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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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10/02/06
N.Y.-N.Y. sounds sweet to Fox

The prospect of another Subway Series is not frightening Fox Sports or media buyers as the 2006 MLB playoffs get under way. The Mets have become more of a national team since 2000, Fox’s Ed Goren says. The 2000 World Series between the New York Yankees ...

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10/02/06
Flop hangs an ‘L’ on ESPN

ESPN’s unexpected and swift shutdown last week of its highly publicized wireless venture, Mobile ESPN, marked an unusual position for the self-proclaimed Worldwide Leader in Sports: unquestionable failure. To be certain, the company has had more tha ...

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09/25/06
Rivals.com adds site for user-generated videos

Fans can submit videos and photos from college stadiums around the country. Rivals.com is once again expanding beyond its base of in-depth college recruiting news, creating Tailgate TV in an attempt to join the fast-growing area of online, user-generated ...

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09/25/06
RazorGator platform targets corporate users

Secondary ticketing company RazorGator this week plans to roll out a new online ticket management platform called TicketOS designed to deepen the operation’s ties to corporate ticket purchasers. RazorGator’s TicketOS platform, which it plans to ...

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09/25/06
Turnkey will add market research

Turnkey Sports & Entertainment last week signed a six-year agreement with Acxiom Direct, a unit of the Arkansas-based Acxiom Corp., in which Turnkey Sports’ market research and data collection products will be combined with Acxiom’s database marketing software. The alliance is in part d ...

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09/25/06
NBA pumps time, cash into Web

The NBA will unveil an entirely revamped league Web site in late October and continue with more online offerings during the season, the latest evolution in Commissioner David Stern’s increasingly aggressive digital media strategy that stands as one of the league’s top business priorities. ...

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09/25/06
Making a New Connection

James Bankoff, AOL’s executive vice president for programming and products, talks about the release of AIM Pages. America Online just might be the Madonna of the online world, reinventing itself over and over again to surprisingly la ...

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09/18/06
New site first step in NHL digital makeover

The NHL will debut a dramatically redesigned league Web site on its season-opening day next month, spotlighting the centerpiece effort in a systemic overhaul of its digital media assets. The prototype (above) has key stats and fantasy info on ...

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09/18/06
ACC creating site for game video of nonrevenue sports

About 500 events a year will be made available on ACCSelect.com. The ACC, Raycom Sports, Lincoln Financial Sports and Turner Broadcasting have struck a multiyear agreement to create ACCSelect.com, a site that will offer live video of games ...

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09/11/06
SBJ parent buys Sporting News

American City Business Journals Inc., parent company of SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily, last week agreed to purchase Sporting News magazine and its related assets from the Paul Allen-owned Vulcan Sports Media Inc. The 120-year-old magazi ...

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