December 30, 2009 |
Don't panic if you're watching Fox's New Year's Eve special and the screen goes black moments before host Carmen Electra finishes screaming "Happy New Year." There's nothing wrong with your TV. You're just caught in a brawl between two media giants. At issue are the fees that News Corp., Rupert Murdoch's sprawling media empire, is demanding that Time Warner Cable pay for transmitting its Fox stations -- including KTTV-TV Channel 11 and KCOP-TV Channel 13 in Los Angeles -- as well as cable networks such as FX, Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket.
November 16, 1993 |
Spanish-Language Sports Channel Debuts: La Cadena Deportiva Prime Ticket, a cable sports channel started by Los Angeles-based Prime Ticket, made its debut. The channel has signed contracts with some of Mexico's most popular soccer teams. The station plans an extensive slate of boxing matches as well as hockey games from the Los Angeles Kings and the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.
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.
September 18, 1993
I am hearing impaired and I want to know if the Mighty Ducks' games on KCAL-Channel 9 will be closed-captioned. And will Prime Ticket close-caption hockey games for deaf people who love to hear it? STEPHEN PAGE Santa Ana Editor's note: Prime Ticket will not close-caption Kings' or Ducks' games this season. KCAL is "seriously exploring" the possibility for its 20 Ducks ' games, but no decision has been made.
December 6, 2013 |
Fox Sports West/Prime Ticket has reached agreement with the Southern Section on a "long-term agreement" for web and television coverage. The new contract begins in 2014. Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket have been televising games since 1997 when it began a local game of the week. The contract is for six years, according to a source who was not authorized to speak publicly about the agreement. Eric.firstname.lastname@example.org
December 1, 1990 |
The Rams and Raiders, along with the Clippers, Lakers and UCLA, USC and Pepperdine basketball teams, will be among the weekend viewing choices. The Lakers put their five-game winning streak on the line against the Phoenix Suns tonight (6:30 p.m., Channels 9, 51 and 63). The Clippers take on the defensive-minded Minnesota Timberwolves at 6 p.m. Sunday on Prime Ticket. Sunday's pro football kicks off at 10 a.m. when the Rams (4-7) visit the Cleveland Browns (2-9) (Channels 2 and 8).