ESPN is undergoing layoffs at the moment, having let go of some big names. It appears there could be more significant changes afoot as Disney is looking to add a partner to its ownership of The Worldwide Leader in Sports.
That is according to Robbie Whelan of the Wall Street Journal, who is reporting that Disney CEO Bob Iger has indicated that the corporation might be looking to sell some of its traditional TV assets while also searching for a partner to share ESPN with.
This has prompted some speculation online over who could end up sharing ownership of the sports broadcast network, with some Twitter users predicting Saudi involvement.
You could see some of the reactions below:
Might ESPN become a vastly different network from the one we know in a matter of years? It certainly beginning to appear that way.
Iger has mandated over 7,000 layoffs this year and ESPN has experienced a talent drain involving some of the most popular analysts and announcers, as well as employees from various other departments.
Should a deal get done with a partner harboring different ideas, it could make for very interesting times.
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