In August, 2011, the Padres ended their agreement with Cox Communications Channel 4 after 15 years and agreed to the new FSSD deal. At first, only Cox and DirectTV picked it up for the 2012 season. Toward the end of that season, AT&T signed on. In 2013, Dish satellite service added it.
Time Warner Cable said in a press release FSSD will be available starting March 30, with a channel position to be decided.
“We’re happy for the many Padres fans who are Time Warner Cable customers who now will be able to follow their hometown baseball team on TV all season long,” said Henry Ford, Senior Vice President and GM of FSSD. ”With this agreement, Padres baseball will now be available in more homes in San Diego than ever before.”
“We’re pleased to have reached a reasonable long-term agreement for Fox Sports San Diego, and we look forward to launching this network in the near future,” said Jennifer Chun, the Senior VP of Content Acquisition for Time Warner Cable.