Midco Sports Announces Layoffs of Well-Known TV Personalities Amid Budget Cuts

Midco Sports shifts focus to streaming, lays off TV personalities – InForum

Midco Sports, the media entity that broadcasts University of North Dakota, South Dakota State, and University of South Dakota athletics, has announced layoffs for several employees, including well-known TV personalities. Sources have revealed that on-air voices Brian Shawn, David Brown, Jody Norstedt, and others were informed of the layoffs on Tuesday, citing budget cuts as the reason for the moves.

In response to the budget cuts, Midco Sports plans to focus on enhancing streamed content on Midco Sports Plus and partnership content with universities on its linear channels Midco Sports and Midco Sports Two. As a result of this shift, high school sports and some original programming will no longer be produced or broadcast on their linear channels. This has led to the difficult decision to reduce the number of full-time team members.

Despite the layoffs, Midco Sports holds contracts to air various athletic events, including UND football, hockey, and basketball games; SDSU and USD football and basketball games; and Augustana hockey. The company has assured these schools’ athletic departments that the changes will not affect their existing contracts. Bill Chaves, the athletic director at UND, confirmed this information and expressed confidence in the ongoing partnerships with Midco Sports.

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