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John Ourand

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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SportsBusiness Journal: Fox in talks for USC multimedia rights

The University of Southern California has moved into exclusive negotiations with Fox Sports for the school’s multimedia rights, according to industry sources. While USC and Fox have not completed a deal for the rights, the two are in talks for a comprehensive package that would include radio, corpo ...

Tags: Media

04/13/11
SportsBusiness Daily: Fox, Big 12 Finalize Football Deal

Fox Sports and the Big 12 Conference have finalized a 13-year deal that will make Fox’ cable properties the conference’s exclusive cable home for football. Sources say Fox has agreed to pay $90M per year over 13 years. Fox had been paying $20M per year for the rights. In exchange for that fee, ...

04/13/11
SportsBusiness Daily: TXNSports.com To Launch April 26

A group of high-profile former athletes is launching a broadband website in two weeks called TXNSports.com. Network broadcasters Cris Collinsworth , Boomer Esiason , Nick Faldo , Howie Long , Cal Ripken Jr. and Phil Simms are launching the site April 26, with 16W Marketing. Frank Vuono , a ...

04/13/11
SportsBusiness Daily: Former Athletes Launching Broadband Website

A group of high-profile former athletes are launching a broadband website in two weeks called TXNSports.com. Network broadcasters Cris Collinsworth, Boomer Esiason, Nick Faldo, Howie Long, Cal Ripken Jr. and Phil Simms are launching the site April 26 with 16W Marketing. Frank Vuono, a partner wi ...

Tags: Media

04/12/11
SportsBusiness Daily: "Frontline" To Examine High School Football

PBS' "Frontline" looks into high school football tonight at 10:00pm ET with "Football High." The show goes behind the scenes of Shiloh Christian, a small school in northwest Arkansas that saw one of its players succumb to a heat-stroke injury during a summer practice last season. The show asks, ...

04/11/11
SportsBusiness Journal: Bids on Olympic TV delayed

The International Olympic Committee’s initial plan to host bidding for its TV rights package starting in mid-May ran into resistance from U.S. network executives, who said that the proposed date interfered with television’s important upfront selling season. As a result, media sources said the IOC ...

Tags: Olympics

04/11/11
SportsBusiness Journal: NHL annual rights fee to top $200M

The NHL is poised to sign its biggest media rights deal within the next two months, as the presence of three bidders is pushing the annual rights fee above $200 million, sources familiar with the discussions said. The NHL is expecting to entertain offers from ESPN, NBC/Versus and a surprisingly str ...

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04/06/11
SportsBusiness Daily: SNY Launches Ant-Dish Network Ads

SportsNet N.Y. started an extensive multi-platform marketing campaign today to protest Dish Network’s decision to drop the channel from its line-up. Channel execs would not say how much they are investing in the campaign, which is hitting N.Y. and surrounding markets in newspapers, online and o ...

04/04/11
SportsBusiness Journal: IMG World Congress of Sports 2011

The confidence that comes with weathering a long recession was evident last week among executives at the IMG World Congress of Sports. But there was also discomfort caused by uncertainty on several important issues, including labor, the perils of social media and the ...

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04/04/11
SportsBusiness Journal: Champions: Bill Rasmussen

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