Time Warner Cable is attempting to distance itself from speculation that the company will take a $1 billion loss on SportsNet LA, first reported by the New York Post.
SportsNet LA announced Thursday that it will televise 31 of the Dodgers’ 35 spring training games.
Vin Scully will call four spring training telecasts: all three Freeway Series games, April 2-4 against the Angels, and a game against the San Francisco Giants on March 27 in Glendale, Arizona. Charley Steiner will be joined by analysts Rick Monday, Kevin Kennedy and Orel Hershiser during the other SNLA broadcasts.
Currently, four Dodgers split-squad games will not air live: March 20, 21 and 29 against the Texas Rangers, and March 6 against the Brewers. The games March 20 and 21 are to be played indoors at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The March 6 game is scheduled to air on MLB Network on a delay. This broadcast will not be blacked out by SportsNet LA, according to a spokesperson for the network.
MLB Network previously announced that it is broadcasting three Dodgers Cactus League games live: March 5 vs. the White Sox, March 11 vs. the Cubs and March 12 vs. the Padres. However, these games will be blacked out in SportsNet LA markets.
Here’s more from a Dodgers press release Thursday:
The standoff between Time Warner and other cable providers keeping Dodgers games out of most Southern California homes hasn’t budged. There’s no news today about that.
But while the Dodgers were busy wheeling and dealing last week at the Winter Meetings in San Diego, a couple notable things happened on the TV front.