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Staff writer John Ourand covers television and media.

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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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Cox is spending the holiday season filling its digital sports and information tier with college sports networks. The country’s fourth-largest cable operator signed a deal last week that puts ESPNU on its digital tier, a move that will add up to 2 million subscribers to the service. The de ...

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12/04/06
SportsBusiness Journal: Will NFL fans defect to satellite?

Now that the pregame bluster is over and the NFL Network has started airing live regular-season games, industry watchers are keeping an eye on whether subscribers will churn away from the multisystem operators that aren’t carrying the network. KC and Denver kicked off li ...

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11/27/06
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN, AFL work on details

The Arena Football League is in serious talks with two networks about a national media rights deal just over two months before it kicks off its regular season. ESPN would grab a stake in the Arena Football League as part of the media rights deal that’s being discu ...

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11/27/06
SportsBusiness Journal: New sponsors for ‘50 Greatest’ and MSG NY

MSG’s two-month-old rebranding already is starting to pay ad sales dividends, as the network has signed multiple sponsors for both its “50 Greatest Moments at Madison Square Garden” and “MSG NY” shows. A New York HMO will sponsor the series, which features MSG moments ...

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11/27/06
SportsBusiness Journal: Booyah, mate! ‘SportsCenter’ goes down under for ESPN Internation ...

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11/20/06
SportsBusiness Journal: Carriers ready for long fight

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11/20/06
SportsBusiness Journal: Exec producer Plavnick exits ESPN Classic

Judy Plavnick left ESPN Classic last week after spending a year in Bristol, Conn., as an executive producer for the network. Plavnick decided to move back to her hometown, Washington, D.C., for personal reasons, a network spokesman said. Plavnick was hired in October 2005 from the D ...

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11/13/06
SportsBusiness Journal: Talks with Comcast are rolling

Avoiding the bitter public battles that have become a hallmark of previous contract renewal negotiations with broadcasters, Comcast quietly is wrapping up wide-ranging deals with both Disney and Fox that will keep ESPN and some of Fox’s sports offerings on the nation’s largest multisystem operat ...

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11/13/06
SportsBusiness Journal: A wrong turn for NASCAR

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11/13/06
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