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02-23-2013, 12:11 AM
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For those that say it is supply and demand for non over the air channels it is no where near that simple. ESPN is by far more expensive than any other channel, but it is in every basic tv package there is. You do not get to pick and choose what channels you get. Every one that has cable or satellite in the US has ESPN and pays for ESPN regardless if they watch it.

I did a quick google search of 'how much does ESPN cost This Article is a little over a year old so its probably a little bit different now but ESPN cost $4.69 a month the second most expensive national channel is TNT at $1.16.

In 2010 ESPN reached about 100 million households. That is $469 million dollars a month ESPN brings in assuming it is only on 1 tv in a house but that is far from the case. Also this is just ESPN it does not include ESPN2, ESPNNews, ESPNU, and whatever other ESPN properties there are.

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