Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsDirectv

DirecTV finalizing deal to carry Lakers channel

November 15, 2012|By Joe Flint
  • DirecTV is inching near a deal to start carrying the Lakers television channel.
DirecTV is inching near a deal to start carrying the Lakers television channel. (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles…)

Lakers fans are finally getting some good news.

Satellite broadcaster DirecTV has struck a deal to carry SportsNet, the Time Warner Cable-owned network that is the new TV home for the Lakers, sources close to the talks said. An announcement could come as early as this afternoon, they said.

The deal ends a long standoff between the two companies. DirecTV has about 1.7 million subscribers in Southern California and having it carry SportsNet and sister Spanish-language channel Deportes was crucial for Time Warner Cable.

Other distrbutors carrying SportsNet and Deportes include Cox, Charter, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. The only distributor not carrying SportsNet and Deportes is Dish Network.

ALSO:

Dodgers a factor in negotiation for Lakers channel

Cox Cable strikes deal with Time Warner for Lakers

AT&T strikes deal for Time Warner Cable's Lakers channel

twitter.com/@JBFlint

MORE

INTERACTIVE: TVs highest paid stars

QUIZ: Celebrity voice overs

PHOTOS: Hollywood back lot moments

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|