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Staff writer John Ourand covers television and media.

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Bose Inks Multiyear Extension As Official Headphone/Headset Of NFL

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 05 / 23 / 17

The new deal also allows Bose to call itself the official sound and official home audio and speaker sponsor of the NFL.

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03/27/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Reorganization shifts NFL media execs

The NFL has completed a significant reorganization that offers a window into the executives who will lead the league through its next round of media rights negotiations starting in 2021. The NFL’s media executives made the most significant moves as part of the leaguewide reorganization, whi ...

Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies

03/27/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Dolphins very social

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Tags: Media

03/22/17
SportsBusiness Daily: NBC Sports Rebranding California RSNs

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03/22/17
SportsBusiness Daily: ESPN Responds To Cowherd Comments

ESPN pushed back on Fox Sports'  Colin Cowherd ’s claim that the network is losing talent because “no one wants to live in rural Connecticut,” which is where ESPN is based. THE DAILY reached out to ESPN to see if the Bristol-based network wanted to respond, and VP/Commun ...

03/21/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Juan Dixon Piece On HBO's "Real Sports"

The story of how former Univ. of Maryland basketball star Juan Dixon found his biological father late in life is the subject of a segment on HBO's “Real Sports,” which airs tonight at 10:00pm ET. His mother,  Juanita , and Phil Dixon – who was thought to be Juan's father & ...

03/21/17
SportsBusiness Daily: Tennis Channel Brings On Goren As Consultant

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Tags: People and Pop Culture, Tennis Channel

03/20/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Digital media’s recent rush of deals

It’s not Google buying “Sunday Night Football.” It’s not Apple picking up a national baseball package. It’s not even as significant as Yahoo’s one-game NFL streaming deal from 2015. But a flurry of recent sports rights deals by digital media companies has energ ...

Tags: Media

03/20/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Media focus on VR/AR, wearables

South by Southwest is an event that caters to interactive digital companies, so it should come as no surprise that media business’ biggest disrupters were the ones that had the biggest presence in Austin, Texas, last week. YouTube posted with bigger presence than previous years, setting up ...

Tags: Media

03/20/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Colleges migrating to Facebook Live

The content being created by collegiate athletic departments is changing. So is the way it’s being distributed. Schools now are looking for short, punchy videos with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage rather than the 30-minute production. That might be as simple as the team’s walk to ...

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03/13/17
SportsBusiness Journal: Sports Media: Instagram bull’s-eye

T he Chicago Bulls are doing some really interesting things with their Instagram and Snapchat social media feeds, thanks largely to Chicago’s creative community. The team can thank local photographer Chuck Anderson for its ...

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