Word is that Sinclair has told staffers at their American Sports Network (“ASN”) that they are all screwed at the end of the month.
Sources tell FTVLive that Sinclair's effort to homogenize local sports as they've done local news appears to be coming to an end.
The staff at "American Sports" based at WPEC in West Palm Beach was called together to a mandatory staff meeting and told their roles were eliminated.
Sinclair will cease operations of the fledgiling sports operation at the end of the month resulting in many questions around the national subchannel as well as their local sports coverage on Sinclair stations. Newsroom, production and master control teams will all be impacted.
Rumors are that remaining operations and outstanding obligations will be picked up by Campus Insiders, the sports news website based in Chicago.
No one is confirming or denying that possible transition within Sinclair however sources tell FTVLive that plans are already being made within the Campus Insiders newsroom to take over coverage.
Campus Insiders also has an Over The Top video service vs the traditional linear product produced by Sinclair.