Time Warner Cable SportsNet plans extensive Lakers coverage

Time Warner Cable SportsNet will have extensive coverage of the Los Angeles Lakers in the postseason, starting Sunday with pre and post-game coverage of Game 1 against the San Antonio Spurs.

In addition, Time Warner Cable SportsNet will televise Games 2 through 7 of the playoff series against the Spurs. Sunday’s Game 1 can be seen on ABC at 12:30 p.m.

Here’s the live Game schedule on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, followed by the official release with all of the Lakers’ programming details:

Game                    Date                                      Time                     Pre-game  at

Game 2                Wed., April 24                   6:30 p.m.             5:00 p.m.

Game 3                Fri., April 26                      7:30 p.m.             6:00 p.m.

Game 4                Sun. April 28                      4:00 p.m.             3:00 p.m.

Game 5*              Tues., April 30                  TBD                       TBD

Game 6*              Thurs., May 2                    TBD                       TBD

Game 7*              Sat., May 4                          TBD                       TBD

 

 

TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTSNET TO PROVIDE EXTENSIVE LAKERS PLAYOFF COVERAGE led by the on-air talent lakers fans have watched all season long, INCLUDING LIVE GAMES, pre- and post-game analysis and new original shows

Stu Lantz and Bill Macdonald will call all Lakers playoff games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet

 

“#LakeShow” and “Access SportsNet: Lakers” pre- and post-game shows will air for all Lakers playoff games; a new episode of “Connected With…Mike D’Antoni” premieres tomorrow at 9:00 p.m. PT

 

EL SEGUNDO, CA (April 18, 2013) – Time Warner Cable SportsNet will provide extensive Lakers playoff coverage throughout the team’s playoff run, led by the familiar on-air talent that Lakers fans have watched all season long. The broadcast team of color commentator Stu Lantz and play-by-play announcer Bill Macdonald will call all Lakers playoff games airing on Time Warner Cable SportsNet and sideline reporter Mike Trudell, reporter John Ireland and analysts James Worthy, Robert Horry, Kurt Rambis, Chris McGee, Dave Miller and Andy Adler will continue to provide expert analysis on the network.

 

Live studio shows “#LakeShow” and “Access SportsNet: Lakers” will air for every Lakers playoff game, with expanded coverage, commentary and analysis surrounding each contest. On non-game nights, “Access SportsNet” will provide insights and updates about the Lakers and the rest of the NBA. Live pre-game coverage of Game 1 on Sunday, April 21 will begin at 11:30 a.m. with Worthy, McGee, Miller and Adler in studio.

 

A new episode of “Connected With…Mike D’Antoni” will premiere tomorrow, Friday, April 19 at 9:00 p.m. PT. Chris McGee sat down with the Lakers Head Coach in the Time Warner Cable SportsNet studio to discuss joining the Lakers, making the playoffs, working with players like Kobe Bryant and more.

 

The popular behind-the-scenes series “Backstage: Lakers” will continue throughout the Lakers’ playoff run, with episode 30 premiering on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:00 p.m. PT following Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s coverage of Game 2. The new episode will go inside last night’s Lakers win over the Rockets, giving fans an exclusive look into the locker room before and after the game, and will follow the team as it prepares for Game 1 on Sunday.

 

Time Warner Cable SportsNet will also debut the new series “Through the Lens” on Wednesday, April 24 at 10:30 p.m. The new half-hour show will give Lakers fans a look at the team’s storied history through the eyes and camera lens of long-time Lakers team photographer Andy Bernstein, who has been with the team since 1982 and is responsible for photographing some of the Lakers’ and NBA’s most iconic moments.  Additional episodes of “Through the Lens” will premiere this summer. In the first episode, Bernstein tells the stories behind his 10 favorite Lakers still photos.

 

Korean Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) will continue for all Lakers playoff games on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, with commentary by Paul Lee, Young-don Lee, Seung Chan Lim, Sang Yeol Moon and Ji-Seoung You.

