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Dodgers News: Stan Kasten Updates Latest With Cable Providers & SNLA

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While their Cactus League schedule is over and they’ve already played two regular season games in Sydney, Australia, the Los Angeles Dodgers start a three-game exhibition Freeway Series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim tonight. Zack Greinke will be on the mound for the Dodgers while newcomer Hector Santiago starts for the Halos.

Tonight will be another reminder for those without Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks or Champion Broadband that they still can’t see their Dodgers. Speaking to the media prior to the game tonight, Dodgers president Stan Kasten is concerned about cable deals haven’t been made via Bill Shaikin of the LA Times:

Fans without SportsNet LA will be able to watch the Dodgers on Fox Sports West, KCOP and ESPN the next four games as deals hope to be made in the near future. This same process went on when Time Warner Cable was making deals with distributors about the Los Angeles Lakers channel, Time Warner Cable Sportsnet as fans missed regular season games as well.

The Dodgers will be another huge draw this season as Kasten announced the team has sold three million tickets already. With World Series aspirations and an energetic team, fans continue to hound their cable providers to make a deal for the 24/7 Dodger channel. Kasten also updated where negotiations stand with other cable providers via Vincent Bonsignore of the LA Daily News:

To tell your cable provider you want the Dodgers channel, continue to hound them on the phone or let them know through While it doesn’t seem likely a deal will get done by Opening Day, hopefully it’ll get done soon into the regular season so everyone can watch their Dodgers.


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Ross Gasmer

Ross Gasmer is a Social Media Producer for @TheHerd and was a contributing writer and editor for Dodger Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Ross_Gasmer12


  1. I would walk to the stadium as a kid to watch Wills,Koufax,Drysdale,the Davis’. I’ll be damned if i’lll surrender to cable. Should’ve gone straight to satellite gentlemen, There would’ve been only one middleman between the fans and the team. Given, this contract did create resources for quality players and their fat contracts, But if Dish and Direct TV make deals with Time Warner, that would be 2 middlemen. Where does it end?

  2. Why should I tell my cable provider that I want the Dodgers? The fact that TWC has not reached a deal with DirecTV, Dish, AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and others paints a clear picture that it is TWC to blame, not the other cable/satellite providers. They are asking for an unprecedented amount in fees per subscriber, one that is clearly too high to reach a deal. TWC needs to bring their asking price down to earth for us fans to have a chance of watching them this season.

  3. You still want us to “hound” our cable providers! That’s a laugh! You got it wrong! We want YOU to “hound” TWC to get the deal done for crying out loud!!! Its YOUR job not ours! We are all losing respect for this new Dodger ownership I gotta tell ya!

  4. Dodgers made a bad decision joining twc sports net. No one going to switch to time Warner cable. To much money.

  5. come on get the games on tv. we are already at mid point. not everyone can walk to the games. we have missed two no hitters already. Put your brains togethter and fingure it out before the season is over. This is SO DUMB. Great way for you to anger fans tho. My family not traveling to any games this year . Do something !!!

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