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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: Dodgers Hearing Pushed Back To Nov. 29

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dodgers Get Access To MLB Docs Before Hearing

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLB Cards GM: No Significant Changes To '12 Payroll

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Tags: Franchises, St. Louis Cardinals

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SportsBusiness Journal: Buyer being sought for Fastpoint

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SportsBusiness Journal: A second look at secondary ticketing

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SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Hires Dosh As Sports Business Reporter

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SportsBusiness Daily: Dirk Nowitzki To Throw Out Game Three First Pitch

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