 

A full schedule of Lakers First Round Playoff games airing on Time Warner Cable SportsNet:

 

Game                    Date                                      Time                     Live pre-game coverage starting at

Game 2                Wed., April 24                   6:30 p.m.             5:00 p.m.

Game 3                Fri., April 26                      7:30 p.m.             6:00 p.m.

Game 4                Sun. April 28                      4:00 p.m.             3:00 p.m.

Game 5*              Tues., April 30                  TBD                       TBD

Game 6*              Thurs., May 2                    TBD                       TBD

Game 7*              Sat., May 4                          TBD                       TBD

 

All times listed are PT.

* – If necessary

All dates and times subject to change.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet to broadcast Jerry Buss memorial

Time Warner Cable SportsNet will televise the 3-hour memorial service for Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss on Thursday afternoon.

The Lakers will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of longtime  owner Jerry Buss at the Nokia Theater beginning at 3 p.m. Dr. Buss passed away at the age of 80 on Monday following an 18-month battle  with cancer. He will be honored before the Lakers host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet can be found on channel 403 in HD or channel 28 in standard definition on Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable Deportes also will broadcast the service on channels 481 (HD) or channel 35 (standard).

The networks’ coverage will continue after the service with reflections and memories of Dr. Buss from service attendees.

On Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Chris McGee will host the telecast from the Time Warner Cable Sports studios. He will be joined by Lakers play-by-play announcer Bill Macdonald live from the Nokia Theater.

Studio anchor Ricardo Celis will host the telecast on Time Warner Cable Deportes and Lakers play-by-play announcer Adrian Garcia Marquez and analyst Francisco Pinto will be live at Nokia Theater. Time Warner Cable Deportes’ coverage will include simultaneous Spanish translation.

The service will re-air in its entirety on both networks on Thursday and Friday.

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.”

 

DirecTV channel numbers released for Los Angeles Lakers games

Los Angeles Lakers' Dwight Howard, center, gets a rebound in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012. The Spurs won 84-82. (Jae C. Hong, The Associated Press)

The Lakers' Dwight Howard, center, gets a rebound in the second half of Tuesday's game against the San Antonio Spurs in Los Angeles. The Spurs won 84-82. (Jae C. Hong, The Associated Press)

DirecTV and Time Warner Cable have reached a deal to broadcast Los Angeles Lakers games on the company’s new cable networks SportsNet and Deportes.

The deal was officially announced Thursday afternoon. Time Warner Cable SportsNet can be seen on DirecTV channel 691, with Deportes (the Spanish-language channel) on channel 458 starting tonight.

The agreement, along with ones announced earlier with cable companies Cox and Charter and telecom distributors Verizon Fios and AT&T U-Verse, leaves Dish Network as the lone major holdout.

The Lakers’ next seven games are scheduled to air exclusively on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, including Friday’s 7:30 p.m. home game against the Phoenix Suns.

 

Time Warner Cable SportsNet to carry West Coast Conference basketball

Fresh on the heels of announcing three carriage agreements with cable companies over the weekend, the month-old Time Warner Cable SportsNet has announced  additional programming that it will broadcast.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and the West Coast Conference announced a long-term agreement Monday that includes the broadcast of 15 live men’s basketball games this season. The network’s WCC schedule will feature Southern California schools Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and the University of San Diego, as well as BYU, Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s.

The 15-game schedule will include a weekly West Coast Conference game of the week on Saturdays.

The schedule of live West Coast Conference basketball games that will air on Time Warner Cable SportsNet is as follows*:

 

Date

Time (PST)

Game

Saturday, January 05

1:30 p.m.

LMU @ Saint Mary’s*

Saturday, January 12

1:30 p.m.

BYU @ Santa Clara*

Wednesday, January 16

7:00 p.m.

LMU @ San Diego

Saturday, January 19

1:30 p.m.

LMU @ San Francisco*

Thursday, January 24

7:00 p.m.

Pepperdine @ LMU

Saturday, January 26

1:30 p.m.

Santa Clara @ San Diego*

Thursday, January 31

7:00 p.m.

BYU @ Pepperdine

Saturday, February 02

2:30 p.m.

San Francisco @ Pepperdine*

Monday, February 04

7:00 p.m.

San Diego @ LMU

Saturday, February 09

1:00 p.m.

Pepperdine @ Portland*

Saturday, February 16

1:30 p.m.

Gonzaga @ San Francisco*

Saturday, February 16

4:00 p.m.

Saint Mary’s @ LMU

Saturday, February 23

2:00 p.m.

Santa Clara @ Portland*

Saturday, March 02

12:00 p.m.

Pepperdine @ San Diego

Saturday, March 02

2:00 p.m.

Portland @ Gonzaga*

 

Here’s the complete release announcing the new deal:

 

Time Warner Cable SPORTSNET ANNOUNCES

LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH WEST COAST CONFERENCE and

15 live wcc BASKETBALL games this season

 

Network will showcase Southern California teams

Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and the University of San Diego,

plus BYU, Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s

 

El Segundo, CA (October 29, 2012) – Time Warner Cable SportsNet announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement with the West Coast Conference (WCC) and will air a minimum of 15 live WCC men’s basketball games this season, as well as other sporting events throughout Southern California. The network’s WCC schedule will feature Southern California schools Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and the University of San Diego, as well as BYU, Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s.

Nine of Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s WCC telecasts will air as “WCC Game of the Week” matchups on Saturdays this winter. Those games will be paired with a weekly half-hour program dedicated to WCC Athletics.

“West Coast Conference schools like Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and the University of San Diego are an integral part of the Southern California sports landscape and we’re happy to give them a local TV home in Time Warner Cable SportsNet,” said Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General Manager, TWC Sports Regional Networks. “Our networks promise to give sports fans more access to their teams than they’ve had before, and our partnership with the WCC allows us to do that through more live games as well as more team programming.”

“We are proud to partner with Time Warner Cable Sports to showcase West Coast Conference basketball to our Southern California fans in an unprecedented capacity,” said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich.  “In addition, the WCC Game of the Week and pre-game show will help highlight our men’s basketball programs and further strengthen our position as one of the best basketball conferences in the nation.”

Time Warner Cable SportsNet also hosted the WCC’s tip-off event at its studios this morning.

The schedule of live West Coast Conference basketball games that will air on Time Warner Cable SportsNet is as follows*:

 

Date

Time (PST)

Game

Saturday, January 05

1:30 p.m.

LMU @ Saint Mary’s*

Saturday, January 12

1:30 p.m.

BYU @ Santa Clara*

Wednesday, January 16

7:00 p.m.

LMU @ San Diego

Saturday, January 19

1:30 p.m.

LMU @ San Francisco*

Thursday, January 24

7:00 p.m.

Pepperdine @ LMU

Saturday, January 26

1:30 p.m.

Santa Clara @ San Diego*

Thursday, January 31

7:00 p.m.

BYU @ Pepperdine

Saturday, February 02

2:30 p.m.

San Francisco @ Pepperdine*

Monday, February 04

7:00 p.m.

San Diego @ LMU

Saturday, February 09

1:00 p.m.

Pepperdine @ Portland*

Saturday, February 16

1:30 p.m.

Gonzaga @ San Francisco*

Saturday, February 16

4:00 p.m.

Saint Mary’s @ LMU

Saturday, February 23

2:00 p.m.

Santa Clara @ Portland*

Saturday, March 02

12:00 p.m.

Pepperdine @ San Diego

Saturday, March 02

2:00 p.m.

Portland @ Gonzaga*

 

* – denotes WCC “Game of the Week”

 

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes can be found in SD and HD on Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks and will soon be available on Charter, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse systems. Negotiations with other providers to carry the networks are ongoing but have not yet concluded. To find out what channel you can watch Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes on or if your provider will have Lakers games this season, 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).

