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John Ourand

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

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Discovery Communications Lands Europe's Olympic Media Rights Through '24

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 29 / 15

In a stunning development, Discovery Communications has landed Europe’s Olympic media rights through ‘24 for $1.48B (€1.3B). U.S.-based Discovery now controls all European media rights -- broadcast, pay-TV, digital and mobile -- to four Olympic Games in 50 European countries and ter...

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Tags: Media, IOC

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SportsBusiness Daily: MLS Poised To Announce New Media-Rights Deals

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SportsBusiness Journal: New owner would face local TV talks

The Los Angeles Clippers’ local TV deal with Prime Ticket runs for another two seasons, putting negotiations for a new deal atop the to-do list of any new owner of the franchise. According to sources familiar with the current deal, Prime Ticket owner Fox Sports Net pays the team on average ...

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05/05/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Golf Channel doc looks at Stewart

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05/05/14
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL Net looks at draft, sees Oscars

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Tags: Media

05/05/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Social's growing stature

A s ESPN ad sales executive Eric Johnson drove home from the Super Bowl to his suburban New York home in February, he looked to the New York City skyline and breathed a sigh of relief. The Empire State Building was lit up in Seattle Seahawks colors, just as ESPN’s viewers had predicted a ...

Tags: In-Depth, Media

05/05/14
SportsBusiness Journal: Who's selling what?

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Tags: In-Depth, Media

05/05/14
SportsBusiness Journal: At cable show, threats to business

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Tags: Media

04/30/14
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN To Broadcast '15 Special Olympics

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04/29/14
SportsBusiness Daily: TNT To Address Sterling Issue During Game

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