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The Pixel-and-Roll Show: Recent Wizards Struggles & the New TV Deal

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Updated: November 13, 2015

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John Ourand
, a lifelong Bullets fan who covers television and media for Sports Business Journal, joined me on the latest edition of the Pixel-and-Roll show to discuss the Wizards’ new TV deal. Ourand broke the news last week that Monumental Sports & Entertainment reached an agreement with NBC Sports Group to extend their current broadcast rights for the Wizards and Capitals until 2032. Washington Wizards games will stay on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, the regional sports network, and the Wiz ownership group will receive a 33 percent stake in the channel.

Our conversation begins with Ourand being alarmed about Washington’s poor performance over the past week. He wants to be “talked off the ledge.” Eventually, Michael Jordan, Gilbert Arenas and Wes Unseld get brought up.

Later, Ourand drops vital knowledge on why Ted Leonsis decided against forming his own channel to partner with the cable conglomerate, how this is a solid business deal for Monumental, and what it means for Wizards fans.

Other topics include the future of Monumental Network, ESPN’s motivations to shutter Grantland, the online fallout, and Bill Simmons’ new project with HBO. Listen and subscribe!

(The detailed analysis of the agreement between Monumental and Comcast begins around the 21-minute mark.)


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Adam McGinnis
Reporter / Writer / Media at TAI
Adam is a bro from the Midwest who's been bopping around the District of Columbia for years. He's down with a range of sports, etc. and has covered the Washington Wizards for TAI since 2010.