[ Reply To a Current Topic | Chicago Media Chat Message Forum ]
Re: Layoffs hit NBC Sports Chicago
Posted by Oldie McOld on November 14, 2017, 3:47 pm, in reply to "Re: Layoffs hit NBC Sports Chicago"
This has nothing to do with the politics of the players and everything to do with cord cutting. Who wants to spend over 100 bucks a month to get CSN or ESPN? Cable sports channels shelled out billion dollar local TV contracts in the early part of the decade only to see subscriber numbers plummet in the second half of the decade.
Of the four sports broadcast by CSN, only the Cubs are pulling their weight. The White Sox and Bulls are in rebuild mode and the Hawks are starting to fade.
Thatís whatís killing sports TV and regional sports networks.