About The Author

John Ourand

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

Featured Story

FS Detroit Debuting Football Week In Michigan To Capitalize On Busy Schedule

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 17 / 17

Buoyed by the success of Hockey Day in Minnesota and Basketball Day in Indiana, FS Detroit is rolling out a similar program around football and expanding it to a week. The RSN is publicizing Football Week in Michigan from Nov. 18-25, having started a bus tour around the state earlier this week. Mich...

Read More

Tags: Media, Fox, FS1

More Stories by this Author

01/25/17
SportsBusiness Daily: The Ringer Hires Michael Lombardi

The Ringer hired Mike Lombardi to an exclusive deal that will see the NFL analyst contribute podcasts, video essays and studio show appearances for the digital media company. Lombardi, a former team exec, was a weekly guest on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” during this NFL season ...

01/23/17
SportsBusiness Journal: ‘Hockey Night’ part of game’s culture

Shawna Gawreluck could barely believe her kids’ reactions earlier this month when the unmistakable Don Cherry appeared on one of the many television screens at a Boston Pizza in St. Albert, Canada, where they were eating dinner. Cherry was wearing “some sort of white suit with flags o ...

Tags: Media

01/18/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Bell, Zenkel Among NBC Sports Promotions

Telemundo’s coverage of the ’18 FIFA World Cup will have a distinctly Olympic feel next year, as NBC Sports Group is putting its top Olympic producer in charge of the Spanish-language channel’s production. JIM BELL will be the Exec Producer on the event as part of a promotion tha ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBC

01/17/17
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN OK With Schefter's Role With New League

ESPN said that NFL reporter Adam Schefter is not breaking company policy by participating in the new Pacific Pro Football league as part of the advisory board. An ESPN spokesperson described the board position as unpaid and ceremonial. ESPN emailed a statement to THE DAILY saying, “Ada ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

01/17/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Launching SiriusXM Channel

SiriusXM will launch a Fox Sports channel on Friday that will include audio programming from the network’s TV and radio shows. The multiyear deal will see Fox Sports on SiriusXM appear on channel 83. Programming will come from FS1 studio shows like “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” &l ...

Tags: Media, Fox, SiriusXM

01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: What were CES’s coolest new ideas?

I asked three media executives to describe the “coolest products” they saw at the recently completed Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I told them not to limit their answers to products with sports applications. It was no surprise to see the excitement around virtual and augmented ...

Tags: Media

01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: NFL Net effect

T he dominant theme in sports media for the past two years is that cable channels are in trouble. Not only are they losing subscribers rapidly, but they have not been able to figure out how to attract younger viewers. NFL Network is the type of ...

Tags: Media

01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN’s Mark Gross goes live

Yes, that was Mark Gross sitting in ESPN’s producer’s chair last Wednesday night during a Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder game. Gross has been with ESPN since 1988, but he had never produced a game — any game — for the network. Now ESPN’s senior vice presiden ...

Tags: Media

01/16/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Who rules viewership? Sports

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Some in the industry are waiting for a sports rights bubble to pop, but judging from 2016’s most popular television shows, sports rights are as valuable as ever. Eighty-eight of the top 100, most-viewed show ...

Tags: Media

01/09/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Twitter’s game plan

I t was one of the most benign plays in football — a fair catch on a punt — that brought the biggest cheers inside Twitter ’s makeshift production studio Dec. 1 during the Cowboys-Vikings “Thursday Night Football” ga ...

Tags: Media

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug