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Why Sports Fans Have No Reason to Cheer the Rise of Internet TV

The $6 a month ESPN charges cable companies for the best of pro sports like football and basketball is starting to look like a bargain.

Walt Disney Co.’s sports network is the most expensive piece of the typical cable-TV package that costs about $64 a month, based on U.S. Federal Communications Commission and SNL Kagan data. Analysts say its cost is a primary motivation for customers who cancel TV service.