Aside from everything else, why on earth would twc and the Lakers ever let any other provider see their contract? That would be dumb and destroy all leverage they had on anything, assuming there is such a clause, which I seriously doubt their is.
No team should ever enter into a contract that does not stipulate minimum coverage. Money is money but exposure is worth that much more.
Again, ask the Trailblazers of they would do it differently. Ask the Padres about their Cox experience. Ask the Bulls, Cubs, White Sox and Blackhawks how they did do it differently. Ask the Mets...oh well, I hope you get the idea. A team just cashing in and letting a channel/cable system do what they want is shortsighted and ignoring realities.