Update on Dish Network talks to carry Los Angeles Lakers games

It does not appear that Dish Network customers will be watching many Los Angeles Lakers basketball games this season.

The satellite provider is the lone holdout to carry Los Angeles Lakers games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Deportes.

Time Warner Cable released an update on negotiations Tuesday evening that does not sound encouraging either:

“Despite our best efforts and their customers’ demands, DISH Network has elected not to carry Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes. Given the popularity of the programming, including the country’s first Spanish-language regional sports network, we hope their position will change.

“Fortunately, because our networks are available to virtually every sports fan in the region, DISH customers are able to switch to Time Warner Cable, DIRECTV, Cox, Verizon FiOS, AT&T Uverse, Bright House Networks and Charter to get the Lakers, Galaxy and Sparks programming they desire.”