Prof. Tom Richardson on Sports Broadcasts and Cord-Cutting

In the wake of Fox’s prolonged TV outage during game one of the World Series on Tuesday, is this the ideal time for sports broadcasts and fans to migrate online?

“Tom Richardson, a sports media professor at Columbia University in New York City and president of the consulting firm Convergence Sports & Media, said the landscape is unquestionably inching toward an inevitable increased digital presence,” according to the International Business Times. “And as a new generation of sports viewers tune in, they will likely continue to demand more viewing options.”

He told the publication, "I think it is a cost consideration, essentially having access to selective media.”

Prof. Richardson informally polled his students, many of whom are in their twenties. How many of them had cable TV subscriptions? None.

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