Fresh off taking two of three games from the San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers’ magic number to clinch is now down to 11 games.
The series also left the Dodgers with a three-game lead in the National League West division and they have another three-game series against the Giants at Chavez Ravine, which should make for good theater down the stretch of the pennant race.
In an effort to bring the Dodgers to all local televisions, Time Warner Cable announced Monday the final six games of the regular season will be simulcast on KDOC, an independent station that is carried by all providers in Southern California and can be received with an over the air antenna.
TWC agreed to carriage terms for SportsNet LA with Bright House Networks and Champion Broadband, but other providers have resisted agreeing to terms and in DirecTV’s case, binding arbitration. TWC’s agreement with KDOC will allow fans to watch the series against the Giants (Sept 22-24) and the final regular season games against the Colorado Rockies (Sept. 26-28).
Local congressmen wrote to the Federal Communications Commission to ask for their involvement in brokering an end to the TV impasse and they responded by asking for documents but otherwise haven’t been involved, at least not publicly. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti also wrote to the FCC in late August, however to no avail.
KDOC is channel 56 for DirecTV subscribers and 506 for Verizon FiOs. More information and channel listings can be found on SportsNet LA’s official website.
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