Sports Broadcaster Midco Sports Makes Budget Cuts, Focuses on Streaming and University Partnerships.

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

Recently, Midco Sports, the media company that broadcasts athletics for the University of North Dakota, South Dakota State, and University of South Dakota, made a decision to lay off several employees. The company cited budget cuts as the reason behind these moves.

In response to this change in direction, Midco Sports is now focusing on improving its content delivery through streaming services and partnerships with universities. 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 led to the difficult decision to reduce the number of full-time team members.

Despite these layoffs, Midco Sports still 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, expressed his confidence in the ongoing partnerships with Midco Sports.

Several notable personalities were affected by the layoffs, including Brian Shawn, Jody Norstedt, David Brown among others. Shawn was known for his play-by-play duties for NDSU football before transitioning to UND football and basketball. Norstedt’s focus was high school athletics in North Dakota while Brown was the voice of Augustana hockey. Despite the changes

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