Aaron Judge and Albert Pujols went for historic home runs exclusively on AppleTV+. The NFL put some of its most popular teams exclusive on Amazon. The NFL wants to sell its Sunday Ticket service exclusively to a streamer. Podcast hosts Andrew Marchand and John Ourand discuss what sports leagues' moves to streaming services mean for the business. Other topics: Pac-12 and Big 12 media rights, the new NBA App, J.J. Redick's media future and Peyton and Eli Manning's role in the new NFL Pro Bowl weekend. Troy Aikman, Joe Buck, Chris Russo, Jeff Passan, Pedro Martinez, Adam Silver, George Kliavkoff, Brett Yormark, Jay Marine, Jeff Bezos, Marie Donoghue, Jared Stacy, Barry Bonds, Michael Kay, Alex Rodriguez, Aaron Judge, Roger Maris, David Waldstein, Joel Sherman, Roger Clemens, Burke Magnus, Jimmy Pitaro, Adley Rutschman, Roger Goodell, Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Marv Albert, Chris Ripley, Albert Puljols, Letitia James, Bob Lawyer, Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, WeCrashed, Tripp Mickle, James Nestor, Eddy Cue, Brian Rolapp, John Canzano, Jon Wilner, Pat McAfee, JJ Redick, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Wayne Randazzo, Richard Jefferson, Ryan Ruocco, Dave Pasch, Stephen A. Smith, Howie Rose, Acie Wyatt, Chris Mason. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sports media's push to streaming dominates the first part of this week's podcast, as Andrew Marchand and John Ourand take a deep dive into how Amazon fared during its first exclusive NFL game. Marchand and Ourand take a look at Amazon's performance from the NBA's perspective since that league's media rights deals are up after the 2024-25 season. They bring up both the good and the bad with Amazon's stream of the Chargers-Chiefs game. Other streaming topics include the potential for AppleTV+ to carry a historic MLB game as Aaron Judge chases Roger Maris' Yankees homerun record and discuss how a direct-to-consumer ESPN may look. College rights negotiations continue to be a big issue, as the Big 12 and Pac-12 have started looking into re-doing their deals. And they tell you why Dwyane Wade is leaving TNT's NBA telecasts this season. As always, the show has its Who's Up/Who's Down and Call of the Week features. Mentions: Aaron Judge, Roger Maris, Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Jimmy Pitaro, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Scott Van Pelt, Burke Magnus, Bob Chapek, Russell Wilson, Dak Prescott, Ian Eagle, Eddy Cue, Dean Spanos, Justin Herbert, Jay Marine, Marie Donoghue, Jared Stacy, Fred Gaudelli, Kaylee Hartung, Richard Sherman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dude Perfect, Joe Flint, Jeff Bezos, Bart Simpson, Al Bundy, Roger Goodell, Chris Russo, Pat McAfee, Stephen Nelson, Hunter Pence, Katie Nolan, Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth, John Canzano, Jon Wilner, George Kliavkoff, Dwyane Wade, Kevin Harlan, Tua Tagovailoa, Tyreek Hill, Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jason McCourty, Michael Nathanson, Acie Wyatt, Chris Mason Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ESPN's new Monday Night Football announcers Joe Buck and Troy Aikman join the pod to talk about how and why they moved from Fox to ESPN during the offseason. Aikman details his talks with Amazon and ESPN and discusses how much Tony Romo's CBS salary played into his decision to leave. Buck talks about his reasons for leaving Fox and why he's decided to give up the baseball booth. A UCLA alum, Aikman also addresses his school's move from the Pac-12 to the Big Ten. Marchand and Ourand also discuss Amazon's exclusive NFL preseason game, the stunning strength of NFL TV ratings, the future of Sinclair's RSNs, Apple's Friday night MLB telecasts, ESPN's ACC contract and Pat McAfee's exit from SiriusXM. Mentioned in the podcast this week: Tony Romo, Chris Russo, Pete Bevacqua, Chris Ripley, Katie Nolan, Hannah Keyser, Melanie Newman, Chris Young, Hunter Pence, Stephen Nelson, Fred Gaudelli, Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Charissa Thompson, Richard Sherman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jared Stacy, Marie Donoghue, Bob Kraft, Rupert Murdoch, Kevin Burkhardt, Alana Russo, Michael Nathanson, Burke Magnus, Jeb Bush, Tim Green, Thom Brennaman, Kenny Albert, Anthony Muñoz, Phil Dean, David Hill, Jimmy Pitaro, Eric Shanks, Michelle Beisner-Buck, Joe Davis, Jack Buck, Vin Scully, Richie Zyontz, Tony Kornheiser, Chris Kerber, Beverly Sills, Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Tom Brady, Rick Sutcliffe, Brent Musburger, Wally Matthews, Derek Jeter, Robert Heymann, Pat McAfee, Peyton Manning, LeBron James, Charles Barkley, Stephen A. Smith, Jason Benetti, Casey Thompson, Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda, Tim