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Disney Buys Stake in MLB Video-Streaming Arm

Walt Disney Co. LogoMajor League Baseball LogoWalt Disney Co. agreed to acquire a one-third stake in the video-streaming unit of MLB Advanced Media, in a deal that values the business at about $3.5 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe Mock for the heads up.

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Miners Broadcaster No Quitter, Beats Odds

Sussex County MinersVernon (NJ) resident Bret Leuthner can be called many things.  He is a husband to wife Adina, a father to twins, a cancer fighter and the new voice of the Sussex County Miners (Independent Professional, Can-Am League).  One thing Leuthner is not is a quitter.  Read more here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the link.

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IFC’s ‘Brockmire’ to Begin Shooting Soon at Macon’s Luther Williams Field

IFC LogoA film crew is scheduled to begin shooting a new TV series in Macon (GA) next week, and historic Luther Williams Field will play a key role.  The series, called  Brockmire, is about a famed but fallen Major League Baseball announcer, played by actor Hank Azaria, who is trying to revive his career after an embarrassing on-air meltdown.  Actress Amanda Peet will also star in the series.  Read more here.  Thanks to Joe DeLeonard for the news.

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Mustangs Announce New Radio Voice

Billings Mustangs LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Billings Mustangs announced today the hiring of Dustin Daniel as their new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations. Daniel will serve as the play-by-play announcer for all 76 Mustangs games as well as the media liaison for the team. Continue reading

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Eyeconic TV, Hot Rods Announce Partnership

Bowling Green Hot Rods New Primary LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Bowling Green Hot Rods have partnered with Eyeconic TV to place a state-of-the-art digital sign network throughout Bowling Green Ballpark for the duration of the 2016 season. Continue reading

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Big Top Baseball Goes Digital and Free with Team Programs

Big Top Baseball LogoPRESS RELEASE – Big Top Baseball has announced that all four of the organization’s teams including Madison, Wisconsin Rapids, Kenosha and Green Bay, will be unveiling a new free digital program for the 2016 season. Continue reading

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New Videoboard Installed at Riverfront Stadium

Waterloo Bucks LogoThe latest star attraction at Riverfront Stadium, home of the Waterloo Bucks (Summer Collegiate, Northwoods League), doesn’t swing a bat or throw a ball.  It’s a new, state-of-the-art Daktronics video board installed above the right field wall.  Read more here.

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