Lakers Leading the Way as TWC SportsNet Releases Program Lineup Reviewed by Momizat on . The Laker's new broadcasting partner, TWC SportsNet, has just released their new programming lineup, which will start on October 1, 2012. Leading the way will b The Laker's new broadcasting partner, TWC SportsNet, has just released their new programming lineup, which will start on October 1, 2012. Leading the way will b Rating:
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Lakers Leading the Way as TWC SportsNet Releases Program Lineup

The Laker’s new broadcasting partner, TWC SportsNet, has just released their new programming lineup, which will start on October 1, 2012. Leading the way will be live Lakers programming seven days a week. With their special partnership, TWC SportsNet will be able to bring us behind the scenes access and expert analysis from faces familiar to Lakers Nation, such as James Worthy, Bill Macdonald and Mike Trudell.

The shows that Laker fans will be most interested in will be called “Access SportsNet,” which is a one hour show that starts at 7pm pst and will feature a ton of behind the scenes content.

“Lakers fans want content about and access to their team seven days a week and we’re going to provide that with ” – Mark Shken, Sr. VP & GM of TWC Sports Regional Network

The next show is going to be called “#LakeShow” which should bring back memories from the Laker fans of the late 1990′s team. The emphasis for this show is going to be on social media, where conversations happening in real time will be highlighted and discussed. The plan is for the show to run 90 minutes prior to tip-off on game days and 6:30p on all other nights.

For those of you who love watching old games, TWC looks like they’re going to be hooking you up as well with shows called “Encore+” which shows the games in full, but for you fast-paced youngsters on the go, they’re going to condense all the games to key plays and highlights in a show called “Lakers Compacto.”

But wait, when and where can I watch these programs along with my LAKER GAMES?

Aside from all this, we all know that the main thing on everyone’s mind is how they’re going to catch the Lakers on their local cable provider. We have talked to representatives from TWC SportsNet and the best advice they can give is for us to call our local cable providers to bug them to get the deal done with TWC.

If you’re not sure about whether or not your cable provider will be broadcasting the Lakers this year, TWC has made a website called – IWantMyLakers.com- for you to check.

Personally, I’ve been bugging AT&T U-Verse to get on the ball, so hopefully you all are doing the same.

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  • Bob

    I don’t know of ANY other provider that says they are in any kind of negotiations with TWSN or that have stated they intend to add it to their programing. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ryan-Lee/743373511 Ryan Lee

    FUCK THIS SHIT!!!! This is the worst deal EVER for laker fans. Excuse my profane choice of introductory self expression, but, Mr VP & GM of TWC Sportsnet, perhaps you should stop being such a greedy bastard and give “Laker fans what they want” by making your money on ratings like everybody else and get this network out so WE CAN WATCH OUR LAKERS PLAY. Who cares about 7 day access? We have “the internet” now, Jackass, screw your 90 minute social network extravaganza and screw your encore presentation of the past. We remember the past, from the Golden Days to The Lake Show to The Kobe Bryant Era. I want to watch the Lakers, the future of it, from my couch, on Oct 30th. Without raising my bill & without a protest outside of Cox Communications. I’d rather have KCal 9 and James Worthy for 30 minutes instead of an hour; the way things were and have always been. Dr Buss, shame on you if this deal doesn’t get done (and 60%) of your LA/OC BASED FANS can’t watch their team. And shame on Time Warner. Just another reason to hate these monopoly minded cable companies. You are a a league of ass clowns.

  • Mastercylinder

    I’m with Ryan. Why can’t the $$ they get from advertisers be enough? Can you answer that? that is how all TV stations work, it is a business model that works. Good ratings = Good Money. Why the hell is it necessary to restrict the access (non-Time Warner subscriber) and then gouge the consumer another 4 or 5 bucks a month? because you can? that sucks. I want to watch my Lakers!! I remember when they didn’t even play the games live on TV. I had to stay up till midnight and watch them on tape delay. I think this is actually worse. I don’t want a bunch  of fluffy damn extra shows, I want the f**king GAMES!! I do have a great idea for a time filler, put on a loop all the Chick Hearn interviews you can find. I MISS Chick! I wonder what he would say about this.  Jerry Buss, help fix this !

  • Sti1lmatic

    I’ve already made the switch from DishNetwork to Time Warner.
    You Laker fans should check out the $89.99 package (12mo). I made the switch and I’m getting a $150 gift card for switching services.

    Not affiliated with Time Warner. Just a die hard laker fan in the I.E.

  • Claydog

    Time-Warner’s bid was twice as much than the next highest, and now they need to find a way to finance it. When you make comments like, “they had better get (your provider) the Laker games,” you are falling right into their trap. Boycott the games, and the price will (magically) come down. You are not going to get any action from Jerry Buss, because he benifited from all of this.

  • Solomicanto

    i will not change to any other cable system,that’s what they want,what about the rest of the programming,i would listen in radio,but not giva up.

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  • Travelnperl

    NFL network on Direct TV, Pac 12 on cable;  it won’t be long until you have to have all subscriptions and a contract on each.

    BTW, does anyone know if the NBA network (subscription) is a work around?

  • http://www.facebook.com/suelachica Susan Lachica

    I have Cox AND League Pass… I’m sorry, isn’t the whole point of having League Pass so that you can get EVERY game?? NOT every game, except the Lakers? Not ordering League Pass this season!! – or for as long as they do not carry the Laker games! This is SOOOO stupid because Time Warner isn’t even an option where I live! …and they just HAD to wait until Howard and Nash came! >:o

  • Crlycoated

    I don’t like the idea that Time Warner is basically holding the Lakers hostage in order to make people sign up with their cable company. Time Warner has been in the #4 slot of cable companies and is doing this to gain more customers. As much as I love the Lakers, I’m not switching to Time Warner. I’m also sorry that the Lakers are playing the game with Time Warner.

  • Crlycoated

    Forgot something – remember the old saying – “out of sight, out of mind”. Lakers will lose fans if they can’t stay in touch with the Lakers by watching the games.

  • ChuckF in Torrance, CA

    About the only thing I can see as a result of TWC taking over the Lakers’ broadcasts is a lot of confusing and uninteresting talk and advertising – where are the games or do we just abandon the Lakers as not being available to the TV audience…..

  • ChuckF in Torrance, CA

    In my previous post, I neglected to define games as “live games”….

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