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John Ourand

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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NBC Plans Most-Ever Olympic Trials Coverage

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ESPN To Run Women's Sport Block On June 23

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Buffett, KISS, Black Keys To Play Final Four

Jimmy Buffett, KISS and The Black Keys will headline the '12 NCAA Big Dance Concert Series at the NCAA Final Four in New Orleans this weekend. Around 140,000 fans attended last year's concert series in Houston. This year's series starts Friday night with KISS headlining the AT&T Block Party. On ...

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Fox Games To Have MLB Net Pregame

Fox will roll out a half-hour pregame show around its Saturday afternoon MLB telecasts this year. What makes this show particularly interesting is that it will be produced in MLB Network's Secaucus, N.J., studios and will use MLB Network talent. Matt Vasgersian will host and Harold Reynolds, Mitch W ...

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Guber, Tollin Launching Mandalay Sports Media

Warriors co-Owner Peter Guber and Hollywood producer/director Mike Tollin (“Arli$$”) are launching a sports media business today that will invest in and develop programming for TV, broadband and mobile platforms. The company, Mandalay Sports Media, is a partnership between Tollin and Man ...

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Mandalay Sports Media Launches Today

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NBA TV Sees Gains For Trade Deadline Coverage

NBA TV saw a big audience increase for its coverage of the NBA trade deadline last week, with the average number of viewers tuning into its afternoon show posting a 77% increase over last year (122,000 vs. 69,000). The channel's 7:00pm ET show posted a 47% gain in the average number o ...

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Big 12, ESPN Close To Signing Extension

The Big 12 is on the verge of a blockbuster TV contract that will put its media revenue in the top tier of college conferences despite losing several marquee programs in the last two years. The Big 12 and ESPN are nearing an extension that will earn the conference -- combined with its Fox contract - ...

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TWC Signs Carriage Deal For High School Sports

Time Warner Cable has signed a five-year deal to become the official content distributor of all Los Angeles City and San Diego high school sporting events. The deal goes into effect this fall. The deal supplements last year's 15-year agreement that gave TWC rights to all CIF regional and state champ ...

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