Next year, the theory is that the Dodgers’ ownership of their own TV network will prevent situations like those that have occurred this week as part of their final go-around with FSW/Prime Ticket/Channel 9.
There’ll be a whole other set of issues in 2014, mind you, by owning the airwaves themselves.
But the scheduling conflicts this week — Prime’s commitment to the Clippers, FSW’s commitment to the Angels, KCAL not in the loop here and the network not all that inspired to be too accommodating to the lame-duck Dodgers — meant the Dodgers’ games Wednesday in San Diego and Friday in Arizona needed a live TV home.
After scrambling with each dish and cable carrier in Southern California, the team put together a patchwork menu for the live telecasts — and not, not everyone was so hospitable:
|AT&T||X||X||CH 696 / HD CH 1696|
|Charter Communications||No||No||Declined games.|
|Comcast Cable Communication||No||No||Declined games.|
|Cox Santa Barbara||X||X||CH 8|
|Cox Orange County||X||X||CH 3|
|Cox Las Vegas||X||X||CH 96|
|Cox Palos Verdes||X||X||CH 3|
|DIRECTV||X||X||CH 689 / HD CH 689-1|
|Dish||X||X||4/10 – CH. 449 / HD CH. 9519,4/12 – CH. 441 / HD CH. TBD|
|Time Warner – LA||X||X||CH. 700|
|Time Warner – Desert Cities, Yucca, Banning||X||X||CH. 590|
|Time Warner – Barstow||X||X||CH. 671|
|Verizon Services Corp.||X||X||CH. 1|
Note: In addition to those alternate channels, both games will re-air on Prime Ticket. Wednesday’s game is at 10:30 p.m.; Friday’s game is at 10 p.m. At least, that’s the plan, unless the Clippers’ game goes OT and then your DVR won’t be set correctly.