Baseball-Loving Charter Subscribers in L.A. Can Finally Watch The Dodgers Next Week

The official paperwork for Charter’s bid to buy Time Warner Cable isn’t even in yet, let alone approved, but the two companies are already making good on one promise to play nice: as of Tuesday, Charter subscribers in Los Angeles who are also baseball fans will finally be able to watch their own home team on TV.

Charter announced in May that they would “soon” begin carrying SportsNet LA, the channel owned by Time Warner Cable and the Dodgers franchise. And, as the Los Angeles Times reports, “soon” means Tuesday, June 9.

The channel will be part of Charter’s Spectrum TV select package, which is Charter’s most widely available option. Charter will not charge subscribers extra for the channel.

“The Dodgers are an iconic franchise and part of the fabric of the community,” Charter head Tom Rutledge said in a statement. “We are very excited to be bringing the Dodgers back to Charter customers in the L.A. area.”

According to the Times, SportsNet LA will at that point be available in over 2 million metro area homes, of which about 300,000 are Charter subscribers.

Approximately 13 million people live in the greater Los Angeles area.

Charter to carry Dodgers channel, SportsNet LA, beginning Tuesday [Los Angeles Times]

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