|Comcast Sports Net Bay Area|
In addition to the Bay Area, similar layoffs have hit Chicago, says Robert Feder.
More than likely, the studio-based sports news program, "Sports Net Central" will be dumped, or at least modified to a more social media-enhanced format. This represents a significant change in the presentation of sports news at Comcast.
Sports Net Central has never moved the needle here but that's not a Comcast edict. Their business model has always been presented around sports clients like Giants and A's baseball; 49ers and Raiders NFL football; Sharks hockey; and Warriors basketball.
Cable is facing a subscriber upheaval with ESPN alone losing over 600,000 subscribers last month and now having to resort to new models to ebb the flow. Nobody knows for sure if that will work but Comcast is in roughly the same predicament and now looks for ways to curtail its own numbers reduction.
Expect more changes too. This is not the last personnel move.