About The Author

Eric Fisher

Staff writer Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media.

Featured Story

MLB, Dish Network Sign Multiyear Renewal That Includes Extra Innings, Strike Zone

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 31 / 15

MLB and MLBAM have struck a large-scale multiyear renewal with Dish Network that includes the launch of MLB Extra Innings, baseball's linear out-of-market package, on Dish and authenticated access to its digital counterpart, MLB.tv. The deal includes access to MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zon...

Read More

Tags: Media, MLB, Dish Network

More Stories by this Author

05/14/12
SportsBusiness Journal: For Citi, All-Star is almost official

MLB and the New York Mets finally are planning to announce as soon as this week that Citi Field will be the site for the 2013 All-Star Game, industry sources said, at last giving formal confirmation to one of the sport’s worst-kept secrets. For more than a year, Citi Field has been the wide ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

05/11/12
SportsBusiness Daily: 2k Sports Names Winner In "MLB 2K12" Challenge

Twenty-year-old Chris Gilmore of Orlando, Fla., Thursday night won $1M in 2K Sports' "MLB 2K12" Perfect Game Challenge, the third winner in the video game publisher's annual prize to promote its baseball title. Unlike the first two efforts, in which the $1M contest was a race to complete the first v ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

05/10/12
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB.com Jumps To Fifth In April ComScore Ranks

The April comScore reach rankings of the most-trafficked U.S. sports sites included several notable shifts from March, continuing a period of marked change within the industry. Yahoo held its typical slot atop the list with a total of 47.6 million unique visitors. But MLB jumped from 12th in the Mar ...

Tags: Media

05/09/12
SportsBusiness Daily: MLB To Help Build Houses After Tornadoes

MLB, the Players Trust and league sponsor State Farm today announced a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Int’l to build a total of nine new homes in Joplin, Mo., and Tuscaloosa, Ala., each of which were hit by significant tornadoes last year. Two of the nine houses will be framed this July ...

05/07/12
SportsBusiness Daily: Dodgers To Pay Charles Steinberg $1.01M

Current Red Sox Senior Advisor Dr. Charles Steinberg will receive $1.01M in severance pay from the Dodgers as a result of a ruling today by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware. Steinberg had been battling with the Dodgers in court for several months over the amount of back pay owed to him follow ...

05/07/12
SportsBusiness Daily: CSN Draws Record Traffic To Websites

Comcast SportsNet posted a company-record 2.67 million combined visits and a combined 6.2 million visits for its local websites during the week of April 23-29, according to internal data. The totals, driven in part by news related to the NFL Draft and NBA and Stanley Cup Playoffs, narrowly beat out ...

Tags: Media, Comcast Corp.

05/07/12
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Opens Tech Office In India

ESPN has opened an office for its Emerging Technology team in Bangalore, India, the unit's first int'l location. The Bangalore office, also home to ESPN's Cricinfo.com, will help service ESPN's internal sports data repository, the sports data unit supplying ESPN's various television and digital outl ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

05/07/12
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB decision due in Nats-MASN dispute

MLB is looking to make a final decision on the ongoing media rights fee dispute between the Washington Nationals and MASN in the coming weeks, with the issue moving forward on an accelerated course. A ruling may arrive soon after owners’ meetings slated for May 16-17 in New York, according ...

Tags: Media

05/07/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Full-court press helps close L.A. sale

Behind the pomp and circumstance of last week’s news conference introducing Guggenheim Baseball Management as the new owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers was a blitz of legal activity aimed at closing the record-setting $2.15 billion deal in a mere 18 days. ...

Tags: Franchises

05/07/12
SportsBusiness Journal: Social media as ticket seller

Social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook have shown themselves to be as much as three times more effective in selling tickets than traditional marketing platforms, according to new research from Ticketmaster’s LiveAnalytics research arm. The data support anecdotal evidence and co ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug