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Lakers New Regional TV Network - NOW ON THE AIR


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#321 OFFLINE   FenixTX

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:43 AM

Is the $3.95 per subscriber accurate? That seems extremely high. I honestly can't imagine any satellite or cable distributor paying that much. Or is that figure the norm when it comes to RSN's? ESPN is about a dollar more per subscriber but they have boatloads of programming.
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#322 OFFLINE   Hoosier205

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 06:44 AM

He is right. They use this tactic anytime a station is about launch and they don't like the terms they are being offered and are hoping the terms change before launch. Pac 12 network is all the proof you need. They kept saying they would have an update closer to school starting.


...yes and releasing another statement saying that they have still not reached a deal is still an update. That is exactly what happened with PAC-12. Providing an update is providing an update, not indicating a change has occurred. Neither side can promise that a deal will be reached. They can only continue to work towards one. The same goes for every single provider in the country, as no one has a deal to carry this channel.
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Posted 19 September 2012 - 07:01 AM

The two networks are being negotiated as a package and would not be offered a la carte.

"We don't think that's appropriate," Shuken said. "We don't think that sends the right message to the Latino and Hispanic customer. Frankly, though, we believe the distributor partners we're talking to also understand that."

That might be the sticking point in the negotiations. I can see TWC demanding that DirecTV take both the English and Spanish channels, but DirecTV should be able to offer the channels in different packages. The Spanish language channel should be on the 119 bird in the package with the other Spanish channels, and the Engilsh channel should be on the 103 and in Choice or above in the Lakers territory, and in the Sports pack for everyone else (although those outside of the Lakers territory would have to have NBA League Pass to actually see any of the games).

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 02:59 PM

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.



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http://twcsportsnet....ramming-lineup/

More proof that the channels aren't just a part time channel like how Fox Sports San Diego is or just a "Laker channel" only.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 03:02 PM

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http://twcsportsnet....ramming-lineup/

More proof that the channels aren't just a part time channel like how Fox Sports San Diego is or just a "Laker channel" only.


We already knew that. They are also expected to make a play for the Dodgers broadcast rights when they come up as well. Now they just need to sign some retrans deals with other providers.

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Posted 19 September 2012 - 10:43 PM

With the launch of two Los Angeles regional sports networks — Time Warner SportsNet and the Spanish-language Time Warner Deportes — only a few weeks away, Time Warner Cable chief financial officer Irene Esteves told an investor conference last week the main driver for starting the network was to limit costs, not rake in RSN cash.

What a crock of ....... :nono2:

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:31 AM

Link:

http://twcsportsnet....ramming-lineup/

More proof that the channels aren't just a part time channel like how Fox Sports San Diego is or just a "Laker channel" only.


Fox Sports San Diego is only part time on Directv.

on cable they just show stuff from prime ticket / west to fill in. Directv has prime ticket and west full time.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:22 AM

What a crock of ....... :nono2:

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Indeed.

It will be interesting to see how Time Warner justifies charging exorbitant rates for this channel while it plays hardball with other RSNs over cost/placement issues. TWC can't come to a deal with FSSD, thus blacking out the Padres from a large portion of San Diego County. Perhaps Cox will give them a taste of their own medicine with this Lakers channel?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:25 AM

The Lakers will play nice publicly with TWC, but I'm sure they are going to pretty annoyed behind the scenes if TWC doesn't get these channels distributed.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 01:32 PM

What a crock of ....... :nono2:

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Link doesn't work for me.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:31 PM

Link doesn't work for me.


See here for instance ...

http://www.multichan...sn-owner/133495

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Esteves: TWC A Reluctant RSN Owner

... At the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment conference in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wednesday, Esteves said the company was excited about the RSN launch, but added the sports business is one the MSO would prefer not to be in.
“We’re very excited about both of them,” Esteves said of the channels.. “We think this is going to be terrific for our customers. As we’ve always said, our only reason for being in this business is to ensure long-term access at reasonable rates for important sports programming. We prefer not to be in this business and if we had been charged more reasonable rates for important sports programming, we probably wouldn’t be in this position. But now that we are we’re going to make it a successful business.”