Brando, Gus Johnson, Greg Olsen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Andrew Marchand and John Ourand spend much of the pod peppering ESPN's Burke Magnus, this week's Big Get, with questions about the college sports landscape. Magnus discussed what happened during Big Ten media rights negotiations and how ESPN views upcoming Pac-12 and Big 12 negotiations. Magnus also discusses how ESPN plans to schedule SEC and ACC games next year and talks about the future of SEC Network and ACC Network. Pod topics include Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy's latest venture, Amazon's failure to get Big Ten or UEFA rights and CNN's decision to move away from media reporting. Marchand and Ourand also talk about whether Disney plans to spin off ESPN, Ted Leonsis' purchase of NBC Sports Washington, broadcasters' support of women's sports, Amazon's “Thursday Night Football” debut and the Little League Classic. Mentioned on this week's pod: Chris Russo, Eric Shanks, Mark Silverman, Larry Jones, Andrew Fegyveresi, Brad Zager, Tom Brady, The Masked Singer, Urban Meyer, Mike McCarley, Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods, Dick Ebersol, John Collins, Jeff Bezos, Brian Stelter, Chris Licht, John Malone, Oliver Darcy, Sean McManus, Ted Lasso, Daniel Loeb, Bob Chapek, Michael Nathanson, Bob Iger, Ted Leonsis, Zach Leonsis, Randy Levine, Kirk Herbstreit, Al Michaels, Kaylee Hartung, Fred Gaudelli, Mark Gross, Cedric Mullins, Austin Hays, Adley Rutschman, Karl Ravech, Mo'ne Davis, Meghan Ourand, Bill Simmons, David Lennon, Dave Anderson, Steve Anderson, George Bodenheimer, Dick Vitale, Burke Magnus IV, Kevin Warren, Michael Smith, John Swofford, John Wildhack, Mike Aresco, Jack Swarbrick, Jimmy Pitaro, Paul Rabil, Mike Rabil, Keyshawn Johnson, Aaron Judge, Mike Francesa Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The leader of the Worldwide Leader weighs in on the state of the sports giant that has been the tip of the spear for the transformation of media in the streaming era. Speaking at Variety's Sports and Entertainment breakfast July 21, Pitaro gamely engages in rapid-fire questions about ESPN's long-term runway as a linear channel, the upcoming NBA TV rights talks, the influence of social media and how Peyton and Eli Manning's alternate “Monday Night Football” telecast opened the door to innovation in live event coverage.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Andrew Marchand and John Ourand give their insights on what is happening behind the scenes as the billions of dollars in TV money has changed the landscape of college football with USC and UCLA moving to the Big Ten. They explain how the Big Ten and SEC expansions are big successes for leaders of Fox Sports (Eric Shanks) and ESPN (Jimmy Pitaro), while also delving into who else may be involved, including Amazon and Apple. In the rest of the pod, Marchand and Ourand wonder why MLB didn't have other Yankees and others playing on July 4, have an update on where the MLS negotiations stand with ESPN and Fox, as well as the end of NBC's Olympic Channel. They also revisit some of last week's guest host, David Levy's opinions. Plus, a tribute to Hank Goldberg. Mentioned on this week's pod: Brian Windhorst, David Levy, Jack Swarbrick, Eric Shanks, Jimmy Pitaro, Bryce Harper, Mookie Betts, Jacob deGrom. Max Scherzer, Chris Sale, Manny Machado, Adley Rutschman, Austin Hays, Aaron Judge, Rob Manfred, Nick Saban, Tripp Mickle, Tim Cook, John Skipper, Eddy Cue, David Zaslav, Don Garber, Adam Gold, Hank Goldberg, Jeremy Schaap, Hy Goldberg, Edwin Pope, Dan Le Batard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Andrew Marchand and John Ourand go deep about the future of sports media in light of the Apple-MLS deal, as both have extensively researched and reported on the subject. At minimum, it will have an impact on what happens with the NBA in 2025 and could be a landmark move that one day down the road has serious implications for all the major sports leagues. Plus, Ryan Fitzpatrick joins the pod fresh off the announcement that he has officially joined Amazon as a studio analyst for Thursday NIght Football this fall. Fitzpatrick goes in depth into his career, why Amazon is next and how he and his wife manage their seven children. Those mentioned in the pod include: Adam Silver, Mike Bass, Chris Ripley, Jerry Reinsdorf, Lionel Messi, Wayne Rooney, Mark Apter, Seinfeld, Chris Mason, Gary Bettman, Aaron Judge, Ryan Glasspiegel, Richard Sherman, Tony Gonzalez, Charissa Thompson, Jimmy Pitaro, Steve Bornstein, Timmy Chang, Nathaniel Hackett, Liza Barber, Tony Romo, Jim Nantz, Terry McLaurin, Carson Wentz, Drew Brees, Mark Sanchez, Daryl Johnston, Jon Vilma, Joel Klatt, Brock Huard, Bob Costas, Rudy Martkze, Marv Albert, Jerry Johnson, Sean McDonough, Joe Buck, Jack Buck, Mike