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January 24, 2013 | By Joe Flint
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.
It won't exactly be a case of double vision, but viewers tuning into either KCAL Channel 9 or cable's Prime Ticket Network at 7:30 tonight will see the Lakers-Clippers game. It is believed to be the first time a regional cable sports network will televise the same event as a broadcast station in the same market.
October 13, 1985 | Lee Margulies
You can't get your fill of football, basketball, boxing, golf, auto racing, harness racing . . . even year-old Olympics events? Help is on the way. It's Prime Ticket, a cable service that premieres Saturday with an exhibition game between the Lakers and Celtics, the first of 200 live events planned for the first year.
April 15, 1989
With a chance to dethrone the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Kings host Edmonton in Game 7 of their Smythe Division semifinal this weekend. Prime Ticket (cable) carries the decisive match-up tonight at 7:30. And as the pro basketball season winds down, the Lakers go up against two lowly foes. Tonight they take on the Clippers, their cross-town rivals, in the Sports Arena at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 9. On Sunday, the world champions will host the Miami Heat at 7:30 p.m. on Prime Ticket.
October 10, 1989
USC's Pacific 10 Conference football game against California Saturday at Berkeley has been rescheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m., USC school officials announced. The game, which will be broadcast live on Prime Ticket cable, was originally scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. but was changed last week to a 7:30 p.m. start to accommodate a possible ESPN telecast, which failed to materialize.
February 7, 2010
Up next AT USC Feb. 14, 7 p.m., Prime Ticket The Trojans humiliated the Bruins, 67-46, on Jan. 16. UCLA shot only 33% in that game and was outrebounded, 37-22. USC has swept UCLA only four times since 1942, the last being in 2004 -- Chris Foster
December 11, 1986
The Cal State Long Beach men's basketball team will try for its third straight victory tonight at 7:30 against Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu. The game will be televised by Prime Ticket. Ron Palmer's 49ers, 11-45 the last two seasons, are 3-2 this year and are coming off victories over Bradley and Houston. The 49ers play at Loyola-Marymount Saturday night.
April 7, 2010
Clippers tonight AT SACRAMENTO When: 7 Where: Arco Arena. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 980. Records: Clippers 27-51, Kings 24-54. Record vs. Kings: 1-2. Update: A tale of two losing streaks with the NBA season winding down. The Kings have lost eight straight games and are 1-9 in their last 10. — Lisa Dillman
January 22, 2010
Up next VS. WASHINGTON STATE Saturday, 1 p.m., Pauley Pavilion, Prime Ticket The Cougars nearly swept the Bruins last season . UCLA lost only three conference home games the last two seasons but has already lost two this season. -- Chris Foster
January 28, 2011
UCLA next at Arizona State, Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena, 12:30 p.m. PST, Prime Ticket ? The Bruins complete the first half of Pacific 10 Conference play against the cellar-dwelling Sun Devils, who have lost four consecutive games and six of seven. UCLA has dropped its last two games in Tempe, Ariz. ? Ben Bolch
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