By CALIFORNIAN NEWS SERVICES
Eight games into the NBA season, Time Warner Cable SportsNet, the television home of the Los Angeles Lakers, has reached an agreement with DIRECTV. The satellite provider launched the sports networks' programming Thursday for all Southern California customers.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet is the TV home for the Lakers, Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks games.
Time Warner Cable SportsNet is available for DIRECTV customers on channel 691. Time Warner Cable Deportes is available on channel 458.
"DIRECTV is pleased that Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks games and programming will now be seen by so many people whose loyalty remains the life's blood to each team," said Dan York, chief content officer for the satellite provider.
"We appreciate our customers' patience and are happy to have arrived at an outcome that benefits everyone involved. We know that our customers will enjoy the great programming of these three franchises for many years to come."
"Our partners at DIRECTV value Southern California sports as much as we do and we're thrilled to work with them to bring Lakers, Galaxy and Sparks games and programming to our viewers," said Dan Finnerty, Senior Vice President, Time Warner Cable Sports.