What made it into our weekly media roundup of extended paragraphs:
It’s early in the process for those haves and have-nots in the Dodgers’ SportsNet L.A. channel, considering we’re only two games into the exhibition season. Time Warner Cable subscribers, about two million of them in Southern California, are on board. Another two million that include subscribers of DirecTV, Cox, Charter, Dish, AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS, aren’t there yet.
But what if a dish or cable operator proposed this scenario: We’ll take the channel, at the price TWC is asking, but only for eight months of the year — when the games are on, between March 1 and Nov. 1. The other four months, we’re not interested.
Would that fly? Maybe we’ll find out. Who’s game?
Other notes include the announcement of the new Larry King show on SportsNet L.A., Colleen Dominguez’s hiring by Fox Sports and Craig James’ beef with Fox Sports.
What didn’t make it into the column and notebook, but are featured here instead:
== Wait, TWC is raising their rates again, because of the fallout with having to carry CBS? It’s called a $2.25 “broadcast TV fee.” How sweet.
== SportsNet L.A. announced Thursday that 75 Dodgers games in Spanish will be made available to those carriers who take the team-owned channel, with a schedule of 150 coming in 2015. Jorge Jarrin, son of Dodgers’ Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrin, will do play-by-play with Manny Mota as the analyst. The first telecast will be April 4, the Dodgers’ home opener against San Francisco, and have its own production team on-site with its own graphics and audio feed. TWC will offer the Spanish-language games on Channel 382 (high def). More information: www.sportsnetla.com at the “espanol” link.
==The Dodgers-San Francisco game from Dodger Stadium on April 5 will be part of the new Fox Sports 1 MLB package of telecast package that Fox announced Thursday. A combined 52 games will be on Fox’s network (KTTV-Channel 11 in Los Angeles) and FS1, including 20 Saturdays of doubleheaders. The Dodgers-Giants’ 1 p.m. start comes on FS1 after the network carries Minnesota-Cleveland at 10 a.m., which could result in some missed early innings.
Future games taken from the Dodgers’ new SportsNet L.A. schedule — don’t think the folks at DirecTV are making note of this — as well as from the Angels’ coverage on Prime Ticket include a doubleheader on Saturday, April 19 — FS1 has the Angels at Detroit at 10 a.m., followed by the Dodgers hosting Arizona at 5 p.m.
The Dodgers are also locked into FS1 games on Saturday, May 10 (home vs. San Francisco, 1 p.m.) and Saturday, July 19 (at St. Louis, 1 p.m.). And so far they will also be part of Fox’s regional broadcast on Saturday, May 31 (home vs. Pittsburgh, 4 p.m.) and Saturday, June 28 (home vs. St. Louis, 4 p.m.).
The Angels are also on FS1 on Saturday, April 26 (at N.Y. Yankees, 10 a.m.) and Saturday, June 21 (home vs. Texas, 7 p.m.), and on Fox’s regional broadcasts on Saturday, May 24 (vs. Kansas City, 4 p.m.), Saturday, June 14 (at Atlanta, 4 p.m.), and Saturday, July 12 (at Texas, 4 p.m.).
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