December 7, 2012 |
It looks like the Dodgers are checking out another pitcher. After negotiating exclusively with Fox Sports on a new TV deal to keep the team on its Prime Ticket network, the Dodgers have taken a meeting with Time Warner Cable, which wants the team on its SportsNet and Deportes channels. The news was first reported Thursday night by Los Angeles Times Dodger beat writer Bill Shaikin. Fox Sports is still seen as the likely favorite to land the team. Not only does it already have a long relationship with the Dodgers, it is offering more than $6 billion for a 25-year deal.
January 28, 2013 |
The name for the Dodgers' new television channel: SportsNet LA. The Dodgers and Time Warner Cable officially announced their television contract on Monday, with the team-owned channel starting in 2014. The deal, pending the approval of Major League Baseball, covers 25 years and is believed to be worth between $7 billion and $8 billion to the team. The Dodgers are to remain on Fox Sports through the 2013 season, but the team decided it wanted its own channel thereafter and negotiated with Fox and Time Warner Cable.
January 22, 2013 |
The Dodgers have agreed with Time Warner Cable on a new television contract that will provide the team with a channel of its own, according to two people familiar with the deal but not authorized to discuss it. Time Warner Cable now has secured the television rights to the two most popular teams in Los Angeles - the Dodgers and the Lakers - within two years. The Dodgers' deal is expected to be finalized and announced Thursday. The team has not yet submitted the deal to Major League Baseball for approval, but the control of the channel is expected to rest with the Dodgers' owners rather than with Time Warner.
October 3, 2012 |
Google and Time Warner Cable are not playing nice with each other. In Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., Google is launching a broadband pay-TV service to compete with Time Warner Cable and other distributors in the area. Google has struck deals with lots of programmers including ESPN, Discovery and CBS. However, Time Warner Cable is resisting selling some of its content to Google. Time Warner Cable owns a local sports channel there called Metro Sports. It not only has Division One college sports but also a good deal of high school athletics, which are quite popular.
August 28, 2012
Re "What happened to customer service?," Column, Aug. 24 As I've gotten older, my intolerance for rudeness, vaingloriousness, deceitfulness and self-centeredness has increased. I too have had "run-ins" with Time Warner Cable. I decided that the only thing I can do about it is to use what little power I have: If any company gives me a hassle about spending my money, I spend it where my business is appreciated. Doug Wheeler Manhattan Beach ALSO: Letters: Islamophobia and terror Letters: Why have a convention?
February 1, 2013 |
Time Warner Cable has sought to downplay a report that its chief executive, Glenn Britt, was planning to leave the nation's second-largest cable company at the end of the year. The Wall Street Journal, citing an anonymous source, said Friday that Britt had decided to depart his position of 12 years, a tenure marked by large expansion in residential cable service, technological upgrades to broadband Internet and the 2009 separation from parent company Time Warner Inc. The 63-year-old Britt's contract was extended last year and is set to expire at the end of 2013. However, Time Warner Cable said Friday that no decision has been made about a possible departure.