That's suddenly a good question, particularly in the who-pays-for-what OR what-not department. On one hand, the subscriber contracts with the cable operator for the sports channel (Hi! ESPN! Tennis Channel! et al), the cable operator (or linear channel provider) has a carriage contract in place with the sporting video provider (linear and/or VOD, SVOD ad infinitum) … but, given shelter in place, there ain't no sport being played, much less telecast (ignoring, of course, Michael Jordan's The Last Dance, which doesn't count as live, you-can-place-a-bet-somewhere real). Nobody is sheltering in place in the dugout or on the bench or on the court. And all of that revenue and all of that programming isn't happening.
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