ESPN Apocalypse is today


#221

Arpon Basu is a prominent Montreal-based hockey reporter. From yesterday:

Pretty great :) Fuck ESPN.


#222

Well, there goes the business plan for The Ocho.


#223

Saturday evening Sportscenter was sponsored by MSNBC. LOL. I rest my case.


#224

The left leaning network that just added George Will, right?
https://qz.com/973629/with-fox-news-in-flux-msnbc-is-courting-conservative-hosts-like-nicolle-wallace-and-hugh-hewitt/


#225

And Ann Coulter?

Not saying they aren’t more ideological than, say, ABC news or something, but far from the portrayal as left wing extremists they get painted as.


#226

You go grrl!


#227

I don’t think you will find a collection of more far left wing extremists on any network. And I say that as somebody who actually likes most of them.

And am I the only one who thinks who thinks it strange that an NBC product sponsors an ABC product.


#228

Keep this nonsense in P&R please.


#229

Lighten up, Francis. This whole thread is P & R worthy.


#230

And I mean it’s not like literally anything Jeff said is wrong. . .


#231

So there are people here that think MSNBC is not the most left leaning news channel? That surprises me even for QT3.

Yeah. It’s really fucking strange that Disney/ABC/ESPN would take sponsorship dollars from an NBC affiliate.


#232

#233

Thank god he’s still got his seattle radio gig. He’s the best thing about Seattle sports radio. His 10 AM Saturday show is one of my favorites.


#234

ESPN and its new stake in BAMTech laugh at your apocalypse predictions, thread.


#235

Not exactly a ringing endorsement of ESPN’s current business model.


#236

Fox Sports employed the same strategy; cleaning house and firing all of their writers in favor of more video content. Let’s see how that’s working out for them…

Oh.


#237

The best part is that Google announced last week that, beginning in January, Chrome will automatically block all autoplay videos when a page loads. Fuck those media companies that do that.


#238

I’m not sure “pivot to video” was ever really an actual strategy for sites that adopted it so much as a surrender and admission that webclick ad revenue wasn’t generating enough money to pay for written content on their sites. Instead of just leaving the domain parked, you can have a couple of interns in the production and IT departments cut up on-air video segments and repost to the site in 90 second bites while waiting to figure out if there’s something useful you can do with the web space.


#239

The stupid thing about most of those videos is that the announcer was just reading the article verbatim, or just a summary version. Even the summary version was slower than me reading the damn article; especially since there’s always a 30-second first.


#240

No shit. I could have told them that.

https://www.cjr.org/business_of_news/pivot-to-video.php