Veteran ESPN sports commentator Stephen A. Smith says he’s not concerned about the rise of new cable sports networks looking to compete with cable sports network leader ESPN.
“When I look at Fox (Sports 1), Comcast (which owns NBCSN) and all of these different networks, I love it,” Smith said during a recent video interview with Multichannel News.
Smith added: “I love the fact that there are people who want to come and try to knock us off our pedestal … I like those challenges.”
As far as his future, Smith says he wouldn’t mind taking a stab at political reporting or hosting a political show, but his goal now is to continue to build his voice in sports media.
“I want to establish myself as the pre-eminent voice in the world of sports,” he said. “I’m just getting started.”