Francesa, Chris Russo, Wally Pipp, Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Acie Wyatt Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Locked On Big 12 weekly roundtable is back as the crew discussed the comments from ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro that he expects Texas and Oklahoma to remain members of the Big 12 Conference until 2025. Josh, Stephen, John and Jake then discussed the long-anticipated return of EA Sports NCAA Football in 2023 and their excitement to have one of the great all-time video game franchises on the comeback trail. Support Us By Supporting Our Locked On Podcast Network Sponsors! Built Bar - Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to BuiltBar.com and use promo code “LOCKEDON15,” and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline - BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline – Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto - Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Follow the Locked On Cougars podcast on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay up-to-date with the latest with regards to the podcast and BYU sports news. Please remember to subscribe, rate and review the show. Also, please consider subscribing to the Yawk Talk Newsletter that Jake writes and is delivered directly to your email inbox. If you are interested in advertising with Locked On Cougars or the Locked On Podcast Network, please email us at LockedOnBYU@gmail.com or contact us here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Locked on Big 12 Crew discuss the hottest topics in college sports. They touched on comments made by Jimmy Pitaro relating to when Oklahoma & Texas will be heading to the Big 12. The guys then shared their thoughts on the recent news surrounding the NCAA Football Video game. They talked about the progression of the video game and what changes we can expect from the game in 2023. NCAA Football Video Game Coming Summer of 2023? + ESPN Exec Says OU & Texas Will Remain Until 2025 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIai... WANT MORE DAILY BIG 12 FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL CONTENT? Follow & Subscribe to the Podcast on these platforms…
Does Oklahoma head football coach Brent Venables already have better booster support than now-USC head football coach and ex-Sooners head man Lincoln Riley ever did? Hosts John Williams and Josh Helmer discuss. Also, ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro says don't expect OU or the Texas Longhorns to leave the Big 12 before 2025. Can fans actually buy that coming from Pitaro and ESPN? Finally, Oklahoma baseball stays red hot and is now just one win away from the national championship series in Omaha, Neb., at the 2022 Men's College World Series. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Built Bar Built Bar is a protein bar that tastes like a candy bar. Go to builtbar.com and use promo code "LOCKED15" and you'll get 15% off your next order. BetOnline BetOnline.net has you covered this season with more props, odds and lines than ever before. BetOnline - Where The Game Starts! Rock Auto Amazing selection. Reliably low prices. All the parts your car will ever need. Visit RockAuto.com and tell them Locked On sent you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Episode 216 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with Jimmy Pitaro, the Chairman and top executive at ESPN. In this podcast, Pitaro discusses his interest in extending media rights deals with the NBA and Formula One — and why that's important to his company; how he views ESPN's current relationship with the NFL and why getting into the Super Bowl rotation matters beyond viewership and finances; breaking down ESPN's recent NFL rights deal; ESPN's definitive interest in the Big Ten Conference rights; how ESPN's SEC deal impacts inventory when it comes to interest in the Big Ten and Pac-12's upcoming inventory; the intersection of sports and politics and sports and culture at ESPN and how he views that with regard to ESPN employees; the odds the NBA takes some of its premiere content and sells it exclusively to an online outlet; how ESPN views opportunity in the sports gambling space; why ESPN's viewers want and expect ESPN to be in the sports gambling space; his family's obsession with the Yankees and love of baseball; running parallel paths of a linear television business and ESPN's direct-to-consumer business; ESPN unequivocally wanting back in World Cup rights; whether someone in his position should be part of talent negotiations; how many emails gets a day; and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
