One of ESPN's problems is its liberal bias
Staggering subscriber losses for ESPN raise questions about the entire TV ecosystemI now watch its programming only when a team I support is playing a game. The subtle liberal bias of the network is a real turn off. Then there is the package deal you are required to pay for which includes crap you would never watch.
Live sports often compels viewers to stick with cable, but as more consumers cut the cord, what is happening at ESPN could affect channels up and down the lineup. For Disney, one of the most powerful media companies, the problems at its sports network risk dampening its other successes.