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Re: [TWC] Lakers Basketball takeover
Time Warner is not keeping their new regional sports network form anyone. Fellow cable companies Cox and Charter are offering the channel, and Time Warner made agreements with their telco competition, as both Verizon Fios and AT&T U-Verse subscribers in Laker territory also have the channel. Theres nothing wrong with TW creating their own regional sports network, and to have it be the home of the most predominate NBA franchise, in the #2 media market in the country. It was an excellent move and hopefully they can steal the rights to the Dodgers as well. If Dish (and you know theyll never carry this channel) and DirecTV dont want to come to terms with Time Warner over their new RSN, than that is their loss and they are hurting their subscribers who live in the LA market. If the satellite providers want this channel, then they need to pony up the cash or face a loss of subscribers.
And fun fact of the day, there is already a Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, where the Bobcats play. So if TW bought the naming rights it would be the Time Warner Center or the Time Warner Forum. Taking a page from AA. American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Stars and American Airlines Arena home of the Miami Heat.
And Go Clippers! (Not that Im big into basketball but, the Clippers did spend the first 8 years of their existence here in Buffalo)
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