When I started writing this post, I had a different Bob in mind. But even though Bob Chapek is out and Bob Iger is in, the sentiment remains. Disney should sell ESPN. Like many others I’m not buying the company line that Bob Iger returned to stabilize investors and the creative community before resetting the … Continue reading Bob, It’s Time to Sell ESPN
SBJ Publishes My Sportscenter Piece
A belated thanks to Sports Business Journal for publishing my Sportscenter piece in the May 28 edition. Here's the link. http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal/Issues/2012/05/28/Opinion/Fred-Bucher.aspx
Where’s the competition to SportsCenter?
Bloomberg broke the news recently that Fox executives are considering a plan to launch a national sports network to compete with ESPN. The media largely focused on the impact of another deep-pocketed player in the lucrative sports rights marketplace. No doubt live events are the core of the business, attracting large audiences and driving big … Continue reading Where’s the competition to SportsCenter?