News of Apple's all-encompassing Major League Soccer deal broke just before Andrew Marchand and John Ourand taped this week's podcast. The two go in-depth on deal terms and what Apple's involvement means for the rest of the business. Marchand and Ourand also analyze what Luis Silberwasser's surprise appointment as chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery Sports means for the sports media business and what changes to expect at Turner Sports. Chris Solomon, host of the golf podcast No Laying Up, joins this week as The Big Get. Speaking from the US Open, Solomon talked about the future of LIV Golf and the PGA Tour and what to expect from both. As always, the two pick who's up (Peyton Manning and Don Garber) and who's down (Bob Chapek and Jay Monahan), as well as the Call of the Week from Mike Breen. Mentions this week: Rory McIroy, Greg Norman, Don Garber, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Pat McAfee, Dan Le Batard, Tom Brady, Bob Chapek, Jay Monahan, Jim Nantz, Michael Jordan, Taylor Twellman, Chris LaPlaca, David Zaslav, Chris Mason, Lenny Daniels, Jimmy Pitaro, Jeff Zucker, David Levy, Karen Brodkin, Hillary Mandel, Sean McDonough, Al Michaels, Joe Buck, Jack Buck, Dick Enberg, Curt Gowdy, Dick Stockton, Charissa Thompson, Kay Adams, Nate Burleson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Richard Sherman, Tony Gonzalez, Marshawn Lynch, Kirk Herbstreit, Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson, Charles Schwartzel, Phil Mickelson, Mark Cuban, Elon Musk, Talor Gooch, Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Mohammad bin Salman, Jordan Poole, Mike Breen, Marv Albert, Ian Eagle, Eddy Cue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
LIV Golf's opening weekend is the top topic on this week's pod with Andrew Marchand and John Ourand debating the tour's media future. The two also dive into the latest with Big Ten rights, Amazon's moves to build out an NFL studio team, Jason Garrett's negotiations to call Notre Dame football and the future of the “Manningcast.” The two also review the first two games of the NBA Finals. Pelicans Guard C.J. McCollum joins the pod and discusses his media future, the state of NBA media today and why he majored in journalism at Lehigh University. Mentions this week include: Tom Brady, Phil Mickelson, Arlo White, CJ McCollum, Troy Aikman, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Amy Rosenfeld, Molly Solomon, Stephanie Druley, Mark Jones, Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy, Mark Jackson, Mike Bass, Michael Jordan, Ian O'Connor, Dustin Johnson, Greg Norman, Chris Russo, John Sterling, Marshawn Lynch, Richard Sherman, Kay Adams, Ryan Glasspiegel, Pat McAfee, Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Magic Johnson, Brian Rolapp, Jason Garrett, Tony Romo, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Joe Buck, Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Peg Ourand, Ryan Ruocco, Dave Pasch, Ian Eagle, Mike Tirico, Herb “Papa Clicker” Marchand, Stuart Scott, Tom McCarthy, Mike Schmidt, John Kruk, Jimmy Pitaro. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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, on-air roles for Magic Johnson and CJ McCollum, the next generation of NFL broadcasters, and future plans for NFL+. Podcast mentions go to Anish Shroff, Jimmy Pitaro, Greg Olsen, Kevin Burkhardt, Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan, Tom Verducci, Chris Mason, Arlo White, Peter Drury, Ted Lasso, David Zaslav, Grant Wahl, Tim Cook, Brian Rolapp, LeBron James, Steph Curry, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jeff Van Gundy, Mike Breen, Magic Johnson, Dave Roberts, Michael Wilbon. Stephen A. Smith, Jalen Rose, CJ McCollum, Draymond Green, Herb “Papa Clicker” Marchand, Boomer Esiason, Tony Romo, Jason Witten, Drew Brees, Mike Tomlin, Sean McVay, Aaron Rodgers, Travis Kelce, Bill Belichick, Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Devin McCourty, Jason McCourty, Kyle Van Noy, Troy Aikman, Cris Collinsworth, Charles Davis, Ian Eagle, Mark Schlereth, Bob Wischusen, Phil Mushnick, Ben Fischer, Dave Ryan, Zach Shaw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
After 20 seasons together at FOX, Troy Aikman and Joe Buck discuss leaving the network and joining ESPN's Monday Night Football. Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content, heralds his network's new NFL golden age, and Stephanie Druley, ESPN Head of Event and Studio Production, says MNF has the best NFL booth while giving props to Aikman and Buck's predecessor. Gracious in looking back at his former employer and excited to work with a new team, Buck is happy to hand off NFL on FOX play-by-play duties to Kevin Burkhardt and the MLB on FOX lead mic to Joe Davis. Buck also looks forward to Tom Brady's move to the booth while Aikman explains what it takes to transition from the field to TV and why he thinks Brady will do well in his new career.
