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ESPN will lay off some of the personalities who appear on TV, radio as well as online.

The cuts will only affect “talent” — not rank-as well as-file employees, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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The details are still being finalized, yet layoffs are supposed to take place through June.

No announcement has been made about which personalities will be affected, yet the idea seems those with contracts up for renewal may be cut first.

ESPN may also buy out some contracts which aren’t ending soon, according to sources.

“We have long been about serving fans as well as innovating to create the best content for them,” ESPN said in a statement. “Today’s fans consume content in many different ways as well as we are in a continuous process of adapting to change as well as improving what we do. Inevitably which has consequences for how we utilize our talent. We are confident which ESPN will continue to have a roster of talent which is actually unequaled in sports.”

Related: Why Disney should cut the cord as well as spin off ESPN

The last time ESPN cut talent had layoffs was in 2015. Keith Olbermann as well as Bill Simmons, both of whom had expensive contracts, were among the big names who were cut loose.

Later which year, ESPN also laid off about 300 employees — roughly 4% of the network’s global workforce. During those layoffs, hosts, reporters as well as commentators generally weren’t affected. ESPN also had a round of layoffs in 2013.

The cuts came as growing numbers of viewers unsubscribed via the cable channel, even as the idea’s paying for costly long-term TV deals with pro sports leagues.

At the time of the 2015 cuts, the idea was reported which ESPN was told by its parent company, Disney, to “trim $100 million via the 2016 budget as well as $250 million in 2017.”

sy88pgw (fresh York) First published March 6, 2017: 10:47 AM ET


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