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/Ourand Episode 35: Making sense of Big Ten, Pac-12 and MLS deals
Big Ten and MLS rights deals should have been done by Memorial Day. Andrew Marchand and John Ourand discuss where those deals stand and what viewers should expect. Other topics include NBA Finals preview and on-air role for Magic Johnson.
The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast Episode 77: Doris Burke, Future of ESPN
In the wake of ESPN’s executive reorg, pod hosts Andrew Marchand and John Ourand look into the future of ESPN, including a discussion of when ESPN will make its main channel available to cord cutters via streaming.
Ourand: Small operator Cable One inspired Charter’s game plan in fight with ESPN
SBJ’s John Ourand: “What Cable One has been able to do in the past four years is to show Charter that if it does away with video, there’s still a pretty good business ahead.”
Ourand: MLB prepping for local broadcasts, but plenty of rights questions remain
Major League Baseball is making hires and building production capabilities to handle local game broadcasts, but there’s still a long list of questions around what will happen to rights owned by troubled RSNs.
The Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast, Episode 80: WWE's Nick Khan
WWE CEO Nick Khan joins the podcast days before Wrestlemania and talks about the tumultuous past 12 months when Vince McMahon left the company amid reports of sexual misconduct only to return after six months.
Marchand and Ourand, Ep. 52: AppleTV+ streams MLB record chase, popular NFL teams streaming on Amazon, and more
Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols went for historic home runs exclusively on AppleTV+. The NFL put popular teams exclusive on Amazon. The NFL wants to sell its Sunday Ticket service to a streamer. What does it mean for the sports business?
Marchand and Ourand Ep. 33: Brees in limbo, plus Brady and Bettman
Andrew Marchand and John Ourand detail what could be next for Drew Brees on TV, more implications of Tom Brady’s $375 million deal with Fox and Joe Buck and Troy Aikman go to Bristol for the first time. Plus, MLS’ upcoming TV deal, with Apple?
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.
Silver sees opportunity for more broadcast in the media mix
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said he sees the opportunity for more national and local broadcast television in the league’s future media mix, “almost a return to … where we were in the old days.”
Episode 103: The industry-defining battle between ESPN and Charter
All Disney networks, including ESPN, went dark on Charter’s Spectrum cable systems on Aug. 31, affecting close to 15 million subscribers. Andrew Marchand and John Ourand discuss how the dispute got to this point and what should happen next.
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