Marchand & Ourand go inside the negotiations for the new deals Adam Schefter and Adrian Wojnarowski signed with ESPN, looking at everything from ESPN's strategy to the next steps for the gambling companies that had been angling to sign them. Marchand & Ourand dissect the work of CBS and Turner's top men's college basketball booth during the Final Four and Championship game. And they analyze the sports strategy being employed by Amazon and Apple. Other topics include: Fox's move to have Joe Davis call World Series games; why sponsors are supporting the MLB season so much; the on-going negotiations between Sinclair and Charter; and what to expect during the Masters this week. Podcasts mentions this week include: ESPN's Jimmy Pitaro, Scott Van Pelt, Apple's Jim Delorenzo, Jim Nantz, Grant Hill, Bill Raftery, Ian Eagle and others. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In this week's podcast, Andrew Marchand and John Ourand tell you why Pat McAfee and Jimmy Pitaro are on the way up. They go deeper into McAfee's FanDuel deal, Amazon's budding studio show and what Pitaro and ESPN are up to spending-wise. They also dissect the Monday Night Football booth's future, the issues with MLS Cup's start and examine Ourand's Crystal Ball for the Big 10 rights and Al Michaels. Plus, they are joined by ABC/ESPN lead game analyst Jeff Van Gundy, who has advice for New York coaches in dealing with the media. Van Gundy details how he and Marv Albert didn't see eye-to-eye on Patrick Ewing and how Albert helped him get into broadcasting. Van Gundy identifies his favorite back pages and chimes in on Shaquille O'Neal saying Van Gundy looks like Marchand. It's all in the pod, as well regular features of "Who's up! Who's down!" and the "Calls of the Week." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
John Ourand and Andrew Marchand are joined by ESPN Chairman Jimmy Pitaro. Pitaro was a guest at the CAA World Congress of Sports and talked about future of sports broadcasting. This episode also includes Marchand and Ourand's best calls of the week such as Michele Tafoya's sideline work during the Monday Night Football delay in Kansas City. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
One thing you can never question about ESPN...is the diversity of the network. Another thing you can't question...is the wokeness of the network. Another example of ESPN being woke was leaked this week. ESPN executive Jimmy Pitaro sent a long memo to his employees. We dive into that memo...and explain how this is another crucial mistake by ESPN. We analyze a program they implemented last year when it comes to hiring...and explain how detrimental the practice is to the network. We also show how Jimmy Pitaro is well on his way to being the worst executive in the history of ESPN.
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Episode 150 of the Sports Media Podcast features a conversation with two guests: Kavitha Davidson is a sports and culture writer for The Athletic and the host of Culture Calculus podcast. Jane McManus is the Director of the Marist's Center for Sports Communication and a Deadspin sports columnist. Both Davidson and McManus previously worked at ESPN. In this podcast Davidson and McManus discuss the New York Times piece on the storm at ESPN over Rachel Nichols' comments about Maria Taylor; their experiences working as women at ESPN; how they view ESPN on issues of promoting women of color, women overall, and people of color; what they would do if they were Taylor, whose contract is coming up; how big a failure this is of senior management; whether ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro should speak publicly; Kayla Johnson, a digital video producer, being the only person known to be punished and how absurd that is; whether the NBA production situation is salvageable and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On the eve of March Madness, the NFL announced long-term media distribution agreements with Amazon, CBS, FOX, NBC, and ESPN/ABC. Disney returns to the Super Bowl rotation and adds additional rights. Jimmy Pitaro, chairman of ESPN and sports content; Burke Magnus, ESPN executive vice president of programming and original content; and Hans Schroeder, executive vice president/ Source
On the eve of March Madness, the NFL announced long-term media distribution agreements with Amazon, CBS, FOX, NBC, and ESPN/ABC. Disney returns to the Super Bowl rotation and adds additional rights. Jimmy Pitaro, chairman of ESPN and sports content; Burke Magnus, ESPN executive vice president of programming and original content; and Hans Schroeder, executive vice … Continued
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have finalized a milestone 10-year agreement that grants ABC and ESPN exclusive broadcast rights to premier SEC football and basketball events beginning in 2024-25 and continuing through 2033-34, as announced today by Greg Sankey, SEC Commissioner, and Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content.
