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John Ourand

John Ourand

John Ourand has covered all things media for Sports Business Journal since 2006. Before then, he spent 12 years reporting on the media industry in the U.S. and Europe, reporting for International Cable magazine and serving as editor for such outlets as Cable World and CableFAX Daily. His journalism career started in 1990 as a reporter for a Washington Post-owned weekly newspaper based in Montgomery County, Md.

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David Preschlack to head up Bally Sports RSNs

Morning Buzz / Monday, December 5, 2022
Former NBC Sports and ESPN executive David Preschlack will oversee the Bally Sports RSNs as CEO, a move that strips Sinclair of management over the group. Preschlack was appointed by the Diamond Sports board. Creditors have been frustrated with the animosity that has developed between Sinclair and...

Robin Roberts, Dana White on ManningCast tonight

Morning Buzz / Monday, December 5, 2022
Robin Roberts , Randy Moss and Dana White will be tonight’s “ManningCast” guests for the Saints-Buccaneers game on "MNF." Roberts, the “Good Morning America” anchor and lifelong Saints fan, will appear in the first quarter. Moss, an ESPN analyst and big ...

Fox Sports touts blockbuster Thanksgiving weekend

Morning Buzz / Friday, December 2, 2022
Paced by two NFL windows, the Michigan-Ohio State game and the USMNT-England World Cup match, Fox Sports says it logged 165.3 million impressions over Thanksgiving weekend. That includes viewership for 33 live events on Fox and FS1. Combined, the four biggest events totaled 98 million viewers: ...

NBC Sports Philly to air BetCast for 76ers games

Morning Buzz / Wednesday, November 30, 2022
One month after NBC Sports Chicago came out with plans to have four betting-themed alternate telecasts around Bulls games this season, NBC Sports Philadelphia is announcing a similar initiative with the 76ers. The RSN will partner with PointsBet on the telecasts, which start with this Friday’s game against the...

New questions for WBD Sports following Daniels' exit

Daily / Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Lenny Daniels is leaving as President of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports U.S., ending a 27-year run with the company, and there are several questions about what comes next for the company. The first is who replaces Daniels. In his memo to staff, WBD Sports Chair & CEO Luis Silberwasser wrote...

Lenny Daniels leaving Warner Bros. Discovery

Closing Bell / Monday, November 28, 2022
Lenny Daniels is leaving as President of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports U.S., ending a 27-year run with the company. WBD Sports announced the move, effective immediately, via an internal memo from Chair & CEO Luis Silberwasser late this afternoon. “While this change will take place...
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