On the latest episode of the SI Media Podcast, host Richard Deitsch talks with SBJ's John Ourand about the upcoming Rio Games, how the ACC Network fits into ESPN, the sale of Yahoo and more.
Episode 68 of the Sports Illustrated Media podcast features Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand, who makes his third (a record for a guest) appearance on the podcast.
In this episode, Ourand and Deitsch discuss the viewership potential for the Rio Olympics, how NBC Sports will cover the negative stories coming out of Rio, whether the Olympics is a good investment for NBC, the upcoming ACC Network and whether it was a good investment for ESPN, the future of the Longhorn Network, why Tom Jackson left ESPN and the many changes to ESPN’s NFL studio coverage, whether ESPN is a left-leaning organization and what such a perception means for viewers, whether sports media members should discuss politics on social media, Twitter and the live streaming of sports, what Yahoo’s sale means for sites such as The Vertical and much more.
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