Sunday, February 09, 2014

SportsNet LA negotiations expected to continue to Dodgers opening day

2/4/14, "Dodgers' TV home debuts with Vin Scully by day, studio show at night," LA Times, Bill Shaikin

"SportsNet LA will air all the Dodgers' spring training games, with the exception of two split-squad games. The spring programming will include a nightly hour-long studio show called "Access SportsNet: Dodgers," with features and highlights from training camp, starting at 7 p.m. Pacific time.

It is unlikely that most fans will be able to see the channel on Feb. 25. Aside from Time Warner Cable -- the Dodgers' partner in the new channel -- no cable or satellite provider has agreed to carry SportsNet LA. Those negotiations are expected to extend toward Opening Day."... 


1/29/14, "Weather Or Not For Sports Media," The Broadcast Booth

"LOS ANGELES: The new SportsNet LA will no longer send a separate broadcast crew to the road games which Vin Scully does not broadcast. Instead, Charley Steiner will move over to the TV booth (from the radio side) and to call those games and have Orel Hershiser as analyst. On the radio side, for those road games, Rick Monday will take over as lead play-by-play voice, and will have Nomar Garciparra as his analyst. In recent years, the Dodgers have used Eric Collins and Steve Lyons as the TV crew the majority of their road telecasts only. It still remains to be seen how many will be able to watch these games, however. There are still several cable and satellite carriers not yet signed to air SportsNet L.A."

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