American Media Productions to Launch SportsNet LA as the New Home for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014

  American Media Productions to Launch SportsNet LA as the New Home for the
  Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014

       Time Warner Cable to Carry New Regional Sports Network at Launch

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- January 28, 2013

The Los Angeles Dodgers ownership group created American Media Productions,
LLC (AMP) in December 2012 to launch a new Los Angeles Dodgers regional sports
network. Today, AMP announced its plans for SportsNet LA, the new regional
television home for the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning with the 2014 Major
League Baseball season. In addition to being the exclusive local home for all
of the Dodger games, SportsNet LA will provide comprehensive behind-the-scenes
Dodger programming, featuring more insights, analysis and commentary about the
team than ever available before.

Time Warner Cable (TWC) has agreed to be SportsNet LA’s charter distributor,
and will carry the new network for its customers throughout Southern
California and Hawaii under a long-term affiliation deal. In addition, in
return for agreeing to make payments over the life of the deal, TWC will be
the exclusive advertising and affiliate sales agent for the new network and
will have certain branding and programing rights with respect to the network.
TWC will also provide certain non-game production and technical services to

Mark Walter, Chairman of the Los Angeles Dodgers, said, “We concluded last
year that the best way to give our fans what they want - more content and more
Dodger baseball - was to launch our own network. The creation of AMP will
provide substantial financial resources over the coming years for the Dodgers
to build on their storied legacy and bring a World Championship home to Los
Angeles. Just as we are actively transforming the team and the stadium, we
want the Dodgers to be exhibited on the very best sports network in the
country - one that will provide an unrivaled fan experience.”

Todd Boehly, a principal owner of AMP, said, “We are greatly pleased that Time
Warner Cable, the largest distributor in the marketplace, has come aboard to
support the Dodgers and SportsNet LA as our charter distributor. Their
presence in Los Angeles will be invaluable in helping us serve Dodger fans and
our community with excellence.”

“We are delighted to support the Dodgers and their ownership group in their
launch of SportsNet LA. The Dodgers have one of the most passionate and loyal
audiences in sports, and we look forward to helping deliver this new network
to their fans,” said David Rone, President of Time Warner Cable Sports. “This
deal, like our Lakers’ deal, furthers our efforts to attain greater certainty
and control over local and regional sports programming costs.”

The agreement with TWC is subject to certain closing conditions. Additional
terms were not disclosed.

AMP was advised by Evolution Media Capital and Guggenheim Securities and the
law firms Davis Polk & Wardwell, Foley & Lardner, O’Melveny & Myers, and
Winston & Strawn. TWC was advised by Desser Sports Media and by the law firms
Covington & Burling, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and Holland &

About American Media Productions, LLC

American Media Productions, LLC (AMP) was created by the Los Angeles Dodgers
ownership group in December 2012. AMP owns and will operate SportsNet LA, the
regional sports network for the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning with the 2014
Major League Baseball season.

About Time Warner Cable

Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC) is among the largest providers of video,
high‐speed data and voice services in the United States, connecting more than
15 million customers to entertainment, information and each other. Time Warner
Cable Business Class offers data, video and voice services to businesses of
all sizes, cell tower backhaul services to wireless carriers and, through its
NaviSite subsidiary, managed and outsourced information technology solutions
and cloud services. Time Warner Cable Media, the advertising arm of Time
Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative
advertising solutions. More information about the services of Time Warner
Cable is available at,,, and


American Media Productions, LLC:
Brunswick Group
Tripp Kyle / Mary Zimmerman, 212-333-3810
Time Warner Cable:
Maureen Huff, 212-364-8206
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