Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by whaler11, Oct 28, 2016.
You should at least get an honorary brick or mouse ears at Disney World.
Probably not as much. Most of the cord-cutters were only paying for basic tiers of cable anyhow. Those sports channels, in most places, were on an expanded basic package. So while I'm sure they've lost some subscribers, it's probably not as bad as the channels that were exclusively on basic cable everywhere.
The ESPN thing is a little overblown, not that it isn't hurting the bottom line, but so many people have access to Watch ESPN with their ISP now, and ESPN is being paid by ISPs for that access, so cord-cutters are still watching ESPN if they were watching it to begin with.
There's more from SBJ/SBD but behind a solid paywall for now:
>>ESPN Critical Of Nielsen After Company Decides Against Adjusting November Data - Published November 7, 2016
Nielsen on Friday said that it will not revise data that showed ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU for November lost more than 600,000 homes from its distribution footprint last month. Nielsen originally released the subscriber numbers late last month, but pulled them last weekend after ESPN complained...<<
I'm doing as you suggested. I've canceled my ESPN subscriptions. When I called to cancel and they ask why, I told them it was due to us being left out of the current conference realignment, and because of the restrictive College Football Championship format. I said when these change I will come back. If enough of us do this it will make a difference.
Nielsen Reconfirms Dreary Cable Universe Numbers After ESPN Complaint
ESPN Is Hemorrhaging Subscribers And Pretending It Doesn't Matter
I cancelled DirecTV with ESPN,etc... I have PlayStation Vue now and pay at least $60 less per month and still have ESPN, etc. It wasn't the programming cost specifically, but those are lower, that were annoying me it was the myriad other fees and box rentals that DirecTV and cable companies end up charging. I added Netflix, Husky Access, and I'm still paying less than I was with DirecTV and only lost a little bit of content... and in terms of total content it was a net gain for far less money.
As ESPN moves to digital streaming and subscription services...it could change the model of how sports content is purchased....limited bundles...conference specific bundles, sports specific bundles...who knows?
"ESPN’s goal with the new service is to convince fans who currently do not have to a cable package to purchase a sports streaming standalone service. This idea reflects those of other streaming services that offer programming you can get on TV, such as HBO Now and Hulu. With this business model, ESPN may effectively make people switch directly from their cable bundle to streaming."
DIS trading down $2.50 after hours, thanks in large part to espn.
Disney revenue falls 2.7 percent
If it wasn't for live sporting events, I would never even turn the clicker to ESPN, once they were bought up by Disney it was the beginning of the end.... I literally can't stand most of their personalities they have on tv today.
ESPN had its worst month ever last month with 621k lost subscribers.
This month, they just had their second worst month with another 555k lost subscribers.
Things are looking increasingly grim for ESPN.
More numbers and full article here.
1.9 BILLION for Monday Night Football?!? Just wow.
And 1.47 BILLION for the NBA? Sweet Jesus.
Truth. ESPN shows have raised banality and braying to art forms. Moronic, unwatchable stuff.
Anyone tried VUE that can give a review?
Talk Continues Around Possibility That Disney Could Look To Unload Or Spin Off ESPN
Pretty obvious they are trying to fix it. You don't invest a billion in mblam if that isn't the play.
A year ago espn was paying the bills at Disney, fast forward a year and they're a drag on the company stock? This happened mighty fast. Cord cutting is realer, than anyone could have imagined.
I find that article a little deceiving. Iger dismissed the idea (admittedly may be meaningless but it's the only actual news in the article), but a few market analysts are suggesting that a split might sort of be a good idea for the mouse. It's an opinion piece derived from other op-ed's.
Evian spelled backwards is Naive .
Yeah. well Stroh's spelled backwards is Shorts.
Alex from Stroh's never leaves my dog alone.
Because of Funky Cold Medina?
ESPN Has Disney's Investors Really Worried
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