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

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Redistributive TV Service Aereo

04 / 22 / 14

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the Aereo case this morning and is expected to hand down a decision within months. Aereo uses antennas to redistribute broadcast signals via the Internet for a small monthly fee. Because Aereo does not pay retransmission consent fees, broadcasters (ABC, CBS,...

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08/01/11
Charter Signs Deal To Carry NFL Network

Charter Communications has signed a deal to carry NFL Network and the league’s RedZone Channel. The move marks a big deal for NFL Network, which has grown to about 57 million homes at a reported cost of 81 cents a subscriber a month, according to SNL Financial. But the network was stymied for ...

07/21/11
Fox Sports Not Launching Pac-12 Channel

Fox Sports released a statement last night saying that they are not talking with the Pac-12 about launching a conference cable channel. The statement read, "We're not in any discussion with the Conference about a Pac-12 network. We're happy with our new Pac-12 media rights agreement and we're lookin ...

07/18/11
Greenburg Discusses Reasons For Leaving HBO

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07/13/11
Miller Taking Over As Head Of NBA Digital

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Tags: People and Pop Culture

07/06/11
TWC Hires Shuken For L.A. Nets

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Time Warner

07/06/11
Comcast Could Be In "Video Renaissance"

Cable operators have long complained that the margins for their video business have eroded because of the high cost of sports channels. But Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett asks if the nation's biggest cable operator, Comcast, is "on the brink of a video renaissance." In a research note released this ...

Tags: Media

07/05/11
Time Warner Hires Shuken To Launch RSNs

Time Warner Cable made its second big sports media hire in six weeks, bringing in Mark Shuken to launch its two planned RSNs in L.A. Shuken will be Senior VP & GM of the channels, which hold the rights to the Lakers. He will have to launch two RSNs – one in English, one in Spanish & ...

07/05/11
Longhorn Network Gets Two Texas Football Games

Longhorn Network will carry two Univ. of Texas football games this season, thanks to a programming agreement that ESPN and Fox have signed. The channel will kick off its live game schedule with a Rice-Texas game Sept. 3 at 6:00pm CT. The Rice game will re-air on LHN later that night at 11:00 pm. LHN ...

07/05/11
ESPN Announces Wimbledon Rights Deal

ESPN today formally announced that it has acquired exclusive U.S. media rights to live action from Wimbledon in a 12-year agreement with the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club, effective next year. The deal ends NBC’s 43-year association with the event. NBC, Fox and ESPN had been com ...

06/28/11
Capital One, Castrol Edge Sponsoring ESPYs

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