Episode 107 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features three guests. First up is ESPN national MLB writer Marly Rivera. Next is James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live the host of the “Origins” podcast. His latest project is a deep dive into the Cameron Crowe classic coming-of-age-film, “Almost Famous.” He is followed by agent Steve Herz, the president of The Montag Group and the author of a new book, “Don't Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results.” Rivera discusses her piece on Black MLB players past and present on what needs to change; how a piece like that gets put together at ESPN; covering MLB amid COVID-19, the recent New York Times piece featuring ESPN employees criticizing the career pipeline and diversity of top leadership, and more. Miller discusses Wojnarowski’s suspension by ESPN for tweeting “f--- you”to a U.S. Senator; leaks at ESPN; whether this was selective discipline by ESPN; what this means for President Jimmy Pitaro heading forward in terms of discipline and much more. Herz discusses his new book and why he wrote it; the importance of Authority, Warmth and Energy; how COVID-19 has impacted the talent market right now and how it might 18 months down the road; how he advises clients on the intersection of politics and race and social media; what he would say to a young person who wants to enter the business and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Great to finally have Ben on the podcast! Ben has reported extensively about ESPN & politics in the aftermath of Dan Le Batard's comments. The bulk of the podcast is on those topics but we talked about a few other sports media topics (DAZN's “ChangeUp”, Sunday Ticket and The Athletic) in the last 1/3rd of the podcast. Ben's recent deep dive on ESPN chief Jimmy Pitaro and ESPN's policy around...
Episode 62 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests: First up is best-selling author and media writer James Andrew Miller, the host of the podcast, “Origins with James Andrew Miller. He is followed by longtime NFL writer Jim Trotter, who serves in a multitude of roles for NFL Network and NFL.com and previously worked at ESPN, Sports Illustrated and the San Diego Union-Tribune. In this podcast, Miller discusses ESPN Radio host Dan Le Batard’s criticism of President Donald Trump and Le Batard’s criticism of his own network for not having “the stomach for the fight” when it comes to ESPN’s coverage of issues of race unless “there is some sort of weak, cowardly sports angle that we can run it through;" where the line is for an opinionist in relation to ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro’s dicta that it is not ESPN job “to cover politics, purely” and what that even means; the reaction of employees and management inside and outside of ESPN to Le Batard’s comments; whether there is a difference between saying something on ESPN’s airwaves and personal social media feeds; whether ESPN’s social media policy can stand heading forward; what is likely next in this story, and more. Trotter discusses working at ESPN and discussing issues of race; how he viewed Le Batard’s comments from afar; his thoughts on whether there are any parallels to Jemele Hill’s situation at ESPN; how he views ESPN’s social media policy and whether it is tenable; whether others at ESPN will head in the same direction as Le Batard, especially as we head toward an election year; why some issues are more important than policy; how sports has always been connected to race and politics; how he sees this will play out heading forward, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Radio.com and more.
Episode 55 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests. First up is best-selling author James Andrew Miller, the host of the podcast, “Origins with James Andrew Miller.” He is followed by sports broadcaster Jenn Hildreth, who will be calling the 2019 Women's World Cup for Fox and also works for ESPN and the SEC Network. In this podcast, Miller discusses the many interviews ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro has done on the intersection of sports and politics at ESPN and how Pitaro views that intersection with relation to ESPN’s audience; the research ESPN says it has done on this issue and why it won’t release that data; how a company such as Disney navigates this issue; whether the social media rules should be (and are) different for Disney Chairman Bob Iger versus a front-facing ESPN employee; the growth of ESPN+ and the job ESPN programming execs have done building it up; the ESPN Monday Night Football booth decision; whether Bob Ley will return to ESPN; what the Andy Ruiz Jr.- Anthony Joshua fight means for DAZN; the growing power of Stephen A. Smith at ESPN; what is the likely scenario for Smith’s next contract; whether Smith has Jordan Rules as an employee, and much more. Hildreth discusses calling the 2019 Women's World Cup for Fox/FS1 alongside Minnesota United analyst Kyndra de St. Aubin; her preparation to call WWC tournament; the challenges of calling global soccer, particularly challenging names; how she navigates working for Fox Sports and ESPN and the SEC Network; why she decided to move from sideline reporting to play by play; the importance of her doing play by play for the next generation of women gamecallers; her work as the lead play by play voice for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL); handicapping the 2019 Women’s World Cup; what she hopes to do heading forward, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Radio.com and more.
