Starting off their 10-year, $55 million deal to carry local Galaxy games, Time Warner Cable has a little situational problem: No cable channels to carry them on. Yet.
In the meantime, starting with Saturday’s opener at home against Real Salt Lake, the Galaxy can be found on KDOC-Channel 56 in English and KWHY-Channel 22 in Spanish.
Independent channel KDOC, which reaches 5.6 million homes in Southern California and has carried games for the NHL’s Ducks, MLS’ Chivas USA, Big 12 college basketball and SEC football, will have 18 of the 34 regular seasons games, including the July 4 game against Philadelphia and their home game against Chivas USA in the SuperClasico on Aug. 21. Eight games will be on ESPN (or ESPN2) and seven more are on NBC Sports Network.
Time Warner expects to have Galaxy games on its new English channel by Sunday, Oct. 21 when the team travels to San Jose for their final road contest of the regular season.
TWC also confirmed that former Galaxy star Cobi Jones will sign on as the lead game analyst. Mark Rogondino, who had been the game analyst the last six seasons for Fox Sports West, moves over to play-by-play.
KWHY is scheduled to carry 14 games (nine home and five road) that aren’t on ESPN Deportes or Galavision. TWC’s Spanish language regional channel won’t do games for the Galaxy until 2013. Adrian Garcia Marquez will do play-by-play with Francisco Pinto as the analyst.