Who was sacked today — ESPN layoffs

"We will implement changes in our talent lineup this week", he wrote in the memo.

ESPN's recent troubles have become a drag on the profits of its parent, The Walt Disney Co.

"ESPN has been actively engaged throughout its history in navigating changes in technology and fan behavior in order to continue to deliver quality, breakthrough content", ESPN President John Skipper said in a note to employees.

It's a dark day at ESPN.

"ESPN used to be in close to 100 million houses, and now it's in less than 87 million homes, according to Nielsen", Ourand says.

ESPN is the biggest channel in sports broadcasting.

Kanell, a Fort Lauderdale native and former quarterback at Florida State and in the NFL for eight seasons, worked as a color analyst for Friday Night college football games and college baseball.

In the most recent quarter, Disney's cable networks division reported $864 million in operating income, an 11 percent drop from the same period a year ago, with ESPN the reason for the entire decline, Disney said at the time.

Brett McMurphy, who broke a lot of college football news, is out.

Cowherd believes numerous talent let go will "land in really good places" over the next couple of weeks.

Anchor John Buccigross was not laid off, contrary to earlier reports.

LeBrun wasn't the only hockey reporter to be laid off either, as the network also let go of Scott Burnside.

"I look forward to the next adventure", he said.

After 14 wonderful years my time at espn is over.

College basketball reporter Dana O'Neil tweeted: "Add me to the list". For others, ESPN offered to buy them out of their contracts. He also stated that despite the upheaval, ESPN would strive to maintain 'an unparalleled and diverse talent roster that resonates with fans across all our platforms'.

Well, they've lost more than 10 million subscribers over the last few years. The network has lost millions of subscribers while paying billions for the right to televise leagues such as the NFL and National Basketball Association.

As the cable TV industry faces increasing pressure from cord-cutting - subscribers who quit cable in favor of internet streaming and other sources of video entertainment - layoffs at ESPN have been expected. Some of those deals would be up for renewal in the near future.

It's the second round of layoffs at ESPN in less than two years.

These decisions impact talented people who have done great work for our company.



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