Month: October 2020

ESPN Cutbacks

ESPN could be laying off hundreds of employees in the next few weeks, sources told FOS. Up to 700 employees could be let go, which will mostly hit behind-the-camera jobs […]

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Sources: ESPN Poised to Potentially Lay Off Hundreds

The financial fallout from the sports shutdown is hitting media companies. ESPN is poised to potentially lay off hundreds of employees in coming weeks, said sources.

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NHL Targeting Jan. 1 Start Date for Next Season

The league and NHLPA say they are now targeting a Jan. 1 start date after previously saying it would happen no sooner than Dec. 1.

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MLS Sees Ups & Downs in Racial, Gender Hiring Practices

In 2018, Orlando City Soccer CEO Alex Leitao was the league’s only person of color in this position. Since then, he has been joined by Peter Tomozawa of Seattle Sounders FC; Nelson Rodriguez of the Chicago Fire; and Jorge Mas of Inter Miami CF.

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Tokyo Olympics Organizers to Shave $280 Million from Budget

The official Tokyo budget is $12.6 billion, so the cost-saving measures will shave off about 2% from that figure. A national audit conducted last year, however, shows that the actual cost could be twice as high as what’s been officially reported.

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Twitter, NBC Olympics Extend Content Agreement Through 2022 Games

A key element of the agreement is an original, live 20-minute studio program every morning from Tokyo that will air exclusively on Twitter.

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FBS Conferences Will Play Fall Football, Independents Remain Divided

FBS independent programs, who faced their own unique challenges, reached diverging decisions regarding whether to hold fall football seasons.

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NBA Finals TV Audiences Crash by 50% Amid Pandemic Challenges

TV audiences for 2020 NBA Finals have crashed 50% from last year. But ESPN/ABC still have time to turn it around.

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Fan Plans

Sporting events are a hot ticket these days, with seats for each World Series game selling out in approximately 90 minutes yesterday. Tickets were sold in four-seat “pods” as a […]

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Sports Betting Success

August was the fourth straight month of the U.S. gaming industry’s recovery — which includes casino, sports betting and online gaming revenue. Nationwide revenue from the segments were up 5.6% […]

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