Marchand and Ourand, Ep. 88: Thursday Night Flex, Pat McAfee and the ESPN layoffs
The NFL’s decision to add flex scheduling to Amazon’s “Thursday Night Football” schedule is this week’s top topic, with hosts Andrew Marchand and John Ourand discussing the move from the perspective of the fan, the league perspective and Amazon.
Marchand and Ourand, Episode 87: NFL Wildcard behind a paywall, Pat McAfee and Matt Ryan
The NFL’s deal to sell one wildcard playoff game exclusively to the Peacock streaming service for $110 million is a main topic. Hosts Andrew Marchand and John Ourand discuss what the deal means for the league and NBC.
SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports: Danita Johnson
SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with Danita Johnson, president of business operations for D.C. United and a member of Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 class of 2023.
Ourand: Local team media rights will be non-exclusive and bring in less money
The deal for Phoenix Suns and Mercury games to be carried on broadcast TV and team websites is a preview of the post-RSN future, said SBJ’s John Ourand.
Ourand: Look for streamer to buy exclusive rights to NASCAR mid-summer races
Incumbent broadcasters Fox and NBC will get new NASCAR deals, but a streaming service is likely to join the mix, said SBJ’s John Ourand.
Marchand and Ourand Ep. 38: Amazon vs. Apple, Ryan Fitzpatrick and more
Andrew Marchand and John Ourand go deep about the future of sports media in light of the Apple-MLS deal, as both have extensively researched and reported on the subject.
Cubs' Tom Ricketts on jersey patches, betting and more
Chicago Cubs owner and chairman Tom Ricketts talked about jersey-patch revenue, sports betting and media rights in a wide-ranging interview to open the 2022 SBJ Brand Innovation Summit in Chicago. SBJ’s Abe Madkour conducted the interview.
KC Current co-owner Angie Long: ‘We know we have the product, and now everyone can see it’
At this week’s Game Changers conference in New York, Kansas City Current co-owner Angie Long talked about the importance of the NWSL championship in primetime, and what it will mean to have a stadium purpose-built for a women’s team.
ESPN's Jimmy Pitaro on Bob Iger's return to Disney
Ourand and Prisbell: Will dramatic moves pay off for LIV Golf?
With the signing of Phil Mickelson and several others, plus the USGA’s announcement that the U.S. Open will welcome PGA Tour defectors, SBJ’s John Ourand and Eric Prisbell look at how LIV Golf is doing as it launches its first event.
ESPN's Aronowitz on the importance of women's viewership of sports
At the Game Changers conference in New York, ESPN’s Meg Aronowitz talked about the importance of women viewership of sports and how her group is creating engaging content around women’s sports.
Fischer: Big questions remain following Hamlin injury, but NFL teams 'absolutely' expect to play on Sunday
In the wake of Damar Hamlin’s devastating injury, the NFL is facing big decisions about how to continue its season. SBJ’s Ben Fischer and Austin Karp look at the business implications for the league.
SBJ I Factor: Alex Martins of the Orlando Magic
SBJ I Factor presented by Allied Sports features an interview with Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins. Martins is a long-time sports executive who first started with the Magic in 1989. He has been CEO since 2011.
2022 SBJ I Factor Peter Stern
Peter Stern, president of The Strategic Agency, talks with SBJ’s Abe Madkour about launching his consultancy firm from his apartment, his leadership style, and how advice from his grandmother guides who he decides to work with.
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