I don't question Athlon here... he's doing the due diligence and updating us with the latest "info"... I am increasingly disappointed by how many online Web sites keep recycling old quotes from months ago as if they were just said yesterday, though. Also making up some stuff, as this article does, related to PAC-12 and Baseball being affected... and of course the nebulous and vague "according to sources" which leads me to believe his "source" is the random internet rumor that keeps resurfacing from months ago.
We know from past disputes that someone would be screaming bloody murder about now IF these negotiations had truly stalled... also, the lack of any recent new rumor tends to dispel that notion.
There are so many factual errors that are easily discredited, that it pretty much leads you to conclude the whole article here is piecemeal nothingness.
Besides, we are going to find out in a week anyway... and unlike a less popular channel, everybody involved in the negotiations knows how the viewers feel here... so I again will be surprised at anything beyond a symbolic dropping of channels, and even that seems unlikely given how little we have heard to this point.
I fully expect to still have ESPN next Tuesday... and within the coming weeks after that to see other HD feeds light up for other Disney/ABC/ESPN channels.