Podcast – @Hokiesmash_ASD & @TalkinACCSports talk cord cutting and the future of Sports Viewing with @LawrenceDortch

@Hokiesmash_ASD and @TalkinACCSports had a very special podcast recently. We discuss cord cutting and the future of sports viewing with media expert @LawrenceDortch

@LawrenceDortch has his own youtube channel where he discusses media trends https://www.youtube.com/user/blkphoto.  He has over 75,000 subscribers. 

You can also find this most recent podcast and all our other podcasts on ITUNES at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rwradios-acc-weekly-podcast/id831843856?t=2.

We are also now available on Stiticher!


In this order, these are topics we covered on the podcast. It’s episode 215 on the dropdown list

@LawrenceDortch tells us about himself


If someone wants to cut the cord – what sort of equipment can do they need to buy?  Give us Cutting the Cord 101 for college sports enthusiasts.  What are some of the major advantages and disadvantages of Cutting the Cord.



Other than the equipment that people need to buy and the Internet service that someone has to pay for, can someone get by free and navigate websites for feeds to watch college football and men’s basketball?  Our audience here again – keep in mind  – is the college sports enthusiast.



  • ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU – UKTVNOW, MOBDRO (very best free streaming ap), LiveNetTV, UKTVNOW, GEOSTREAM (soccer), PTVSports – all Android
  • Apple – LivePlayer (type in anything you want – Virginia Tech)
  • SportsAreFree.xyz (VIP section)



Review of some of the major services like Sling TV, which has ESPN or ESPN2.  How many of these services are out there – and which ones are the best for watching college sports?



The Atlantic Coast Conference will have linear cable channel – but it will also have a streaming network – what do you think customers would have to pay for the online network if they are given that option only?  



Given that ESPN owns the rights to most major college football men’s basketball – and CBS to a degree – is cable television still here for the foreseeable future? Do you feel like as though cutting the cord will eventually have an impact on cable television prices?  Or is that the monopoly power that is saving cable television right now.


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