Welcome to episode No. 54 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch. In this podcast, which is published weekly, Deitsch interviews members of the sports media about their work and interesting people about the sports media. This week’s podcast features Sports Business Daily media reporter John Ourand for an hour of sports media talk.
On this episode, Ourand and Deitsch discuss Mike Tirico leaving ESPN for NBC Sports, Skip Bayless departing ESPN for FS1, whether ESPN is experiencing a real talent drain or whether that is a false narrative, FS1's strategy to build a morning block around loud opinionists, the upcoming HBO show featuring Bill Simmons and whether "The Ringer" will resonate in the market, how women in the sports media are treated on social media, the Big Ten television and digital rights deals, Sean McDonough and other replacements for Tirico at ESPN, the future of Katie Nolan, the strategy of CBS Sports' cable division, the future of the Pac 12 network, working with the PR departments of sports television networks and much more.
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