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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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MLB, clubs near resolution on video-on-demand rights; settlement ...

Major League Baseball and its individual clubs are nearing a resolution on video-on-demand rights, an issue that has steadily simmered for nearly six months and angered TV rights holders eager to deploy the advanced services. Los Angeles Dodgers President and Vice Chairma ...

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02/05/07
Yankees, Mets scout overseas markets

New York’s two MLB teams each spent the past week pushing their brands and the sport of baseball overseas, with the Yankees planning to open their own office in Beijing. The Yankees’ trip produced a formal agreement with the Chinese Baseball Association. The ...

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01/29/07
DirecTV talks hinge on MLB net

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01/22/07
NBA, Amp’d bring live games to mobile phones

The long-anticipated promise of mobile devices showing live video of major pro sports events became reality last week, with Amp’d Mobile’s addition of the NBA to its Amp’d Live mobile entertainment service. The multiyear partnership calls for a 24-hour stream of NBA TV to Amp’d Live. It pr ...

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01/22/07
Nutting answers Pirates’ critics

West Virginia newspaper executive Bob Nutting last week gained unanimous MLB approval, as expected, to become the Pittsburgh Pirates’ controlling owner. But even before garnering that formal support, Nutting gained a baptism by fire on the scrutiny that comes with being the top man. ...

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01/15/07
Six tech ideas that could change sports

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01/15/07
Competitive gaming makes a play

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01/15/07
StubHub CEO to exit after company’s purchase

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01/15/07
AlphaTrade.com will supply stock data to Mets’ ballpark

The New York Mets have struck a two-year sponsorship deal with AlphaTrade.com that will bring real-time stock information to Shea Stadium. The deal is valued at less than $1 million but includes options to extend the pact into the forthcoming Citi Field, scheduled to open in 2009. The ...

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01/08/07
OK for Braves deal still on back burner

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