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John Ourand

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

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Former NFL Network Exec Hired To Launch TV Channel In Russia

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 27 / 15

Former NFL Network exec Charles Coplin has been hired to launch a national sports channel in Russia. Coplin, who held media positions with the NFL, NHL and ABC Sports, was hired by Gazprom Media/NTV-Plus to launch an over-the-air sports channel in the country. News of Coplin’s move was firs...

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Tags: Media

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SportsBusiness Daily: Selig Talks Tech Changes During B&C HOF Dinner

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SportsBusiness Daily: C-SPAN To Air Blackmun Speech, College Panels

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Tags: Media

10/20/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Broadcasting & Cable HOF To Honor 12

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SportsBusiness Daily: Marketing Symposium: Pay Coming For College Athletes

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10/14/14
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Tags: Basketball, Football, Media, NCAA

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SportsBusiness Daily: NBA Closer To Adding Jersey Ads

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