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Bill King

Senior writer Bill King writes special projects and covers combat sports and educational programs for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Showtime, HBO Pleased So Far With Joint Effort To Produce Mayweather-Pacquiao

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 24 / 15

From the time the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao megafight was announced, many in boxing and the broader TV industry wondered how producers HBO and Showtime would co-exist. Not only are the networks business rivals, but their operations have taken dramatically different approaches to PPV market...

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09/29/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Weiberg joins consulting firm

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09/15/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Cohon builds cultural identity for CFL

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09/12/14
SportsBusiness Daily: CBS Ramping Up Promos For Fight

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08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Sponsors cover the bases

A glance at the roster of Little League sponsors gives you a clear idea of what companies are buying when they sign on with the world’s best-known youth sports property. There are the usual suspects on the endemic side, manufacturers of balls and bats and uniforms. But cobble together the broa ...

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08/04/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Little League faces changing times

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: What sports management grads say about the industry

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07/28/14
SportsBusiness Journal: MBA grads reflect

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06/02/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Soccer’s growing reach

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SportsBusiness Journal: Lifetime Achievement: Dan Rooney

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