We take a look back at the business side of sports media in 2013 in a Year in Review podcast and who better than sports media savant John Ourand of SBJ to do just that. It was a massive year in sports media with the launch of Fox Sports 1, rights fees continuing to rise, and there being no more interesting time to cover the industry. We chatted with John about some of those stories including…

-Why Fox Sports execs were SBJ's most influential people of 2013
-Has FS1 met expectations and how are they set up for the long run?
-Why ESPN's position at the top of the sports world may actually be more impenetrable than ever before, counter to popular belief.
-A look at major negotiations on the horizon including MLS, the NBA, and the Big Ten.
-The NFL developing a new Thursday Night Football package and whether or not DirecTV will renew with Sunday Ticket.
-The myth of the sports rights bubble.
-Major stories of 2013 and predictions for 2014.


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