 

Update on negotiations for new Time Warner Cable Lakers Network

The NBA season is less than a week away and fans of the Los Angeles Lakers are increasingly concerned whether or not they will be able to catch Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Dwight Howard & Co. on TV.

If you are a Time Warner Cable customer in Southern California, then you have nothing to worry about. You will see all 82 Lakers games this season. The new Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes stations are available on your channel lineup.

If you get your TV programming courtesy of DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS or on Cox Communications outside of the Coachella Valley, then you are probably worried as talks appear headed down to the wire.

Time Warner Cable is seeking as much as $3.95 for SportsNet and Deportes (the Spanish-language sports channel). Earlier Wednesday, Cox Communications said its offer to carry the new networks on a specialty tier along with other sports programming was turned down.

Time Warner Cable Sports released a statement Wednesday evening concerning negotiations, responding directly to earlier statements from DirecTV and Cox Communications.

Here’s the statement from Time Warner Cable Sports:

“With the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks, two networks and unprecedented behind-the-scenes programming, Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes are delivering tremendous value for Southern California sports fans. Any assertion that we are the highest priced regional sports outlet in the country is simply untrue; as a significant buyer of regional sports across the country, we know that there are higher priced regional sports networks, including Root Sports that we buy from DirecTV. Cox and DirecTV know that there is no regional sports network anywhere in the country that is offered on an optional tier — that would be unprecedented. If Cox or DirecTV choose not to carry our networks, we and their customers will be very disappointed but we are confident there will be other alternatives for their customers to see this highly-anticipated Lakers season.”

Under a 20-year deal that begins this season, Time Warner Cable paid about $3 billion for the rights to Lakers games, to be broadcast on its new regional networks.

National networks ESPN, ABC and TNT will broadcast a combined 25 regular-season Lakers games this season. That means 57 Lakers games will be exclusively carried on the new Time Warner Cable SportsNet.

The Lakers open the season Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Staples Center against the Dallas Mavericks. That game will air on TNT. However, the next night, Time Warner Cable SportsNet is the only place to catch the second game of the season at Portland on Halloween.

 

L.A. Galaxy to debut on Time Warner Cable SportsNet on Sunday

Time Warner Cable SportsNet will broadcast its first L.A. Galaxy soccer game at 4 p.m. Sunday when the Galaxy visit the San Jose Earthquakes. Pre-game begins at 3:30 p.m. with Access SportsNet: Galaxy.

Mark Rogondino will call play-by-play for the telecast and Cobi Jones will serve as the color commentator. Rogondino, a Southern California native, is in his eighth consecutive season as a member of the Galaxy’s television team. He has covered soccer games and tournaments around the world, including the CONCACAF Champions League, Barclay’s Premier League, the Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and more. Jones, who scored the first goal in LA Galaxy history, played for the team for 12 seasons before coaching for three and then joining the telecast team. He is the Galaxy’s all-time leader in games played and assists and a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

Andy Adler will host  the “Access SportsNet: Galaxy” pre-game show on Sunday and she will be joined live in studio by former LA Galaxy and United States National Soccer Team Coach Steve Sampson.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes can be found only on Time Warner Cable on channels 403 or 481 in HD or channels 28 or 35 in standard definition.

Negotiations with other providers to carry the networks are ongoing but have not yet concluded.

Update on Time Warner Cable’s Lakers network that debuts Monday

Time Warner Cable and the Los Angeles Lakers are throwing a red-carpet party Monday evening, and so far the invitation list is pretty exclusive.

And that has caught the attention — and ire — of Lakers fans across the Coachella Valley who are wondering whether or not they will be able to enjoy a network dedicated to Kobe Bryant and new teammates Steve Nash and Dwight Howard this season.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet, otherwise known as the new Lakers network, launches at 7 p.m. Monday, and unless you are a Time Warner Cable subscriber you could be out of luck for the debut.

