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

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Shooting For Pilot Episode Of "Fantasy Life" Sitcom Begins Today

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 27 / 15

Shooting begins today for the pilot of "Fantasy Life," a sitcom based on the life of ESPN senior fantasy analyst Matthew Berry and his '13 best-selling memoir of the same name. Fox' production of the pilot includes Kevin Connolly , who will play the Berry-inspired lead character of Mitch. Connol...

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SportsBusiness Journal: After losses, baseball HOF hopeful

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum posted a net loss of $1.46 million for 2013, according to its recently filed federal tax return, the 10th year in the red over the past 12 years for the baseball shrine. The hall, however, is looking forward to a sizable influx of revenue from its highly ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: Venture capital targets sports

In the typically complex world of venture capital, George Kliavkoff sees a simple dynamic these days when it comes to sports-oriented financing deals. Kliavkoff, the co-president of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, runs the media giant’s ventures group and recently led an $18 million ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: NYC FC, YES To Announce TV Deal

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 ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MASN Wins Majority Of Discovery Request

MASN has won the bulk of its discovery request against MLB and the Nationals in their ongoing media rights dispute. After a four-hour hearing yesterday at the N.Y. Supreme Court, Judge Lawrence Marks ordered the league to turn over documents relating to the role of MLB Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Stays On Top Of Comscore Rankings

ESPN in November extended its historic level of performance in the comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform rankings, surpassing 90 million unique visitors for the second time in three months. Its total last month of 90.8 million uniques trails only its September total of 94 million in the history of th ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: MASN Wins Bulk Of Discovery Request

MASN today in N.Y. Supreme Court won the bulk of its discovery request against MLB and the Nationals in their ongoing media-rights dispute. After a four-hour hearing, Judge Lawrence Marks ordered the league to turn over documents relating to the role of MLB Commissioner-elect Rob Manfred in the ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Scout.com Launches New Recruiting Platform

Scout.com, the online college sports and recruiting network repurchased last year by site founder Jim Heckman, has launched a new recruiting platform called the Scout Spotlight. The new content initiative seeks to advance beyond customary, text-based prospect lists by compiling digital videos o ...

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SportsBusiness Journal: HBO OTT means growth for MLBAM

MLB Advanced Media began 2014 with major video streaming deals with Sony and World Wrestling Entertainment, representing huge boosts to its non-baseball business. Its new pact with HBO to power the cable network’s forthcoming over-the-top streaming service ends the year in much the same fashio ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: McGlarry Named MLB Network President

MLB Network today formally named Exec VP Rob McGlarry  its new President, leading all day-to-day operations for the net and reporting to MLB President of Business & Media Bob Bowman . McGlarry succeeds Tony Petitti , who last week was named MLB COO. McGlarry's appointment was first ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Bleacher Report Names Dorth Raphaely GM

Bleacher Report has named DORTH RAPHAELY as GM of the site, effective with the beginning of '15 and part of an executive restructuring of the Turner Sports-owned site conducted by Exec VP MATT HONG . Raphaely has been with Bleacher Report since '11, most recently as VP/Programming, Analytics & ...

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