Lakers fans with DirecTV can breathe a sigh of relief. The satellite broadcaster finally reached a deal with the Time Warner channel, Sportsnet, which now carries the Lakers.
DirecTV subscribers missed out on the early games of the season, while negotiations between the broadcasters stalled.
Many sports bars and restaurants with DirecTV have had a hard time attracting customers without the Lakers on their screens, especially in the L.A. Live complex in Downtown L.A.
Aaron Garisek, Director of Operations of the ESPNZone at L.A. Live tells us how the Lakers blackout affected his business.