January 31, 2013 |
Now that Time Warner Cable has beaten Fox Sports for the TV rights to the Los Angeles Dodgers, it's time for the loser to make a dramatic move in retaliation. And that should be lowering the price of its Prime Ticket cable channel next year after it stops carrying the Dodgers. After all, the Dodgers are the channel's marquee property and without them, ratings for Prime Ticket will take a hit. The fee for Prime Ticket to distributors such as DirecTV and Time Warner Cable is about $2.50 a month per-subscriber, according to industry research firm SNL Kagan.
February 21, 2013 |
Starting to get excited? The most expensive baseball team in the history of the universe is scheduled to play its first spring game Saturday. Only you will not be able to watch it. In fact, you'll be able to watch fewer than half as many Dodgers spring games from Arizona as you could last year. The Dodgers' current broadcast schedule for their 2013 games from Camelback Ranch calls for only seven games to be televised. Last spring the Dodgers had 15 games on television from Phoenix.
October 11, 2012 |
FoxSports West and Prime Ticket will show classic Kings and Ducks games from their respective Stanley Cup runs in place of games that have been canceled through Oct. 24 because of the NHL lockout. Games from the Ducks' 2003 championship run will be shown in a block the next two Tuesdays, and games from the Kings' recent run will be shown the next two Wednesdays. A Fox spokeswoman said each block will consist of two games of 2 1/2 hours each, starting with the first round. If more games are canceled more “classic” games are likely to be aired.
July 6, 1993 |
Prime Ticket and the Mighty Ducks have reached agreement on a five-year contract in which the regional cable network will carry games involving Anaheim's NHL expansion team beginning next season. Prime Ticket, which televises all of the Kings' games, becomes the first local television entity to carry two hockey teams. The deal with the Ducks, announced on Prime Ticket's "Press Box" show Monday night, calls for 25 televised games in 1993-94, 30 the next season, 35 the next two and 40 in 1997-98.
September 9, 1988 |
Bill Daniels, majority owner of Prime Ticket Network, announced at a news conference Thursday that he has hired John Severino, a former president and general manager of KABC-TV, as president of the regional cable sports network. Daniels also announced that since July 1, he has owned 83.3% of the network, which was previously a 50-50 venture with Jerry Buss. Buss retains a minority interest, and Severino is also a minority partner, but he declined to say what percentage he owns.
January 24, 1987 |
Prime Ticket, a cable television sports network, will televise several California Interscholastic Federation Southern Section championship events. The agreement calls for Prime Ticket to broadcast the Southern Section's football, basketball and girls volleyball championships. The cable network will show the boys 5-A basketball championship on March 7 from the Sports Arena. The deal also calls for options on the Southern Section track and field finals and selected basketball games.