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John Ourand

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

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Dish Signs Short-Term Carriage Extension With Turner Broadcasting

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 21 / 14

Dish Network and Turner Broadcasting signed a short-term carriage extension that runs through the first quarter of '15. The deal includes TBS and TNT, whose deals with the satellite provider expire in early December. The deal also returns several Turner networks to Dish Network, which were dropped i...

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SportsBusiness Daily: Bornstein Joins Broadcasting & Cable HOF

NFL Network President & CEO Steve Bornstein was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable HOF last night in N.Y. Bornstein was honored for his work at ESPN from '80-'02, as well as his time at the NFL when he launched NFL Network and NFL RedZone and brought in billions of dollars in rights fe ...

10/28/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Broadcasting & Cable HOF Induction Tonight

NFL Network's Steve Bornstein , Univision's Randy Falco , CBS' Joann Ross and Discovery's Bill Goodwyn are among the media execs that will be inducted into Broadcasting & Cable's HOF this evening in N.Y. Other inductees tonight will include Lionsgate's Jon Feltheimer , Young Broadcasting' ...

10/28/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Promotes Randy Freer

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10/28/13
SportsBusiness Journal: By The Numbers

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Tags: Media

10/24/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Sources: NFL Could Create Eight-Game Package

NFL officials say they still have not decided whether to make a new package of Thursday night games available to a cable channel in the next few years. And network execs say they still have not seen any plans --­ either formal or informal --­ about such a package. But sources with the networks and l ...

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10/24/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Mandalay Teams With MLBPA, USA Today

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SportsBusiness Daily: CSN Mid-Atlantic Launching DC Trivia Challenge

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SportsBusiness Journal: Twitter deal rankles some network execs

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

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10/21/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NBA near deals to allow streaming

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