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OT: More ESPN Layoffs, 150
Quote: Today we are informing approximately 150 people at ESPN that their jobs are being eliminated.

We appreciate their contributions, and will assist them as much as possible in this difficult moment with severance, a 2017 bonus, the continuation of health benefits and outplacement services. They will also appreciate your support.

The majority of the jobs eliminated are in studio production, digital content, and technology and they generally reflect decisions to do less in certain instances and re-direct resources.

We will continue to invest in ways which will best position us to serve the modern sports fan and support the success of our business.


The 38-year-old network has been squeezed by rising fees to broadcast live events. ESPN also has lost about 10 million subscribers during the past six years, based on estimates by Nielsen Media Research.

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11-29-2017 04:12 PM
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ESPN has invested too much money in "PRO" sports. The NFL viewership is down. And, I don't think many people care about the NBA... at least not until the playoffs.
ESPN's heyday was when they had Big Monday and Super Tuesday... when the Big East was gaining national recognition... and, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels & the rest of the Big West entertained viewers late night.
11-29-2017 07:31 PM
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(11-29-2017 07:31 PM)NMSUPistolPete Wrote:  ESPN has invested too much money in "PRO" sports. The NFL viewership is down. And, I don't think many people care about the NBA... at least not until the playoffs.
ESPN's heyday was when they had Big Monday and Super Tuesday... when the Big East was gaining national recognition... and, the UNLV Runnin' Rebels & the rest of the Big West entertained viewers late night.

NBA ratings are actually way up for ESPN and TNT. I work in the schools, and the youth all seem to be way more into the NBA and it’s stars than the NFL. Here in Northern California, the Niners stink (Raiders aren’t that much better) and Warriors are reigning, which very well may help this non-scientific finding, but I think this is an trend occurring nationallly.
12-01-2017 11:54 PM
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