On Friday, Spectrum announced a new streaming service for the Lakers channel “SportsNet” to allow fans to watch Laker games without a cable or satellite subscription requirement. The streaming option is $19.99 a month, and gives fans access to all Laker games broadcast on SportsNet throughout the season.
Bill Shaikin of the LA Times reported that Spectrum is also looking into a similar option for Dodgers, however nothing has been announced yet.
The Dodgers are currently broadcast on SportsNet LA, and there have been issues for years with fans in Los Angeles being unable to watch their team play. DIRECTV recently added the channel for Dodger fans with a subscription, but with fewer and fewer people owning cable or satellite television, there are fewer ways for fans to watch their favorite team play.
This would be an incredible development, as I’m sure Dodger fans everywhere would be happy to pay for a separate subscription to be able to watch the Dodgers on any given day. A majority of Dodger games are broadcast on Spectrum SportsNet LA aside from the occasional ESPN or FOX game, so fans would likely jump at the idea of paying $19.99 per month to be able to have access to most Dodger games in a long, 162-game season.
There’s no telling where they are in the process, but considering the Lakers streaming option has just been announced, there should be a Dodger one coming before the start of the 2024 season.
Would you be interested in buying a streaming service if it meant having access to all Dodger regular season games? Sound off in the comments below!
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