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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Market changed fairly swift. Streaming services, people care less about sports, focused on movies /shows. And nobody thought antenna TV would make a comeback but it did. 5% uptick since 2014. Then they are improving the antenna signal to 4K ...

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Old 05-31-2017, 11:23 AM   #11
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Market changed fairly swift. Streaming services, people care less about sports, focused on movies /shows. And nobody thought antenna TV would make a comeback but it did. 5% uptick since 2014.

Then they are improving the antenna signal to 4K in a couple of years and it appears all free stations will be available online and capable of watching anywhere on any device. Big hit to NFL / ESPN and everyone else if that is the case.
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Old 05-31-2017, 11:53 AM   #13
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I have found some really good sports channels, way better than ESPN and no charge. And they only talk about sports, no other conversations other than suspensions and stuff like that. And almost no former players so I don't have to listen to their take on things since there have been about 100 rule changes since they played. Not the same game.
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I have found some really good sports channels, way better than ESPN and no charge.
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Old 05-31-2017, 01:15 PM   #15
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Also take into account all the staff they employed getting fat checks for 15 minutes of air time. Make a phone call to a team and then jump on camera and talk what the conversations was about and go home and collect a couple mil.

They were clearly over spending and not getting the bang for their buck.

They certainly could have cut back. Plus now days they did use the MTV model thought went from just annoucing and showing sports to programming. All of the BS commentary and game shows WTF is all that about.
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They might be successful if they didn't shove their liberal views down my throat. I'd rather watch stupid jocks on the NFL channel.
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I think there's truth to that statement. A perhaps more tangible reason is the sheer amount of money ESPN shelled out for programming rights. This was poor strategy considering how many people (me included) have "cut the cable" or eliminated subscriptions in favor of free news.

When ESPN was new, it was a revelation. Today sports highlights are everywhere and reporting is ubiquitous. ESPNs gamble to dominate viewership when paid viewership is declining was a bad one.

The lean left may be due to the fact that their advertisers are the only ones left paying them. So we have the tail wagging the dog.
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And to add, I have noticed that anything that may be worth reading, you have to pay for a subscription. That turned me off big time. Cause all we are left with on the website is garbage reporting.
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And to add, I have noticed that anything that may be worth reading, you have to pay for a subscription. That turned me off big time. Cause all we are left with on the website is garbage reporting.
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All they'd have to do to figure out their problems is fire up 30 minutes of Sportscenter from the 90's and compare it to today's version. It's kind of sad, really.
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