Tag Archive: Sports

Auburn Athletics To Launch 24-Hour Tune-in Channel

May 9, 2018 9:01 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Auburn becomes the first school to have a channel that is fully programmed 24/7/365.
We spend a lot of time debating when leagues will go direct-to-consumer with their sports rights, but what happens if individual teams (Yankees, Texas Longhorns, Auburn Tigers, etc.) build the relationship first?

What The ESPN Critics Are Missing

March 26, 2018 8:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

An excellent counter argument to the ESPN is dead theme w/ quartlery profit estimates @ various subscriber levels and monthly pricing ($7.21 + 25% price increase):
1) 80m subs — $1.4b — $2.0b 
2) 70m subs — $800m — $1.5b
3) 60m subs — $500m — $1.1b
4) 50 subs — $200m — $750m
The following 2 things can be true at the same time:
1) ESPN is a magical business and one of the greatest (legal) cash machines in existence.
2) The cash machine has driven up monthly cable bills to the point where consumers are exploring alternatives.​