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02-22-2013, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by berklon View Post
I'm having a good laugh at all the anti-ESPN comments.

ESPN is covering what the viewers want them to cover, otherwise no one would be watching ESPN. Simple supply and demand.
They don't exist to satisfy viewers or to cover what "viewers want them to cover", they exist to make money. The viewers are as much the product as the customer. If they don't have the rights to cover the NHL and they do have the rights to cover the NBA and they feel that it's beneficial overall to use Sportscenter to cross-promote their other shows, that's what they'll do. You're right that "it's just business", but don't confuse that with simply showing what viewers are demanding them to show.

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