The moves are part of an overall cost-cutting effort by ESPN parent Walt Disney Co. Earlier this year, Disney trimmed jobs in its movie and consumer products divisions. It also made cuts in its video game unit and shut down LucasArts.
Cuts at ESPN are rare. The sports cable empire is known for having deep pockets and continues to spend heavily for sports rights.
-- Joe Flint, Los Angeles TimesCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun