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John Ourand

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

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Sinclair secures more Tennis Channel homes

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 08 / 29 / 16

As sports TV channels continue to bleed subscribers, Tennis Channel is growing its distribution by about 25 million homes in only two years. Service Break Tennis Channel's cable home distribution, shown since its launch year, is jumping significantly. Year ...

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09/28/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Storms will be NBC Sports Group’s CMO

Jennifer Storms, global senior vice president of sports marketing for PepsiCo, is leaving the company to become chief marketing officer of NBC Sports Group. Jennifer Storms, shown in 2011, joined PepsiCo originally as a Gatorade e ...

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09/28/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Dew Tour future hangs in balance

The Dew Tour is in grave jeopardy following NBC’s decision to shut down its action sports division in December. Earlier this month, NBC Sports Ventures informed staff at Alli Sports’ offices in Burr Ridge, Ill., and Encinitas, Calif. ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

09/28/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Putting global experience to work

Three months removed from leaving Manchester United, veteran sports media executive David Sternberg is back in the United States and running his own sports media consultancy, Claygate Advisors. Sternberg hung his shingle in Westport, Conn., opting to follow a consultancy trail blazed by sports me ...

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09/28/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Musburger on betting talk

O ne of biggest sports media trends this year has been the increased attention TV networks are giving to gambling, from the glut of daily fantasy ads to the amount of attention on-air talent gives to point spreads and over-under lines. But ESP ...

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09/24/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Turner, WME-IMG Rolling Out eSports League

The potential for eSports to deliver a young, male demo has become so alluring that two of sports media’s biggest companies are partnering to create a new competitive gaming league. Turner Sports and WME-IMG this morning announced the partnership, a move that provides the clearest sign th ...

Tags: Media, Turner Sports, IMG, William Morris Endeavor

09/24/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Turner, WME-IMG Launching Gaming League

The potential for e-sports to deliver a young, male demo has become so alluring that two of sports media’s biggest companies are partnering to create a new competitive gaming league. Turner Sports and WME-IMG this morning announced the partnership, a move that provides the clearest sign that t ...

09/23/15
On The Ground: Turner Sports, WME-IMG to partner on gaming league

The potential for e-sports to deliver a young, male demo has become so alluring that two of sports media’s biggest companies are partnering to create a new competitive gaming league. On Thursday, Turner Sports and WME-IMG will announce the partnership, a move that provides the clearest sign th ...

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09/22/15
SportsBusiness Daily: Jennifer Storms To Be NBC Sports CMO

PepsiCo Global Senior VP/Sports Marketing JENNIFER STORMS is leaving to become CMO of NBC Sports Group, reporting to NBC Sports Chair MARK LAZARUS . Storms will be based in Stamford, Conn., and begin her new job on Oct. 1. Current NBC Sports Group CMO JOHN MILLER will continue to head up market ...

Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBC, PepsiCo

09/21/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Gambler friendly, ESPN annoys colleges

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. ESPN has told college officials that it will not use the controversial “cover alerts” that it rolled out during one game telecast earlier this month. But that doesn’t mean that ESPN is going to shy away fr ...

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09/21/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: ‘One goal, one night’

J ames Brown was chomping on brown rice crisps on “The NFL Today” set as he watched the early Sunday afternoon games during the NFL’s opening weekend. Brown, who had hip surgery in the offseason, put himself on a regimented die ...

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