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HJ Mai

HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Infront Owner Wanda Looking For More Opportunities To Build Sports Business Sector

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 28 / 15

Infront owner Dalian Wanda Group is looking for further opportunities to grow its sports business sector. The China-based group has a particular interest in the Chinese and broader Asian markets, but also sees opportunities in North America. It is understood that Wednesday’s acquisition of th...

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Tags: Finance, Europe, China

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08/06/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Target To Sponsor ASP Maui Women's Pro

U.S. retailer Target has agreed to a deal with the Association of Surfing Professionals to become the official title sponsor of the ASP Women’s World Championship Tour event in Maui. The deal, which will be officially announced on Wednesday, is a testament to the new commercial strength of the ...

Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, North America

08/01/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Liverpool Considers U.S. A Growing Market

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, United Kingdom, North America

07/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: MotoGP Follows Trend Toward Pay-TV

Pay-TV is where the future of broadcasting is, said Dorna Sports Media Managing Dir Manel Arroyo. Ahead of the '14 season, Dorna Sports, the rights holder of MotoGP, signed several deals with pay-TV operators in some of the sport's most important markets such as Spain, Italy and the U.K. Arroyo said ...

Tags: Media, Europe

07/21/14
SportsBusiness Journal: High hopes for year two of Guinness Cup

The early exit of several top nations at this year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil could be a blessing in disguise for this year’s Guinness International Champions Cup. At least, that’s the belief of Charlie Stillitano, CEO of tournament organizer Relevent Sports. With teams like En ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

07/18/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Hangin' With ... Alfons Hörmann

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Europe

07/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Dortmund To Open Singapore Office

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Tags: Franchises, Europe, Asia

06/27/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: FIFA Cracks Down On Ambush Marketing

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Europe, Brazil

06/13/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Hangin' With... World Cup Edition

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06/04/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Officials Say Brazil Ready For World Cup

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06/03/14
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Int’l Expansion On IndyCar’s Mind

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, North America

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