Weezy wrote:WTF, I have U-Verse, they better carry this network.
retro_nights wrote:i dont post often, but found this article that explains the real reason for the deal.
http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/billion-d ... mily-29495
Witmer said the move to get into business with the Lakers is part of its overall desire to “control our economic destiny.”
Translation: Lakers Owner Jerry Buss now officially has the financial wherewithal to transfer the franchise to his children - who currently run the team’s day-to-day operation.
leakbrewergator wrote:Still waiting for a Lakers NATIONAL channel....
The Rock wrote:^ man in 2013 Kobe will be old and we're going to be on the downside, there's going to be round the clock coverage on the lottery watch these guys missed out by 3 years
kidhell wrote:Time Warner is terrible! When Dish Network was having their disputes with Fox and it was looking like I was not going to have FSW to start the season, we dropped Dish and had TWC installed. What we got was pixelation, dropped feeds, interrupted programming, etc. Time Warner is horrendous and most people I know that have TWC hate them but put up with these issues. We very quickly switched back to Dish and are very, very happy. Now if Dish does not get this new, proposed "Lakers Channel", I will not switch back and will just order the NBA Season Pass. Just because they choose to spend a billion or so dollars, I am not going to be forced to change cable carriers again. I hope they realize that this new "channel" needs to be available on Dish, DirectTV, etc. or they are not going to have the large viewership that has been loyal to KCAL and FSW.
sharko wrote:This will take a while to get used to. Ive been watching road games on KCAL since '93. So does this mean that you will not be able to watch Laker games anymore without cable/satellite? I have directv at home, but not everyone else has cable yet!
I actually was reading a report that said $3B may have been a conservative figure.KB24 wrote:its rumored that the deal is worth 3 billion dollars for the Buss family.