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

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NYC FC, YES Network Set To Announce Multiyear TV Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 12 / 18 / 14

NYC FC and YES Network today are expected to announce a new multiyear TV rights agreement that will show the expansion MLS club on the RSN when it begins play next season. The deal gives YES live game rights in three different major pro sports. Scheduled to appear at a morning press conference ...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Arizona Fall League To Test Pace-Of-Play Ideas

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SportsBusiness Daily: SI, Travel Channel Plan Swimsuit Series

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Attendance Down Slightly

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SportsBusiness Journal: Back9Network steps to the tee on DirecTV

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Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: MASN Petitions Nats Award To N.Y. Supreme Court

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Honors Derek Jeter

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Tags: Finance

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Announces Pace-Of-Game Committee

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