Maryland women's basketball team beat an opponent by 129 points.
Yeah, you read that right.
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THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE AN EXHIBITION!
#sorrynotsorry said:Anyone want to guess how much money ESPN is hemorrhaging now?
It says something that ESPN's biggest full time star is Stephen A Smith.
Mr. S£im Citrus said:I've always been confused by these reports, and reading the article that HQ linked to doesn't really make it any clearer for me. Like, why is the narrative written as though ESPN is the only cable network losing subscribers? Is that really true? Are people calling into their providers and instructing them in some variation of "Get rid of ESPN, but leave me everything else"?
And, if ESPN alone is losing 620K subscribers... where are they going? It's not like these people all quit watching sports. They're not going to FS1, that's for sure.
#sorrynotsorry said:People are cutting cable or downsizing to packages without ESPN. I'm sure other channels are experiencing this, but this is about ESPN.
ESPN is part of a tier of channels I had to pay extra to get on the Comcast/Xfinity service, otherwise I had only local channels and maybe ten other random ones. That's why I wonder if their drop in subscriptions is due to that. MTV may get grouped in with other packages that aren't blatant "if you want this you need to buy ALL OF THESE" deals.Mr. S£im Citrus said:#sorrynotsorry said:People are cutting cable or downsizing to packages without ESPN. I'm sure other channels are experiencing this, but this is about ESPN.
But that's what I'm saying, though: just like KR said, I'm not aware of any cable/satellite service in which ESPN is its own cable package/suite. I get that people are downsizing and cutting cable, but why isn't it being reported like that? How come all of the headlines read, "ESPN loses half a million subscribers," and not, say, "MTV loses half a million subscribers," or "DirecTV loses half a million subscribers"?