E.W. Scripps to launch new sports activities division
The E.W. Scripps Firm has introduced the formation of a sports activities division because it goals to accumulate native and nationwide rights for groups and leagues.
Brian Lawlor, who has led Scripps’ native media division since 2009, will function president of the sports activities division. Lawlor mentioned:
“Sports activities is among the most vital content material genres in tv, with its constantly giant and devoted audiences. However the sports activities viewing market has grow to be extraordinarily fragmented. Cable subscriptions are down, and regional sports activities networks are challenged, maintaining followers from watching their residence groups. Between our huge variety of native stations and ION, a nationwide community that may be custom-made in lots of markets, we imagine Scripps is positioned to broadly showcase leagues and gamers which are at present restricted by ageing distribution offers.”