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Eric Fisher

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

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Baseball HOF Abruptly Cancels 75th Anniversary Concert

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 22 / 14

The Baseball HOF announced that a planned concert on Aug. 2 to commemorate its 75th anniversary has been canceled. The fundraising event for the Hall, part of a yearlong series of anniversary events and more than a year in development, was slated to be staged by L.A.-based LGH19 Productions and feat...

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05/02/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Extends Social Media Efforts Around Derby

NBC Sports is adding to its extensive social media efforts for Saturday's Kentucky Derby through a new partnership with noted Vine video artist Ian Padgham and the creation of a new Derby social media portal called "Paddock 140." Located at NBCSports.com/Derby , "Paddock 140" seeks to make a link b ...

Tags: Media, NBC

05/01/14
SportsBusiness Daily: MiLB Inks TV Deal With CBS Sports Network

Minor League Baseball has signed a broadcast deal with CBS Sports Network to run a Game of the Week beginning tonight and running through early August. The coverage will begin with a Triple-A Int’l League game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and Indianapolis Indians, but coverage will feature mu ...

05/01/14
SportsBusiness Daily: USA Today High School Sports Signs Partner

USA Today High School Sports has struck a strategic partnership with photo crowdsourcing service Scoopshot. The Finland-based Scoopshot provides a software platform that allows anyone, professional or not, to shoot and upload photos and video and be paid for their work when published. The deal will ...

04/28/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Goldklang Group Sells Ft. Myers Miracle

The Goldklang Group has sold the Single-A Florida State League Ft. Myers Miracle to N.J.-based SJS Beacon, an ownership group led by Jason Hochberg . Goldklang owned the club for a quarter century and was the company's first team it owned. Chair Marv Goldklang called the decision to sell "among t ...

04/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Ticketing on the go

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Tags: In-Depth

04/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Teams push mobile ticketing

By any measure, the Atlanta Braves took a big risk this season by essentially forcing their season-ticket holders to embrace mobile ticketing. Mobile ticketing adoption rates across the sports industry are estimated in the low double-digit percentages at best, even after more than a half decade o ...

Tags: In-Depth

04/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: EA Sports to begin push for ‘Madden’

EA Sports is expected this week to begin the marketing cycle for “Madden NFL 15.” The game developer is planning a series of announcements, including the beginning of a cover vote for the game around the start of the NFL draft May 8, and the title’s expected retail release Aug. ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

04/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Tops March Comscore Rankings

ESPN in March returned to the top spot in monthly comScore rankings of the the most trafficked U.S. digital sports destinations after the NBC Sports-Yahoo Sports partnership grabbed a Sochi Games-fueled win in February. ESPN’s March total of 68.5 million unique users marked the second-highest ...

Tags: Media

04/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Mandalay Baseball Close To Selling Three MiLB Teams

Mandalay Baseball Properties is nearing sales of the Triple-A PCL Oklahoma City RedHawks, Double-A Texas League Frisco RoughRiders and Single-A Midwest League Dayton Dragons, according to industry sources, more than a year after the entire Mandalay baseball portfolio was put up for sale. T ...

Tags: Franchises

04/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NFL Media Hires Perkins Miller

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