ESPN Sports Business Editor Adam Riddell says it was the beginning of a trend for sports organizations to make big changes to their business models.
“They’re making these big moves like this that are taking this entire business away from the sports networks and putting it into their own brand and making it more about their own brands,” Rittenbeck told ESPN.
“That’s going to change how they do business.
There are no more sports networks, and it’s going be the best sports business model that we’ve ever seen.”ESPN said it will no longer be producing the ESPN 3D Sports Show, the flagship sports network, and that it will be focusing on its original programming and developing new sports content.
The network said it plans to stream the new show on demand, with the network saying it will work with digital partners to stream some episodes.”ESPN has a long history of bringing fans together and making them feel at home,” ESPN chief content officer David Jacobson said in a statement.
“It’s important to us that we continue to deliver the best content to our fans, and we are excited to work with them to make that happen.”ESPN is one of several networks that has announced changes to its business model.
ESPN has said it is “taking a more strategic approach to investing in new and different brands, including ESPN 3Ds,” while ESPN3, which has been the main ESPN programming for several years, will now have a more linear, live, linear programming model.