Episode 231 of the Sports Illustrated Media Podcast features an interview with “Washington Post’ sports media reporter, Ben Strauss. During the podcast, Strauss and host Jimmy Traina discuss the recent sale of Sports Illustrated to Authentic Brands Group, the increasing presence of Stephen A. Smith and how ESPN handled Smith’s reaction to the controversial Magic Johnson story written by colleague, Baxter Holmes, the longevity of Mike Breen, why ESPN’s President Jimmy Pitaro keeps insisting the network doesn’t cover politics and much more. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jimmy Pitaro is president of one of the most powerful programming networks on TV - but how does ESPN stay competitive in the streaming era? He talks to Peter Kafka about how he got the job at ESPN, and how he’s reshaping the network. Also: building relationships with the NFL and NBA, and sports journalism at ESPN: where sports and politics intersect. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week, ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro sat down for an exclusive interview to discuss his plan to fight cord-cutting and why ESPN is staying out of the sports betting business. College Board CEO David Coleman came on to talk about their decision to add an adversity score the SAT. Vivien Azer, a senior analyst at Cowen, went through what Mexico fully legalizing marijuana would mean for the industry. Then Bruce Linton, Founder, Chairman and Co-CEO of Canopy Growth and Kevin Murphy, CEO of Acreage Holdings, joined together to discuss their impending deal.
Episode 53 of the Sports Media Podcast features a roundtable with Sports Business Daily media reporter John Ourand. In this podcast, Deitsch and Ourand discuss the NFL moving Sunday divisional playoff games to 3pm and 6:30 p.m. ET start times; dropping the single-header rule, meaning all markets will get at least three Sunday afternoon games; the postseason NBA viewership; how much of the declines are tied to LeBron James versus other factors; the L.A. Times profile of ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro; the future of cord cutting; whether Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google will pick up significant sports rights packages by 2025; ESPN and the nexus of sports and politics; Pitaro saying talent is no longer confused about politics; the NFL Network’s rights deal with Conference USA for 10 football games; the Sports Emmys and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Radio.com and more.
Episode 39 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two segments. First up is a conversation with James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live the host of the “Origins” podcast. He is followed by Boston Globe media writer Chad Finn and USA Today staff writer A.J. Perez. In this podcast, Miller discusses how he views ESPN’s firing of Adnan Virk; why he believes there was a significant over-punishment; why ESPN has not investigated who leaked Virk’s firing to the media and whether that is hypocrisy; the historic inconsistency of ESPN discipline; whether the information Virk leaked was benign or significant; whether ESPN’s decision will have a chilling impact on others staffers talking to the media; what Virk’s next steps should be regarding future employment; why Miller believes ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro should bring back Virk, and much more. Finn and Perez discuss the low Super Bowl viewership number and potential reasons why it happened; whether Patriots fatigue actually exists or is a myth; the impact of Tony Romo on NFL broadcasting and their thoughts on the Virk firing. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
Episode 25 of the Sports Media Podcast features Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand for a discussion on the latest sports media news. In this podcast, Ourand and Deitsch discuss the current NFL viewership numbers and why they are up from 2017; whether the league can sustain the ratings through the end of the regular season; the impact of quarterbacks, competitive games, and news fatigue on the viewership; the World Series matchup between the Dodgers and Red Sox and what kind of interest there will be nationally; a look at Fox’s MLB pregame show; the NBA viewership numbers from the opening week of the season and the impact of LeBron James moving from the Eastern to Western Conference; whether the Boston Celtics can fill the TV role that Cleveland played last year with James; Ourand’s interview with ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro; the stylistic difference between Pitaro and John Skipper; Pitaro’s discussion with Ourand on the role of political talk and ESPN and the impact it had; the opposing views of Ourand and Deitsch on covering politics at ESPN; Ourand’s piece on Around The Horn and how that show will move to ESPN’s Seaport studios in lower Manhattan and will use a new graphics package that will employ augmented reality; the impact of Tony Reali as a host; whether PTI can last post-Wilbon and Kornhesier and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
Episode 23 of the Sports Media Podcast features Jemele Hill. In this podcast, Hill discusses leaving ESPN after 12 years; why she decided to leave; how one goes about negotiating a buyout with ESPN; the role of management changes at SportsCenter that led to her leaving SC6; whether ESPN management wanted her to stay or leave the company; why SC6 was not a viewership hit; the role of former ESPN president John Skipper in her career and the impact of Skipper’s leaving the network because of a cocaine addiction and the subsequent impact of that addiction; whether ESPN was too deep in political talk; her Twitter feed in the era of Donald Trump; her thoughts on the comments of Disney Chairman Bob Iger regarding ESPN swinging the pendulum a little bit too far away from sports; the culture of ESPN under new president Jimmy Pitaro; ESPN’s commitment to journalism regarding the NFL in the Pitaro era; what she will be writing for The Atlantic, where she will work as a staff writer; her role as the narrator for LeBron James' upcoming documentary series "Shut Up and Dribble; her thoughts on a conflict of interest writing about LeBron James and having financial ties to his production company; her upcoming podcast; her thoughts on the future of The Undefeated and much more.
