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 launch Time 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.