Time Warner Cable SportsNet to Televise Los Angeles D-Fenders Games This Season

  Time Warner Cable SportsNet to Televise Los Angeles D-Fenders Games This
  Season

                A.C. Green and Steve Quis Named On-Air Talent

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- December 21, 2012

Time Warner Cable SportsNet will telecast 12 Los Angeles D-Fenders home games
during the 2012-13 season, it was announced today, as yet another extension of
Time Warner Cable Sports’ relationship with the Lakers and the Buss family.
The D-Fenders are the official minor league team of the Los Angeles Lakers.
The network will also give fans unparalleled access to the D-Fenders through
behind-the-scenes features that will air on Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s
weekly documentary series “Backstage: Lakers.”

“We are thrilled to partner with Time Warner Cable SportsNet this season,”
said Joey Buss, President/CEO of the D-Fenders. “This is an opportunity for
our fans, Lakers fans and basketball fans to develop a connection with top
D-Fenders prospects as well as Lakers assignment players, both of which are
instrumental to the future of the Lakers and NBA.”

As part of the agreement, former Laker and three-time NBA Champion A.C. Green
and 20-year broadcasting veteran Steve Quis have been tabbed to handle color
commentary and play-by-play duties.

“The combination of Lakers and D-Fenders games and content on Time Warner
Cable SportsNet will give Southern California sports fans a more comprehensive
viewing experience,” said Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General
Manager of TWC Sports Regional Networks. “We’re excited to work with the
D-Fenders to televise their games this season.”

Green, an NBA Champion with the Lakers in 1987, 1988 and 2000, joins the Time
Warner Cable SportsNet on-air team after a successful basketball playing
career that spanned 16 seasons and three decades. The former forward holds the
record for most consecutive games played with 1,192 dating from 11/19/86 –
4/18/01 while a member of the Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Miami
Heat. The only player to win championships at the Great Western Forum and
STAPLES Center, Green was a first round selection (23rd overall) by the Lakers
in the 1985 NBA Draft and graduated from Oregon State with a degree in Speech
Communication.

Quis, a native of San Diego, brings more than 20 years of sports broadcasting
experience to Time Warner Cable SportsNet and the D-Fenders. Most recently,
Quis has called Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim games, Pac-12 baseball games and
the 2012 CIF Basketball Championships. He also handled play-by-play duties for
Mountain West Conference football games and California Interscholastic
Federation (CIF) Football Championship games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet
this fall and has broadcast numerous games for Time Warner Cable over the
years. A graduate of the University of Arizona, Quis has also served as
play-by-play announcer for San Diego Padres telecasts, postgame host for the
San Diego Chargers radio network and play-by-play for San Diego State
University football and basketball, among other positions.

The D-Fenders on-air schedule on Time Warner Cable SportsNet is highlighted by
games against the Idaho Stampede (NBA affiliate: Portland), Sioux Falls
Skyforce (NBA affiliate: Miami, Minnesota, Orlando, Philadelphia), Bakersfield
Jam (NBA affiliate: Atlanta, LA Clippers, Phoenix, Toronto), Fort Wayne Mad
Ants (NBA affiliate: Charlotte, Detroit, Indiana, Milwaukee), Reno Bighorns
(NBA affiliate: Memphis, Sacramento, Utah), Texas Legends (NBA affiliate:
Dallas), Austin Toros (NBA affiliate: San Antonio), Santa Cruz Warriors (NBA
affiliate: Golden State) and Canton Charge (NBA affiliate: Cleveland).

The D-Fenders, who are eight games into the season under new head coach and
former NBA player Reggie Theus, return to action tomorrow night as they take
on the Idaho Stampede at Toyota Sports Center, the official training facility
of the Los Angeles Lakers. The game will air on Time Warner Cable SportsNet on
Sunday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m.

