

SportsBusiness Daily: Manfred To Visit Nationals' Academy

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred today will visit the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy in DC, marking one of his first official appearances since formally ascending to the post on Jan. 25. The academy, which opened last year after an eight-year effort to become a reality, offers baseball, nutritional ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Company Offers App For Competitive Video Gaming

Toronto-based mobile sports platform developer theScore has developed a dedicated mobile app for competitive video gaming. The new app, “theScore eSports,” will offer breaking news, scores, links to video and other content. The product is one of the first from a mainstream sports media o ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB.TV Prices Flat

MLBAM today began selling subscriptions to its MLB.TV out-of-market live game package. This year's pricing remains static with the premium level costing $129.99 for the third consecutive season. That top-tier level again includes free access to MLBAM's flagship mobile app MLB.com At Bat, a pairing n ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sees Jump In Several Metrics For SB Stream

NBC Sports set several audience and consumption records for its live stream Sunday of Super Bowl XLIX. The network late yesterday said it generated an average minute audience of 800,000 for the game, up 52% from the 528,000 average minute audience figure for Fox’ stream last year of Super Bowl ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: CBSSports.com Hires Anthony Mormile

CBSSports.com has hired former ESPN VP/Video Strategy Anthony Mormile as VP/Programming. Mormile will lead content strategy for the site, report to Senior VP & GM Jeff Gerttula and work out of the site’s headquarters in Ft. Lauderdale. “We really needed somebody to head this up a ...

SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Delivers Clean Super Bowl Stream

NBC Sports last night delivered a clean, straightforward online stream of Super Bowl XLIX, the fourth time the game has been available digitally and the second time for NBC. Very similar to last year’s Super Bowl stream from Fox, NBC was contractually precluded by the NFL from offering alterna ...

Tags: Media, NBC

SportsBusiness Daily: Again, Most-Tweeted-About Super Bowl

Twitter said 28.4 million tweets related to Super Bowl were sent last night, up from 24.9 million for last year’s game, and once again marking the most-tweeted-about Super Bowl ever. Not surprisingly, the fourth quarter interception by Patriots CB Malcolm Butler to seal the victory was the m ...

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