The new network and its first-of-its-kind Spanish counterpart Time Warner Cable Deportes have been unable to reach deals with cable providers DirecTV, Dish Network and Verizon FiOS that also serve the desert.

All parties are talking, so deals are expected. But whether those agreements occur before the Lakers’ first preseason game Oct. 7 or before Time Warner Cable SportsNet broadcasts its first Lakers’ regular-season game Oct. 31 is anyone’s guess.

The new networks will televise 70 of the Lakers’ 82 games this season. Lakers games no longer will be available on FSN West or KCAL.

“The Lakers are important to L.A. fans who can rest assured DirecTV is very engaged with Time Warner Cable on how best to make the new TWC SportsNet available in all our local customers’ homes,” said DirecTV spokesperson Robert Mercer. “Time Warner Cable and DirecTV are the two largest TV providers serving Los Angeles, and as such both share a responsibility to ensure that both sports fans and non-sports fans alike avoid any extraordinary increases to their families’ monthly bills.

“We plan to carry TWC SportsNet in a way that is affordable for everyone,” Mercer said.

Time Warner Cable is reportedly charging $3.95 per subscriber per month to pick up the new networks.

Dish Network, which recently joined Time Warner Cable as the only cable providers in the desert to offer the Pac-12 Network, offered a similar update.

“Dish is currently talking with Time Warner Cable SportsNet, but we will only be able to come to an agreement if the programming is offered at a good value for our customers,” Dish spokesperson John Hall said.

Time Warner Cable usually finds itself embroiled in carriage disputes from the other side, but now is in the business of running its own sports networks.

At the same time, in the last six weeks, Time Warner Cable has become the destination for Southern California sports fans. The TV provider aired the Pac-12 Networks from launch in mid-August, and following a bitter nine-year dispute added the NFL Network and RedZone channels to its lineup Sept. 21. Now the area’s favorite pro franchise is set to launch on a new network tonight.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes will be the exclusive homes of the Los Angeles Lakers, L.A. Galaxy and L.A. Sparks games, as well as CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) high school regular season and playoff contests.

When Time Warner Cable SportsNet flips the switch at 7 p.m. Monday, a two-hour live special edition of the network’s signature show “Access SportsNet” will be broadcast, feauring Bryant, Howard and Nash as well as Galaxy superstar David Beckham as in-studio guests.

The premiere of “Backstage: Lakers,” the network’s weekly behind-the-scenes documentary show, follows 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.

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 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 sports activity in Southern California as well as internationally.

On Lakers game nights, a 90-minute preview show is planned, with an hour-long wrapup show after the game.

Other Lakers programming includes classic games; enhanced replays of this season’s games and “Lakers Compacto,” in which games are replayed in a condensed, one-hour format.

“Laker Girls” will be a five-part miniseries that spotlights the selection process and starts at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Deportes will be available on HD channels 403 and 481, respectively, on Time Warner Cable. The standard definition channels are 28 and 35.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet plans weekly Lakers documentary and reality series

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Deportes launch at 7 p.m. Monday, and the two networks have shared more details about special programming they will gear around the Los Angeles Lakers.

The new networks plan a weekly documentary called “Backstage: Lakers” that will provide fans with behind-the-scenes access to the Lakers organization nas well as its players on and off the court.  The show debuts at 9 p.m. Monday, the network’s opening night.

In addition, “Lakers Girls” is a new reality series that chronicles the selection process of the team’s icponic dance squad and explores how to make the cut. It debuts at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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 continue with other providers such as DirecTV, Dish Network and Verizon FiOS, but no deals have been announced.

