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ESPN Loses Another 1.5 Million Subs


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ESPN has lost a total of 10 million subscribers since 2013.

http://www.foxsports.com/college-football/outkick-the-coverage/espn-loses-1-5-million-subscribers-as-cord-cutting-accelerates-052816

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There are several theories why... Such as their slow adapting business model, uninspiring shows, and TMZ like coverage
of athletes... with respect to college sports -- their coverage of the SEC, while showing videogame sports instead of G5 games...

 

I cut my cable a few years ago... and I must admit that the ESPN app... is bad. What does the future hold for ESPN? A better

TV deal for the AAC?

 

 

 

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The bankrolling of college football with TV money days are numbered. I now have Playststion Vue, like 55 channels for $29.99/month. So not only are cord cutters leaving but the ones accessing it with streaming are most likely paying less than they did with satellite/cable.

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Good!

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Woolard did say he wouldn't be surprised if the TV deal bubble burst and caused all these TV conferences to go on their separate ways. 

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Good Lord, for a moment I thought this was really serious, and that 1.5 million Publix subs had been lost.  Whew...

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Obviously, USF is screwed.  But I won't be surprised when the bottom 2 or 3 athletic programs in each B5 conference get the shaft too.

 

if the pool of money gets smaller, ESPN and select programs will continue to collude to further shrink the list of "haves".

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Can other networks build better deals with the G5?

 

CBS Sports?

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22 minutes ago, Bear said:

Can other networks build better deals with the G5?

 

CBS Sports?

 

Or how about AAC does something really crazy and throws all we know out the window with a streaming package with Netflix, Hulu, yahoo, social media, Apple TV?

I have no idea or pretend to know how this would work just throwing out a crazy idea. Chord cutting is a thing and the NFL is streaming a game live online this upcoming year. Best to be ahead of the curve. 

 

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43 minutes ago, Carolina_Bull said:

Obviously, USF is screwed.  But I won't be surprised when the bottom 2 or 3 athletic programs in each B5 conference get the shaft too.

 

if the pool of money gets smaller, ESPN and select programs will continue to collude to further shrink the list of "haves".

No it's not, I'd love to see the AAC Digital Network beefed up. I'd pay a monthly subscription fee to see USF football, basketball, etc. on a conference-created network. The infrastructure is already there, as I have the AAC Network downloaded on my Roku box. I just saw LonBull's post, and he's hit the nail right on the head.

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The conferences should just make their own direct streaming services. Subscribers pay the conference directly cut out the middleman, they can should pull in their own advertising revenue. They should broker deals directly with each other for interconference games. Tell Mickey and those other leeches to beat it. 

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