The Los Angeles Dodgers are 14 games into the 2014 regular season and Time Warner Cable has yet to strike deals with any other major cable provider, resulting in thousands of fans being unable to watch any Dodger game on SportsNet LA. TWC has agreed to terms with Champion Broadband and Bright House Networks, neither of which is considered a giant in the cable television industry.
Along with not being able to watch Dodger games, fans without SportsNet LA have also missed out on behind the scenes footage, similar to what is seen with the Los Angeles Lakers’ network, Time Warner Cable SportsNet.
According to Chris Erskine of the Los Angeles Times, a rally will be held where fans will be able to voice their opinions on SportsNet LA, among a myriad of other topics:
Among the issues: Is the controversial TV deal, in which 70% of the market cannot view the team’s games on TV, the Dodgers’ fault, or that of Time Warner Cable? What is baseball Commissioner Bud Selig’s role in a business confrontation like this? And how are Dodgers fans feeling toward the new ownership, which up until now had done many positive things for the city and the franchise.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday and is being held at the Short Stop bar, which is located at 1455 W. Sunset in Echo Park.
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