Shocking Layoffs at Midco Sports Affect Familiar Faces and High School Sports

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

In recent news, Midco Sports has made the difficult decision to lay off several employees, including well-known TV personalities. According to sources, on-air voices Brian Shawn, David Brown, Jody Norstedt, and others were informed of the layoffs on Tuesday due to budget cuts.

In a statement from Paige Pearson Meyer, the vice president of corporate communications, 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, the company announced that high school sports and some original programming will no longer be produced or broadcast on their linear channels. This has led to the reduction in 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.

Notable personalities like Brian Shawn, Jody Norstedt

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