September 22, 1988 |
Local cable TV viewers made it clear that they want to be able to see Magic Johnson's mad dashes up the court or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's famous sky hooks when the Lakers play at home. Several viewers criticized the local cable operator, Simmons Cable TV, for dropping the Prime Ticket channel that showed the Lakers' home games and other local sporting events.
October 14, 1990 |
For years, sports reports on Southland television stations have followed a predictable pattern. The sportscaster gives a clever but brief introduction to a local team's highlights. After narrating over a brief clip, he reports other scores from that sport. Next are highlights of other games, then perhaps a brief news story. The segment takes 3 1/2 to 4 minutes. Such won't be the case on "Prime Ticket Press Box," a nightly half-hour sports newscast debuting Tuesday at 10 p.m.
October 26, 2011 |
When: 5 PDT. Where: Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830. Records: Ducks 4-3-1, Wild 3-2-3. Update: Enforcer George Parros took a puck in the face at practice Wednesday but was fine after getting stitches to close the wound, the Ducks said. Meanwhile, the team sent left wing Jean-Francois Jacques back to the Syracuse Crunch. He has three more games to serve on a five-game suspension stemming from a preseason incident involving the Vancouver Canucks.
January 15, 1993 |
For the first time in its eight-year history, Prime Ticket will televise live major league baseball this summer. The regional sports network announced Thursday that it has signed a five-year contract with the Angels to carry 20 home games in 1993 and to increase that number by at least two games each year thereafter. By the third year, Prime Ticket could televise as many as 36 games if the market so warranted.
January 19, 2014 |
AT DETROIT When: 10 a.m. PST. Where: The Palace of Auburn Hills. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980, 1220. Records: Clippers 28-14, Pistons 17-23. Record vs. Pistons (2012-13): 2-0. Update: The Clippers have won four straight games and six of the last seven against the Pistons. The Pistons have won three of their last four games. firstname.lastname@example.org
June 5, 1993 |
You can't blame Bill Daniels, owner of Prime Ticket, for wearing a big smile these days. Not only is the Kings' success a financial boon to his regional cable network, which is the exclusive L.A. carrier of the Stanley Cup finals, he also played a key role in that success. One day in August of 1988, Daniels got a call from King owner Bruce McNall. "I think he called from his airplane," Daniels said. "He said he had a chance to get Wayne Gretzky, but he needed our help."
June 3, 1993 |
You can't blame Bill Daniels, owner of Prime Ticket, for wearing a big smile these days. Not only is the Kings' success a financial boon to his regional cable network, which is the exclusive L.A. carrier of the Stanley Cup finals, he also played a key role in that success. One day in August, 1988, Daniels got a call from King owner Bruce McNall. "I think he called from his airplane," Daniels said. "He said he had a chance to get Wayne Gretzky, but he needed our help."
March 3, 2013 |
Jerry Buss brought 10 championships to Los Angeles with the Lakers and along the way he altered the way people experience professional sports. "He changed the whole way that we went to a game: the Laker Girls, the whole fan experience, A-list people on the floor, the whole thing," Magic Johnson said. "Dr. Buss is the reason why the NBA is thriving the way it is. " When Buss purchased the Lakers (along with the Kings and the Forum) in 1979 for $67.5 million, he had a very specific vision.
January 24, 2013 |
How bad did Time Warner Cable want to get the TV rights to the Los Angeles Dodgers away from Fox Sports' Prime Ticket channel? So bad that the cable operator promised the team that it would cover fees from other distributors who don't sign on to carry the channel, people familiar with the deal said. The agreement is expected to be announced this week, perhaps later Thursday. In other words, if DirecTV, for example, does not sign on to carry the new Dodgers channel, Time Warner Cable will pay the subscription fees until a deal could be reached with the satellite broadcaster.
August 21, 2009 |
Sunday the Dodgers will play the Cubs, and of course the game will be televised. Twice. The Dodgers and Prime Ticket and FS West are combining to offer English- and Spanish-language broadcasts at 1 p.m. It's a great idea that is overdue. Lucky Los Angeles fans can choose between two of the best baseball voices in the world, Hall of Fame broadcasters Vin Scully and Jaime Jarrin. Fox will provide three extra cameramen, all of them bilingual, to illustrate with video any points that Jarrin and analysts Fernando Valenzuela and Pepe Yniguez might make in Spanish.