Midco Sports Cuts Staff as Budget Leads to Changes in Coverage

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

Midco Sports, the media entity that televises University of North Dakota, South Dakota State, and University of South Dakota athletics, recently laid off several employees, including well-known TV personalities. Sources have informed The Forum that on-air voices Brian Shawn, David Brown, Jody Norstedt, and others were informed of the move on Tuesday. The reason cited for the layoffs was budget cuts.

In a statement from Paige Pearson Meyer, vice president of corporate communications to Forum Communications, Midco Sports announced plans to enhance streamed content on Midco Sports Plus and university partnership content on its linear channels Midco Sports and Midco Sports Two. As a result of these changes, high school sports and some original programming will no longer be produced by Midco Sports or broadcast on their linear channels. This led to the unfortunate decision to reduce the number of full-time team members on the Midco Sports team.

However, Pearson Meyer mentioned that the employees who were laid off could potentially work in a freelance capacity. Midco Sports has contracts to air UND football, hockey, men’s and women’s basketball games, SDSU and USD football, men’s and women’s basketball games, as well as Augustana hockey.

The company has communicated its changes with the athletic departments of the schools they have partnerships with and assured them that the layoffs will not affect their contracts. Notable TV personalities like Bill Chaves, athletic director at UND

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