A new regional cable television channel will go on the air in Southern California in April and offer 35 Dodger and 35 Angel games.
The new channel will be similar to the Prime Ticket Network except that it will cost subscribers a monthly fee, probably around $19.95. Prime Ticket, which carries the Lakers and Kings and other sports, is offered to subscribers at no charge.
According to Joe Cohen, chief executive officer for the Hughes Television Network, the Dodgers and Angels have made a multiyear deal with the American Spectacor Television Programming Co., a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company.
American Spectacor owns the Hughes Network, as well the Philadelphia Flyers hockey team and the Philadelphia Spectrum.
American Spectacor also operates six other major arenas and, along with MCA, is bidding to take over management of the Los Angeles Sports Arena.