Verizon Fios to Launch TWC SportsNet and TWC Deportes

October 29, 2012 12:53 pm PDT

Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes will be coming soon to Southern California Verizon FiOS TV subscribers. These networks are the local TV homes for Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Sparks games, as well as in-depth, dedicated, team-focused programming.

Verizon FiOS TV to carry Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable DeportesTime Warner Cable SportsNet will be available on FiOS TV Channel 78 in standard definition and on FiOS TV Channel 578 in high definition. Time Warner Cable Deportes will be available on FiOS TV Channel 79 in standard definition. In addition, the programming will be available to FiOS TV customers online and on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets in the future.

“Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes will be great additions to our FiOS TV lineup in Southern California,” said Margaret Serjak, President, Verizon California. “We know how important this programming is for our FiOS TV customers in the region. Soon, they’ll be able to watch their favorite sports teams from the comfort of their own homes and feel like they’re at the game because of FiOS TV’s incredible picture quality.”

“We’re thrilled to bring Lakers, Galaxy and Sparks games and original programming to our viewers through our partners at Verizon FiOS,” said Dan Finnerty, Senior Vice President, Time Warner Cable Sports. “Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes will help bring Verizon FiOS customers closer to these teams than they have ever been before.”

In addition to live games, programming on Time Warner Cable SportsNet includes “Access SportsNet,” the network’s signature daily studio show that encompasses pre- and post-game shows as “Access SportsNet: Lakers” and “Access SportsNet: Galaxy” as well as “#LakeShow,” the network’s live daily social media-driven show. Original programming on Time Warner Cable SportsNet includes “Backstage: Lakers” (titled “Lakers Confidencial” on Time Warner Cable Deportes), a weekly documentary that chronicles the Lakers season from start to finish, and “Laker Girls” (also titled “Laker Girls” on Time Warner Cable Deportes), a five-part reality series that profiles the making of the 2012-13 squad and its members. “Connected With…” is the network’s signature interview show that features interviews with professional athletes, sports insiders and Southern California personalities.

Time Warner Cable SportsNet will also have Korean Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) available for live Lakers games starting in November, the first-ever Korean SAP for a regional sports network.

On Time Warner Cable Deportes, programming includes the “Lakers En Vivo” pre-game show and “Somos Lakers” post-game show, as well as “Somos Lakers éné-bé-a,” a weekly show dedicated to the latest on the Lakers and the NBA that will include highlights, live interviews, commentary and other special segments.