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Cox comes to terms with Time Warner Cable to carry the Lakers in Los Angeles

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Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers high-fives then-Lamer Andrew Bynum during their preseason game against the Sacramento Kings at the Thomas & Mack Center Oct. 15, 2009 in Las Vegas.

Cox Cable has struck a deal with Time Warner Cable to carry their SportsNet channel, the new source for the Lakers in Los Angeles, the L.A. Times reports. It'll be up and running in time for Wednesday's game.

This means Lakers games will be available on all local cable companies. Still left in the dark: satellite subscribers, as DirecTV and Dish Network have yet to agree to carry SportsNet, according to the Times. Dish is not expected to pick up the channel, but DirecTV may due to increasing pressure.

Cox has 1.2 million subscribers in Southern California, many in Orange County, according to the Times. DirecTV has 1.7 million.

Time Warner had previously reached deals with Charter, Verizon at AT&T to carry the Lakers on SportsNet.

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