Dodgers radio ratings up 78% over no-carry
Time Warner Cable has been trying to sign DirecTV, Dish Network, Charter Communications, AT&T U-Verse, Cox Communications and Verizon FiOS for carriage of its new Sports Net LA, which carries the LA Dodgers. It launched on Time Warner Cable systems in February. The other pay TV distributors are balking at carrying the channel, saying TWC is demanding fees that are too high. At more than $4 per month per subscriber, the channel would cost pay TV subscribers in the region more than $50 a year for the channel — whether those customers watch the Dodgers or not.