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HJ Mai

HJ Mai is a senior staff writer for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Hangin' With ... HBO Sports President Ken Hershman

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 05 / 14

KEN HERSHMAN is the president of HBO Sports and as such is responsible for the strategic direction of the division. Hershman, who was named president in Jan. '12, is a veteran sports TV exec and came to HBO from rival premium pay cable network Showtime. At Showtime, he was exec VP/GM of sports and...

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Tags: Media, Europe

04/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Q&A With 2014 World Cup LOC CEO

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04/15/13
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04/12/13
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Tags: Media, Europe

04/10/13
SportsBusiness Daily Global: Q&A With BMW's Eckhard Wannieck

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03/14/13
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