Weird question: why didn't The Athletic happen earlier?

by eoflynn. Posted on Sep 14, 2020    1


It seems obvious now, but The Athletic seems like such a simple concept - give people access to top-level commentary in all sports, across all markets, for one monthly cost. It's far harder to do what, say, Netflix is doing, which is the same basic concept.

Prompted by The Athletic hitting 1 million subscribers this week: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/09/the-athletic-hits-1-million-subscribers-after-enduring-sports-shutdown.html