Episode 21 of the Sports Media Podcast features three guests. The first segment is a roundtable with Sports Business Daily media writer John Ourand and Black Sports Online founder and editor Robert Littal. In the podcast, the three of us discuss Jemele Hill leaving ESPN; what it means for the ESPN brand; why it happened; how much of it the decision was tied to Hill’s suspension last October or new ESPN president Jimmy Pitaro; what it says that ESPN’s most prominent African-American female voice has left the company; Michelle Beadle leaving Get Up! to return to Los Angeles for added basketball responsibilities; Fox’s foray into Thursday Night Football; whether college football viewership will be hurt by a summer of scandal; the future of ESPN’s The Undefeated and more. The third guest is Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead website. We discuss Glasspiegel’s breaking the story of Beadle leaving Get Up!; why he thinks it happened; whether there is any relationship to Beadle’s comments about no longer watching football to that decision; the longterm future of the show; whether Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic would ever get back together, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
Episode 15 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features two guests: First, a sports media conversation with James Andrew Miller, the best-selling author of books on CAA, ESPN and Saturday Night Live. The second guest is Conrad Thompson, the host of three immensely popular wresting podcasts: Something to Wrestle (with Bruce Pritchard); 83 Weeks (with Eric Bischoff) and What Happened When (with Tony Schiavone) In this podcast, Miller discusses ESPN’s current relationship with the NFL under new president Jimmy Pitaro versus its relationship under former President John Skipper; the role of the ESPYs in the ESPN universe and why criticism might be unfair; whether journalism at ESPN will be supported by Pitaro or whether ESPN reporters should be concerned; the future of Outside The Lines; whether Pitaro would do a content deal with Barstool Sports or a company such as Barstool; the futures of Keith Olbermann and Chris Berman at ESPN; and much more. Thompson discusses the process of how he does each podcast weekly; how the Bischoff podcast came together; how he approaches distribution of each podcast; creating show extensions beyond the podcasts; how he and Pritchard developed the live show business; how that business is now worth six figures for each of them; the potential opportunities for the archives of the podcasts; his relationship with longtime wrestling journalist Dave Meltzer; the return of Hulk Hogan to the WWE; whether Hogan would commit to a weekly podcast; the impact of Ronda Rousey on WWE’s business; what we can expect from Rousey heading forward, and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
Welcome to the teaser episode — call it Episode 0 – of Sports Media with Richard Deitsch. In this 20-minute mini-episode, Sports Business Daily media reporter John Ourand and Boston Globe media writer Chad Finn discuss ESPN’s immediate challenges under new president Jimmy Pitaro; the fractured relationship between ESPN and the NFL; how ESPN will report on the NFL in the future; the plans for Monday Night Football booth; whether the Sports Illustrated Media podcast is a competitor to this podcast; and information on how to subscribe. Weekly episodes of the show will launch the week of April 9.
On March 5, 2018 ESPN announced it had hired Disney exec Jimmy Pitaro as president of ESPN. On March 6, 2018 I talked to Eric Jackson, who is founder and president of EMJ Capital about the hire. Eric is a big investor in the tech and media sectors and very bullish on Disney and on the hire. We also talked ESPN's upcoming ESPN+ streaming service, what an ESPN eSports initiative...