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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:56 PM

Or here for the specific mention of "not rake in RSN cash"; :lol:

http://www.multichan...st-hedge/133570

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 02:58 PM

See here for instance ...

http://www.multichan...sn-owner/133495

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Esteves: TWC A Reluctant RSN Owner


Thanks.

Quite a stretch. We decided to contain costs we will try to make a ton of money.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 03:48 PM

Sounds like hes talking out of both sides of his mouth.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

Sounds like hes talking out of both sides of his mouth.


She ... :)

"Irene Esteves"--TWC CFO

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:32 PM

I debate that if FOX had gotten the Lakers again they would have asked for more than $6 for their two channels... I think they would have.


I think they will pay a lot less to these teams than they would have ever had to pay FOX to carry their RSNs over the next 20 years, so actually, I do believe that was a major part of the motivation to get into it. But of course they want to make money on the channels too... I think they needed to see the potential to do both those things before they launched it.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:49 PM

I debate that if FOX had gotten the Lakers again they would have asked for more than $6 for their two channels... I think they would have.


I think they will pay a lot less to these teams than they would have ever had to pay FOX to carry their RSNs over the next 20 years, so actually, I do believe that was a major part of the motivation to get into it. But of course they want to make money on the channels too... I think they needed to see the potential to do both those things before they launched it.


Didn't the Fox channels in LA carry Dodgers, Angels, Kings, Ducks, Lakers, Clippers and more?

TWC is only getting Lakers.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

I debate that if FOX had gotten the Lakers again they would have asked for more than $6 for their two channels... I think they would have. ...


I assume you mean if given the same circumstances as TWC SN of course where FOX would have broadcast rights to both Lakers home and road games.

Since FOX could hardly justify such an exorbitant fee under their former model of carrying only Lakers' home games with local KCAL 9 having the road ones.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 05:55 PM

Didn't the Fox channels in LA carry Dodgers, Angels, Kings, Ducks, Lakers, Clippers and more?

TWC is only getting Lakers.


Yes, and I am saying their fees will keep escalating like crazy, even faster than twc. They might have even been after $7 or $8 or more.

if you look at a third party costs for all the RSNs together, like dtv or cox, I would have to wonder if the price is going to be the same or less with twc having the Lakers and having both FOX RSNs, than if FOX had re signed with the Lakers with a similar styled deal as twc has and just had continued on with the two FOX RSNs.

FOX took forever to get deals with primeticket when they started it, but eventually they got it done. The problem was they where asking astronomical prices for just dodger games when they started that channel...... Gee, sound familiar... ;)

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Time Warner Cable is seeking $3.95 per subscriber, per month for its SportsNet and Deportes channels, which are scheduled to launch Oct. 1. While Time Warner Cable will obviously carry the service on its systems in the region, it still has not struck deals with DirecTV, Dish Network and other pay-TV distributors.

While Time Warner Cable tries to get its sports channels carried here, in San Diego it is refusing to carry a Fox-owned sports channel that has the Padres baseball team. At issue is the price tag Fox is seeking, which is said to be more than $5.00 per subscriber, per month. Interestingly, one reason the price tag is so high is that Time Warner Cable tried to acquire Padres rights, which led to a bidding war that drove up the cost.



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http://www.latimes.c...0,7090219.story

If that price about Fox Sports San Diego is true and if that is what Directv is being charged to have it on D*.Then it's just flat out stupid that D* are willing to charge us D* customers $5 a month for Fox Sports San Diego when the channel is a part time channel.Yet D* intends to hold out is not willing to pay $3.95 or more for these two new Laker RSN channel which will be full time 24/7 channels and has more programming and other sports and local teams :mad:




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