Here’s the complete release about the new programming:

 

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE LAKERS AND laker girls with

two new shows from TIME WARNER CABLE SPORTSNET AND TIME WARNER CABLE DEPORTES

  

El Segundo, CA (September 26, 2012) – Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes will launch on October 1, giving fans insider access into the Lakers organization through two original unscripted series about the team. “Backstage: Lakers” and “Laker Girls” will provide an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the season while it unfolds and the making of the team’s iconic dance squad.

“The Lakers have given us unprecedented access to take viewers where they typically aren’t allowed, which is exactly what we envisioned when we decided to launch these networks,” said David Rone, President, Time Warner Cable Sports. “These initial series, ‘Backstage: Lakers’ and ‘Laker Girls,’ represent that vision.”

“We have one of the strongest fan bases in professional sports and Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes will give our fans the access to the Lakers that they crave,” said Jeanie Buss, Executive Vice President, Business Operations, Los Angeles Lakers. “We’ve had an exciting offseason and can’t wait to see this team on our new local TV home.”

“Backstage: Lakers” (titled “Lakers Confidencial” on Time Warner Cable Deportes) will chronicle the Lakers season from start to finish, taking viewers into the locker room, executive offices and other previously off-limits areas to see the team’s key players and personalities make the decisions that affect the outcome of the season. The premiere episode takes fans from the end of the 2011-12 season in Oklahoma City to the start of 2012-13 training camp, gives an inside look at the arrival of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard and examines fan reactions to the Lakers’ headline-making offseason. “Backstage: Lakers” is a weekly 30-minute documentary that debuts on October 1, the networks’ opening night, at 9:00 p.m.* and new episodes will air every week for the entirety of the Lakers season. October’s episodes are as follows:

“Backstage: Lakers” episode 1 – OPENING NIGHT, Monday, October 1, 9:00 p.m.

“Backstage: Lakers” episode 2 – Wednesday, October 10, 5:00 p.m.

“Backstage: Lakers” episode 3 – Wednesday, October 17, 5:00 p.m.

“Backstage: Lakers” episode 4 – Wednesday, October 24, 5:00 p.m.

“Backstage: Lakers” episode 5 – Wednesday, October 31, 5:00 p.m.

 

“Laker Girls” (also titled “Laker Girls” on Time Warner Cable Deportes) provides an in-depth profile of the making of the 2012-13 squad and its members. Fans will learn first-hand about the fierce competition to make the iconic dance squad, from open call tryouts attracting more than 500 women to a behind-the-scenes peek at opening night at STAPLES Center. The “Laker Girls” reality series is made up of five one-hour episodes and debuts on October 2 at 8:00 p.m., with the full series airing as follows:

“Laker Girls” episode 1 – Tuesday, October 2, 8:00 p.m.

“Laker Girls” episode 2 – Tuesday, October 9, 9:00 p.m.

“Laker Girls” episode 3 – Wednesday, October 17, 9:00 p.m.

“Laker Girls” episode 4 – Tuesday, October 23, 9:00 p.m.

“Laker Girls” episode 5 – Finale, Tuesday, November 6, 9:00 p.m.

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. To find out if your provider will be carrying the networks starting October 1, visit www.iwantmylakers.com or www.quieromislakers.com.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet plans seven days of Lakers’ programming

Los Angeles Lakers fans will get their appetite for news and information about their team fed daily once the new Time Warner Cable SportsNet launches Oct. 1.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, the two new Lakers’ Networks, plan to feature live Lakers programming seven days a week.

“Access SportsNet” will serve as the network’s signature daily studio show and serve as the pre- and post-game destination every day the Lakers play.

In addition,  “#LakeShow” will be the network’s daily live social media-driven show.

Access SportsNet” will air live daily as a  one-hour studio program. It will  begin at 7 p.m. and deliver comprehensive coverage of the Lakers, LA Galaxy and LA Sparks. It will highlight the network’s signature behind-the-scenes access and provide Lakers, Galaxy and Sparks fans with information, updates and team features. A second live “Access SportsNet” will air at 10 p.m.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes can be found in HD on channel 403 and 481.

