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January 12, 1988 | LARRY STEWART, Times Staff Writer
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.
January 20, 1988 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
In a bid to enlarge its long-stagnant pay-TV subscriber base, Los Angeles' home-grown Z Channel said Tuesday it is merging with two other companies and will abandon its all-movie format to include live sports events, beginning with home baseball games of the Los Angeles Dodgers and the California Angels.
August 1, 2003 | LARRY STEWART
When Bill Weber, a native of Middletown, N.J., was a student at Indianapolis' Butler University in the late 1970s, he spent one summer working on a construction crew at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. "It was the kind of job that made you work harder in school so you wouldn't have to do these kinds of jobs," Weber said on the phone from Indianapolis on Thursday, recalling such tasks as loading caulking guns.
July 2, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
With a little baseball, basketball, boxing and astrology mixed into its traditional eclectic menu of movies, the Z Channel, one of L.A.'s oldest and smallest cable services, is finally making it in the big leagues. Since it added Dodgers and Angels home baseball games to its 24-hour-a-day lineup of movies last April, subscriptions to the long-floundering pay-TV channel have increased nearly 40%. Approximately 110,000 Southern California households subscribe to Z.
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