About The Author

John Ourand

Staff writer John Ourand covers television and media.

Featured Story

CBS to show more PBR events as part of deal

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 07 / 21 / 14

Professional Bull Riders has extended its media rights deal with CBS in a move that will increase the number of events that will be carried by the broadcast network to 14 a year, up from 10 annually. CBS would not disclose how much it is paying PBR as part of the new multiyear deal, which is expe...

Read More

Tags: Media

More Stories by this Author

11/01/10
SportsBusiness Journal: UNLV doc will lead off HBO Sports’ schedule

GETTY IMAGES Controversial coach Jerry Tarkanian led the Runnin’ Rebels program. HBO Sports is deep in production for its first documentary of 2011: a warts-and-all look at the UNLV Runnin’ Rebels basketball team that was a powerh ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

11/01/10
SportsBusiness Journal: Fox doesn’t think Cablevision dispute will sink Series ratings

Fox’s dispute with Cablevision is not expected to hurt the network’s World Series ratings too much, according to several network and ad buying sources. But the loss of 3 million New York-area subscribers could make it difficult for the network to meet its World Series rating guaran ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

10/25/10
SportsBusiness Journal: ESPN makes bid for Longhorns network

ESPN has countered a bid by Fox Sports to operate a University of Texas channel and is now viewed by industry insiders as a legitimate competitor to partner with the school on a Longhorns network. ESPN’s pitch has been buoyed by John Skipper, the network’s executive vice president ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

10/25/10
SportsBusiness Journal: Dish awaits RSN arbitration ruling

A little more than a week after the 19 regional sports networks of Fox Sports Net and MSG’s two RSNs went dark on Dish Network, the satellite company was locked in a dispute with another large RSN group. Dish Network has been out of contract with most of the eight Comcast SportsNet RSNs ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

10/25/10
SportsBusiness Journal: What’s behind the Fox-Cablevision standoff

GETTY IMAGES (2) Fox Networks Group Chairman Tony Vinciquerra (top); News Corp. President Chase Carey Mike Hopkins, the head of Fox’s affiliate department, walked into the office of Cablevision programming chief Mac Budill in May and laid ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

10/18/10
SportsBusiness Journal: Well-known cable execs leading the charge in outdoor market

Two executives well known to the U.S. cable industry are front and center in a battle to dominate the outdoor programming genre. Cable pioneers Roger Werner and Leo Hindery have decades of experience in the cable business, starting well before the industry had built out its systems. Werner, who is ...

Tags: In-Depth

10/18/10
SportsBusiness Journal: DirecTV tests tier with only 3 sports channels

DirecTV, a brand synonymous with sports, is testing a low-cost tier that carries only three full-time sports channels, all from ESPN. If successful, the entry-level tier could wind up affecting the entire sports media industry. Distributors long have complained about the cost of sports channels, wh ...

Tags: Media

10/18/10
SportsBusiness Journal: Hunting for growth

Mike McKinnis was concerned this summer when he heard that ESPN was selling BASS LLC and scheduling far fewer hours of hunting and fishing programming. Even though rumors had been swirling for years that ESPN was getting out of the outdoors business, the news came as a blow to producers like McKinn ...

Tags: In-Depth

10/18/10
SportsBusiness Journal: Networks use extra bait to land wider distribution

Outdoor networks point to added cable and satellite distribution as the surest way to expand their business. And network executives are unanimous about how to get it done: cooperation with distributors. That means making content available on platforms that can expand cable operators’ business, like ...

Tags: In-Depth

10/11/10
SportsBusiness Journal: Fox in lead for Texas network

Fox Sports has emerged as the front-runner in the competition to partner on the University of Texas’ fledgling TV network. IMG College, the Longhorns’ multimedia rights holder, has been in talks with a number of potential partners for several months including Fox and ESPN, industry ...

Tags: This Week's Issue

Video Powered By - Castfire CMS Powered By - Sitecore

Report a Bug