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ESPN Chief Says Traditional Cable Network Will Remain Despite Direct-to-Consumer Trend

July 21, 2022 | Per Variety:

Your ESPN cable network isn’t going anywhere, even if its audience is.

The top executive overseeing the Disney-backed sports giant said Thursday that ESPN’s flagship cable network was likely to remain intact, even as more of its audience gravitates to streaming video and direct-to-consumer outlets. There has been a rising tide of speculation that Disney could work to monetize the millions of dollars it pays in sports-broadcast rights by making more of its sports content available via streaming properties like ESPN+ or Hulu, both of which are showing more games and matches.


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