From a post article. I can see why Anselmi didn't get the job as what he said or how he said it in this piece probably broke his bridge:
As new media drives engagement deeper, there are no limits on the costs for sports rights
[i]“I think that sports should be free over-the-air,? chimed in Orridge, espousing the OTA line.
“What you’re saying is it should be in front of the widest audience possible. And that’s how we feel it should be on basic cable, which is the same argument,? said Riley, reacting to Orridge. “I suppose I could x-out some of the kids channels I don’t watch and I could x-out Lifetime and a bunch of other channels but if we look at our cable bills that way, then it’s leading you down the road of some weird a-la-carte offering where now you’re ruling out different networks for different reasons and then the average cost to the consumer actually goes up for the same number of channels. Then the model just breaks down.
“It’s important for cable operators to remind their customers they are getting a heck of a value,? he added.
What’s really, dramatically, boosting the popularity of sports is the new multiplatform world. Stern said in Boston the NBA’s liberal online video highlights policy “just makes fans hungrier? for the games and their favourite teams and players.
Anselmi and Purdy said the entire Canadian sports industry learned a lesson from the Canadian Football League’s disastrous blackout policy in the 1980s and 1990s where the league preferred one platform (the stadium) over another (the television). If games weren’t sold out, they were blacked out, locally, on TV. That helped raise a generation of Canadians (Torontonians especially) who care little about the CFL because they rarely saw the Argonauts on television.
That policy “basically killed their brand and killed their product,? said Anselmi. That is, until TSN stepped in and basically saved the league with Friday Night Football, building the league into the centrepiece of its summer programming.
That lesson has been carried through to today where sports teams and broadcasters want to be in front of their fans, or in their hands, however and whenever possible on whatever platform possible. The MLSE COO noted that at last count there were 150 YouTube channels dedicated to the Toronto Maple Leafs, just one of which is run by the team, and “it’s probably in the top 10 in quality, but there’s at least nine others that are just as good or better,? he said. Heck, the Leafs even hired one of the YouTubers. “We hired this crazy kid who… was producing this stuff on a little camera in a basement and he had developed a following.?[/i]
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