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Yankees' Levine Credits StubHub's Cutler For Facilitating Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 27 / 16

Yankees President Randy Levine today said the club’s six-plus-year ticket resale partnership with StubHub would not have been possible prior to last year’s appointment of company President Scott Cutler . The deal, containing financial guarantees worth in excess of $100M, was largely f...

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SportsBusiness Journal: ANC allows more real-time content

Purchase, N.Y.-based scoreboard outfitter ANC Sports Enterprises has developed a new software system, vSoft, that allows for more real-time development and editing of scoreboard content. Scoreboard systems, in part because of their size and video fidelity requirements, traditionally have required ...

Tags: Facilities

SportsBusiness Journal: SportsBlog secures financing, content

SportsBlog.com, a Nashville-based, user-generated sports content site, has closed on a $1.5 million Series A round of venture financing and recently struck several content partnerships aimed at boosting the site’s audience and overall profile. The funding round was led by Sports & Enter ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Journal: Live local streaming at a standstill

Major League Baseball’s 2014 season begins with more live streams of national games. But local in-market streaming, something the sport has grappled with for more than five years, will go another season without a significant rollout. MLB’s new national TV contracts go into effect this ...

Tags: Media

SportsBusiness Daily: Amazon Rolling Out Fire TV Device

Amazon.com earlier today announced a new digital streaming video device, Fire TV, designed to compete against current connected-TV competitors such as Apple TV, Roku and Google's Chromecast. Sports content was featured prominently in Amazon's presentation unveiling the device, with properties and ne ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB, PepsiCo Announce Multiyear Extension

MLB this morning announced a multiyear extension of its major sponsorship with PepsiCo. The deal extends a relationship that began more than 15 years ago. Among the planned executions is a new national advertising campaign debuting later this month featuring Nationals LF Bryce Harper for Gatorade's ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, MLB, PepsiCo, Gatorade

SportsBusiness Daily: Sports Illustrated Launches SI Edge

Sports Illustrated yesterday launched SI Edge, a new digital destination devoted to fitness, performance, action sports and adventure. Located at edge.si.com , the site is heavy on SI’s renowned photography, and also has its own Twitter feed at @SI_Edge . EAS Sports Nutrition has signed on a ...

SportsBusiness Daily: CBS Boosting Digital Coverage Of The Masters

CBS Sports will bring back its digital coverage of The Masters next week with the addition of a second featured group on Augusta National’s back nine. The feature joins live streaming channels of Amen Corner, holes 15 and 16, a first featured group and the “Masters On the Range” da ...

Tags: Media, CBS, Golf

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Lands Diversity Summit Sponsors

MLB has signed deals with five of its leading suppliers from its Diverse Business Partners Program to sponsor the league’s third annual Diversity Business Summit, scheduled for April 14-15 in N.Y. The set of companies – RGMA, SupplierGateway, Vernalis, MDG Builders and Proftech &nda ...

SportsBusiness Daily: MLB.TV, MLB Extra Innings Bundled

The inDemand cable consortium late yesterday announced it will offer free access to the MLB.TV out-of-market streaming package to subscribers of MLB Extra Innings, the linear TV counterpart. MLB Extra Innings and MLB.TV historically have been separate products. But the bundling will be offered to su ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Domino's Renews Promo Deal With MLBAM

Domino's has renewed its "DomiNoNo" promotion with MLBAM for the '14 and '15 seasons. The promotion, started last year , provides free pizza following the first two no-hitters of the MLB season. The national chain awarded free two-topping pizzas to 10,000 MLB.TV subscribers following each of two no ...

Tags: MLB Season Preview, Dominos, MLBAM

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