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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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04/15/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Fox near deal to show new soccer event

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’ dream of transforming Sun Life Stadium into a center for soccer in the United States could get a big boost this summer by way of an international tournament involving some top soccer brands. Details are sparse, as organizers had yet to finalize deals with ...

Tags: Media

04/15/13
SportsBusiness Journal: NBC Sports Group makes Conn. progress

The NBC Sports Group is halfway through its move to Stamford, Conn., with 250 employees already working out of the company’s new headquarters and four shows already being produced from there. The remaining 250 or so NBC Sports Group employees will be in place by July 1, completing a move th ...

Tags: Media

04/12/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Up next: SEC network

The Southeastern Conference has completed the buy-back of its TV, digital and sponsorship rights from third parties, clearing the final hurdles to launch its TV channel with ESPN next year. The conference and ESPN will make a formal announcement on the yet-to-be-named SEC channel, which will laun ...

Tags: Media

04/12/13
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN To Announce Creation Of SEC Channel

The SEC and ESPN plan to formally announce the creation of an SEC channel on Tuesday. The two parties have begun to reach out to key constituents to let them know about the 12:00pm ET announcement at the Atlanta Hyatt. University presidents, ADs, SEC Commissioner Mike Slive , ESPN execs and the con ...

04/08/13
SportsBusiness Journal: Deal gives Golden Boy slot on FS1

The launch of Fox Sports 1 in August will mean a larger, more consistent platform for boxing promoter Golden Boy through June 2015, with an option for 2016. The two sides completed the deal last week. Specific financials were not revealed, but the package’s level of fights indicates rights ...

Tags: Media

04/04/13
SportsBusiness Daily: CSN Mid-Atlantic Extends DC United Deal

Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic extended its media rights deal with MLS DC United for another three years, running through the ‘15 season. The deal will have the Baltimore- and DC-area RSN produce 16 games per season, in addition to shoulder programming like pre- and postgame shows. The deal a ...

Tags: Media, Comcast Corp., DC United, MLS

04/02/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Bonnie Bernstein Added To Campus Insiders

Bonnie Bernstein will become the on-camera face of Campus Insiders, a digital sports network jointly owned by IMG College and Silver Chalice . The group plans to announce today that it has hired Bernstein as VP/Content & Brand Development. In her role, Bernstein will host a daily show from Chic ...

Tags: Media

04/02/13
SportsBusiness Daily: Bonnie Bernstein Joins Campus Insiders

Bonnie Bernstein will become the on-camera face of Campus Insiders, a digital sports network developed by IMG College and Silver Chalice. The group plans to announce today that it has hired Bernstein as VP/Content & Brand Development. In her role, Bernstein will host a daily show from Chicago' ...

04/01/13
SportsBusiness Daily: CBSSN To Feature Masters Coverage

CBS Sports is planning to use CBS Sports Network for significantly more coverage around The Masters next week, including full replays of the third and fourth rounds. The replays, which will start once coverage on the broadcast network ends, represent a new wrinkle to the network's coverage. The chan ...

04/01/13
SportsBusiness Journal: MLB clubs look to follow Dodgers

Call it the latest shot heard ’round the world. When word emerged in late January that the Los Angeles Dodgers had reached a new $8 billion TV contract with Time Warner Cable to create a Dodgers-focused regional sports network, it sent shock waves through the sports and television ...

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