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.
Ourand: NBA playoff matchups good for ratings and will set up the league’s next rights deal
With great matchups in both the east and west, the NBA is set up for strong ratings throughout the playoffs, said SBJ’s John Ourand on The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast.
Marchand and Ourand Episode 85: Why is Adam Silver so happy? (And, NFL Draft talk…)
From new Super Bowl viewership numbers to NFL Draft news, the NFL is a hot topic for hosts Andrew Marchand and John Ourand this week.
Who’s up: Silver and Goodell; Who’s down: Mel Kiper Jr. and a producer who shall not be named
Commissioners Adam Silver and Roger Goodell made the “Who’s up” list this week on The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast.
NFL roundup: The Brady-meter, Super Bowl ratings, and Amazon’s Black Friday game
The chances of Tom Brady ever joining the Fox broadcast booth are now slightly less than 50 percent, said the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand on The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast.
With big anniversary looming, Derby sponsors keeping focus on Saturday’s race
Churchill Downs is working with a list of sponsors both old and new to activate around Saturday’s running of the Kentucky Derby, while also keeping next year’s race — the 150th running of the Derby — top of mind.
Anquan Boldin on how the Players Coalition continues to fight for social justice
Getting the NFL to run a Super Bowl ad spotlighting issues related to police brutality was a big moment for the Players Coalition, said Anquan Boldin, a long-time NFL player and co-founder of the group.
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