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John Ourand

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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09/16/13
SportsBusiness Daily: CBS' Anthony, Kellogg Swap On-Air Roles

CBS Sports will move Greg Anthony to the broadcast booth, making him the net's lead college basketball analyst and pairing him with Jim Nantz . Anthony had been CBS' top studio analyst for college basketball. In turn, the network is moving Clark Kellogg from the lead game analyst position to th ...

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Pac-12 venues to get AT&T wireless boost

Editor's note: This story is updated from the print edition. The Pac-12 is on pace to become the first major college conference to update all of its football stadiums and basketball arenas with full wireless capability. The conference struck a comprehensive, three-pronged agreement with AT ...

Tags: Colleges

09/16/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Pac-12 keeping nets’ ownership

Emboldened by a modest profit in the first year of its conference-owned network, the Pac-12 is standing firm that its seven channels are not for sale and the conference is not seeking investors. The Pac-12’s national network and six regional channels represent the only college network that ...

Tags: Colleges

09/13/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Velocity Launching Motorsports Programming Block

The Discovery-owned Velocity cable channel is launching a two-hour, Saturday afternoon programming block devoted to motorsports, including motorcycle racing and trucks. "Eurosport on Velocity" launches Sept. 28 from 1:00-3:00pm ET and will be replayed Sunday morning. Programming initially will inclu ...

09/13/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Sirius XM Launching "Bleacher Report Radio"

SiriusXM and Bleacher Report will launch a daily sports show on Monday called "Bleacher Report Radio." Hosted by Steve Covino and Rich Davis , the show will air on Sirius Sports Zone (Sirius channel 92 and XM channel 208). The show hosts plan to interview Bleacher Report contributors about daily ...

09/09/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Ex-coaches call the game

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. These days, former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer watches Sooners games from a cabana that is next to a swimming pool in his backyard in Norman, and former Oklahoma State coach Pat Jones watches Cowboys games from a bar in Tu ...

Tags: Media

09/05/13
SportsBusiness Daily: CBS Gets Big East Hoops TV Rights

Fox Sports sublicensed 20 Big East basketball games to CBS Sports for the upcoming season. CBSSN will carry 18 games and the broadcast network will carry two games. CBS will carry Butler-Georgetown on Feb. 8 and Marquette-Villanova March 2. FS1 has committed to carry 108 Big East basketball games, p ...

09/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Fox signs sponsors for college tour

Fox Sports has signed Ford, Academy Sports and Pizza Hut as charter sponsors for its “Fox College Saturday Tour” — a roadshow that will sit outside stadiums where Fox is broadcasting its national college football games this season. Fox will use the “tour” for live cut-i ...

Tags: Media

09/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: BT's sports gamble

British Telecom executives are making a $1.5 billion bet that they can expand their telephone and broadband businesses by giving away sports TV channels. The company surprised the British media establishment in June 2012 by putting forth a massive $383 million per year bid to pick up one of the E ...

Tags: Global Special Issue

09/02/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Twitter taps Reiss to spearhead sports

Twitter has taken its most significant step into the sports world by hiring Geoff Reiss to build out the company’s sports business, according to several sources. Twitter hired the former Professional Bowlers Association CEO to a new position as head of sports partnerships where he will repo ...

Tags: Media

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