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Is the ESPN cord-cutting narrative overblown?

Cord-cutting’s impact on ESPN has attracted a lot of attention over the past few weeks. With a contrarian opinion, Allen Kenney asserts it’s a bit overblown.

If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably read a story or two about the cable industry that goes something like this:

A staggeringly large number of U.S. households have cable television subscriptions. In the last couple years, however, some people started “cutting the cord” or scaling back the size of their packages. It’s a trend that appears to be accelerating.

This poses a problem for ESPN, which makes a mint by charging the cable companies rich fees on a per-subscriber basis. The best part of the deal right now for ESPN is that people who don’t even watch its networks have to pay for them. However, if ESPN isn’t getting “subsidized” by people who don’t watch it, the Worldwide Leader could be facing something of an existential crisis .

At the very least, ESPN is facing significant disruptions to its business model, forcing its braintrust to re-evaluate the network’s entire way of doing business . As such, the days of ESPN playing sugar daddy to sports leagues are over.

I used to believe this story, too, but it’s actually as ludicrous as the most preposterous idea that Stephen A. Smith has ever heard. Allow me to explain.

*Subsidy, shmubsidy

The carriage deals struck by ESPN and the cable companies aren’t done in a vacuum. The cable companies are selling bundles of channels, so the price of any individual channel is set within that context.

The fact that we talk about network fees on a per-subscriber basis obfuscates what cable subscribers are actually buying. Instead, think of your monthly cable bill not as an aggregation of individual fees for each channel, but as a flat rate for your TV entertainment smorgasbord.

In that sense, people who don’t watch sports don’t subsidize my viewing...

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