In addition to the D-Fenders’ December 8 game against Santa Cruz that already
aired on the network, Time Warner Cable SportsNet will telecast the following
games:

    Game date       Opponent              Air Time
        Sat. Dec. 22    Idaho at D-Fenders    Sun. Dec. 23, 3 p.m. PST
                          Sioux Falls at
        Sat. Jan. 5                           Sun. Jan. 6, 3 p.m. PST
                          D-Fenders
                          Bakersfield at
        Sat. Jan. 12                          Sun. Jan. 13, 3 p.m. PST
                          D-Fenders
                          Fort Wayne at
        Sat. Jan. 19                          Sun. Jan. 20, 3 p.m. PST
                          D-Fenders
                                                  Thu. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. PST &
        Wed. Feb. 13    Reno at D-Fenders    
                                                  Sun. Feb. 17, 3 p.m. PST
                          Bakersfield at
        Sat. Mar. 2                           Sun. Mar. 3, 3 p.m. PST
                          D-Fenders
                                                  Thu. Mar. 7, 8 p.m. PST &
        Wed. Mar. 6     Texas at D-Fenders   
                                                  Sun. Mar. 10, 8 p.m. PST
        Sat. Mar. 9     Austin at D-Fenders   Sun. Mar. 10, 4 p.m. PST
                                                  Thu. Mar. 21, 8 p.m. PST &
        Wed. March 20   Idaho at D-Fenders   
                                                  Sun. Mar. 24, 1 p.m. PST
                          Bakersfield at
        Sat. Mar. 23                          Sun. Mar. 24, 3 p.m. PST
                          D-Fenders
                                                  Thu. Apr. 4, 8 p.m. PST &
        Wed. Apr. 3     Canton at D-Fenders  
                                                  Sun. Apr. 7, 3 p.m. PST
                                                  

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes can be found on
AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Catalina Broadband, Champion Broadband,
Charter, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, Hawaiian Telcom, Time Warner Cable and
Verizon FiOS systems. To find out on what channel you can watch Time Warner
Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, visit www.twcsportsnet.com or
www.twcdeportes.com and enter your information at the top of the page or call
855-4-MY-LAKERS or 1-800-700-2827 (in Spanish).

About Time Warner Cable Sports

Time Warner Cable Sports operates Southern California’s two newest regional
sports networks - Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes –
which launched on October 1, 2012. Throughtheir exclusive partnerships with
the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks and the California
Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the24/7, high-definition networks each
delivermore than 180 live eventsper year plusextensive team coverage and
behind-the-scenes access unlike anything fanshave seen before.Time Warner
Cable Deportes is the nation’s first ever Spanish-language regional sports
network, with commentary, programs and a perspective created uniquely for
Spanish-speaking sports fans of all nationalities.For more information, visit
www.twcsportsnet.comand www.twcdeportes.com. Follow the networks on Twitter
@TWCSportsNet and @TWCDeportes and on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/TWCSportsNetand www.facebook.com/TWCDeportes.

About the Los Angeles D-Fenders

The NBA Development League’s Los Angeles D-Fenders, the first franchise in
D-League history to be owned by an NBA team (Los Angeles Lakers), will return
for its sixth season of competition in 2012-13. The D-Fenders franchise has
quickly established itself as a top D-League producer of NBA-ready talent,
totaling 11 NBA Call-Ups and developing 11 Lakers assignment players since the
inaugural 2006-07 season. For the second consecutive season, the D-Fenders
will play all home games at Toyota Sports Center, the Lakers practice facility
in El Segundo, CA. Information on D-Fenders 2012-13 season ticket packages and
single-game tickets can be found by logging onto the team’s website
(www.d-fenders.com) or by contacting Benny Garcia at (310) 426-6043 /
bgarcia@d-fenders.com.

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Contact:

Los Angeles D-Fenders
Daniel Ramirez, Coordinator, Public Relations
(310) 343-3102
DRamirez@D-Fenders.com
or
Time Warner Cable Sports
Amy Summers, Manager, Communications
(310) 531-1560
Amy.Summers@twcable.com
or
Time Warner Cable Sports
Nadia Gonzalez, Manager, Communications
(310) 531-1561
Nadia.Gonzalez@twcable.com
 
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