Time Warner Cable Signs 20-Year Deal With Los Angeles Lakers
Time Warner Cable has inked a 20-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers to distribute all games beginning with the 2012-13 season.
To showcase the games, the company will launch two regional sports networks in HD, including the nation’s first Spanish-language regional sports network.
The networks will be available to all satellite, cable and telco distributors in the Lakers’ territory, which includes all of Southern California, Nevada and Hawaii.
“This long-term agreement represents a huge win for all Lakers fans," TWC chairman & CEO Glenn Britt said in a release.
Lakers owner Jerry Buss said he was "particularly proud of being part of the first ever Spanish-language" regional network in the country.
Locally, CBS O&O KCAL-TV airs Lakers road games, with Fox Sports Net handing the home contests.