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John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Joe Buck, Greg Norman To Head Fox' Golf Broadcast Crew Beginning With '15 U.S. Open

04 / 15 / 14

Joe Buck and Greg Norman will be Fox Sports' top on-air voices when the network debuts its golf coverage next year, according to several sources. The two will be set up in the 18th green tower at the '15 U.S. Open, when the event will be held at Chambers Bay outside Seattle. The decision to tap Buck...

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03/17/14
FS1 To Launch New Weekday Show

FS1 is launching a new studio show on April 7 that will anchor its weekday afternoon line-up. "America's Pregame" will be hosted by Mike Hill in the 6:00-7:00pm ET timeslot and will be using "whiparounds" to Fox Sports' 22 RSNs across the country. On-air talent from Fox' RSNs will be providing ...

Tags: Media, Fox

03/12/14
Rick Reilly Giving Up ESPN.com Column

Longtime sports columnist Rick Reilly is giving up his weekly column for ESPN.com, moving exclusively to an on-air TV role. The move is part of a new deal signed with ESPN that will take effect July 1. In his new role, Reilly will present weekly video features for ESPN shows like "Monday Night Cou ...

03/11/14
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Ad inventory for the NCAA men's basketball tournament is 95% sold, with the remaining spots expected to move after the event starts, according to execs with CBS Sports and Turner Sports. Execs also said online inventory for "March Madness Live" is sold out. Sources said the networks are se ...

03/09/14
Sights & Sounds From SXSW

Austin's Driskill hotel had big crowds all weekend as SXSW rolled out its first sports track at this year's event. Many of the sports-focused panel sessions were filled, as were SXSports Lounges that were sponsored by NFL Players, Inc. and MVPindex. Octagon sponsored an opening night reception on Fr ...

03/09/14
FiveThirtyEight Website To Launch March 17

ESPN's FiveThirtyEight website will launch March 17, ESPN President John Skipper announced at a SXSW event in Austin yesterday. During a panel session following Skipper's announcement, the site's creator, Nate Silver , said his site will focus on five areas: sports, politics, economics, science a ...

03/05/14
Budweiser, Fox Creating World Cup Films

Budweiser and Fox Sports are teaming up on a six-part World Cup-inspired documentary series that will premier on FS1 March 25. Produced and directed by Scott Boggins and Gabriel Spitzer , "Rise as One" is part of Budweiser's int'l content campaign that the company is rolling out before this summe ...

03/04/14
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As ESPN enters the run-up to its final FIFA World Cup, the network’s top programming execs say they remain committed to soccer even without the sport’s biggest event. Although Fox Sports snatched the rights to the next two World Cup events in '18 and '22, ESPN will continue to be an aggr ...

Tags: Media, ESPN, FIFA World Cup

03/03/14
NBC To Carry USA Gymnastics Through '16

NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network have committed to carry USA Gymnastics events through '16, which includes events that will be part of the run-up to the Rio Games. The deal does not involve a rights fee. USA Gymnastics gets to activate its sponsors around the telecasts. NBC's relationsh ...

Tags: Media, NBC

03/03/14
NBC Sports To Keep USA Gymnastics Telecasts

NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network have committed to carry USA Gymnastics events through '16, which includes events that will be part of the run-up to the Rio Games. The deal does not involve a rights fee. USA Gymnastics gets to activate their sponsors around the telecasts. NBC's relation ...

02/26/14
ESPN, Fox Still Negotiating Joint Soccer Bid

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