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SI, Travel Channel Expanding Partnership For Swimsuit Series

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 30 / 14

SI today announced an expanded partnership with Travel Channel to develop a five-part TV series documenting the creation of the annual Swimsuit issue. The series, "Sports Illustrated: The Making of Swimsuit 2015," will air this coming February in concert with the release of the issue. SI and Travel ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Stats LLC Acquires Bloomberg Sports

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08/28/14
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08/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: DraftKings Buys StarStreet In Latest Acquisition

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08/25/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Madden campaign tilts toward digital

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SportsBusiness Journal: USAT group opens SEC portal

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SportsBusiness Daily: The Whistle Signs Deal With MLS, KickTV

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