With the Los Angeles Dodgers hours away from opening the 2014 season against the Arizona Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia, Time Warner Cable agreed to terms with Champion Broadband to allow them to carry SportsNet LA. Champion joins Bright House Networks as the only carriers outside of TWC who now can offer the channel to its customers.
While it may seem like a momentum gaining move for TWC, it’s in fact a relatively small addition as only Champion customers in Arcadia and Monrovia will have access to SportsNet LA. Other than generic updates from Dodgers president Stan Kasten and TWC CEO Rob Marcus, both of whom expressed optimism that SportsNet LA would eventually land in the homes of thousands of fans, there hasn’t been much news that negotiations are being held with AT&T U-verse, Charter, DirecTV, Dish Network and so forth.
Fans who don’t have access to SportsNet LA will be able to watch the Dodgers stateside opener on March 30 against the San Diego Padres via ESPN’s national broadcast.
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Dodgers In Australia: Just A Step In MLB’s Plan For World Domination — Los Angeles Times
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