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

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Joe Buck, Greg Norman To Head Fox' Golf Broadcast Crew Beginning With '15 U.S. Open

04 / 15 / 14

Joe Buck and Greg Norman will be Fox Sports' top on-air voices when the network debuts its golf coverage next year, according to several sources. The two will be set up in the 18th green tower at the '15 U.S. Open, when the event will be held at Chambers Bay outside Seattle. The decision to tap Buck...

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06/21/11
Comedy Central Cancels Sports Show

Comedy Central canceled its sports news show "Sports Show with Norm Macdonald" after one season. The show, which served as a Tuesday night lead-in for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," debuted April 12. "We will not be moving forward with production on a new season of 'Sports Show,'" Comedy Central ...

06/14/11
NFL Net Launching Rich Eisen Show

NFL Network is launching a weekly show of Rich Eisen 's podcasts starting Thursday. The show, "The Rich Eisen Podcast," is scheduled for every Thursday night at 8:00pm ET. Eisen about a year ago launched NFL.com's first podcast, which has been notable for its popularity (it has amassed more t ...

06/07/11
NBC Secures Olympic Rights Through '20

NBC secured the rights to four Olympic Games from '14-20 with a whopping $4.38B bid that does not include the expected $200M TOP sponsorship from GE. IOC Exec Committee Member Richard Carrion said that GE would negotiate its sponsorship separately. Carrion: "We hope to reach an extension of the TO ...

06/07/11
Comcast/NBC Wins Olympic TV Rights

NBC has won the U.S. television rights to the Olympic Games in a four-games deal, for ‘14, ‘16, ‘18 and ‘20, worth more than $4B. Sources said bids from ESPN and Fox fell short of the $2B that the IOC is currently receiving for the ‘10 and ‘12 Games. The bid marks ...

Tags: Media, IOC, NBC, Fox, ESPN

06/02/11
SI.com Gets Rights To Fredette Webisodes

SI.com picked up the syndicated broadband rights to the Jimmer Fredette webisodes chronicling his life leading up to the June 23 NBA Draft. The website will launch the web series today. The web vignettes also will run on a dedicated YouTube channel -- YouTube.com/followjimmer . Tupelo-Honey Produc ...

Tags: Media, Sports Illustrated

05/31/11
Sources Disclose Order Of Olympic TV Bids

NBC will give the third and final presentation to the IOC next week, according to sources who have seen the committee's bidding schedule. Fox will make the first bid in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday. ESPN will be making its bid Tuesday morning. Disney CEO Bob Iger will be in attendance for Disn ...

05/26/11
NBC's Schanzer Announces Retirement

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, NBC

05/26/11
Schanzer May Depart NBC Sports Group

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05/25/11
Subway Sponsoring "The Boys In The Hall" Series

Subway has signed on as presenting sponsor of the upcoming FSN series "The Boys in the Hall," which premieres Sunday at 6:00pm ET. Tom Brokaw and Fay Vincent collaborated on the show, which features conversations between Vincent and MLB HOFers, including Brooks Robinson , Frank Robinson , Duk ...

05/23/11
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