Dodgers Games Will Air On Local TV Now That The Season Is Practically Over
Good news for Dodgers fans who have had a rough season: you'll finally be able to watch the last six Dodgers games of the regular season on local TV station KDOC starting on September 22.
The games that will air are on September 22 to 24 against the San Francisco Giants and September 26 to 28 against Colorado Rockies, according to Dodger Insider.
Variety reported that more than 70 percent of Angelenos have been unable to watch the Dodgers games this season because of a dispute between Time Warner Cable and multichannel providers, including DirecTV.
The blackout happened because the baseball team signed a deal to have Time Warner Cable create their own channel, SportsNet LA. However, negotiations for DirecTV to carry the channel fell through when DirecTV didn't agree with the terms of the agreement: they said the costs were too high and that their customers should be the ones who get to decide if they want to pay for that channel. DISH FiOS, U-Verse, Charter and Cox are also not carrying the channel.
“Right now, we can’t change the fact that other area TV distributors won’t carry the channel, but we don’t want anyone to miss this exciting pennant run,” Time Warner Cable COO Dinni Jain told Dodger Insider. “We hope everyone will tune in to KDOC and help us cheer on the Dodgers. We will continue to work on long-term agreements with other providers in the offseason.”
KDOC, which syndicates shows like Community and American Dad (as well as aired a disastrous and hilarious New Year's Eve show with host Jamie Kennedy back in 2013) can be seen on the following channels:
Charter: 710 high definition or 10 standard definition
Cox: 1012 or 12
AT&T U-verse: 1006 or 6
Verizon FiOS: 506 or 6
Over-the-air broadcast: 56.1