Scott Boras, Rogers and TV Money

Scott Boras, Rogers and TV Money

Courtesy of SB Nation / Bluebird Banter: It is safe to say the the current occupants of 1 Blue Jays Way are not Scott Boras’s favourite people in the world. The animosity began when after Aaron Sanchez refused the 2017 contract offer the Jays made in search of a larger raise so he was instead renewed at the minimum […]

Disney’s ESPN Said to Cut 100 Jobs This Week Amid TV Woes

Disney’s ESPN Said to Cut 100 Jobs This Week Amid TV Woes

Courtesy of Bloomberg: Walt Disney Co.’s ESPN network will cut about 100 staffers this week, according to a person familiar with the matter, as the leader in sports TV copes with rising programming costs and an eroding subscriber base. ESPN President John Skipper, in a memo to staff Wednesday, said the network has been determining whom […]

Vivid Seats unseats StubHub at ESPN

Vivid Seats unseats StubHub at ESPN

Courtesy of Crain’s Chicago Business: Chicago’s big player in online ticket resales now has one of the world’s most popular sports websites on its side. Secondary ticket marketplace Vivid Seats today announced it has signed with ESPN as the company’s official ticketing partner, meaning it will have direct links to buy tickets to sporting events […]

Fewer NFL Viewers Force TV Networks to Give Away Ads

Fewer NFL Viewers Force TV Networks to Give Away Ads

Courtesy of Bloomberg: TV networks are giving away more commercial time this NFL season than a year ago to make up for one of the worst ratings declines in a decade, a rare sign of weakness for the biggest draw on television. In September, as the presidential election diverted viewers to cable news outlets, viewership of […]