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  1. Streaming isn't going to collapse, it's going to consolidate. Some of the smaller/niche services will shut down or be acquired by the big companies, but it's not going to collapse. It's only going to get stronger as cord-cutting continues and content continues moving from TV/movie theaters to streaming. Cable is going to collapse, not streaming and certainly not both.
  2. I was referring to the ESPN+ exclusive games that are part of ESPN's new rights deal.
  3. ESPN owns a minority share in TSN so it wouldn't be surprising to see some of the games on ESPN platforms (particularly ESPN+) be produced by TSN.
  4. Andrew Marchand is reporting Fox, Amazon and the NFL have reached an agreement that allows Amazon to take over TNF a year early, starting in 2022 instead of 2023.
  5. He may be interested, but I don't think ESPN or Turner would have much interest in a soon-to-be 73-year-old who hasn't regularly called hockey in several years. ESPN might give him a couple assignments because of his history with their NHL coverage but I don't see him getting a regular spot with either company.
  6. The 2005 CBA is irrelevant. There was a new CBA ratified in 2013 which is the current agreement and the one that currently applies. Here's the current CBA. Honestly, I don't think the '05 CBA had that clause either. Two games of the SCF have aired on cable (OLN/Vs/NBCSN) every season since at least 2006. Until a legitimate source confirms such a clause exists -- not some random person on Twitter -- I'll assume it's not true.
  7. Why does there have to be an OTA component? Outside of the NFL and maybe an occasional ABC simulcast of some ESPN events, OTA simulcasts of cable sports isn't a thing nowadays. I doubt Turner paid as much as it did for the rights if it wouldn't have the SCF exclusively in the years it has it.
  8. Andrew Marchand is tweeting it's just Turner, no other partner is involved, and that some games will end up on HBO Max.
  9. Fox won't bring that back if they get the rights. As gimmicky as it was, it actually wasn't a terrible idea in the standard definition days because it was hard to see the puck on the screen. Now with the clarity of HD, that's not a problem so there's no need for the glowing puck.
  10. They're likely not getting "sweetheart deals" but rather getting what they're owed per the terms of their contracts. If they were not fired for cause, as one of the lawyers said, then ViacomCBS has to honor the remainder of their contracts. As for what took so long for them to be fired, there's a process a company like ViacomCBS has to go through before letting go of highly paid executives to avoid being sued. It's easy for people on a message board to say they should have been fired months ago or fired without receiving another dime from the company, but that's not how it works in
  11. He tweeted he'll be the weekend morning meteorologist and storm chaser at KAKE.
  12. Having the generic open for all teams seems to be part of Sinclair's strategy to homogenize the RSNs. The article also mentions the possibility of adding national programming to the RSNs.
  13. The Athletic had an article about Marquee's second season earlier in the week, and it mentioned that the scorebug was moved because viewers complained about it last year.
  14. Because Bally wants its brand to be the center of attention. It doesn't want to be overshadowed by the team. This is what happens when a company sells the naming rights to the network.
  15. Meredith has renewed People (The TV Show!) for three seasons, taking it through the 2023-24 season.

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