Think there are too many commercials on TV? Well, your not alone in that battle, as Disney CEO Bob Iger may be making changes to ESPN and ABC programming that every football fan will love.
According to Madison.com, Iger mentioned in a recent investor’s meeting that he thinks there is “too much commercial interruption in television”, and later hinting that ABC and ESPN could have a lowered ad load in the future.
For football fans specifically, this would be fantastic news that would definitely improve the game experience. Commercialization has really started to dominate football on television, with college games often running up against the four-hour mark in total time. That television experience bleeds over into the in-game experience itself, as both fans and the teams involved in games are often just left waiting for a commercial break to end.
As a sports fan, hopefully this is something that ESPN decides to move forward with. It would really put pressure on the other sports networks, and it would improve the experience for sports fans all around.