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

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Selig Reflects On Tech Changes To MLB During His Tenure During B&C HOF Dinner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 10 / 21 / 14

MLB Commissioner BUD SELIG last night spoke of the technological changes his league has gone through during the 22 years he has held his position as he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award at Broadcasting & Cable's annual HOF dinner in N.Y. Joined by Commissioner-elect ROB MANFRED ...

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10/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Fast break: NBA media rights

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Turner Broadcasting System President David Levy was sitting next to new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver inside New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center during last February’s NBA All-Star Saturday Night when he realized that ...

Tags: Media, Leagues and Governing Bodies

10/13/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Rugby on big stage

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10/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Univision Launching Awards Show

Univision is launching an ESPYs-style sports awards show for U.S. Hispanics called Premios Univision Deportes (Univision Sports Awards). The two-hour event will take place Dec. 18 at 9:00pm ET in Miami. The event will be aired on UniMás and simulcast on Univision Deportes. The Univision Depor ...

10/08/14
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Changes Roles For Producers

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, ESPN

10/07/14
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN's Rothman To Oversee "MNF"

ESPN will have a new producer in its "MNF" truck next season, as VP/Production Jay Rothman is leaving the truck to oversee the net's MLB and "MNF" coverage. In his new role, Rothman also will oversee ESPN's internal group of directors. Rothman will produce "MNF" through the '15 Pro Bowl. His repla ...

10/06/14
SportsBusiness Daily: TNT, ESPN Lock Up New NBA Deals

The NBA, ESPN and Turner today formally announced nine-year media-rights extensions worth a massive $24B through the '24-25 season. The new deals begin with the '16-17 season. The average annual $2.6B in combined payments is 2.8 times higher than the current deal, which averages around $930M per ye ...

Tags: Media, NBA, ESPN, TBS/TNT

10/06/14
SportsBusiness Daily: NBA To Announce Media Rights Deals

ESPN and Turner Sports have completed nine-year deals worth a massive $24B to renew their NBA media rights through the '24-25 season. The deals will be announced during a press conference this morning that will be available on NBA.com and NBA TV. The average annual $2.6B combined payments is much mo ...

10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA season brings more local streaming

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but live local streaming is about to take off in the NBA this season. With NHL and Major League Baseball still negotiating these local digital rights, more than 20 of the NBA’s 30 teams will have live streams of their games available in market to a ...

Tags: Media

10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: New NBA media deals may hit $2.5B yearly

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10/06/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Revisiting stories

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