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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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Tags: People and Pop Culture, MLB

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bleacher Report's Grey To Step Down

Brian Grey is stepping down as Bleacher Report CEO and Turner Sports Senior VP "to pursue the next chapter in his professional career," according to internal memos obtained by THE DAILY . Longtime Turner exec Matt Hong will take over Grey's duties. "From the onset of our initial interest i ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Promotes Chris Hannan

Fox Sports promoted Chris Hannan to the newly created position of Exec VP/Communications & Integration. He will be based in L.A. and will continue to report to Fox Sports co-Presidents & co-COOs Randy Freer and Eric Shanks . Hannan will oversee Fox Sports' PR and corporate communication ...

SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN, Dish Yet To Renew Expiring Deal

ESPN and Dish Network still have yet to reach terms to renew their affiliate deal, which ends at midnight tonight. Neither company offered an on-the-record comment, but sources said talks are still happening. While it is possible that ESPN – along with all Disney channels – goes dark on ...

SportsBusiness Journal: Smallest MLB markets show ratings boost

MLB saw its largest local ratings gains in its smallest markets this season. Six of the league’s eight smallest TV markets posted double-digit ratings jumps this year. On the flip side, the poor on-field performance of many of the league’s big-market teams led to ratings declines, wit ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Fox To Use Facebook Content During Football Games

Fox Sports has signed a deal with Facebook to incorporate content from the social media company into the network's football telecasts. The deal lasts through the current football season, starting with last weekend's college and NFL games. Financial details were not revealed. Facebook has similar dea ...

Tags: Media, Fox, Facebook

SportsBusiness Journal: Talks continue on local streaming

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but the NHL is negotiating with regional sports networks about the possibility of streaming local games this season. For at least the fifth season in a row, the league and RSNs started talks over the summer to try to find the best way to move forward wit ...

Tags: In-Depth, NHL Season Preview

SportsBusiness Journal: Paralympics to get live coverage from Sochi

NBC showed 5.5 hours from the London Paralympics; live Sochi coverage will reach 50 hours. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES NBC Sports Group is completing a deal to carry next year’s Para ...

Tags: Olympics

SportsBusiness Journal: CBS Radio-Nets deal far more than rights

In January, just a couple of months before the Brooklyn Nets’ radio rights deal with WFAN was expiring after nine years, CBS Radio President and CEO Dan Mason visited Brett Yormark, CEO of the Nets and Barclays Center, to start renewal talks. Just as quickly as the negotiations started, the tw ...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Discovery To Air Two-Part NFL Series

Discovery Channel will carry a two-part NFL series this fall called "NFL In Season," documenting the week before four teams travel to play in London. Produced by NFL Films, the series will run Oct. 4 and Nov. 1 at 10:00pm ET/PT. The series is expected to have a "Hard Knocks" feel, as producers will ...

SportsBusiness Daily: Howard Beck Explains Move To Bleacher Report

THE DAILY caught up with Howard Beck and spoke about why he left the N.Y. Times for Bleacher Report . Q : The idea of leaving the N.Y. Times for Bleacher Report ­-- I find that hard to grasp. How did you come to that decision? Beck : I understand your reaction to it and the reaction of a l ...

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