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ESPN plans to trim its on-air talent roster

ESPN plans to trim its on-air talent roster

ESPN, the sports media giant grappling with the continued decline in cable subscribers, confirmed Monday that it will make cuts to its roster of on-air talent this year.

The Walt Disney Co. unit said there will be an unspecified reduction in the 1,000 employees who currently perform on TV, radio and podcasts as the sports broadcaster adapts to changing consumer habits. The size of the reduction, which is expected in June, has yet to be determined.

“Today's fans consume content in many different ways and we continuously look at the content we create and how we present it,” the company said in a statement. “Inevitably that informs how we utilize our talent. ESPN will continue to...

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