Time Warner Cable Sports to Tip Off Lakers-Centric RSNs on Oct. 1
Rone: Meetings with distributors for Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Deportes have begun
By Mike Reynolds, Multichannel News -- Broadcasting & Cable, 5/10/2012 11:28:50 AM
The largest MSO in Los Angeles will bow Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Spanish-language RSN Time Warner Cable Deportes, which will have its own production team and programming sensibilities, shortly before the National Basketball Association begins its 2012-13 season, according to Time Warner Cable Sports president David Rone.
The foundation for the services was established in February 2011, when Time Warner Cable secured local rights to the Lakers -- whose games have been televised by Fox Sports West and KCAL-TV -- for a 20-year period in a deal that is reportedly valued at $3 billion. Since then, Time Warner Cable Sports also gained rights to the defending Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles Galaxy and WNBA Los Angeles Sparks.
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