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HoS: ESPN vs Charter with Ryan Glasspiegel

HoS: ESPN vs Charter with Ryan Glasspiegel

The future of sports TV is at stake
Two grumpy old men do battle. Also here’s a photo of Bob Iger and John Malone

We had to have Ryan Glasspiegel of the New York Post on to discuss Disney/ESPN vs. Charter, the face off that might kill sports viewership as we know it. Or get resolved soon. Ryan has a take on his initial take and many other takes. We get into it.

Topics include but aren’t limited to:

  • Why Charter has leverage over ESPN

  • Why Ryan thinks this gets resolved

  • Is there an ideological component to the position Disney finds itself in?

  • The re-bundle could be upon us.

  • What does it mean for the NBA? If cable dies, are they in trouble as an inventory sport?

  • Reader JF (JK!) is doing the Big Short on sports TV rights. Is he going to be correct?

  • Skip Bayless’ new Undisputed lineup vs. ESPN’s First Take

  • How streaming dilutes audience from an advertiser perspective