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New 'SportsNet LA' to televise Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014 season

Dodger Stadium

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Dodger Stadium in April 2012. The L.A. Dodgers created a new regional sports network to carry Dodgers games beginning with the 2014 season.

SportsNet LA, a new regional sports network will carry the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning with the 2014 season, according to a news release.

The agreement was  announced Monday by American Media Productions (AMP), which was created in December (2012) by the Los Angeles Dodgers ownership to launch a new Los Angeles Dodgers regional sports network.

The release said that in addition to being the exclusive local home for all of the Dodgers games, SportsNet LA will provide comprehensive behind-the-scenes Dodgers programming, featuring more insights, analysis and commentary about the team than what has been available before.

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Time Warner Cable (TWC) has agreed to be SportsNet LA’s charter distributor, and will carry the new network for its customers throughout Southern California and Hawaii under a long-term affiliation deal, according to the release.

In addition, in return for agreeing to make payments over the life of the deal, TWC will be the exclusive advertising and affiliate sales agent for the new network and will have certain branding and programing rights with respect to the network. TWC will also provide certain non-game production and technical services to AMP.

The Los Angeles Lakers recently launched their own regional sports network.

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