How The Blockbuster Model Explains ESPN

The Atlantic has a really good piece today that explores how ESPN became the most "valuable media property in the United States." Two things, really: 1.) John Skipper, ESPN's president, started gobbling up live rights for traditional sports back in 2005, moving against the tide of airport-bookstore business wisdom.… » 8/15/13 10:57am 8/15/13 10:57am