Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes to Launch on
Inaugural telecast will feature guests from the network’s team partners,
including Lakers and Galaxy superstars David Beckham, Kobe Bryant, Landon
Donovan, Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- September 28, 2012
Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes will debut Monday
night at 7* p.m. as the exclusive local homes of the Los Angeles Lakers, LA
Galaxy and LA Sparks games, as well as CIF (California Interscholastic
Federation) high school regular season and playoff contests.
“We couldn’t be more excited to debut our networks on Monday,” said David
Rone, President, Time Warner Cable Sports. “After more than a year of careful
planning and working closely with our team partners, we’re going to deliver on
our promise to give fans live games, home and away, of the teams they love
plus the depth, access and immersive team coverage they have told us they
Melinda Witmer, Executive Vice President and Chief Video and Content Officer
for Time Warner Cable, said: “We’re so proud of the team at Time Warner Cable
Sports, as they have worked incredibly hard to launch these networks. From the
first Spanish-language regional sports network in the country to a
comprehensive viewing experience for all fans, we know that these
groundbreaking networks will set a new standard for Southern California sports
fans when they launch on Monday.”
Time Warner Cable SportsNet will debut at 7 p.m. with a two-hour live special
edition of the network’s signature show “Access SportsNet” that will feature
Lakers Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard and Steve Nash and Galaxy superstar David
Beckham as in-studio guests. This will be followed by the world premiere of
“Backstage: Lakers,” the network’s weekly behind-the-scenes documentary show,
at 9 p.m. “Backstage: Lakers” will take fans from the end of the 2011-12
season in Oklahoma City to the start of 2012-13 training camp, giving an
inside look at the arrival of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard, examining fan
reactions to the Lakers’ headline-making offseason and a look
behind-the-scenes of Lakers media day.
Time Warner Cable Deportes will launch at 7 p.m. with a two-hour “Bienvenidos
a Time Warner Cable Deportes” live special that features Beckham, Bryant and
Nash as in-studio guests, plus Laker Pau Gasol and Galaxy midfielder Landon
Donovan. Next on the network will be “Somos Lakers, La Biografía” at 9 p.m.
and “Los 16 del Galaxy” at 9:30 p.m., which profile the storied histories of
the two teams. “Encuentro Deportivo” will premiere at 10 p.m. and the
half-hour live, nightly show will update viewers on the day’s most complete
sports activity, in Southern California as well as internationally.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes can be found in HD
on channel 403 and 481, respectively, on Time Warner Cable systems.
Negotiations with other providers to carry the networks are ongoing but have
not yet concluded. For more information about Time Warner Cable SportsNet,
visit www.twcsportsnet.com, and for information about Time Warner Cable
Deportes, visit www.twcdeportes.com. To find out if your provider will have
Lakers games this season on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable
Deportes, visit www.iwantmylakers.com and www.quieromislakers.com and enter
your information at the top of the page or call 855-4-MY-LAKERS or
1-800-700-2827 (in Spanish).
* - All times listed are PDT.
About Time Warner Cable Sports
Time Warner Cable Sports, a division of Time Warner Cable Inc., encompasses
Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, two regional
sports networks that will launch in Southern California on October 1, 2012.
Time Warner Cable Deportes is the first-ever Spanish-language regional sports
network and will be produced specifically for Southern California’s
Spanish-speaking viewers. Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable
Deportes are two 24/7 high-definition networks that, through their exclusive
partnerships with the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks and
the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), will bring fans more than 150
live events, extensive team coverage and behind-the-scenes access unlike
anything they have seen before. For more information, visit
www.twcsportsnet.com and www.twcdeportes.com. Follow the networks on Twitter
@TWCSportsNet and @TWCDeportes and on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/TWCSportsNet and www.facebook.com/TWCDeportes.
Time Warner Cable Sports
Amy Summers, 310-531-1560
Nadia Gonzalez, 310-531-1561
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