When it rains it pours, as AT&T has announced reaching a deal with Time Warner to carry the flagship Lakers station, SportsNet. The two have released a lengthy announcment over on the SportsNet website discussing their partnership.
Starting Tuesday, October 30,AT&T U-verse® TV will launchTime Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes to its Southern California subscribers. These networks are the local TV homes for Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks games, as well as in-depth, dedicated, team-focused programming.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet will be available for U-verse TV customers in Southern California (Los Angeles, San Diego, Bakersfield and much of Fresno) with the U100 package and above on channel 1777 in HD and channel 777 in SD. Time Warner Cable Deportes will be available in the U300 package or U-Latino package on channel 1778 in HD and channel 778 in SD.
Word still awaits on the remaining distributors, but all signs have been pointing to loose ends tying up rather quickly for SportsNet. As usual, we'll keep everybody posted on any news as it becomes available.
The dominoes continue to fall. Earlier it was announced that Charter and Time Warner have reached an agreement to spread the Sportsnet channel (you know, the one that's going to carry all everything Los Angeles Lakers and has the majority of Southern California sweating bullets). Now, Time Warner has released a statement that they have agreed to terms with Verizon FiOS as well.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes and Verizon FiOS have agreed to terms. Details will be announced in the coming days.
It's short, it's brief, but it's another step in the right direction. Could this mean more news to come? It's still unclear, but we'll keep everyone posted as the news rolls in. Just in time for the season to begin.
We've been told for months that Time Warner Cable Sportsnet would be picked up by most television distributors in the Los Angeles area, even if it didn't happen until just before the season started. Now, with the season just days away, things are beginning to look bleak.