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John Ourand

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

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Dick Ebersol To Be Honored With SBJ/SBD Lifetime Achievement Award

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 23 / 15

In '09, two years before he would step away from the business, NBCUniversal’s DICK EBERSOL went on stage to accept an honor at the Sports Emmy Awards in N.Y. Waiting for him on stage were six commissioners representing the biggest sports leagues in the country: the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, N...

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03/31/14
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN’s 25th year of MLB games

ESPN is about to embark on its 25th season of carrying Major League Baseball games with a new rights deal that will see several changes in the way the channel covers the games. The new eight-year, $5.6 billion deal gives ESPN more flexibility in picking games, allowing it to focus even more on te ...

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03/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Golf Channel To Air Friday Ryder Cup

NBC's '06 trade of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to ESPN officially has run its course, as NBC Sports Group picked up the rights to Friday coverage of the Ryder Cup. As part of the Oswald trade, ESPN carried the Ryder Cup's Friday matches from '06-12. But this September, NBC-owned Golf Channel will step i ...

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03/25/14
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Readies 25th Season Broadcasting MLB

ESPN is about to embark on its 25th season of carrying MLB games with a new rights deal that will see several changes in the way the channel covers the games. The new eight-year, $5.6B deal gives ESPN more flexibility in picking games, allowing it to focus even more on teams that deliver the be ...

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03/24/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Truck to deliver better SNY broadcasts

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Tags: Media

03/21/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Owners Peg Int'l Growth As Top Priority

Expansion beyond U.S. borders remains the biggest opportunity for pro sports leagues, a group of four team owners said during a panel session at the '14 IMG World Congress of Sports. Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan said his team has benefited from playing some of its home games in London. “Shockingl ...

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03/20/14
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Expansion beyond U.S. borders remains the biggest opportunity for professional sports leagues, a group of four team owners said during a panel session at the 2014 IMG World Congress of Sports. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan said his NFL franchise has benefitted from playing some of its home ...

03/20/14
SportsBusiness Daily: Secretary Of Education Calls On Sports Industry

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03/20/14
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Tags: IMG World Congress Of Sports, NFL, Miami Heat, Basketball, NBA

03/19/14
SportsBusiness Daily: 120 Sports To Announce Talent Roster

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03/17/14
SportsBusiness Daily: FS1 To Launch New Weekday Show

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