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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Fox, NBC to simulcast USFL's debut game

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Two competing TV networks, Fox and NBC, will simulcast the USFL’s first game on April 16. The networks say that this game will mark the first scheduled competition to air on competing broadcast networks since Super Bowl I, which was 55 years ago. In '07, CBS, NBC and NFL...

Fox Sports elevates Silverman to President & COO

Morning Buzz / Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Fox Sports promoted Mark Silverman to President & COO, a role in which he will oversee live event and studio production, marketing and digital across Fox, FS1, FS2 and Fox Deportes. Silverman, who will continue to report to CEO and Exec Producer Eric Shanks , had...

Streaming, betting companies bolster NFL ad market

Weekly / Monday, January 24, 2022
The NFL ad sales marketplace during the regular season proved to be the tightest in recent memory, according to descriptions from both network ad sales executives and ad buyers.   Most ad campaigns were locked in well before the season even started....

Netflix shares drop as analysts downgrade streamer's outlook

Daily / Friday, January 21, 2022
Netflix shares dropped 25% Friday morning following a Q4 earnings report that underscored the amount of competition that exists in the video streaming business. The main competition for Netflix comes from entertainment-related services like Disney+ and HBO Max. But media companies with sports rights increasingly streaming their content as...

Sources: Sinclair gets some NBA streaming rights

Morning Buzz / Thursday, January 13, 2022
Sinclair’s Diamond Sports Group has obtained the rights to stream games from 16 NBA teams later this year, according to sources. A formal announcement is expected today. The deal, originally reported by Bloomberg , was necessary for Sinclair to launch a direct-to-consumer platform. Sinclair will launch the service...

Sources: Sinclair obtains some NBA streaming rights

SBJ Newsletters / Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Sinclair’s Diamond Sports Group has obtained the rights to stream games from 16 NBA teams later this year, according to sources. A formal announcement is expected to come on Thursday. The deal, originally reported by Bloomberg , was necessary for Sinclair to launch a direct-to-consumer platform. Sinclair...