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03-20-2010, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
(ESPN is extremely expensive for cable providers, which is why they all hate ESPN).

At some point in the not too distant future government regulation is going to break up how the current system works. Technology will make it ridiculous to have cable deliver its platform the way it does.
I don't even understand why ESPN is so heavily watched. Yeah there's SportCenter, but they don't really have access to huge (postseason) games. So they have SportsCenter, which sucks now, a bunch of stupid Sports talk shows that ALL talk about the same thing and then a few MLB games, 1 NFL game, and a few NBA games a week. On the college level, they get regular season games and conference tourneys, but they miss out on the big tourney which is all that matters. They do have a ton college football games which is what keeps them alive IMO, but IIRC, they don't get any of the BCS games, again the only games that truly matter. Obviously being apart of ABC, is the only thing keeping them alive. If they weren't owned by ABC, ESPN wouldn't have that much leverage over the cable companies IMO.

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