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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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01/25/12
Hochberg Ebersol Sells NFL-Branded Show To USA

Charlie Ebersol's production company, The Hochberg Ebersol Company, sold an NFL-branded show to USA Network. The NBC-owned cable channel will run "NFL Characters Unite" next month as part of its public service campaign against prejudice and discrimination. The 60-minute program profiles four NFL per ...

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01/20/12
Fox' Shanks Talks Live EPL Game

Fox will air the first live EPL game on U.S. broadcast television Sunday when Manchester United visits Arsenal at Emirates Stadium. Fox will begin coverage at 10:30am ET with a pregame show featuring Rob Stone, Eric Wynalda and Piers Morgan. THE DAILY spoke with Fox Sports Media Group co-Presi ...

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01/19/12
ESPN2 Revamps Afternoon Lineup

ESPN2 has decided how it will revamp its afternoon lineup after Jim Rome signs off on his "Jim Rome Is Burning" show for the final time on Jan. 27. Starting Jan. 30, ESPN2 will expand its "Best of Mike & Mike" to 60 minutes and run it in the 2:00-3:00pm ET timeslot. The rest of ESPN2's lineup wi ...

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01/19/12
ESPN2 To Shuffle On-Air Schedule

ESPN2 decided how it will revamp its afternoon lineup after Jim Rome signs off on his "Jim Rome Is Burning" show for the final time on Jan. 27. Starting Jan. 30, ESPN2 will expand its "Best of Mike & Mike" to 60 minutes and run it in the 2:00-3:00pm ET timeslot. The rest of ESPN2's lineup ...

01/17/12
Tennis Channel Inks Carriage Deal With Verizon

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01/11/12
Jim Rome Officially Signs With CBS

Jim Rome will host new shows on CBS Sports Network and Showtime and be an on-air contributor for the CBS broadcast stations in a wide-ranging deal that was announced today. The move is a coup for CBS Sports Network, bringing a recognizable name to the channel, which is in about 42 million homes and ...

Tags: Media, CBS, Showtime, ESPN

01/11/12
CBS Sports To Announce Deal With Jim Rome

Jim Rome will host new shows on CBS Sports Network and Showtime and be an on-air contributor for the CBS broadcast stations in a wide-ranging deal. The network will make a formal announcement later today. The multiyear deal will include the launch of a 30-minute show called "Rome" on CBS Sports Ne ...

01/04/12
Disney, Comcast Ink 10-Year Carriage Deal

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12/20/11
Time Warner Makes Personnel Moves Official

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12/20/11
Super Bowl XLVI To Be Streamed Online

The Super Bowl will be streamed via the Internet for the first time next month, with broadband users having the option to watch the game on NFL.com or NBCSports.com. A formal announcement will be made this afternoon. Online users will be able to watch the NBC Sports feed of the game, in additio ...

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