Deals Allow Sporting Events and Fox Programming to Continue
A couple of key deals between cablers and providers mean more viewing opportunities for fans in various parts of the country.
First off, AT&T reached an agreement with Time Warner Cable to carry basketball games of the Los Angeles Lakers on its U-verse system. In addition, games by the Galaxy and Sparks teams are also part of the deal, meaning there will be plenty of sports offered to the fans in the Southern California region who subscribe to the U-verse network.
The deal affects those who have the specific U100 package or higher. Residents of San Diego, Bakersfield, and Fresno are part of the deal, as well as those in Los Angeles proper. Look to channel 1777 or 1778 in HD
and channel 777 or 778 in SD for the sports games.
Elsewhere on the east coast, Cablevision and Tribune TV have reached an accord that allows the rest of the World Series and NASCAR's Sprint Cup Championship races to be aired. For two months, many sporting events and series TV have been blacked out for those in the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut as well as the cities of Denver and New York City.
The blackout had kept Chicago's WGN-TV from airing its programming as well as popular Fox series such as Glee and X-Factor.
The cause of the blackout were transmission fees paid by cablers to local markets to carry their programming.