said by ISurfTooMuch:
It just means that ESPN is overpriced and needs to lower what it charges cable operators.
And so they ESPN must pay less to the teams and leagues, and the teams must pay less to the athletes, and the athletes are worth less to advertisers so Nike sells less shoes.
All good ideas but it will take quite a while to echo through the system other then a total collapse of the SPORTS INC. system, with an awful lot of people/money opposing it.
CATV fees are a small part of the big picture.