Monday, January 28, 2013

Dodgers, TWC Announce Generic Channel Name

The SportsNet LA logo (artist's rendering).

From "Dodgers, Time Warner Cable announce new channel: SportsNet LA" by Bill Shaikin at the LA Times:

The name for the Dodgers' new television channel: SportsNet LA.

The Dodgers and Time Warner Cable officially announced their television contract on Monday, with the team-owned channel starting in 2014. The deal, pending the approval of Major League Baseball, covers 25 years and is believed to be worth between $7 billion and $8 billion to the team.

The Dodgers are to remain on Fox Sports through the 2013 season, but the team decided it wanted its own channel thereafter and negotiated with Fox and Time Warner Cable.

Get ready for those cable/satellite bills to go up. It's too bad we won't be able to order this channel à la carte, as I have no use for the Curling Channel or LacrosseTV.

9 comments:

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

I wonder if this mean I'll be able to get to hear and see Vin and the Boys in a year and a half on my TV here, live, starting at 10:05pm first pitch....ugh.
Oh well. Screw work!

Paul said...

mmmmmmmm a la carte...

rbnlaw said...

AT&T will like charge $10 more a month just for this channel as they do Fox Soccer Plus.

Bastards.

BJ Killeen said...

Time Warner sucks big smoked weenies..hate them.

DodgersKingsoftheGalaxy said...

I lean more towards shitcanning cable altogether and using that money to go to more games instead.

Franklin Stubbs said...

mmmmmmmm, smoked weenies...

Fred's Brim said...

I recommend MLB.tv for those of you thinking about bailing on cable

Cliff Beefpile said...

DirecTV used to be a pretty decent deal. Fuck you, Time Warner. I don't even give a shit about the stupid Lakers but my bill jumped $10 a month regardless. And fuck the Yankees and Red Sox for starting this every team gets its own TV channel bullshit.

Spank said...

(cries)