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John Ourand

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

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NBC, ESPN, Fox Expected To Bid On EPL With Separate Three-, Six-Year Packages

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 08 / 03 / 15

U.S. bids to carry EPL games have to be submitted by Aug. 6, and all the usual suspects are planning to be involved -- incumbent NBC, ESPN and Fox, according to multiple sources. The new wrinkle in this bidding process is that the EPL has told the networks that it will accept both three-year and six...

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05/25/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Periscope on the radar

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Tags: Media

05/25/15
SportsBusiness Journal: ‘Industry of Relationships’

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Tags: Sports Business Awards

05/21/15
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Wins Best In Sports Media

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Tags: Sports Business Awards, ESPN

05/21/15
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Wins Best In Sports Television

ESPN took home Sports Business Award honors for Best in Sports Television, its second award of the night. ESPN was honored for a year that saw the network pull in a record-high cable TV audience to the College Football Playoff and record high audiences to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. ESPN Exec ...

Tags: Sports Business Awards, ESPN

05/20/15
On The Ground: Best in Sports Media: ESPN

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05/20/15
On The Ground: Best in Sports Television: ESPN

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05/20/15
SportsBusiness Daily: CBS, NBC Show Little Interest In Simmons

It sounds like CBS Sports and NBC Sports have little interest in courting Bill Simmons, while Fox Sports is keeping a door open to negotiate a deal for him. At an early morning panel at the Paley Center in N.Y, Fox Sports President Eric Shanks said he has met Simmons “once or twice” over ...

Tags: Media, CBS, NBC

05/18/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Ebersol stands by critique of Conan

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Tags: Sports Business Awards, Media

05/18/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Assessment of today’s talent on TV

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Tags: Sports Business Awards, Media

05/18/15
SportsBusiness Journal: Ebersol discusses his final day at NBC

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