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John Ourand

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

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Retooled Chase finishes strong

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 11 / 24 / 14

NASCAR’s Chase for the Sprint Cup may have started slowly, but it ended with the sport’s biggest viewership figures in several years. Kevin Harvick celebrated the first championship under the new format. ...

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10/02/13
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 ...

09/30/13
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 ...

09/30/13
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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09/23/13
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

09/23/13
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

09/23/13
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

09/23/13
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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09/19/13
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 ...

09/19/13
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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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 ...

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