In this week’s Marchand and Ourand Sports Media Podcast sponsored by WSC Sports:
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. Khan addresses the company’s plan to sell its media rights, Wrestlemania’s role in kicking off those talks, Pat McAfee’s role with the company and Roman Reigns Hollywood future.
Khan also offers his outlook on the sports media business, including the market for streaming services. He outlines the situation faced by the Pac-12 and NBA as they prepare to go to market with their media rights. Khan also talks about PGA Tour’s strategy against LIV Golf and ESPN’s strategy when it comes to streaming. The most influential talent agent before he joined WWE, Khan discusses the salary structure for sports media’s biggest stars and his role in changing the on-air salary structure at ESPN.
Marchand and Ourand preview MLB Season and NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four and discuss Twitter’s future role in sports media. The co-hosts begin the pod as they always do – presenting their picks for Who’s Up and Who’s Down in sports media for the week.
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