About The Author

John Ourand

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

Featured Story

Promotions At NBC Sports Increases Olympics Responsibilities For Bell, Zenkel

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 01 / 18 / 17

Telemundo’s coverage of the ’18 FIFA World Cup will have a distinctly Olympic feel next year, as NBC Sports Group is putting its top Olympic producer in charge of the Spanish-language channel’s production. JIM BELL will be the Exec Producer on the event as part of a promotion tha...

Read More

Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBC

More Stories by this Author

04/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Early money keys NCAA’s new TV deal

A chunk of the NCAA’s $8.8 billion extension with CBS and Turner will be paid early, before the new terms actually take effect in 2025. The NCAA and its media partners, CBS and Turner, last week announced an eight-year extension to their original 14-year, $10.8 billion deal, which goes thro ...

Tags: Media, Colleges

04/18/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Putting consumers first

I was fascinated to hear Fox Networks Group Chairman and CEO Peter Rice describe Fox’s deal with Sling TV as “replacement” product for the cable bundle. The deal places four Fox brands (Fox broadcasting, FX, National Geographic and Fox Sports) on a Sling-branded OTT network for $20 ...

Tags: Media

04/13/16
SportsBusiness Daily: CBS, Turner Extend NCAA Deal Through '32

CBS and Turner Sports have extended their joint deal with the NCAA another eight years to '32 for the men’s basketball tournament. The additional eight years are being valued at $8.8B total, or $1.1B per year. That marks a big leap from the $771.4M average annual rights fee in the original 14- ...

Tags: Media, Turner Sports, CBS

04/12/16
On The Ground: CBS, Turner extend deal for NCAA tourney to 2032

CBS and Turner Sports said today that they’ve extended their joint deal with the NCAA another eight years to 2032 for the men’s basketball tournament. The additional eight years are being valued at $8.8 billion total, or $1.1 billion per year. That’s a big leap from the $771.4 m ...

Tags: On The Ground

04/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: CBS, Turner Extend NCAA Tourney Deal

CBS and Turner Sports today said that they have extended their joint deal with the NCAA for the men’s basketball tournament another eight years to '32. The additional years are being valued at $8.8B total, or $1.1B per year. That is a big leap from the $771.4M average annual rights fee in ...

04/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: FS1 Lands Interview With FIFA's Infantino

FS1 will televise the first English-language with new FIFA President Gianni Infantino in a one-hour special tomorrow at 5:00pm ET. Alexi Lalas is conducting the interview in S.F. today and plans to ask about planned reforms at the governing body, gender equity and Infantino’s inclusion in the ...

Tags: Media, FS1, FIFA

04/12/16
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Re-Signs Analyst Todd McShay

ESPN re-signed college football analyst Todd McShay to a multiyear deal that will see him appear on TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. McShay will continue to have a big role during ESPN’s coverage of the NFL Draft, joining Mel Kiper Jr.  on ESPN’s main set for Round ...

04/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Final Four under review for CBS, Turner

The Final Four moves back to CBS next year after Turner Sports carried the semifinals, finals and Team Stream broadcasts last week. Finding a more consistent home for those three games is expected to be among the topics CBS, Turner and the NCAA explore in their annual review.

Tags: Media

04/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Partners in Houston

T he most remarkable part of the first NCAA tournament final ever carried on cable TV can be seen in how unremarkable the change actually felt in Houston. One of the most thrilling championship games in tournament history saw TV ratings drop to re ...

Tags: Media

04/11/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Simpson story spawns quality TV

Though the O.J. Simpson trial dominated American media more than 20 years ago, the case seems as popular on TV today as it ever was. FX’s O.J. Simpson miniseries, “American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson,” has been one of the surprise hits of the TV season, averag ...

Tags: Media

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug