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SI Podcast Talks Impending ESPN Layoffs, Company's Future, Impact Of NFL Rights

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 30 / 17

Author James Andrew Miller today joined Richard Deitsch’s “SI Media Podcast,” where they discussed all things ESPN. Deitsch noted ESPN is “currently embarking on significant layoffs with the emphasis being on those in front of the camera ,” and the budget cuts "will be...

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