Rubin sees a possible future for Fanatics in media and live sports
Fanatics founder Michael Rubin said it makes sense for the company to look at long-term opportunities in media, “but when I think about doing live sports in the near to mid-term, I don’t see it.”
Ballmer: ‘People want live events, let’s give them a live event’
LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer doesn’t seem too worried about losing consumers who would rather watch an event on their phone than in person.
NBA’s Silver on the logistics of in-season tournaments, and getting players to care
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the initial reaction from players about an in-season tournament was, “Why would we care?”
The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast, Episode 82: Sunday Ticket Prices, Jim Nantz and Pac-12
YouTube TV just released prices for its “NFL Sunday Ticket” package. Andrew Marchand and John Ourand discuss why the streaming company made its prices so high and what innovations consumers should expect.
The price confirms: YouTube’s Sunday Ticket is a premium package
The big news about NFL Sunday Ticket is the pricing, and anyone who thought there were be a discount when the package moved to YouTube “is going to be sorely disappointed,” said SBJ’s John Ourand.
Up and Down: NBA on TNT, Ravens PR, and Saturday Night Live’s Angel Reese airball
John Ourand says TNT isn't out of the running for another NBA deal, and Andrew Marchand loves mic'd up golf players. On the down side: Ravens PR director Chad Steele and Saturday Night Live.
Ourand: Networks in no rush to do a Pac-12 deal
The Pac-12 Conference wants a new deal soon for its next media rights package, but networks are in no hurry, said SBJ’s John Ourand.
Ourand and Marchand: Nantz in his element at Masters, and the intrigue of LIV vs. PGA Tour
Jim Nantz is a great golf announcer not only because he’s passionate about the game, but because “he’s more of a host than a play-by-player,” said the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.
Marchand and Ourand's Who's Up, Who's Down
On the up list: ESPN's Patricia Lowry, former coach Jay Wright. And who's down?: Joe Pohlad of the Twins, and commentators Keith Olberman, Dave Portnoy, and Harry Douglas.
The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast, Episode 80: Jim Nantz and the explosion of women's sports
In the aftermath of the LSU and UConn college basketball championships, hosts Andrew Marchand and John Ourand dive into the health of both sports as media properties.
PGA TOUR Superstore Feature
Just in time for The Masters, AMBSE opens a new PGA Tour Superstore this weekend , the first of eight new stores opening this year to try to capitalize on the growing interest in golf. The company also continues to beef up its online marketplace.
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