The Major League Baseball season may be on hold, but there’s good news Wednesday for Dodger fans who haven’t been able to watch the team on television in their homes.
Spectrum announced Wednesday it has reached an agreement with AT&T for the SportsNet LA channel — the home of most Dodger game telecasts — to be carried on AT&T services, such as DirecTV.
SportsNet LA has been available primarily on Spectrum cable for the past seven years, leaving Dodger fans who have other television services in the cold. The previous inability of Spectrum to reach a carriage agreement with DirecTV also left the many sports bars and restaurants who subscribe to the satellite service unable to show Dodger games.
Under the agreement announced Wednesday, SportsNet LA will now be available on DirecTV, U-Verse, AT&T TV and AT&T Now in Southern California, Las Vegas and Hawaii.
The channel was made available on the services immediately — but it’s still unclear when the Dodgers will actually begin their season.
“As anxious as we all are for the ongoing pandemic to end and for the 2020 season to begin, we now have even more reason to be excited because this agreement will make Dodger baseball games and programming available for our fans on Spectrum, AT&T TV, DirecTV, U-verse TV and AT&T Now,” said Stan Kasten, president/CEO of the Dodgers. “… We are eager to get this season started once it is deemed safe to do so everywhere.”