The new networks continue to negotiate with other television carriers, including DirecTV, Dish Network and Verizon Fios. Announcements about deals probably won’t come until closer to the Oct. 1 launch.

For more details on the new networks, here’s the complete release:

                                                                                      

 

Time Warner Cable SPORTSNET DEBUTS STUDIO PROGRAMMING LINEUP 

Network will feature live Lakers programming seven days a week starting October 1, delivering behind-the-scenes access, expert analysis and more 

Daily studio show “Access SportsNet” is the network’s signature program; social media-driven “#LakeShow” will begin the Lakers conversation on Time Warner Cable SportsNet each day

El Segundo, CA (September 19, 2012) – Time Warner Cable SportsNet announced today details about its October studio programming. The network will provide fans with dedicated live Lakers programming seven days a week and feature a comprehensive schedule of Lakers and Galaxy content when it launches on October 1. “Access SportsNet,” the network’s signature daily studio show, will encompass Lakers pre- and post-game shows as “Access SportsNet: Lakers” and LA Galaxy pre- and post-game shows as “Access SportsNet: Galaxy.” Additionally, “#LakeShow” will be the network’s daily live social media-driven show.

“Lakers fans want content about and access to their team seven days a week and we’re going to provide that with “Access SportsNet” and “#LakeShow,” said Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General Manager, TWC Sports Regional Networks. “We’ve created a lineup that gives fans a voice, speaks directly to them and takes them behind-the-curtain as their favorite team kicks off what’s sure to be a historic season.”

Access SportsNet” will air live every day on Time Warner Cable SportsNet. The one-hour studio program will begin at 7:00* p.m. and deliver comprehensive coverage of the Lakers, LA Galaxy and LA Sparks. It will highlight the network’s signature behind-the-scenes access and provide Lakers, Galaxy and Sparks fans with the latest information, updates and team features. A second live “Access SportsNet” will air at 10:00 p.m.

Live Lakers coverage on Time Warner Cable SportsNet will begin each day with “#LakeShow” (read “LakeShow”), an interactive studio program highlighting of-the-moment conversations about the Lakers and fan-driven social media interaction and engagement. “#LakeShow” will air 90 minutes prior to tip-off on game days and at 6:30 p.m. on all other days and run all Lakers season long.

Following “#LakeShow” on Lakers game days, “Access SportsNet: Lakers” will begin live from the studio 60 minutes prior to tipoff. Starting with the Lakers’ first pre-season game on October 7 and first regular season game on October 30, the one-hour pre-game show will cover every angle leading into the game and feature opinions, expert analysis and debate. Following the game, the “Access SportsNet: Lakers” post-game show will provide extensive game highlights, locker room sound, in-depth interviews with players and coaches and a breakdown of the game. As a sign of Time Warner Cable SportsNet’s unprecedented commitment to the Lakers, “Access SportsNet: Lakers” will air for all Laker games including national broadcasts.

On October 21, Time Warner Cable SportsNet will telecast the network’s inaugural LA Galaxy match at the San Jose Earthquakes. “Access SportsNet: Galaxy” will air 60 minutes prior to kickoff as well as after the game, giving fans in-depth analysis, highlights and more.

Other Lakers programming on Time Warner Cable SportsNet will include classic Lakers games, “Encore+” and “Lakers Compacto.” A collection of classic Lakers games that span the history of the storied franchise will air on the network and “Encore+” will be re-telecasts of this season’s Lakers games enhanced with social media interaction. “Lakers Compacto” will consist of Lakers games condensed into a fast-paced, one-hour format. It will feature added sights, sounds, reaction and commentary that weren’t part of the original game telecast.  This concept is shared by Time Warner Cable SportsNet and its sister network Time Warner Cable Deportes.

Additional Lakers-related Time Warner Cable SportsNet programming will be announced in the coming weeks.

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; to find out if your provider will be carrying the networks starting October 1, visit www.iwantmylakers.com.