February 25, 2014

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Fans Find Blue Heaven In New Dodgers Network

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The launch of the new Dodgers Network may have fans feeling a bit blue – and that’s just fine with them. SportsNet LA is up and running with around-the-clock coverage of everything that is Dodger baseball.

The new regional sports network will televise more than 160 Dodger games as well as pre and post-game shows. And since SportsNet LA provides coverage of the Dodgers 24/7, fans will also get an in-depth look at the players, the coaches and the history of this legendary team. If you don’t already have SportsNet LA, click here to ask for it.

The video below provides a sneak peek of the great moments to come.


For more information on the type of shows and coverage SportsNet LA provides, click here.

Follow SportsNet LA on Facebook.

+- 18 Comments

  1. Jason Schwartz's reply

    Based on TWC’s history of playing hardball with RSNs such as MSG/Cablevision and YES, it’s ironic that they would be asking for a high per subscriber price (reported as less than $5 for the current year but escalating rapidly in the future) and demand of being placed on a basic tier of service. How do you expect to play on both sides of the ball?

    I expect that when the Dodgers hit the field for regular season games, there will be few people who will be able to watch as agreements won’t be reached in time. While I applaud TWC’s previous stance with RSNs and trying to keep costs down for subscribers, it appears that you want your cake and eat it too. The customers are once again caught in the middle and given no options.

    I’m sure this will be brought to the attention of the FCC and Congress during the hearings on the TWC/Comcast merger and it won’t be favorable.

  2. Matthew Contreras's reply

    Will this channel have an app to watch it on similar to twc sportsnet for the lakers in case you have time warner services at home but aren’t there at the moment?

  3. Jay Gormley's reply

    MLB Advanced Media controls all of the digital rights for all MLB teams, so SportsNet LA will not have live streaming capabilities at launch. SportsNet LA is currently seeking digital rights from MLB Advanced Media.

  4. A.N.'s reply

    Keeping Vin Scully as THE VOICE of the Dodgers was an obvious no-brainier. And after 65 years, viewers will know what to expect from him. But TWC Sportsnet LA is off to a good start with the selection of Charlie Steiner and Orel Hershiser as the announcing team for games outside of CA and AZ. I think most fans would agree that those guys are superior to their predecessors on the previous network.

    And please, TWC. If you folks offer in-market online streaming of the Dodgers network, don’t be like the Yankees, who try to gouge NY cable subscribers who already have the YES Network to pay an additional charge for online access to the games. It’s bad P.R. to have the media write stories about TWC gouging the fans instead of talking about the higher level of Dodgers coverage that the new network will be delivering.

  5. Jose's reply

    Do I get the Dodgers sportsnet LA station if I get the Lakers sportsnet LA station??

  6. Jason Schwartz's reply

    Matt – Great question!!
    Jay – YES Network offers select cable partners the ability to purchase in-market streaming capabilities at an additional cost to the subscriber. I guess SNLA didn’t get the up front rights?

  7. Jay Gormley's reply

    If you are a TWC customer in Southern California or Hawaii, then you have access to SportsNet LA. If you are with another TV provider in those areas, you can go to http://www.ineedmydodgers.com and ask your provider for SportsNet LA.

  8. Alex Pecel's reply

    When will you come out with your sportsnetLA APP like your sportsnet app so we can get dodger coverage on the go if we are a time warner paying customer.

  9. Jay Gormley's reply

    Hey Alex. Just in case you missed it. MLB Advanced Media controls all of the digital rights for all MLB teams, so SportsNet LA will not have live streaming capabilities at launch. SportsNet LA is currently seeking digital rights from MLB Advanced Media.

  10. Micah's reply

    I’m a time warner customer living in New York City. How do I access the channel?

  11. Michael P's reply

    So if i am understanding correctly as long as SportsNet LA does not have digital rights from MLB Advanced Media that I will not be able to watch the channel from the TWC TV app on my Roku in my bedroom which is really a huge disappointment / bummer at the moment. Hopefully the issue can be resolved before the regular season is underway.

  12. A.N.'s reply

    Micah – I’m pretty sure that you won’t be able to receive Sportsnet LA way out in NY, due to territorial rights. If you want to watch Dodgers games in the Empire State, then you need to subscribe to an out-of-market package like MLB.TV (online) or MLB Extra Innings (cable).

    Jason – Contrary to what you say, consumers DO have an option. If they think that their cable bill is becoming too high, they can cut the cord and get their TV entertainment from OTA and online sources. Even Dodger diehards living in LA can watch their team on a delayed basis on MLB.TV if they can’t/won’t pay the price for a cable subscription that includes the new Dodger network. But even an “ala-carte” package like MLB.TV costs money for the consumer. The reality is that sporting events on TV isn’t a free commodity and that commercials alone won’t pay the network’s costs. If a sports fan wants to watch his team from a prime seat at the ballpark all season long, that comes with a price. If that same fan wants to watch those same games live on TV, the price won’t be as high, but it’s still not free. It’s up to you to decide if you would rather get your programming from HBO/Showtime/ESPN/RSNs or cutting the cord and going with Netflix/Hulu and subscribing to whatever out-of-market sports packages you want. It’s a CHOICE that everyone gets to make.

  13. Gary T's reply

    When will 5.1 surround sound will be incorporated into SportsNet?

  14. Scott Weinfeld's reply

    what station in new york city will get sportsnet la. sportsnet lakers is available

  15. Jay Gormley's reply

    We are thrilled that New Yorkers and other fans across the country want SportsNet LA. We are currently in the process of confirming SportsNet LA’s out-of-market feed availability for Time Warner Cable customers who live outside of the Dodgers’ broadcast territory of Southern California and Hawaii. However, it’s likely to take some time, so please keep checking back for updates and thank you for your patience.

  16. Senen Loche's reply

    I am a Time Warner subscriber and a Dodger fan but I live in Mission, Texas. Will Sportsnet La
    become available as part of our channel line up or will only be available in California ?

  17. Jay Gormley's reply

    Senen, We are currently in the process of confirming SportsNet LA’s out-of-market feed availability for Time Warner Cable customers who live outside of the Dodgers’ broadcast territory of Southern California and Hawaii. However, it’s likely to take some time, so please keep checking back for updates and thank you for your patience.

  18. Blake's reply

    I don’t have Time Warner Cable for my tv provider. How will I be able to watch my beloved Dodgers WITH OUT SWITCHING CABLE PROVIDERS?? I see the Dodgers losing some of their fan base to the Angels because they can’t follow the Dodgers on tv. I will not and should not have to pay extra for Dodger games.

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