What is in this week’s media column linked here:
After a season on the brink where Dodgers fans were asked to endure the non-distribution of the team’s SportsNet L.A. channel, the post-season doesn’t bring a whole lot more comfort — can anyone name, off the top of their head, where Fox Sports 1 and the MLB Network is on their cable or satellite menu? If not, you’re apt to miss both Games 1 and 2 of the Dodgers-Cardinals NL Division Series.
You can’t be serious. You’ve just broken my vintage remote control.
We’ll explore why it is what it is — don’t expect any pretty answers — and other notes related to the Dodgers’ new deal with KLAC-AM (570) and the possibility of the NFL blackout rule going away.
What you’ll have to read here instead of elsewhere:
== More aftermath of the Dodgers-SportsNet L.A. six-game regular-season-ending preview on KDOC last week: The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Flint has a litany of media consultants talking about the future of Time Warner Cable’s gamble, while KPCC’s Ben Bergman assesses the winners (DirecTV, the Angels, Fox Sports and KLAC) and losers (TWC, the Dodgers, the fans) from a business perspective. Continue reading