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March 25, 1992 | LARRY STEWART
SportsChannel Los Angeles, which last week completed a five-year deal with the Clippers, is expected to announce today that Jerry Tarkanian has been hired as the commentator. Tarkanian's first telecast will be Thursday night when the Clippers play a home game against the Houston Rockets. The play-by-play announcer will be Joel Meyers. SportsChannel will televise five regular-season games, plus some playoff games if the Clippers qualify.
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SPORTS
November 6, 1992 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 3 1/2 years of struggling, SportsChannel Los Angeles announced Thursday that it will discontinue service on Dec. 31. Several factors led to the pay-cable network's demise, but No. 1 was the unwillingness of Los Angeles viewers to subscribe. The network had about 120,000 subscribers shortly after converting Z Channel, a movie service, to all-sports SportsChannel in the summer of 1989. It now has 67,000. "The main problem was, the consumers let us know they didn't want us," said James L.
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SPORTS
November 6, 1992 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 3 1/2 years of struggling, SportsChannel Los Angeles announced Thursday that it will discontinue service on Dec. 31. Several factors led to the pay-cable network's demise, but No. 1 was the unwillingness of Los Angeles viewers to subscribe. The network had about 120,000 subscribers shortly after converting Z Channel, a movie service, to all-sports SportsChannel in the summer of 1989. It now has 67,000. "The main problem was, the consumers let us know they didn't want us," said James L.
SPORTS
May 19, 1992 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a 35-year affiliation with Channel 11, the Dodgers are switching stations. Beginning next season, Channel 5 will carry Dodger and Angel games. Channel 5 and the Dodgers announced Monday that they have agreed on a five-year contract, believed to be worth more than $75 million. Next season, Channel 5 will televise 46 regular-season Dodger games and four exhibitions, which is the same as Channel 11's schedule this season.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1989 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
Sports? You want sports? Cable's got sports. So many non-stop athletic contests, in fact, that the average fan might just die of exhaustion in front of the TV set. Sports programming in Southern California has exploded. Today, thanks to cable, any fan of any sport--from basketball to billiards to baseball--can have a front-row seat in living-room comfort. In addition to the decade-old, all-sports national cable channel, Connecticut-based ESPN, two Los Angeles-based sports channels have popped up on cable during the past four years.
SPORTS
March 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
SportsChannel has scheduled a news conference for today to announce a new multiyear agreement with the Clippers. The deal will take effect immediately. It will include about half a dozen regular-season games and, provided the Clippers qualify, some playoff games. The Clipper telecasts will be part of SportsChannel's premium service under a new format that starts April 1.
NEWS
April 6, 1992 | Craig Stanke and Tom Hamilton and Steven Herbert
WATCHING AT HOME: Angel fans will have more chances to see their team on TV this year. . . . For the first time, SportsChannel is offering on a daily pay-per-view basis 35 Angel home games that only subscribers used to get. The suggested retail price: $6.95 per game. The Angels' debut will be Friday, 7:30 p.m. against Milwaukee. . . . Also, Prime Ticket has started a weekly "Angel Clubhouse" program airing Sundays at 7 p.m. and Mondays at 9:30 p.m.
SPORTS
April 8, 1990 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During 21 seasons in the major leagues, Reggie Jackson never had much trouble jostling for a spot in the starting lineup. But in the broadcast booth? That's where Mr. October found himself last fall when he worked as an analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Joe Torre for four Angel telecasts on KTLA. As a former Angel with announcing experience, Jackson was an obvious candidate for the commentator's opening for the 1990 season.
NEWS
April 6, 1992 | Craig Stanke and Tom Hamilton and Steven Herbert
WATCHING AT HOME: Angel fans will have more chances to see their team on TV this year. . . . For the first time, SportsChannel is offering on a daily pay-per-view basis 35 Angel home games that only subscribers used to get. The suggested retail price: $6.95 per game. The Angels' debut will be Friday, 7:30 p.m. against Milwaukee. . . . Also, Prime Ticket has started a weekly "Angel Clubhouse" program airing Sundays at 7 p.m. and Mondays at 9:30 p.m.
SPORTS
March 25, 1992 | LARRY STEWART
SportsChannel Los Angeles, which last week completed a five-year deal with the Clippers, is expected to announce today that Jerry Tarkanian has been hired as the commentator. Tarkanian's first telecast will be Thursday night when the Clippers play a home game against the Houston Rockets. The play-by-play announcer will be Joel Meyers. SportsChannel will televise five regular-season games, plus some playoff games if the Clippers qualify.
SPORTS
March 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
SportsChannel has scheduled a news conference for today to announce a new multiyear agreement with the Clippers. The deal will take effect immediately. It will include about half a dozen regular-season games and, provided the Clippers qualify, some playoff games. The Clipper telecasts will be part of SportsChannel's premium service under a new format that starts April 1.
SPORTS
June 21, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Big West Conference, concerned about requests for changes in starting times and about television's effects on attendance, was released from the final year of its contract with Prime Ticket Network and is negotiating elsewhere, network and conference officials said Wednesday. Prime Ticket televised more than 130 hours of Big West events during the past year that included football, basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball. It was the second of a three-year agreement.
SPORTS
May 19, 1992 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a 35-year affiliation with Channel 11, the Dodgers are switching stations. Beginning next season, Channel 5 will carry Dodger and Angel games. Channel 5 and the Dodgers announced Monday that they have agreed on a five-year contract, believed to be worth more than $75 million. Next season, Channel 5 will televise 46 regular-season Dodger games and four exhibitions, which is the same as Channel 11's schedule this season.
SPORTS
June 21, 1990 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Big West Conference, concerned about requests for changes in starting times and about television's effects on attendance, was released from the final year of its contract with Prime Ticket Network and is negotiating elsewhere, network and conference officials said Wednesday. Prime Ticket televised more than 130 hours of Big West events during the past year that included football, basketball, softball, baseball and volleyball. It was the second of a three-year agreement.
SPORTS
April 8, 1990 | MIKE REILLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
During 21 seasons in the major leagues, Reggie Jackson never had much trouble jostling for a spot in the starting lineup. But in the broadcast booth? That's where Mr. October found himself last fall when he worked as an analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Joe Torre for four Angel telecasts on KTLA. As a former Angel with announcing experience, Jackson was an obvious candidate for the commentator's opening for the 1990 season.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 1989 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
Sports? You want sports? Cable's got sports. So many non-stop athletic contests, in fact, that the average fan might just die of exhaustion in front of the TV set. Sports programming in Southern California has exploded. Today, thanks to cable, any fan of any sport--from basketball to billiards to baseball--can have a front-row seat in living-room comfort. In addition to the decade-old, all-sports national cable channel, Connecticut-based ESPN, two Los Angeles-based sports channels have popped up on cable during the past four years.
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