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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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07/15/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NFL gets ‘Big Break’ on Golf Channel

Editor's note: This story is revised from the print edition. Golf Channel is partnering with the NFL for its next “Big Break” series, with six former NFL players competing in the 20th version of the show, which wrapped up filming last month at the Dorado Beach Resort in Puerto Ric ...

Tags: Media

07/15/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Outside looks to viewers to supply video

Outside Television has revamped its website to operate less as a promotional vehicle for its channel and more as one where viewers can watch and share adventure-related video. Rob Faris, Outside’s senior vice president of programming and production, said the shift was made because, “W ...

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07/09/13
SportsBusiness Daily: CBSSN To Air NFL Pregame Show

CBS Sports Network is getting into the NFL business, according to a well-placed source. The cable channel is planning to produce a four-hour pregame show on Sunday mornings this fall, starting at 9:00am ET. The show will be called "That Other Pregame Show," and its last hour will air against "The NF ...

07/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NHL Network on ice

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Tags: Media

07/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB sponsors go big at All-Star Game

Chevrolet and new MLB partner T-Mobile will be the most aggressive sponsor activators around the four days of MLB All-Star Game activities in New York City. Festivities begin July 13 with the All-Star 5K & Fun Run in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, for which MLB is hoping for 10,000 runners. ...

Tags: Events and Attractions

06/24/13
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN To Announce Extension With PBA

ESPN is set to announce a five-year media rights deal with the PBA, continuing a relationship that dates back to '79. Terms of the new deal have ESPN showing more hours (to 36 per year from 25.2), starting with the '13 World Series of Bowling. Former ESPN exec Len DeLuca of Len DeLuca & Associ ...

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Wizards Exec: Name Change To Bullets Unlikely

A top Wizards exec said the franchise would "probably not" be renamed the Bullets. "There are certain instances in the last few years with certain players that I think are going to prevent that," said Monumental Sports & Entertainment Senior VP & CMO Joe Dupriest. Though he did not name ...

Tags: Franchises, Washington Wizards

06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN near deal to keep Little League

ESPN is closing in on an eight-year extension with Little League Baseball that will continue a 50-year relationship that the youth sports organization began with ABC in 1963. The deal is not complete, but both sides have reached broad agreement on most terms that will see ESPN pick up all TV and ...

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06/17/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NASCAR to open talks with ESPN, Turner

NASCAR opens its exclusive negotiating windows with ESPN and Turner next month, jump-starting a process that will cement the sport’s media relationships for the next decade. The networks will open talks July 1 and have 45 to 60 days to negotiate exclusively for the rights to 23 Sprint Cup r ...

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06/14/13
SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports Concludes Successful Upfront Season

Coming out of the upfront selling season, NBC Sports Group has booked advertising commitments around "SNF" that make up 97% of the ad sales revenue that the network brought in for the top-rated series last year, NBC execs said. Last year at this time, that number was in the 75-80% range for total r ...

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