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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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09/25/13
SI Releases Twitter 100 List

SI today will release its third annual Twitter 100 list of its choices as the top Twitter accounts in sports. This year's list features several expansions, including a top-10 list of the key sports stories of the past year on Twitter and how they resonated on the social media platform. There will be ...

09/24/13
"SI Now" Gets Studio Audience Treatment

SI this morning conducted its first studio audience production of its daily live digital video show “SI Now” as part of the ongoing Advertising Week in N.Y. “SI Now,” which debuted in June, has been produced out of a newly developed digital video studio at Time Inc.'s N.Y. he ...

09/19/13
Bleacher Report Hires Hoard Beck

Bleacher Report late yesterday announced the hire of N.Y. Times NBA reporter Howard Beck to be its national NBA writer, representing perhaps its most significant editorial hire to date. Joining Beck at Bleacher Report covering basketball are Kevin Ding , formerly of the Orange County Register; E ...

09/18/13
STA Releasing Mobile Game "MLB Victis"

California-based gaming developer Sports Technology Applications today announced the release of "MLB Victis," a free mobile predictive game. Similar to other entrants in the category such as PrePlay, "MLB Victis" involves users predicting the outcome of every major occurrence in live, real-life game ...

09/18/13
NFL Releasing Free Mobile Game

The NFL today will release a new mobile game, "NFL Runner: Football Dash," in partnership with mobile gaming developer Pocket Gems. The free game on the Android and Apple iOS platforms includes a deal with McDonald's in which power-up codes are located on boxes of Mighty Wings at the QSR chain. This ...

09/17/13
EA Sports To Release "NBA Live" In November

EA Sports said late yesterday it will release “NBA Live 14,” its attempt to reboot its troubled basketball simulation gaming franchise, on Nov. 19 for the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles. The date represents the first firm scheduled retail release date for the “NBA Live&rdq ...

09/13/13
Nationals COO Andy Feffer Leaving Club

Nationals COO Andy Feffer is leaving the club at season's end to start an as-yet-undisclosed sports venture. Feffer, a former NFLPA, Bobcats, Orioles and DirecTV exec, joined the Nationals in early '10 and played a large role in elevating the club's brand, implementing a series of upgrades at Nati ...

09/10/13
MLB Releases Tentative '14 Schedule

MLB today announced its tentative schedule for the '14 season, with the full Opening Day slated for Monday, March 31 with 14 games, preceded by an ESPN "Sunday Night Baseball" game on March 30. The U.S.-based openers will be preceded by two previously announced games on March 22-23 in Australia betw ...

09/10/13
ScoreBig.com Closes $10M Round Of Financing

Discount ticket-seller ScoreBig.com has closed a $10M Series C round of financing led by Checketts Partners Investment Fund (CPIF), which is run by Legends Hospitality Management CEO Dave Checketts. ScoreBig.com also has brought on long-time company advisor and former Ticketmaster exec David Goldber ...

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09/09/13
CBSSports.com Brings New Camera Angle To SEC

CBSSports.com announced earlier today it will introduce an All-22 coaches' camera angle as part of its streaming coverage of SEC football games. The site first introduced the All-22 angle in February as part of its streaming coverage of Super Bowl XLVII, and the feed was by far the most popular of f ...

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