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Sport NBC Sports Layoffs Continue, Hit Digital And Regional Properties Hard

23:55  04 august  2020
23:55  04 august  2020 Source:   thebiglead.com

Corus Entertainment Undergoes Round of Layoffs

  Corus Entertainment Undergoes Round of Layoffs The Canadian network, led by CEO Doug Murphy, has restructured its flagship Global News division in response to "advertising losses, and most recently, COVID-19."“The news industry has been challenged by a multitude of factors in recent years, including regulatory restraints, a lack of government support, advertising losses, and most recently, COVID-19. As a result, there have been a number of layoffs across Global News,” Troy Reeb, executive vp of broadcast networks at Corus Entertainment, said in a statement sent to THR.

That would be NBC Sports , which has long operated a group of “Talk” sites (Hardball Talk, College Football Talk, College Basketball Talk, Pro Hockey NBC Sports ’ regional networks have also seen some cuts in this wave. In particular, NBC Sports Washington saw on-air and digital figures let go

Of course, NBC Sports continues to make premier live sporting events and other sports programming available to all viewers on free over-the-air A: Due to broadcasting regulations, NBC is only allowed to show NBC Sports content on the internet in the United States and U.S. Territories.

NBC Sports has continued to lay off employees off, as parent company NBCUniversal continues a shift that began in earnest on Monday. We informed you about some surprising layoffs in the digital space yesterday, but those have continued on Tuesday.

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Both NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Boston have been hit with significant cuts and layoffs as their parent company shifts priorities.

The Boston Globe's Chad Finn is reporting NBC Sports Boston could lose "upwards of 20" people in the purge:

Fox Sports has made further cuts, parting ways with more than 50 staffers

  Fox Sports has made further cuts, parting ways with more than 50 staffers Back in June, Fox Sports laid off around 20 people involved in WWE, boxing and soccer coverage. Now, just over a month later, they’ve laid off an additional group of staffers. Joe Flint of The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the latest cuts involve “more than 50 staffers,” and John Ourand of Sports Business Read more The post Fox Sports has made further cuts, parting ways with more than 50 staffers appeared first on Awful Announcing.

NBC Sports Regional Networks have local media rights partnerships with Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox ( NBC Sports Chicago), Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Phillies ( NBC Sports Philadelphia), Sacramento Kings, San

NBC Sports Regional Networks have local media rights partnerships with Chicago Bulls, Chicago Blackhawks, and Chicago White Sox ( NBC Sports Chicago), Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Flyers and Philadelphia Phillies ( NBC Sports Philly), Sacramento Kings, San Jose Sharks and Oakland A’s

Meanwhile, NBC Sports Chicago is being hit hard, with the popular Sports Talk Live being canceled and Leila Rahimi -- among others -- being let go.

On Monday, NBC Sports let popular bloggers Craig Calcaterra and Rob Dauster go after after more than 10 years with the company. Sites like Hardball Talk, College Basketball Talk, College Football Talk and more have apparently met their demise.

This is a stark reality many in sports media were facing even before a global pandemic slashed revenues. The business is changing and shrinking to a dramatic degree and that has only been accelerated over the past few months.

We'll have more on this story as it develops.

DC's Jim Lee on the Company's Future: "We Are Still in the Business of Publishing Comics" .
"There is no pencils down notice," says the exec who weighs in on this week’s major layoffs, digital comics, interim editor-in-chiefs, and a new Batman book from John Ridley.Monday, WarnerMedia enacted deep and painful companywide layoffs. DC, the home of heroes such as Batman and Wonder Woman, saw the scythe cut 20 percent of its staff, with many senior editors let go and a reorganization implemented that sent shockwaves through not just the company but through the comic and DC fan community.

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