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Eric Fisher

Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

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MLBPA takes hit in licensing revenue

04 / 07 / 14

The Major League Baseball Players Association last year generated its lowest amount of licensing revenue in nearly a decade, primarily the result of the loss of a lucrative video game contract with Take-Two Interactive. The 2013 annual report for the union, filed last week with the U.S. Departmen...

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07/29/13
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07/29/13
Meet the appmakers

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07/15/13
SI rallies assets behind ‘The MMQB’

Sports Illustrated executives are branding “The MMQB,” the forthcoming football-only website led by Peter King, “one of the most important things we’ve launched in the company’s history.” The creation of “The MMQB” represents the latest step in an e ...

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07/01/13
King’s football website set for debut

“The MMQB,” the new pro football-only website led by Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, is slated to debut July 22 with a mission to “be on the cutting edge of what people want to know about the NFL.” ■   ...

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07/01/13
Mets, MLB prep for All-Star

On most days, the New York Mets operate in the shadow of the neighboring, more popular Yankees. Such comparisons will be a prominent factor for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, as well. This year’s game is scheduled for July 16 at the Mets’ Citi Field. The 2008 game, held at the old Yankee ...

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07/01/13
Omnigon’s path to sports relevance

There is a simple, unofficial mantra operating in the halls of many major sports properties and networks. “In Igor, we trust.” Igor is Igor Ulis, chief executive and co-founder of Omnigon Communications, a digital media agency with offices in New York, Toronto and Kiev, Ukraine. Amon ...

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06/24/13
Experts debate 3-D’s future

There was arguably no bigger advocate for 3-D TV in the home than ESPN. It set up a dedicated 3-D TV channel, ESPN 3D, and signed carriage agreements enabling it to potentially reach more than 75 million homes. It broadcast several of its biggest events, including the World Cup, Masters and BCS coll ...

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06/17/13
Soccer portal Goal.com gets makeover

U.K.-based digital media outfit Perform has completed an extensive reworking of its Goal.com global soccer portal in advance of next year’s World Cup in Brazil. Among the changes are a new visual look developed with the aid of brand design consultant Elmwood, new fantasy and prediction-base ...

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06/17/13
Second-screen usage overstated?

A new study suggests that the usage of second screens while watching live sports has been overstated. Just 4 percent of U.S. sports fans are using Internet-connected devices to follow live sports that they’re also watching on TV, according to new research from Sporting News Media. ...

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06/10/13
Market shift rocks digital strategy

Chris Russo, the veteran media executive and founder of the former Big Lead Sports, less than two years ago was leading one of the five largest digital sports properties in terms of monthly unique visitors. Early last year, he engineered a sale of the company to Gannett Inc., formerly a minority sha ...

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