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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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08/14/06
Fantasy ruling could force MLBAM to revisit deal with union

MLB Advanced Media’s five-year, $50 million interactive rights deal with the MLB Players Association is at risk of being contested or renegotiated as a result of last week’s landmark legal decision granting fantasy game operators the use of player names and statistics without a license. ...

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07/31/06
Video game players take spotlight on DirecTV

DirecTV plans to air three showcase events in the coming months for its new competitive video gaming league as a ramp-up to organized league play next year. DirecTV is searching for ways to improve production of video game competitions. The satellite TV s ...

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07/31/06
Fantasy football gets early jump on season

NFL.com features a video of Cardinals kicker Neil Rackers demonstrating his skills for fantasy football players. The fantasy football industry has begun its promotional and draft period earlier than ever this year, with the NFL and a collection of competing ...

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07/31/06
Analysts put Mobile ESPN on the defensive

Mobile ESPN general manager Manish Jha took aim last week at investment analysts who have attacked the validity of the network’s much-debated wireless phone venture, saying he believes the full value of the service has yet to be realized. Jha’s comment ...

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07/24/06
MLB video content expected soon on iTunes

MLB Advanced Media is nearing a deal to get baseball video content on Apple Computer Inc.’s iTunes, said industry sources close to the situation, marking the latest and arguably most prominent sports entity to align itself with the popular download service. A dea ...

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07/24/06
Highlights, more video for YES Web site

The site redesign launched last month. YES Network, as part of its overall push into interactive services, has completed a dramatic redesign of its Web site, yesnetwork.com. The new-look site, redone with the aid of MLB Advanced Media, offers New York Y ...

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07/24/06
YES starts interactive broadcasts

Features are available to some NYC-area DirecTV users. YES Network and DirecTV have quietly launched their interactive TV service that significantly pushes forward the notion of ITV in the United States. With a push of a button, viewers in the New York ar ...

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07/24/06
YouTube: Love it or fight it?

Just hours after Shane Mosley knocked out Fernando Vargas on July 15, an illegal 33-second clip from HBO’s pay-per-view broadcast was uploaded to YouTube.com. Four days later, the clip was still posted on the wildly popular site, and more than 180,000 ...

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07/17/06
NHL will centralize Web effort

The league wants to create a uniform look for team Web sites, much like what MLB has done for its teams through MLB Advanced Media. The NHL has begun a comprehensive effort to revamp NHL.com and the 30 individual team sites, with the league set to assume a fa ...

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07/17/06
XOS, Digital Orchid target college fans through wireless

XOS Technologies Inc. and wireless content developer Digital Orchid Inc. have agreed to a multiyear partnership designed to expand significantly the level of mobile offerings dedicated to college sports. The deal calls for the companies to develop content such as live and archived video ...

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