SNLA News: Charter Cable Agrees To Purchase Time Warner Cable


It’s now the second year that Los Angeles Dodger fans have largely been unable to watch their team on television.

Since signing a blockbuster deal with Time Warner Cable to create SportsNet LA, the Dodgers can only be seen by those with TWC and a few small networks. DirecTV, Dish, AT&T, Verizon and others have not made a deal with TWC for SNLA, saying that the demand isn’t there for the price that TWC is charging. Comcast and TWC were set to merge, potentially putting deals on the horizon, but that fell through and left fans without any hope. Well, that hope may be revitalized with the latest news.

According to Meg James and Jim Puzzanghera of the LA Times, Charter Cable is set to purchase the home of SNLA:

Charter Communications has reeled in its big prize, agreeing to purchase Time Warner Cable in a blockbuster deal that would make it the largest pay-TV provider in Southern California.

Charter is planning to purchase TWC and Bright House Networks, making it the third-largest pay-TV operator. The deal is pending approval, but has a much better chance than the Comcast-TWC merger because it’s a smaller deal.

What does this mean for SNLA?

Let’s see:

While it’s still not all of Los Angeles that can watch the Dodgers, it would be a huge step in the right direction and could lead to more deals in the future.


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Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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