Final 6 Dodgers games to be seen in all of LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) The last six regular-season Los Angeles Dodgers games will be televised on an independent station that will allow all local fans of the team to watch after they have been shut out for most of the year.
Time Warner Cable said Monday that it has reached a deal with KDOC, which is carried by every cable, satellite and telco provider in Southern California and can be received over the air with an antenna.
The Dodgers lead the National League West by three games over San Francisco. They will host the Giants from Sept. 22-24 and the Rockies from Sept. 26-28, with those six games being shown on KDOC.
Time Warner Cable chief operating officer Dinni Jain says the company will continue to work on long-term agreements with other providers during the offseason to carry SportsNet LA, which televises Dodgers games.
Only customers of Time Warner Cable, its partner Bright House Networks, and a small operator called Champion Broadband have been able to watch the Dodgers this season. That leaves out subscribers of major providers such as DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon and AT&T.
The contract to broadcast Dodgers games, which had long been with Fox Sports' Prime Ticket regional sports network, was bought by Time Warner Cable last year in a deal estimated to be worth $7 billion over the next two decades.