I personaly think a 1st class channel like TWCSN has non Laker fans jealous. Gotta be, only justification possible... It's a great channel. Did YES catch this kind of BS in the beginning? Did they carry other sports at the beginning? I think I've seen EPL, Nets basketball while scrolling the guide...sorry, I'm not a YES viewer, but I am pleased NY has this available on Directv...or any provider really. A channel with such focus on a storied franchise...fantastic!
It is not jealousy. It is just that TWCSN costs too much and takes up too many resources for what it is. When YES first came out, they did not ask for $4.00 per viewer, and it only occupied one SD transponder. TWCSN takes up four transponders (two HD and two SD) and TWC was asking for too much money.
My beef with TWCSN is the same as my beef with the PAC 12 network. I would be all for the PAC 12 network if it was like the Big 10 network, but seven transponders is too many to allocate to one conference. TWCSN and the PAC 12 network are resource hogs that show very little of interest to anyone east of the Rockies.