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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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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

SportsBusiness Daily: Dodgers Trying To Block FSN's Desired Stay

The legal back-and-forth between the Dodgers and FSN continued Thursday night, as the club filed documents with the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, seeking to block a stay FSN wants applied to an accelerated auction for the club's cable TV rights. The Dodgers told the cou ...

Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers

SportsBusiness Daily: Judge Rebukes FSN In Dodgers Case

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SportsBusiness Daily: FSN Files Request To Stay Dodgers Decision

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Tags: Franchises, Los Angeles Dodgers

SportsBusiness Daily: FSN To File Appeal In Dodgers Case

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SportsBusiness Daily: Silver Chalice Signs Deal With Ad Buyer

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SportsBusiness Journal: BIRCO renewal near

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SportsBusiness Journal: Survey: Sports fans embrace location-based social media platforms

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dodgers Media Rights Hearing Starts Today

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