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John Ourand

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

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NFL, CBS, Twitter Working On Audience Metric For “TNF” Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 30 / 16

The NFL, CBS and Twitter still are trying to develop a combined rating for this season’s “Thursday Night Football” telecasts, and it sounds like any metric will be similar to the Total Audience Delivery rating that NBC used during the Rio Olympics that combined primetime broadcast,...

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06/20/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Dellacamera, Donovan To Call U.S.-Argentina

FS1 will have JP Dellacamera and Landon Donovan in the booth with Jenny Taft reporting from the sidelines for tomorrow’s U.S.-Argentina semifinal in the '16 Copa America Centenario. The broadcast team of John Strong, Brad Friedel and Francisco Rivera will call the Colombia-Chile semifinal. Bot ...

Tags: Media, Fox

06/20/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Next wave of TV technology

I asked several technology executives at various TV networks to identify a new production technology that they believe will become more popular over the next year. Everyone mentioned drones, as written above, especially for taped pieces, not live. These are the other technologies that were most freq ...

Tags: Media

06/20/16
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN stays in the game

ESPN will buy the second half of the Big Ten’s media rights package, ending months of speculation that the two were about to sever their 50-year relationship. ESPN will pay an average of $190 million per year over six years for essentially half the conference’s media rights ...

Tags: Media

06/20/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Nets ground live drone use

I t seemed like we were watching the future of television last year as Fox Sports used drones to supplement its live U.S. Open coverage from Chambers Bay and, two months later, CBS Sports and TNT also used drones during their live coverage o ...

Tags: Media

06/15/16
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Sets Guidelines On News Attribution

ESPN last night sent its employees a set of written guidelines on when and how to give attribution on breaking news stories, including ones that other outlets break. ESPN has been criticized for not giving credit when other news sources break stories. Under guidelines that take effect today, ESPN wi ...

Tags: Media, ESPN

06/15/16
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Issues Attribution Guidelines

ESPN last night sent its employees a set of written guidelines on when and how to give attribution on breaking news stories, including ones that other outlets break. ESPN has been criticized for not giving credit when other news sources break stories. Under guidelines that take effect today, ESPN wi ...

06/13/16
SportsBusiness Daily: Fox Sports Hires Aimee Leone

Fox Sports hired Aimee Leone from WME-IMG to be Senior VP/Talent. A former NBC Sports exec, Leone will move from the N.Y. area to L.A. and report to both Fox Sports National Networks President Jamie Horowitz and Fox Sports Production President John Entz . She starts the first week of July. The ...

06/13/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Late-night basketball

NBA Finals games tip off at 9 p.m. weeknights, 8 p.m. Sundays, providing some data to study. Photo by: GETTY IMAGES Y ou can blame the NBA ...

Tags: Media

06/13/16
SportsBusiness Journal: 'Gold Medal Families'

Editor’s note: This story is revised from the print edition. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A TV producer named Ebersol has developed Olympic-themed television programming for the run-up to the Summer Olympics. Not Dick Ebersol, the former NBC Sports chairman who i ...

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06/13/16
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports fans are down with the OTT

Over-the-top and other digital services will be heartened by the results from a recent study conducted by USC Annenberg’s Center for the Digital Future and ThePostGame that found sports fans are willing to pay extra for digital sports content. The study found that 63 percent of all responde ...

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