Cable banked on fleecing sports fans. Now, it’s paying the price

Whether TV networks could have done anything differently to avoid this fate is harder to say. In a sense, the original sin of TV bundles in the United States was to make expensive sports programming mandatory in the first place. While this model was lucrative for many years, it became untenable once streaming services like Netflix started putting out cheaper entertainment for non-sports fans. Now the companies in charge are stuck with no way to sustain those highs. – Jared Newman, Fast Company »